What You need To Know About Upsizing Now that The Price Gap Has Narrowed

By |2018-08-13T16:02:39+00:00August 13th, 2018|

Is upgrading the home part of your future property plans? Flat or negative price growth in the property market may be the perfect opportunity to make take this leap. Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, David Johnston, provides some of his insights to negate the risks of upgrading in Daniel Butkovich’ s article on Domain.

Why Rentvesting Is More Affordable Than Buying A Home To Live In (And Why It’s Not For Everyone)

By |2018-07-26T16:32:41+00:00July 26th, 2018|

Rentvesting has been touted as an option for both first-home buyers and potential upgraders trying to climb the property ladder without sacrificing their lifestyle. Although the concept of owning one or more investment properties while renting where you want to live has been around for a long time, as we become more sophisticated in our financial and [...]

New Ownership Models Give Investors A Toenail On The Property Ladder

By |2018-07-23T17:10:12+00:00July 23rd, 2018|

Fractional Property Investment provides a platform to property investors to get into the market where they are not able to purchase a property outright. Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia, David Johnston, discusses the critical factors to consider before you jump on the fractional property investment train for Christine Long’s in depth article on [...]

Join Our team: Property Planner – Position Overview

By |2018-07-10T14:52:30+00:00July 10th, 2018|

At Property Planning Australia we educate and empower our clients to create their ideal lifestyle. You must align with our culture. This means a passion for wanting to help others make great lifestyle, property and financial decisions. We are driven to remove conflict of interest and provide fiercely independent property advice.

How Data Can Help Property Investors Identify Gentrification Before It Happens

By |2018-08-13T09:33:13+00:00July 10th, 2018|

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.

Tenants And Their Furry Friends – Why You Should Consider Allowing Your Tenants To Have Pets

By |2018-07-04T16:53:09+00:00July 4th, 2018|

Only 2 percent of rental properties allow pets – meaning that an overwhelming number of tenants have little choice on where to live. Our property education partner and Chairman of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), Peter the Property Professor Koulizos, argues that it makes good business sense to let your tenants have their furry friends. We agree!

Home Loan Headaches: How To Avoid Stretching Your Budget Too Far When Buying A Home

By |2018-07-03T17:32:06+00:00July 2nd, 2018|

Many prospective purchasers are concerned about stretching the budget too thin when buying a home. And if you’re stretched now, what if rates rise? What if you add a child to the mix? David Johnston, Founder and Managing Director of Property Planning Australia provides some insight regarding managing cash flow and your price point for Daniel Butkovich, the Advice editor for Domain.

NSW Crackdown on Airbnb Hosts

By |2018-06-07T16:04:15+00:00June 7th, 2018|

The NSW  Government has announced a proposal for new regulation restricting property availability leased through Airbnb. Our predictions have been that it is only a matter of time before Airbnb and short-term leasing would be further regulated to tackle the possibility of rental property shortage and increased rents.