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​​State of the Market Property Report for August 2022

The current state of the market The southern hemisphere’s winter has brought chills to the Australian property market, with housing prices declining across most major cities in month-on-month terms. Five out of Australia’s eight capital cities saw month-on-month declines in July, chief amongst them the major urban centres of Sydney and Melbourne, according to data from CoreLogic. Sydney led on-month declines in home values with a fall o...

​​State of the Market Property Report for August 2022

The current state of the market

The southern hemisphere’s winter has brought chills to the Australian property market, with housing prices declining across most major cities in month-on-month terms.

Five out of Australia’s eight capital ci...

Projects coming soon — September 2022

Auchenflower, QLD Project: Renovation + 5 residential apartments Loan amount: $780k Total loan facility: $3.5m Project term: 18 months Target return*: 8.5%

Project vision

This project is to build five apartments in Brisbane’s Auchenflowe...

What is private real estate debt?

Private real estate debt funds can present a range of advantages for investors as an alternative asset class, including reducing risk by diversifying their investment across multiple projects, geographic locations and across different prop...

Co-living developments on track to take off in Australia's major cities

Co-living arrangements are set to boom in Australia’s inner-city suburbs, bringing opportunities to both property investors and renters.

 

Houses in multiple occupation (HMO) are on track to see rapid growth in Australia’s ma...

CrowdProperty upcoming events — July and August 2022

The CrowdProperty team will be at a few events in July and August around Australia. Check them out below and if you’re in town, come along and see the team.

  Sydney

Wholesale Investor - Venture and Capital – 27 July 2022

We’...

Projects coming soon — August 2022

Auchenflower, QLD Project: Renovation + 5 residential apartments Loan amount: $780k Total loan facility: $3.5m Project term: 18 months Target return*: 7%

Project vision

This project is to build five apartments in Brisbane’s Auchenflower ...

Adelaide developer Phi Le turns to CrowdProperty after frustration with banks

When Phi Le, a mortgage broker turned small-scale property developer, found a lack of suitable accommodation for his family, he also uncovered an excellent opportunity for a high-quality sub-division project. Limited by his ability to acce...

State of the Market - July 2022

The Australian property market has softened on the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) three-month run of interest hikes, launched in response to supply-chain driven inflation. Futures markets have priced in rate hikes for another year at le...

Small-scale developers can play a role in easing Australia’s housing crisis

Small-scale developers have a vital role to play in easing housing supply and affordability challenges by increasing the density of existing urban centres.

Compared to their large-scale peers, smaller developers are better suited to...

Australia’s severe home affordability woes set to worsen, can investors help increase supply?

Australia’s severe home affordability challenges are only set to worsen, as limited access to finance hampers the ability of small-scale developers to correct entrenched supply-demand imbalances.

These challenges present potential o...

CrowdProperty funds over $875m of projects in the UK, reviews over $300m in Australia

While CrowdProperty reached another milestone in funding over £500m of projects, CrowdProperty Australia has reviewed over $300m of project applications in its first 12 months and launches a new Partner Fund. 

 

UK reaches anoth...

Can marketplace lending help improve housing supply? ABCC presentation with UK CEO Mike Bristow

 

During his recent tour down under (more successful than the ashes), CrowdProperty UK CEO and co-founder Michael Bristow presented at a seminar we hosted with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.

In this presentation,...

Putting your best foot forward for property development finance

Facing common frustrations in their attempts to source funding we look at how small-scale property developers can put their best foot forward to secure specialist funding fast.

 

It’s a common source of frustration for small-...

Boom town? An introduction to George Town, Tasmania

Nestled on the north coast of Tasmania, just over 30 minutes’ drive from Launceston, lies George Town, one of Australia’s oldest European settlements. A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald listed George Town and Bell Bay among what...

How property developers should assess potential lenders

Property developers should consider a range of factors when selecting lenders. In addition to cost of funds, these factors include transparency, timeliness, trustworthiness, market expertise and quality of service.

Small-scale prope...

Is marketplace lending a solution for affordable housing?

Marketplace lending could be part of the solution to the shortage of affordable housing in Australia, by using online fintech platforms to improve funding options for small-scale property developers.

 

Australia has seen a ra...

How marketplace lending is transforming debt investment in the property sector

  Is marketplace lending to property developments different to traditional property investment? In this article, we examine how the two compare.

 

What is marketplace lending?

In a property development and investment context, market...

State of the market - property investment opportunities amidst uncertainty

  Amidst a period of increased uncertainty we look at the state of the property market and the opportunities for investors.

The Australian property market continues to face uncertainty as the first quarter of 2022...

March 2022 — projects in review

March 2022 — projects in review

Here are a couple of the projects we're reviewing right now for project finance.

 

Adelaide, SA — 6 townhouse development

Key details:

Total loan amount — $1.8m Target interest return* — 7...

Projects coming soon in 2022

Check out the projects we’re reviewing right now for investment early in 2022.

 

North Epping, NSW — 2 lot subdivision + new build.

Key details:

Loan amount — $2.5m Target interest return* — 7% p.a....

New project funding - 52 Coomurra Drive phase 2

Our subdivision project at 52 Coomurra Drive, Salisbury Heights, Adelaide, is now raising funds for phase 2.

Phase two of this subdivision sees the demolition of the existing property and the initial civil works begin. We’re raising $500k ...

Property Developer Network Sunday Session - Daniel He CrowdProperty Australia

 

Property Developer Network Sunday Session with Daniel He from CrowdProperty Australia

We were delighted to join Rob Flux and the Property Developer Network on a Sunday Session [31 October 2021]. Our property director Daniel He cha...

Accountants and advisors - how your wholesale clients can benefit from property project investments

Accountants and advisors - how your wholesale clients can benefit from property project investments

CrowdProperty Australia offers residential property development investment opportunities through a rigorous due diligence process.

C...

[Infographic] 7 tips for the best property finance application

SME property developers face many challenges in securing project finance. From banks changing the goal posts at the last second, to exorbitant rates, and lenders who just don't get the property industry — there are many hurdles to overcome.

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52 Coomurra Drive, Adelaide - phase 1 fully funded. What’s next?

Our most recent project for investment — 52 Coomurra Drive, Salisbury Heights, Adelaide, SA — is now fully funded. We closed this project in under five weeks with nine investors.

Key details of this project:

We raised $1.35m for phase...

5 tips to secure finance for your property project with speed, ease, and certainty

As a property project finance specialist, we hear all the complaints developers have about how hard it is to secure finance from more traditional (*cough* bank *cough*) lenders. What’s more, bank policy can change in what seems like an overni...

CrowdProperty CEO David Ingram presenting with Wholesale Investor

Our CEO David Ingram recently presented at the Wholesale Investor Property and Fund showcase, talking about the forthcoming seed-round capital raise we're holding, along with our latest property project now funding on the CrowdProperty platfo...

What’s the real risk? Seeking alternative finance or staying with traditional lenders?

The alternative finance sector is disrupting traditional finance

Marketplace lending, also known as crowdfunding, non-bank, and peer-to-peer lending (P2P), is an alternative to traditional financing options.Marketplace lending is a compelling propo...

Scratch the property investing itch without long-term commitment

Wholesale investors looking to make potentially more productive use of their capital have a new option.

Property is popular investment vehicle in Australia, but it can come with long-term commitment, high capital investment, sunk costs, and usual...

Taking out the fat — how marketplace lenders can offer higher returns than some traditional options

Marketplace lending — or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending — has emerged as a simpler proposition for the property project loan sector than other more traditional lending options.

Many traditional lending overheads cover retail branch networks, real est...

Diversify your SMSF with short-term property project loan investments

  "CrowdProperty offers a way to scratch the property investment itch without thelong-term considerations of direct real property investment."

 

In February 2020, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released new guidelines setting ...

What is a wholesale investor (and are you one)?

Many investment opportunities are classified as ‘for wholesale investors only’ (including ours). So, what is a wholesale investor? What’s the difference between wholesale and retail products? And what is a sophisticated or professional invest...

Accountants - a new way to add value to your wholesale clients

Accounting firms may have wholesale clients who are typically seeking alternative investment opportunities for their available funds. As an example, wholesale clients with SMSFs need to regularly consider their investment strategy, including ...

Big banks = big issues for property developers

Banks are failing SME property developers.

We believe property development is inefficiently served by traditional funding sources.

Anyone working in property development hears the same complaints from their peers — not only about the diffic...

Get more (returns*) from less (effort) with expert-led property loan investment

Marketplace lending matches funds from wholesale clients and professional investors with SME property developers — it’s efficient, simple and fast.

Marketplace, or peer-to-peer lending (P2P) represents potentially the most efficient matching of s...

#buildbackbetter CrowdProperty launches in Australia

Destination: growth — CrowdProperty launches to help build Australia’s recovery

The UK’s leading specialist property lending platform CrowdProperty launched in Australia this month (May 2021). CrowdProperty is a marketplace / peer-to-peer lending...