Jeremy Sheppard is head of research at DSRdata.com.au and LocationScore, both are specialist property investment research company that provides research software platforms in the Australian property market. He’s naturally an active property investor and a self-confessed property-data nutcase!
Jeremy bought his first investment property in 2002. By 2009, he had amassed a portfolio of 16 properties in both Australia and New Zealand. Some of his purchases doubled in value in less than 3 years without any renovation, subdivision or development.
DSR data can be found on the YIP Top suburbs page.
15 affordable suburbs where buyers will be better off by more than $50,000 in three years
When a market jumps out of nowhere, so do all the experts
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a report listing the top residential property markets around Australia which they call “Hot Spots”. But they are not hot spots for investors. On the contrary, investors should probably avoid these locations.
There are novice investors about to have their finances raped by sharks like these posing as investor’s assistants. These sorts of investment mistakes honestly do ruin lives. It can take decades to recover from a bad property investment given how expensive property is.
Property spruikers may take a number of forms, disguising themselves as professionals in the industry to gain trust despite having a vested interest.