Uncovering hot property markets, today. Hotspotting has always been about helping investors find the best location to buy based on quality research. The Hotspotting Podcast is a Real Estate Property Investment show and delivers this information and more! In each episode Terry Ryder from Hotspotting will bring you knowledge and interesting conversation on everything a property buyer wants and needs to know to make informed decisions. From unravelling the latest data, trends and market statistics, discussing areas of growth and the bigger issues influencing Australia’s property landscape. Whether you're a seasoned property investor or you're buying your first home, we’re here to build your knowledge. Knowledge gives you the power to make smarter investment choices.
About Terry Ryder
Terry Ryder is the founder of hotspotting.com.au.
For 32 years, Terry Ryder has been a specialist researcher/writer on residential property in Australia. In 2006 he created Hotspotting.com.au to help investors find the best places to buy. Terry’s reports and commentary are based quality data and information. His views are totally independent and free of vested interests or outside influences.
Beyond Locations: Investment Fundamentals for a Portfolio Grade Strategy
When we consider property investing, location is usually at the forefront of people's minds. And for good reason. But is this the right starting point?
When building a property portfolio, our mindset needs to shift to property wealth planning - taking a broader approach - rather than honing straight in on locations. Through this process, we are able to determine which locations and what types of properties will ensure the best financial outcomes for clients.
Australia’s Infrastructure-led Property Boom: National Top 10 Hotspots
Federal and state political leaders intend to generate an infrastructure-led economic recovery in Australia.
This will turbocharge the residential property boom which is already well under way across the nation.
Infrastructure spending is always a key driver of growth in residential property markets and government plans to fast-track shovel-ready projects will enhance the established trend of rising markets in many parts of Australia.
The research conducted daily by the Hotspotting team places considerable emphasis on announcements of major new infrastructure developments.
The best places to invest have impact from infrastructure in two key ways:
1 Existing infrastructure (public transport, schools, medical services, retail outlets, etc) and
2 Spending on new infrastructure.
New infrastructure is particularly influential on generating growth in residential property markets.
Our belief is that no other factor impacts property markets as strongly as major new infrastructure spending. That impact occurs both during construction and after the facility is completed.
Infrastructure such as new motorways, rail links, hospitals and universities improve the amenity and desirability of the locations directly impacted.
These projects generate major economic activity and employment – and from that flows demand for real estate.
From 2013 to 2017 both Sydney and Melbourne had significant real estate booms, but this was not replicated in other parts of Australia.
During that period, the markets in Perth and Darwin were in reverse, and those in Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra were largely stagnating.
The fundamental difference - between the markets that were booming and those that were not - was the infrastructure spend.
Both Sydney and Melbourne were investing tens of billions of dollars on new infrastructure. As a consequence, the economies of the two biggest cities were strong, as a time when the other cities were weak or in decline.
We have seen major infrastructure spending transform local economies and their property markets in many significant regional cities across Australia. Projects totalling more than $20 billion have transformed the Sunshine Coast from a tourist town to an international city and it currently has one of the strongest property markets anywhere in Australia.
Newcastle, Geelong and Wollongong are all regional cities which have transitioned by older-style economies based on manufacturing to prosperous modern economies through spending on new infrastructure and the generation of new employment sectors. Growth property markets have emerged from the transition in these places.
For all these reasons, a new report created by Hotspotting is more important than most.
This report is titled: “Australia’s Infrastructure-led Property Boom: National Top 10 Hotspots”.
We’ve just published the new 2021 edition. It’s a report that encapsulates the essence of the national property boom.
So get yourself a copy today.
Webinar replay: Why Invest in Brisbane
It’s puzzled many property observers in recent years. Why has Brisbane been so quiet?
But not any more.
Brisbane’s time to shine has arrived. Sales activity has soared in the past six months and prices are starting to rise.
This dramatic change in the Brisbane market – from dormant to dynamic – is happening for clearly identifiable reasons.
All the drivers that propel property markets forward are now in alignment. Brisbane is now one of the nation’s most compelling markets.
It’s becoming recognised as the place to invest and a city ripe for new activity by property developers. The prospect of a Brisbane Olympics has made it even more enticing.
Hotspotting founder Terry Ryder is hosting a special webinar event on Wednesday evening, 24 March, to discuss the perfect storm that’s gathering for a Brisbane real estate boom.
The webinar will …
• Explain why Brisbane’s time has come
• Outline the key drivers of the Brisbane boom
• Discuss the best places to buy
• Identify opportunities for developers and investors
• Launch a special “Why Invest In Brisbane?” report which will be made available to a limited number of businesses.
Is This The Perfect Storm For Investors?
The current market presents a perfect storm for real estate investors if they buy sensibly in the right locations.
In our free webinar on 17 March, leading investment expert Danny Buxton of Triple Zero Property Group will discuss why this is so with Hotspotting founder Terry Ryder.
Vacancies are almost zero
Rents are increasing
Buyer demand is strong
Prices are rising quickly
The boom has longevity because there are multiple strong drivers.
The key for investors is to find ways to "future proof" their investments.
Buxton says investors need to be careful about where and what they buy, to ensure that they maximise their growth in the long-term. "It's not just about making money in the short-term," he says. "It's about making sure the growth is sustainable."
Buxton will demonstrate, with recent case studies, how investors can achieve growth with new builds in the current market climate.
Top 5 Regional Queensland Hotspots
Regional Queensland right now is one of the nation’s leading boom markets.
It has more locations with rising sales activity than any other market jurisdiction in the nation, including all the capital cities.
There are growth markets up and down the Queensland coast, from the Gold Coast in the south to Cairns in the north, and heading inland to important regional cities like Toowoomba.
Perhaps the standout feature is the uptick in activity and prices in the past three or four months.
Three months ago, when I did our quarterly survey of sales activity, I found 72 locations in Regional Queensland with upwardly mobile markets.
With our new survey just completed, I found 157 growth markets.
In other words, the already-high number of rising markets has doubled in three months.
This is a stunning outcome – and it means that, in a nation that’s having a nationwide property boom, Regional Queensland is the leader of this dramatic event.
At the same time, eight out of ten locations have recorded growth in their median prices in the past 12 months – many of them with double-digit price growth.
There are multiple reasons why this is happening – but a key catalyst is the reality that Queensland is a natural beneficiary of the Exodus to Affordable Lifestyle trend which is sweeping the nation.
All this has made it a difficult task to select the locations to include in our new 2021 edition of Top 5 Regional Queensland Hotspots report which we’re publishing this week.
It’s very much a question of what to leave out.
And it means that the locations that are included are markets well worthy of your interest and attention.
So get a copy of the new 2021 edition of Top 5 Regional Queensland Hotspots report and discover some of the places I expect to be at the forefront of the Australian property boom.
Good News Bulletin 9 March 2021
Some of the investors and others jumping into the rising property boom are buying without care and due diligence.