More and more people seem to be talking about an incoming recession in 2020.
Australia has not had a recession since 1990-91 however Australia’s GDP growth was only 1.4 per cent in the 2019 Financial Year.
The formal definition of recession is, two consecutive
quarters of negative GDP growth.
Technically we are not in a recession but clearly, economic
conditions are pretty weak, even after our population growth has been taken
So what do the experts say property investors should do, to
help insulate their portfolios from the weakening conditions?
We asked some of the most successful investors that we know
and here are there tips:
· Focus on high-yielding properties( don’t worry
· Only look for positive or neutral cash-flow
properties and get rid of negative cash-flow properties
· Invest in properties and areas with vacancy
rates below 2% (like the short-term market)
· Invest in markets that haven’t reached their
· Look for suburbs/markets with long term demand
· Don’t over-leverage and make sure you have a
· Buy below market value- never above
· Always consider a property’s highest use and
its’ potential to manufacture growth
· Build a strong buffer and try boost your
· Avoid speculation and most importantly, ditch
your over-paid property manager and manage your property with RealRenta, for less than a quarter of
what a traditional property manager charges.
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Monday, 4 November 2019