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Property Investment Strategies – Capital Growth

Critical Indicators of Capital Growth

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How can it help you

In the last 20 years, capital growth trends and median property prices for houses and units.The past performance of a suburb can help predict future capital growth
Average property days on the market to sell time/auction clearance ratesTracking this helps ascertain the current supply and demand for property in a locality.

Prices will tend to rise when demand for property consistently outstrips the available supply over the long term.

The ripple effectWhen the market starts a new phase of capital growth, prices often increase in the suburbs closest to the capital city center first.

The ripple effect then sees the wave of new growth ripple outwards over time to suburbs further from the city center and regional areas.

Future developments of
infrastructure or amenities
Planned improvements to an area, such as a major highway, schools, hospitals, transport, and shopping centers, can lead to future capital growth due to the:
Increased desirability of the location followed by population growth, increased employment, and further investment.
Increases in income levelsAs the average income rises in a location, so can the capacity of its residents to spend more of this disposable income on:
  • With flow-on multiplier effects, local amenities, retail, etc., can increase a suburb’s desirability.
  • Renovations and improvements on their principal place of residence
    or investment properties – improving the quality of properties in a suburb.
Population growthInward migration to a suburb can influence capital growth as when people arrive in a locality, they need somewhere to live immediately.

Targeting areas with solid population growth and limited capacity for new housing, which can affect the demand for property, can affect capital growth.

Rising weekly rental pricesThis reflects high rental demand and the attractiveness of a suburb.
Low supply of vacant land for developmentLess land available means fewer new properties to compete with existing properties. Where supply is constant, and demand rises, prices tend to increase too.
Comparing median prices in
neighboring suburbs
By identifying trends in these differentials, investors can identify gaps where suburbs can catch up in capital growth.

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No single factor can be seen as an indicator of capital growth. Thorough research of some or all of these factors can help you best predict whether a property you target will increase capital growth over time.

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Gemma Broadhurst
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