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‘Shift to property’: Advice to Aussie investors

  • April 24 2020
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‘Shift to property’: Advice to Aussie investors

By Emma Ryan
April 24 2020

An expert has urged investors to turn to the property market during the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that those investors are far better off than those who have traditionally traded in stocks and bonds.

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‘Shift to property’: Advice to Aussie investors

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An expert has urged investors to turn to the property market during the COVID-19 pandemic, arguing that those investors are far better off than those who have traditionally traded in stocks and bonds.

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According to Adrian Wilson of Ayre Real Estate, stock market investors should start to think about shifting their strategy to property investment during the pandemic.

“People will always need a home, whether they are buying or renting. And, yes, pricing can fluctuate relative to the current market conditions; this is the same for any asset class. At least with property, you can lease it, live in it or divest it, and it has two revenue streams: potential for capital growth and rental income,” Mr Wilson said.

“Additionally, if we look at the history of the inner-city market of Sydney, pricing has generally remained relatively stable, with minor declines in softer markets, and growth has always remained stable – if not been stronger – than perhaps any other market in the country in periods of momentum.

“Of course, it’s difficult for buyers to guess the timing of the market perfectly and pick the bottom, but the feedback we have had from purchasers transacting in the past month have commented that they are taking a medium/long-term view and believe that the current market presents some great buying opportunities with potentially less competition to secure premium property.”

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Adding to this, Mr Wilson noted: “Our advice to buyers is: don’t wait too long. Many buyers got caught out recently when the market took a turn and spiked in November-December last year and ended up chasing the market upwards against more buyer competition in a booming market.

“The same could happen again very quickly in the coming months. If you have medium/long-term property goals, now could be a very good time to start rethinking your next property purchase.”

Mr Wilson’s comments come after real estate expert Tom Panos and Phil Tarrant discussed how property is an asset class being looked after by the federal government amid COVID-19 on the new Facebook Live series, What’s Making Headlines.

“Look at what the government has done,” Mr Tarrant put to Mr Panos.

“They haven’t intervened and tried to support other asset classes. You don’t see them saying, ‘Your wine collection has gone down 25 per cent, let’s try help you out’. You look at the sharemarket, you don’t see a lot of stuff coming out of that, [in comparison to what’s come out about the real estate market].”

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