Blog and Media2018-10-05T21:31:56+00:00

How Data Can Help Property Investors Identify Gentrification Before It Happens

David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia shares his tips on the art of finding the next up-and-coming suburb, published in the Australian Financial Review.

Searching for the next up-and-coming suburbs and regional centres can be a risky exercise, but it has the potential to pay dividends. It requires a certain amount of crystal ball-gazing and a level of courage, but if you get it right, the rewards can be well worth the effort.

July 10, 2018

Should You Buy Or Sell First? Experts Reveal The Best Strategies For Upgraders

If you’re thinking of taking the next step into a new family home, one of the big questions to consider is whether you should you buy or sell first?
David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, shares his insights in Daniel Butkovich’s article “Should you buy or sell first? Experts reveal the best strategies for upgraders” for Domain.

November 19, 2018

More Data Reinforcing The Weak Returns Of New Apartments – Something We Have Been Banging On About For Almost Two Decades

Apartments are again in the media being highlighted as a poor choice when it comes to property investment and here is yet more data to prove it.
Peter ‘the Property Professor’ Koulizos sheds more light via data based metrics on the importance of picking an asset where the majority of the value is derived from the land, rather than the building for InDaily.

October 19, 2018

What Matters Most When Choosing A Home For Retirement

There are plenty of considerations to take into account when determining your plan to enter into what we call at Property Planning Australia the ‘flexibility stage of life’.
David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, shares his insights in Kate Stanton’s article “What matters most when choosing a home for retirement” for Domain

September 20, 2018

Banks Boost Debit Card Offerings

Banks are upping the ante with their debit card offerings as savvy customers are choosing to use their debit cards over their credit cards as part of creating great habits with their Money Management System.
Having a strong money management system in place is critical to meeting your financial and lifestyle goals and a debit card might just be the difference between success and failure!

September 7, 2018

Secrets To Successfully Downsizing Your Home

Investing in a well selected family home with a long term view can be a great way to create wealth.
A Property Plan that factors in downsizing the home enables us to plan to access equity at this important time of life.
David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, provides his insights in Paul Chai’s article “Secrets To Successfully Downsizing Your Home” for The Age.

September 3, 2018

I have worked closely with David Johnston and the expert team at Property Planning Australia for a decade. Their desire to place consumers’ needs first and provide holistic advice sets them apart. I highly recommend working with them to develop your Mortgage Strategy and tailored Property Plan. You will be pleased with the outcome.

Peter ‘The Property Professor’ Koulizos
Australia’s leading property university and Tafe lecturer