The Wild West
With vacancy rates on the rise in Perth, people need to be smarter in selecting a good investment property. API magazine looks at which areas are still offering up good investment opportunities.view full article
Councils urged to increase infill
The state government has been praised for its commitment to planning reform, but local governments are being urged to get on board.read full article
Established stock an Achilles heel
Perth’s boom in new apartments construction may be causing a glut on the rentals side of the market.read full article
What would be your optimum investment property?
“As property is a long-term investment, it’s wise to target properties that will make you money in the long term, not just in the short term. Capital growth is what makes you money in property. While we want to get an excellent rental return, it can’t be at the expense of a low-growth investment”, says Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins.read full article
Equity is a tool that all investors can use to fast-track their asset acquisition. However, your ability to create and access equity can vary depending on the properties you buy.read full article
The Development Guide – Buying off the plan
Damian Collins shares his four must-dos for buying off the plan.view full article
Choosing your first investment
Your first investment property can be the most difficult purchase you’ll make – but what happens next?
Damian Collins is one of three investors interviewed by SPI magazine about using their first purchase to build wealth.read full article
Academic blames Perth sprawl for job rejection
A US academic who turned down a $170,000 job in Perth because he could only afford to live in a “far-flung, car-only” suburb has reignited debate over housing affordability and urban sprawl.read full article
Chinese eye property plays
A growing number of Chinese developers are eyeing Perth’s booming apartment market for large project opportunities.
“They’re talking 100 to 200 units as their bare minimum, that’s the sort of projects that they are looking at,” Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins told Business News.view full article
In focus: Fremantle
Fremantle is Perth’s major port and was one of the first towns to be settled in Perth. Does the suburb still offer opportunities for investors? Damian Collins takes a closer look at Fremantle in his recent article for Smart Property Investment magazine.read full article