The Pfeiffer Blog
Tuesday 8th August 2017
Due to Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis, many young people are choosing to make their first property purchase an investment property.
The practice is known as “rentvesting” and involves purchasing a rental property as an investment while renting another property in which to live. Rentvestors now make up... more
Tuesday 1st August 2017
While many Australians would love to begin investing in property, a large percentage admit they’re not brave enough to take the risk in today’s uncertain economic climate, according to a new survey by Galaxy Research on behalf of State Custodians Home Loans.
The survey – which polled 1,005 people nationwide... more
Wednesday 26th July 2017
As conditions in Australia’s property market continue to tighten, many would-be buyers are looking to joint ventures to get their foot on the ladder. Teaming up with another buyer can be rewarding for all types of investors, when done properly. Chloe Taylor reports
A Self-professed “big fan” of joint... more
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Perth’s median house price is showing great resilience, with new data from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) indicating that the city’s median house price had only experienced a slight 0.6% softening in the three months to June, coming in at $517,000.
Although there was a minor decline... more
Monday 10th July 2017
Who is the average landlord in Australia? Are they fortunate few? Just how wealthy are they? Thanks to recent figures published by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), we now have a much clearer profile of the average Australian landlord.
Landlords are sometimes portrayed in the media as wealthy individuals who would... more
Wednesday 24th May 2017
REAL estate investment has made millions of Australians richer, but many are today wondering whether it’s still worth the effort.
This week’s Budget crackdown on two key residential property tax deductions is the latest in a series of attacks to cause alarm among the nation’s three million real estate... more
Tuesday 16th May 2017
The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has urged the government to take a sensible approach to housing affordability policy in light of the looming 2017 federal budget, saying it was now a critical time for implementing new housing measures.
According to the PIPA, the government would... more
Tuesday 9th May 2017
DISGRUNTLED real estate investors are flocking to their keyboards and mortgage specialists after interest rate rises on investment loans have turned them into second-class borrowers.
Research group Canstar has analysed more than 100,000 visitors to its home loan site and found that the proportion of property... more
Thursday 27th April 2017
Real estate agents in Perth are reporting a spike in inquiries from interstate and overseas, with data seen by the ABC showing 30 per cent of searches for properties in the western suburbs on one major real estate website came from outside the state last month.
Agent Justin Davies recently sold a unit... more
Wednesday 12th April 2017
If you had put your money in property 20 years ago, how would you compare to investors in other assets?
Australians have a love affair with property as an asset class. The Reserve Bank of Australia estimates that individual investors own around 23% of the residential properties in Australia. Housing, as... more