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Report highlights city-dweller concerns

March 4, 2014 / Written by Rich Harvey

 

By Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

While interest rates and property cycles are an important part of Australian property investment, at the end of the day, there's no point in buying real estate in an area where no one wants to live.

Whether you plan to sell down the line for capital growth or invest in positive cashflow properties you can rent out to tenants, buying a home in the right region is essential.

Of course, figuring out what Australians are most attracted to in a place to live can be easier said than done. Fortunately, a new report from the Property Council of Australia has made things a little easier.

The results of My City: The People's Verdict, a national survey that details the liveability of Australian cities, sheds light on what's most important to the country's citizens.

"The message from our city residents is clear - while there have been improvements in some cities, they want more action from their governments to improve liveability and opportunities," said Property Council Chief Executive Peter Verwer.

"Australians know what makes a city great and they continue to rate our cities poorly in relation to housing affordability, congestion and public transport. Cost of living, housing affordability and job opportunities are the economic foundations for a liveable city."

Recreational outdoor areas, natural environments and climate, school and education facilities and vibrant cultural scenes were all ranked relatively highly across the nation. However, affordable housing, public transport, roads and traffic congestion and cost of living were all cited as areas that need work.

Whether you're looking to buy investment property in Sydney or purchase Brisbane investment properties, focusing on areas that boast affordable housing and varied public transport options seems to be a recipe for attracting potential tenants.

The Propertybuyer
Podcast

 
Fri 14 Jun '24
with Rich Harvey
Tax Effective Property Investment Strategies
 
 
Fri 24 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Granny Flats: Boost Your Yields & Faster Mortgage Repayments
 
 
Fri 3 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Unpacking the Northern Beaches with Incredible Agents
 
 
Fri 29 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 

 

Listen to many more
podcasts on our
Podcasts page.