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Why property investors should ignore common consensus

By Cameron Micallef · February 14 2020
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Why property investors should ignore common consensus

By Cameron Micallef
February 14 2020
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Regional property

Why property investors should ignore common consensus

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By Cameron Micallef · February 14 2020
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Regional property

Property investors should ignore the common consensus and focus on fundamentals if they want to achieve the greatest returns, an industry expert has advised.

The focus of Australia’s property market being on the capital cities because of “higher growth” has been labelled “complete BS”, with regional towns outperforming their capitals. 

Analysis from Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley showed that investors priced out of the capital cities could use their savings to buy a regional cash flow positive property. 

He said the best-performing locations have an entry price of around $400,000 and a rental yield of 5 per cent.

“So, even with a deposit as small as 10 per cent, the income from the rent covers the entire annual expense associated with owning the investment property.” 

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The property investor highlighted that investors should not be focusing on the name of the city, but looking at the fundamentals. 

“Imagine if one had the foresight three to five years ago to ignore the consensus and instead follow what the fundamentals were saying,” Mr Pressley said.

The property guru believes investors need to learn from past mistakes and not follow the herd if they want to achieve maximum results.

“Ignore the consensus, don’t confuse ‘reading’ with research, and learn what really drives property markets. The best-performed locations for the next three years probably aren’t being mentioned by today’s consensus,” Mr Pressley concluded.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg and Smart Property Investment. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leverage their insights to grow your portfolio.

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