How old is too old!

By |2019-06-03T12:23:43+10:00May 21st, 2019|

The question used to be “when is it too late to buy a property?”, but now the question that you first need to ask is “how old is too old to borrow to invest?” Since the APRA mandated stricter lending guidelines and the Royal Commission created fear amongst bank credit assessors, it has become increasingly [...]

Property Planner’s Fast Fact – The paradox of population growth!

By |2019-05-20T15:23:48+10:00May 10th, 2019|

Population growth is a positive indicator for property value growth, right? Everyone knows this, don’t they! Well, what if I told you that population growth can be a positive and also a negative, depending on what exact location type you are measuring? Here's why... Population growth in a capital city or a regional city is [...]

Property Planner, Buyer and Professor Podcast – Ep 1: An insight into the Property Planner, David Johnston

By |2019-06-14T19:44:56+10:00May 8th, 2019|

Welcome to the “Property Planner, Buyer and Professor”, Australia’s fiercely independent property podcast! You will be taken on a journey of discovery through the maze of property, mortgage and money decisions to empower you to create your ideal lifestyle! You will be educated and receive fiercely independent insights. Join us on the journey as the first episode looks at none other than the Property Planner, David Johnston, as he delves into his background, experience and vision.

The Property Planner’s Fast Fact – Vacancy rates, location selection and long term trends!

By |2019-04-30T18:30:33+10:00April 30th, 2019|

You may understand that lower vacancy rates = scarcity of vacant investment properties which = the likelihood of your property being tenanted AND the possibility of increasing rents. What often is not understood, is that looking at the long term vacancy rate trend over at least one full property cycle, and then comparing it to [...]