Are you looking forward to invest in a property? Well, keep on reading, as we mention the places you should not be investing properties.
WHILE demand for the real estate might be hot in many suburbs, investors are being warned against buying in Australia’s most oversupplied markets.
According to property analyst Terry Ryder of hotspotting.com.au many investors will end up getting burnt once all proposed stock is built and they can’t find a tenant prepared to pay a decent rent.
He has come up with a list of the top ten markets to avoid and five markets to treat with caution. Half of the markets he advises against investing in, are in Queensland.
TERRY’S TOP TEN MARKETS TO AVOID:
- Brisbane inner-city, Qld
- Emerald, Qld
- Gladstone, Qld
- Gracemere, Qld
- Hunter Region, NSW
- Mackay, Qld
- Melbourne inner-city, VIC
- Moranbah, Qld
- Perth inner-city, WA
- Port Hedland, WA
FIVE MARKETS TO TREAT WITH CAUTION:
- Canberra, ACT
- Darwin CBD, NT
- Gold Coast Qld
- Mudgee, NSW
- Sydney inner-city, NSW
- Source: hotspotting.com (listed in alphabetical order)
Mr Ryder says supply is the factor most overlooked by property investors, but it can have a significant impact on how their investment performs.
“If high population growth was the core element in a good locational choice, the leading capital growth performers in the past five years would have been the Gold Coast and Wyndham City in the southwest of Melbourne,’’ he said.
“The opposite is true in those markets. The forgotten factor is often supply.’’
He says the two current “danger situations’’ in the market are inner city apartment markets and regional centres where a rise in supply coincided with a drop in demand, as is the case in many coal mining areas.
Mr Ryder says that is why Queensland is over represented in the list.
Mining towns have experienced a rapid rise in vacancies and an equally rapid decline in rents and property values, as demand dried up.
“It will be some time before investors can be enticed to buy in such places again,’’ he says.
Mr Ryder says given that Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth already have major surpluses of inner-city apartments, and Sydney, Canberra and Darwin are heading in that direction.
A good strategy for property investors is to simply avoid CBD unit markets altogether.