Investment Property Types

Understanding Property Types when Investing

Different property types have their own distinct advantages, but some perform better in some areas than others.

Most property types, such as apartments, and townhouses, are located in most areas, but can become unaffordable, unappealing or unsuitable options for many people.

That’s why, ideally, properties should have “owner-occupier appeal” so that if you choose to sell in the future, you can secure the highest price – and, therefore, the most capital growth.

Apartment Criteria
Type1 or 2 bedroom
Internal Size42 – 85 sqm
Target Pricing$300,000 – $650,000
Preferred Rate (per sqm)$7,000 – $9,500 p/sqm
Comparable SalesExtensive due diligence on comparable sales undertaken
Contract ProcessSingle contract
Developer Due Diligence
Local AreaResearch suburb, infrastructure, amenities, council plans
Estate DeveloperReview of past projects
Build QualityDue diligence on builder, construction quality, design, delivery time
NegotiationPre-negotiated pricing and special offers for At Property Investors
Investor Essentials
Capital Growth
Targeted Average
Strong returns
Rental Return
Targeted Average
4.5% – 5.% p.a.
DepreciationMaximised Depreciation reports are organised by us At Property Investors on behalf of our investors
Vacancy Rate0 – 3.0%
Property ManagementAt Property Investors always recommend our experienced local property manager.
Project Fundamentals
LocationWithin 5-10 km of a CBD (varies depending on city)
AmenitiesNear lifestyle areas including shops, cafes, restaurants, schools etc
EmploymentClose proximity to a CBD or major employment centre
TransportWithin 10 mins walk to public transport – train, bus, tram, ferry etc
SecurityHigh level of building security is important to tenants
ParkingNot essential – depends on specific location and likely tenant preferences
Tenant ProfileMainly professionals – singles, couples (with or without children) and students.
Key Growth Drivers
Key Growth DriversDesignated Urban Renewal Area – any unique additional “value” being added to an area – public or private investment planned.
(“X” Factors)Proximity to water / beach / parkland / views.
New Road Infrastructure to be constructed.
Close to major existing / proposed Shopping Centre.
Close to major University Campus / Educational Institution.
Town House Criteria
Type2 or 3 bedroom
Internal Size85 – 160 sqm
Target Pricing$300,000 – $650,000
Preferred Rate (per sqm)$4,000 – $9,500 p/sqm (can vary dramatically by location, quality and land size)
Comparable SalesExtensive due diligence on comparable sales undertaken
Contract ProcessSingle contract
Developer Due Diligence
Local AreaResearch suburb, infrastructure, amenities, council plans
Estate DeveloperAnalysis of Estate plans (if in a master planned estate)
Build QualityAnalysis of builder home designs, schedule of finishes, completion times, quality
NegotiationPre-negotiated pricing and special offers for at Property Investors
Investor Essentials
Capital Growth
Targeted Average
Strong returns
Rental Return
Targeted Average
5% p.a.
DepreciationMaximised Depreciation reports are organised by us At Property Investors on behalf of our investors
Vacancy Rate0 – 3.0%
Property
Management
At Property Investors always recommend our experienced local property manager.
Project Fundamentals
LocationWithin 10-20 km of a CBD (can vary slightly depending on the city)
AmenitiesClose to shopping, schools, recreational activities, pool, parks, playgrounds
EmploymentConvenient proximity to local employment centres and within a 30 minute drive of a CBD
TransportWithin a 10 minute drive to public transport (car convenience is a priority)
SecurityAll properties need to be secure as well as in “safe” areas.
ParkingVery important. Single LUG (lock up garage)
Tenant ProfileSingles and couples, plus families with maximum 1-2 children
Key Growth Drivers
Key Growth DriversDesignated Urban Renewal Area – any unique additional “value” being added to an area – public or private investment planned.
(“X” Factors)Proximity to water / beach / parkland / views.
New Road Infrastructure to be constructed.
Close to major existing / proposed Shopping Centre.
Close to major existing / proposed Shopping Centre.
House Criteria
Type3 or 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms
Internal Size130 – 200sqm
Land Area300 – 550sqm
Targeted Pricing$300,000 – $550,000
Preferred Rate (per sqm)$4,000 – $9,500 (can vary dramatically by location, quality and land size)
Comparable SalesExtensive due diligence on comparable sales undertaken
Contract ProcessUsually 2 contracts – Land contract and Building contract (construction)
Developer Due Diligence
Local AreaResearch suburb, infrastructure, amenities, council plans
Estate DeveloperAnalysis of Estate plans (if in a master planned estate)
Build QualityAnalysis of builder home designs, schedule of finishes, completion times, quality
NegotiationPre-negotiated pricing and special offers for At Property Investors
Investor Essentials
Capital Growth
Targeted Average
Strong returns
Rental Return
Targeted Average
4.0% – 5% p.a.
DepreciationMaximised depreciation reports are organised by us At Property Investors on behalf of our investors
Vacancy Rate1.0 – 3.0%
Property
Management
At Property Investors always recommends our experienced local property manager.
Project Fundamentals
LocationWithin 30kms of a CBD (varies depending on city)
AmenitiesClose to shopping, schools, recreational activities, pool, parks, playgrounds
EmploymentConvenient proximity to local employment centres and within a 30 minute drive of a CBD
TransportWithin a 10 minute drive to public transport (car convenience is a priority)
SecurityAll properties need to be secure as well as in “safe” areas.
ParkingVery important. Single or Double LUG
Tenant ProfileFamilies with children or professionals who are happy to commute due to more land / space and relaxed family living conditions
Key Growth Drivers
Key Growth DriversDesignated Urban Renewal Areas – any unique additional “value” being added to an area – public or private investment planned.
(“X” Factors)Proximity to water / beach / parkland / views.
New road infrastructure to be constructed.
Close to major existing / proposed shopping centre.
Close to major university campus / educational institution.

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