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What are investors looking to get out of their property?

By Brett Pilgrim

Deciding how to gear rentals in Adelaide can be a tricky path to negotiate. Whether you wish to negatively gear a property for tax breaks or positively gear a property to try and maximise rental yields depends entirely on your financial situation, as well as the market.

There are ways to take the guesswork out of this, including using property management in Adelaide. This can provide you with up-to-date market research and what it means for your plans, such as the results from the RP Data Property Pulse. 

In the latest of these reports, RP Data Research Analyst Cameron Kusher has noted that currently, rents are increasing more slowly than inflation. Rents across the country have increased by 1.8 per cent during the last 12 months. 

Mr Kusher believes the slowdown in rents balances out with the surge upward in capital value growth and the supply of new dwellings being constructed nationwide.

As for real estate in Adelaide, rental rates are below the national figure, sitting at a 1.5 per cent increase over the last year. Total rental yields for this period are at 4.2 per cent, just below the home value growth of 4.3 per cent.  

This is the lowest rent growth rate for Adelaide since September 2012, but investors appear to be unfazed and are still thriving in the market. 

"With such tepid growth in rents and such a high level of investment activity it is clear that most investors are buying residential property with a view to capital growth rather than rental returns," Mr Kusher concluded. 

To find out more about local investment options or to seek the services of a property manager in the city, contacting a local real estate agent is a great first step. 

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