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24 Suburbs Investors MUST AVOID

The media constantly declares certain suburbs as hotspots for investors and often fails to acknowledge that this is not always the case. The Suburbanite negative growth report will EXPOSE the areas that must be avoided by investors. Suburbanite founder and director, Anna Porter, says the report is produced annually to aid investors in avoiding negative […]

Top 10 Locations Benefitting from Infrastructure

Property Commentator Anna Porter gives her opinion on the ten residential real estate markets in Australia likely to benefit from infrastructure benefit 1. Adelaide Adelaide is benefitting from multiple major investments in infrastructure, which will more than compensate for the downturn in manufacturing in recent times, The Projects AIRPORT Expansions to Adelaide airport, based on […]

2018 Market Outlook

Many property commentators won’t forecast the year ahead and discuss what and where they think you should be buying in 2018. What markets are hot? What markets are not? What should you avoid? Anna Porter, principal of Suburbanite, expert property market commentator and keynote speaker explains her opinion on the year ahead for Australian real […]

SPOTLIGHT ON: Queensland

  Whilst Queensland may have something for everyone, investors are beginning to reap the benefits. In fact, the Queensland story is just beginning. We are only just at the opening chapter of how the exciting projects will impact the market. Destination Brisbane Consortium; development of the Queen’s Wharf is already setting up the market for […]

Investing Outside the Box – How about Serviced Apartments?

More often than not, higher yields scream higher risk. This is no different for investing in serviced apartments. By definition, a serviced apartment is a fully serviced apartment that is available for stays both long and short term which provides hotel-like amenities such as room service, fitness centres, laundries and recreation rooms. A builder/developer builds […]

Why Hobart & Adelaide’s rankings in the latest QBE report don’t quite add up..

While I agree with QBE’s assessment that Canberra will be one of the stronger performers in the country due to a lack of housing supply, they’ve grossly overestimated Hobart’s potential growth and overlooked the signs of strength in Adelaide. QBE have made a bold projection in their Australian Housing Outlook report, released last month. Let’s start in the […]

Million Dollar Property Mistake

Why property selection is critical, even in a rising market. At Suburbanite we work closely with real estate agents across the country when sourcing high quality investment properties for our clients. The normal channels of researching advertised properties in targeted locations puts us in regular contact with the listing agents, and this relationship ensures we […]

Don’t fall into the negative growth trap

Recently while researching for my upcoming book, Whistle Blower, I decided to look into the performance of some of the key markets that many property investment firms place their customers into. Typically, these markets are heavily dominated by new builds, creating an oversupply of properties. I knew, as a valuer and property investment professional, that […]

One For One Strategy

Building a high performing portfolio with our “One For One Strategy” Building a portfolio that performs is all about getting the strategy right and aligning it with your goals. If you want to know how to have a portfolio that you can retire on, then keep reading…. To ensure that our investors have a high performing portfolios […]

Stress Test Your Investment

Purchasing a property is an exciting time but also a big decision. Whether it be your own home or an investment, it is something that most people only do a few times in their lifetime. Before you take the plunge, it is paramount that you weigh up both the benefits and the risks involved. In […]