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Growth is the key

Damian Collins, managing director of Momentum Wealth, writes an article for Money Magazine offering advice to property investors. He writes that "making money in property is about capital growth. The tax benefits from negative gearing and depreciation are a bonus but you don't get rich from tax breaks - you become wealthy in property from capital growth."

Successful investors follow a rigorous process to find the best-performing properties, and Damian outlines where to start, the best fundamentals and the key to choosing a high-performing property.

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Our experts split on mid-year dip

Sunday, 23 Mar 2014

WA's property experts have their say on the market.

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins gives his opinion on Perth's top "sleeper" suburbs, whether there is a dip on the horizon for the Perth property market, and he tells us where and what type of property he would buy if he had $400,000 to invest.

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The big boom theory

Sunday, 09 Mar 2014

Baby boomers are set to shake up the economy and residential property will be one of the key sectors to benefit.

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins says smaller, manageable dwellings in good locations will perform better in the market because of this demographic shift.

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Is bank ownership of aggregators a good thing for brokers?

Macquarie's recent acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in Connective has sparked new debate around consolidation within the industry.

The Adviser Magazine asks five brokers, including Bianca Patterson from Momentum Wealth, whether they think bank ownership of aggregators is a good thing.

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Trade-up buyers join Perth property rush

The flood of first-homebuyers that has driven Perth's property market is showing signs of giving way to investors and people trading up to bigger homes.
 
Properties in sought-after suburbs and those with development potential are being snapped up for sometimes tens of thousands of dollars above their asking prices, with some home opens anecdotally attracting more than 40 would-be buyers.
 

Flat-out going sky-high

With an apartment construction boom under way in the inner city and suburbs, supply is likely to outstrip demand in 2015-16, according to property industry analysts. Urban Development Institute of Australia WA figures show apartment construction in Perth is at its highest level since 2008, increasing 58 per cent in 2012 and 2013.

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins said areas with a lot of supply coming onto the market were at a greater risk, so we could see some oversupply in the Perth CBD and surrounding suburbs. "Anywhere you can build a large number of apartments on a smaller block always has a greater risk of a lot of stock being built and, hence, why West Perth, Perth and East Perth are more prone to oversupply than suburban areas."

 

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Home auctions soar in Perth

The first auctions of 2014 had a mixed start yesterday, but more Perth properties then ever before are tipped to go under the hammer in the coming six months. "It's a good time to be auctioning" Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins said. In the past five years it was difficult to auction as the Perth property market was pretty average, but more people had been keen to try the method in the stronger 2013 market.

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No time to take rental risks in the Perth property market

Declining rents and rising house prices mean now is not the time to take risks in the Perth rental market. Damian Collins managing director of Momentum Wealth, predicts a flat year ahead for the Perth rental market. Mr Collins warns investors to take care choosing a new property over the coming year. Perth property Investors should look at established properties in areas with good demand, limited supply and infrastructure, such as transport and shopping facilities.

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