Tuesday, March 29, 2011


"Industry experts estimate a yield of at least 5 per cent is needed to attract investors into the market, though at this level it is unlikely to generate a positive cash flow.

Given the past performance and recent volatility of the rental market, which has occurred despite low vacancy rates, investors should be factoring both negative and positive rental-growth scenarios when making purchasing decisions.

Prospective off-the-plan buyers should also consider what kind of apartment stock and how much is planned in their immediate area, which could affect demand and rental levels by the time their unit is put on the market."

From Domain

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