Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that investor lending fell in the fastest monthly rate in eight years, as banks’ tougher lending policies kicked in. But what does that mean for the average C&N client?
by Graeme Salt – National Client Finance Manager – Chan & Naylor Australia Finance
According to the ABS, investor finance fell 8.5 per cent. In the ultra-hot Sydney market, things are also cooling. Figures for NSW show that investors now comprise 54.9 per cent of loans, whereas in May is was 62.5 per cent.
Although investor lending may be dropping away, this does not mean that prices are dropping. In the aggregate, most analysts are expecting property values to go sideways over the next few years, and of course well-located properties may still turn a profit. With investor loan rates now higher, what is vital for C&N clients is to ensure that their investment properties are not duds.
The most obvious thing to do is to do your research, but you may want to employ a property buyer such as Metropole to do the research for you.
In a rising tide all boats rise. But even when things are flat, a professional investment strategy can still generate good returns.
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