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    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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    Friday, February 28, 2014
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    Monday, January 20, 2014
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Why Invest in Sydney Property? | Real Estate Blog – Niche Portfolio

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Our advice for budding bricks and mortar investors this month? It pays to invest in Sydney property. Statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that property investors have been on a buying spree in the last couple of months, especially in the Australian capitals, with reports that near 43 per cent of all national housing loans are being granted to investors.

In Sydney this figure jumps to nearly half of all housing loans making Sydney the most active property market in Australia. Savvy investors know that where competition and concentration of market forces is fierce, it pays to have a helping hand. Investing in professional property management in Sydney can not only help protect your investment but can also guide you in the right direction for growth.

Low Rates for Sydney property management

While government funding changes have meant that first time home owners have lost out in the property game, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has set record low property loan rates in an attempt encourage other new entrants into the property markets.

These low rates mean it’s now more affordable for investors to take out loans for the purpose of buying investment property. Property management in Sydney turned from a pipe dream to an affordable reality for many self-managed superfund investors looking for new and stable investment opportunities.

It seems to have worked tremendously well if the ABS’s statistics is anything to go by, especially with property watchers reporting a month to month resurgence of the property market after it slumped last year.

Property Management in Sydney reports high yields

More good news for to-be investors is the rise in rental rates over the last 5 years. While loan rates may be at an all time loan, the opposite can be said for rental rates. Rental yields are at an all time high, especially in the capitals, where the demand for housing has been unable to meet the supply on all fronts.

This has, as we reported in earlier blogs, meant Sydney has shot into the world’s top 5 most expensive cities for tenants. Up there with the usual suspects like Tokyo and New York, Sydney has some of the most expensive rental rates per square metre. While this is taking a strain on tenant pockets, it is proving attractive to potential property investors, who have taken this window of opportunity to invest in property for high rental yields.

Sydney Property Management

All in all, the advice we have for budding investors remains the same. Seek advice before investing and get advice from multiple sources.

Property investment is a difficult market to grasp without some good advice. Investing in Sydney property is the way to go if you’re a first time investor, and will give you peace of mind as well as provide a greater learning experience about property management in Sydney.

Click to find out more about Niche Portfolio’s Sydney property management services or click here for more information on the residential property management services we offer.