Justin and Talia are new to property investing in Australia. From South Africa, they have landed in Wester Australia’s Kununurra. Keen to kick off their portfolio with strength, we’re aiming to purchase 2 properties within a year. Locating a high growth market which is cash flow positive and allows us access around the $300,000 mark will lend the ability to buy again as soon as possible.
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Rockhampton and its property market has been largely unaffected by the pandemic and indeed has benefited from the Exodus to Affordable Lifestyle which has been enhanced by the virus lockdown phases. These attributes, plus a roll-out of numerous major construction projects, is turning Rockhampton into a magnet for southern migrants and first-home buyers.
Property prices have been rising throughout 2020 but remain highly affordable and vacancies are tight – mostly below 0.5%.
Rockhampton’s diverse economy is being boosted by the resources sector with construction of the Adani coal mine well under way. In the last 12 months, contracts totaling $1.5 billion have been awarded to local operators. Other projects lifting the economy include the transformation of the CBD, upgrades totaling $1 billion to major transport routes, the $2.5 billion redevelopment of the Australia-Singapore Military Training centre at Shoalwater Bay and the emergence of new industrial estates.
Considered the ‘Beef Capital’ of Australia, Rockhampton is also the gateway to Capricorn Coast tourist attractions and a centre for manufacturing, mining and the military.
Overall, Rockhampton presents as an affordable market with good growth prospects. The Queensland Infrastructure Plan published by the State Government nominates Rockhampton as the primary service centre for Central Queensland (with Gladstone as the industrial hub). Overall, Rockhampton presents as an affordable market with good growth prospects.
The markets movement over the past year, paired with supportive driving data shows us there is good growth to come. In the last quarter the market has risen significantly and will continue to.
The increasing number of listing tells us that this markets has not yet met its full growth potential. Once listings start to reduce, demand will increase and competition will drive price further.
As vendors begin to realise the markets potential, savvy owners are putting thier properties on the market to get in on the action. This is expected to turn in the next 4 to 6 month as values rise.
Flood zones are caused by obvious causes. In areas where the terrain is fairly flat and river banks overflow, properties which fall within these catchments warrant higher insurance costs.
A caveat is a ruling or law attached to the property, usually with a contract attached to it. If this is the case, the caveat needs to be understood as to what it is, who it benefits and when or if it expires.
In communications with the listing agent, he/she has confirmed the condition of the property is as the listing shows. This will be verified by our team in the steps moving forward.
There are 3 types of listing stages:
None of these types of listing types define the quality of the property.
The build year should be considered when purchasing properties of different structure types. The price of the property can be reflective of the build year vs the structure type. Some structure types age better than others. At a certain price point, it is worth remembering that land is the appreciating asset, while the dwelling is the depresiationg asset and can be reflective in the age of the property.
Tenure renewals dates need to be considered in rising markets. If the market is rising, your ability to increase rental rates will on be possible at the time the tenants lease period has come to an end.