Investing Made Easy – Tips for Investing in Perth

by Jones Ballard In Uncategorized

29. August 2015 05:34

The Western Australian property market is screaming out and its message is clear – “Now is the time to invest”. If you’re an investor in Perth or are interested in property investment then there has never been a better time to get started. You see, the WA property market has found itself In a lull and all signs seem to say that not a lot is happening. The truth is though, this lull is very temporary and the foundations of the WA property market remain strong. 

By choosing a strong property management team and investing now, you can beat the crowds and reap the benefits when – as predicted – things go from strength to strength in the long term. 

To make investing even easier, here are the top tips for investing in property in Perth. 

1. Location, Location, Location

You’ve heard it when it comes to buying your home, but location is even more important when it comes to investing in property. If you want higher rates of growth and higher rental returns in Perth then there are there preferred places to buy your investment property. Make sure your property is located near the river, the coast, or the city. 

2. Buy Around Home Owners

If you’re purchasing an investment property in Perth, don’t just buy where the investors are buying, move in next to the homeowners. Areas with owner-occupied homes are areas where people want to live. Amplify the interest in your property now and into the future by considering what appeals to the people, not just the investors. 

3. Buy a Bigger Block

Don’t just consider the bricks and mortar – size matters when it comes to your block. This is because of subdivision, or splitting your property into smaller properties. The bigger the block, the greater the chance of subdivision, and the greater the potential for a higher property value. 

4. Start Small, Accumulate Experience

You don’t prepare for a marathon by running 10kms, you start by running around the block. The same principal applies when it comes to property investment in Perth. Start with a lower priced property – between $450,000 and $550,000 – that’s in a great location. This gives you great experience without over-committing financially, and if you’ve bought in the right area you should still benefit from higher capital growth. 

5. Play the Numbers with Multiple Investments

Start small, yes, but don’t stay small forever. Make sure you put a long-term strategy in place that sees you invest in more than just 1 or 2 properties. This does several things. It promotes security if one of your investments fails and helps you to create significant personal wealth. 

Choose an Experienced Manager

Anyone can enter the property market in Perth, especially at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need an expert on your side. If you’re looking to invest in a property or need a property manager in South Perth, then contact the team at either our Como or Bull Creek office.


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How to Get Top Dollar for Your Home – What You Might Not Know

by Jones Ballard In Uncategorized

28. August 2015 05:13

Selling your home can be a tough gig and getting the best possible price can be even harder. If you want to get top dollar for your house there are a range of tricks and tips that you can implement. Everyone knows that keeping a clean home and a fresh coat of paint can make a difference, but there are a lot of tricky and less known techniques that you might not be aware of. For your convenience, we have compiled those tips here, so you can add those extra digits to your final price. Here are the top tips for getting top dollar for your house that you might not have known.

Renovate Smart

Tidying up the garden or adding a fresh coat of paint are both great ideas when preparing to sell your home but you can take this one step further. Don’t just renovate, renovate smart! If you’re preparing to sell you shouldn’t renovate to match your taste but to match the wider appeal of the market. Choose colours and designs that are modern and timeless, creating a home that looks new but let’s the buyer’s imagination run wild. 

Let the Light Shine In

One of the easiest ways to create a warm and welcoming environment that buyers will love is by maximising your use of natural light. Cut bushes, take down drapes and clean your windows to make your house seem bright and cheery. When it comes to artificial light, change your bulbs and your lampshades to create a bright, open space. 

Create Space

Speaking of open space, everyone loves a home with room to move. Even if your home comes off as cosy, there are some easy ways to make it look bigger. Don’t fall into the trap of putting up all of your prettiest decorations. Instead, store them for your move and create a minimalist space. Another great trick is to take half the clothes out of your closet. A neatly organised, half-empty closet will make that all important storage space look as big as it can be. 

Forgo Your Four-Legged Friends

Everyone loves a cat or a dog right? Well that may be true on the internet but in the property market your four-legged friends are a big no-no. By giving them a holiday to a pet hotel you can remove that animal smell from your home, removing any lingering thought that your home isn’t clean. 

Invest in an Excellent Estate Agent

This is the most important element in getting top dollar for your home. An experienced real estate agent is a skilled negotiator and an industry professional who can add thousands to your home. Their feedback will be honest, their reputation will become your reputation and they can help you decide the tricky things, like the method of sale for your house. 

Selling in Como or Bull Creek?

If you’re looking to sell your house, apartment or unit in South Perth, the team at Jones Ballard are the estate agents for you. With great experience, a skilled team, and a top reputation, we will work with you to get the best possible offer. sell your home. Contact us or pop into our Como or Bull Creek office today.


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