The biggest risks facing Australian property investors

Australian real estate is well known, as being a very effective inflation hedge over the long term but you would have to be living under a rock, to not be aware of all the current anxieties in the market at the moment.

Here are the top 10 biggest risks we see for investors at the moment:

• Systematic risk- market risks that cannot be mitigated through diversification

• Liquidity risk- limited opportunities to offload properties when required

• Unsystematic risk-risks associated with acquiring a loss-making property

• Rising interest rate- variable rate mortgages

• Currency risks- when the AUD appreciates, values of foreign investments increase

• Sovereign risk-un-favourable government action and social upheaval

• Credit risks-the possibility that lenders can become insolvent

• Call risk/margin call- investors with high exposure to interest rate fluctuations can be considered risky by mortgage providers

• Re-investment risk- when future coupons from a fixed investment, are not re-invested at the prevailing interest rate.

• Inflation-when the value of an asset/income stream, is eroded when inflation diminishes a currencies’ value.

Our view is that if investors can keep their heads, fix their rates and self manage, the savvy ones will be able to hold onto their properties.


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Marlene Liontis & Jason Gwerder
Monday, 8 October 2018

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