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

By |2018-11-19T13:23:29+00:00November 19th, 2018|

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.

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

By |2018-10-24T12:24:54+00:00October 19th, 2018|

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.

What Matters Most When Choosing A Home For Retirement

By |2018-10-24T12:25:46+00:00September 20th, 2018|

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

Secrets To Successfully Downsizing Your Home

By |2018-10-24T12:27:10+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

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.

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

By |2018-10-08T10:00:40+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 [...]

How Data Can Help Property Investors Identify Gentrification Before It Happens

By |2018-10-24T16:19:29+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.