Property Market Research & Economics

inSynergy has access to a vast and diverse set of data and research to pinpoint areas that present the best potential growth opportunities. We are committed to sharing this knowledge with you in our one-to-one consultations.

Research & Economics

The Australian Property market goes through cycles; just as other investment classes do. In fact, each state has its own cycle and the cycle can vary between the various regions in that state! This means we see periods of fast growth followed by little or no growth.

There are many factors that influence these periods of growth and therefore allow us to predict where the next high-growth regions and opportunities will arise. These include population growth and migration patterns and other market forces such as supply and demand, changing demographic profiles, economic activity, affordability, property type, taxation positioning and more.

Macroeconomic Research

This looks at the bigger picture of the property market. It covers the whole economy and compares property trends in larger cities.

There are several companies that provide highly useful macroeconomic research specific to the property. BIS Shrapnel (now known as BIS Oxford Economics) and ANZ Economics are two of the best providers of macroeconomic research in Australia.

Both regularly provide their research results and forecasts to the public through their websites and the media. inSynergy purchase these major reports annually and they become a valuable tool to help us inform and educate our clients.

Good macro level research can give you a huge head start in property. It could, for example, have helped you buy in markets like Darwin around 2008 (which subsequently grew by 90 to 150 percent) instead of Sydney, which had anywhere between a negative 10 per cent growth to a positive 10 percent growth in the same period.

These differences in growth make an incredible difference to your medium and long- term property returns, particularly when you know how to use that equity to buy into the next growth market. When you know what research to use, you will find it is not too difficult to identify the growth areas.

Microeconomic Research

Microeconomic research for property is more about how a particular region, suburb or street performs in the market. It can even help identify which side of a street is likely to perform the best!

Micro-level research can also help to identify any investment or infrastructure that is underway or planned for a particular area. It covers major highways and rail lines, new businesses and industrial projects such as mines and timber mills. Major roads and highways can have a significant effect on a suburb as it can effectively move the suburb significantly closer to a CBD, beach or another important region.

Other things you can discover from the effective microeconomic research include demographics and proximity to schools, shopping centre’s and recreational facilities – all highly important factors when determining market value.

Effective microeconomic property research can be a bit more difficult to find than macroeconomic data. This is where a good property investment adviser or research- based investment property buyer’s agent are worth their weight in gold. They spend a great deal of time researching property cycles and the market in each geographical area and can give their clients the best chance of high returns. Of course, no forecaster can offer guaranteed returns, but it is far better to work with the odds than against them.

Supply and demand

Property prices are pushed up by the demand created by a healthy economy, positive market sentiment, high levels of employment and population movements caused by migration and immigration.
Conversely, when the economy performs poorly, interest rates rise and employment and immigration figures fall, prices are dragged down.

The media often portrays over-supply as a problem, however demand is usually driven by affordability, and if there is a significant over-supply of properties it is likely that prices will drop, which is not great for sellers, but it is good news for investors eager to use their equity to purchase more property.

Our research sources

inSynergy prides itself on sourcing and providing the best independent research we can find.  One of the main research sources we invest in every year is BIS Oxford Economics who are trusted by QBE Mortgage Insurance, so much so, that they also make BIS Oxford Economics forecasts publicly available on their website.  QBE Mortgage Insurance has more at risk than any other company in Australia other than the only other significant mortgage insurer, Genworth (Part of GE).

QBE has hundreds of billions of dollars at risk in the Australian property market, so we should take comfort that the BIS Oxford Economics research is of a very high standard, and better than any we have found in many years of detailed searching.

This research and knowledge forms the basis for our education workshops and informs the process of helping our clients create their roadmap for property investment success.

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