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John Manciameli talks to Sally Prowse, CEO of Sandcastle Finance

John Manciameli talks to Sally Prowse, CEO of Sandcastle Finance

What first attracted you to help your clients with their investment property aspirations?I’ve always had a passion for property and I completed a Property Investment Advisers course, just before I started working with Slipstream, where I discovered some of the basic foundations. I love exploring the future with my clients and asking them – where do you want to be in 10-15 years time? Why did you choose to work with Slipstream?Anyone who has started working in the investment property space, whether it’s with their clients, or just for themselves personally will know how many cowboys there are out there.     The industry is completely unregulated at the moment and so one of the biggest things that attracted me to work with Slipstream is that they are an aggregator of accredited research houses and buyers’ agents who you can really trust.     I had the opportunity to meet the panel at the first Slipstream workshop I attended and the high standard was obvious. They really understood the whole process from beginning to end and immediately set to work helping me to set out a realistic and manageable process I could follow. What are the key benefits of working with an independent aggregator of investment property research and buyers’ agents?A huge issue is knowing who to trust in the sector, and this is a crucial component of the referral business, so knowing Slipstream has this covered is a huge weight off my mind.     Slipstream’s vetting process for the research houses and buyers’ agents is really strict – this is the way you know you’re working with the best of the best in the industry.      The other...

John Manciamali on The Adviser – Elite Brokers

Former medical sales rep turned broker John Manciameli talks to the team about why he set up Australia’s first aggregator of investment property research houses.In this episode, the Hunterwood broker reveals how his dream of changing the way Australians invest led to him launching Slipstream, as well as why it’s important for brokers to consider ethics in their financial decisions.Tune in to hear more about the relationships he has with brokers and his advice for those new to the industry. In this episode you will find out:How brokers can get the most out of their databasesWhat the investment market looks like nowThe good and bad of investment lending changesAnd plenty more!     ...

Why Now May be the Best Time to Invest in Brisbane Real Estate

Residential prices in Australia rose by 3.7% during the first quarter of 2017. Sydney and Melbourne continue to house the most expensive real estate properties in the states of New South Wales and Victoria respectively. The median property price in Sydney is $950,000 while it is $710,000 in Melbourne. At these prices, no wonder Australians still find it difficult to live the “Great Australian Dream” of buying a home.But conditions may be right for you to consider investing in Brisbane real estate instead of Sydney or Melbourne. Here are 3 reasons why you should keep an eye out for Brisbane real estate: Property Price Differentials. The increase in real estate prices in properties located in the states of New South Wales and Victoria have created significant property price differentials with those located in Queensland.The median price of a house in Sydney is 2.2 times the median price of a house in Brisbane. Meanwhile, the median price of a house in Melbourne can buy 1.5 times the median price of a house in Brisbane.Historically, these price differentials have led to an increase in interstate migrations.Increase in Population Flows. It is estimated that interstate migrations will average an increase of 20,000 to 25,000 population flows to Queensland every year.The increase in population flows is expected to provide a major boost to the economy of Queensland which recently benefited from the resurgence of its mining sector.Increase in Housing Demand. Another beneficiary of the increase in population flows is the demand for housing.Presently, Queensland has 68,000 dwellings under construction. Even though annual dwelling completions increased to 42,000, Queensland’s population rose by just 1.4% or...

Why Migration is going to Shift Demand toward Brisbane

Real estate prices in Australia have been on an uptrend since the start of the new millennium. One of the significant factors driving property prices has been population. In fact, since the Sydney Olympics in 2000 Australia’s population has increased by 25%.Australia’s population growth rate has been driven primarily by migration. More immigrants have arrived on Australia’s shores after the year 2000 than between the years 1950 and 1980 – the so-called “Golden Age of Immigration”. A progressive economy since the end of the Second World War has established conditions that are ideal for migrants to find new opportunities in Australia.New South Wales and Victoria have received double the long-run average contribution to population growth from net migration. These states’ above average net overseas migration inflows are given a boost by positive net interstate migration.On the other hand, the population growth rates of Queensland and Western Australia appeared to have troughed in 2014 after several years of faster-than-average growth.However historical data suggests that interstate population flows to New South Wales and Victoria have begun to ease as the price differentials of houses in Sydney and Melbourne have reached stretched levels when compared to properties in Brisbane.When price differentials between housing in NSW, Victoria reach more than double the value of properties in Queensland reversions in migration occur. The median housing prices of properties in Sydney and Melbourne are currently 2.2 times and 1.5 times the median housing price of properties in Brisbane respectively.Property prices in Queensland have been subject to the effects of a declining population and the rising number of dwellings. Queensland has a situation whereby the number...