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High yields in smaller cities attracting investors

MAY  11, 2021 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | South Australia director of National Property Buyers, Katherine Skinner, said areas with low rental vacancy rates did not necessarily translate into the best investment opportunities.



Is it time to invest in Adelaide?

SEPT  23, 2020 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | COVID-19 has created a sellers’ market in the City of Churches, and it is easy for buyers to pay too much or purchase something that is not ideal. My advice for anyone looking to invest in the Adelaide property market is to be patient.

Affordable Adelaide scores well with investors

JUNE  23, 2020 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | “As COVID-19 restrictions have eased in Adelaide buyers have flocked to open houses, resulting in excessive queues out the front of homes that would have never seen such interest, purely because stock levels are extremely low,” Ms Skinner said.

Value estimates to suburb stats: Can a property report tell you if a home is ‘the one’?

JUNE  15, 2020 | CANSTAR | “Property reports can play a huge part for buyers,” Katherine explained. “But that can be quite dangerous in that the programmes that generate automated appraisals are only looking at the basics of a property…

Buying a house with tenants? Here’s what you need to know

MARCH  16, 2020 | CANSTAR | To help arm you with information on some of the key considerations, Canstar spoke to Kate Fuller, senior investment specialist at National Property Buyers, who shared some insights based on her years of experience advising buyers in situations like this.

The Ever-Consistent Adelaide Property Market Rolls On

MARCH  14, 2020 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | Katherine Skinner, believes there is plenty to like about Adelaide property at the moment, with many homes selling quickly despite the global headwinds.

Slow And Steady Gains As Prices Hit Record Highs

FEBRUARY  12, 2020 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | Adelaide’s property market has continued to build some momentum after seeing another increase in property prices in January. Katherine Skinner is starting to see buyer sentiment really rise in Adelaide.

SA Excerpt From The 2020 March Market Report

MARCH  12, 2020 | YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY | “With proposed zoning changes looking to come into effect across many suburbs throughout the metropolitan area in July 2020, now could be the right time to secure an investment which could benefit from these changes,” advises National Property Buyers SA director Katherine Skinner.

SA Excerpt From The 2020 January Market Report

JAN  8, 2020 | YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY | “We especially like parts of the North Eastern Corridor at the moment, and there are a few suburbs within this region where we believe you cannot go wrong. There are a handful of areas which offer some serious bang for your buck while ticking the boxes required to create great foundations for future investments,” Skinner says.

New Decade Brings New Outlooks For Capitals

JAN  8, 2020 | API | December saw desperation among home-buyers and investors wanting to secure something before the holiday period. We saw what we thought were over-inflated results time and time again. But are these results over-inflated due to the time of year or is this the new benchmark for housing prices in the metropolitan area?


Property Prices Tick Higher as Units Outperform In Adelaide

DECEMBER  12, 2019 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | Katherine Skinner, Director of National Property Buyers is starting to see strong competition for properties in some of these areas, however, warns that many buyers are getting wrapped up in the hype and are overpaying.

SA Excerpt From The 2019 December Market Report

DECEMBER  5, 2019 | YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY| “In early August, we felt the desperation of investors wanting to jump into poor investment choices just to make a purchase, whereas now there is an air of calm and calculation felt among investors who now have some solid options.”

Adelaide Property Appears Refuelled And Ready For Take-off

NOVEMBER 12, 2019 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | Katherine Skinner, Director of National Buyers, said the absence of any significant increase in stock levels meant buyers were acting fast to secure opportunities in high-growth areas. “October saw a steady amount of investment-grade stock hitting the market and being snapped up by savvy investors within a number of days.”

SA Excerpt From The 2019 November Market Report

OCTOBER  31, 2019 | YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY| “A low rental vacancy rate, sitting at 1.1%, coupled with strong yields, is making Adelaide a go-to for investors. We have seen a surge in investor clients and activity post-election,” says Katherine Skinner, director of National Property Buyers SA.”

Adelaide House Prices Continue To Buck The Trend

OCTOBER  17, 2019 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | Adelaide continues to ride out the most recent market correction with prices remaining relatively steady during September. “Despite an increase in stock levels, the supply and demand gap is still prevalent resulting in strong competition for quality stock…”

Adelaide Property Prices Remain Resilient

SEPTEMBER  23, 2019 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | “The month of August saw a stark contrast in activity between the first half of the month and the last, as well as general feel in the market. Early August we felt the desperation of investors wanting to jump into poor investment choices just to make a purchase, whereas now, there is an air of calm and calculation felt among investors we are seeing some solid options,” said Mrs. Skinner.

Adelaide Market Update- Beware Of Stock Issues

August  8, 2019 | AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INVESTOR | According to director of National Property Buyers, Katherine Skinner “July saw a short supply of quality investment stock across many areas throughout metropolitan Adelaide.


SA’s real estate finest celebrated at 2018 REISA Awards For Excellence

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | THE REAL ESTATE CONVERSATION |South Australia’s real estate elite have battled it out at the 2018 REISA Awards for Excellence in Adelaide. National Property Buyer’s Katherine Skinner won the Buyer’s Agent category.

Quiet spring real estate market in Sydney and Melbourne, but Adelaide is buzzing

AUGUST 17, 2018 | FINANCIAL REVIEW |In Adelaide, buyers’ agent Katherine Skinner says the market is buoyant – due partly to a boost from eastern-state buyers who are struggling in the larger cities. “…people in the eastern states are not having an issue getting finance here. They come with $500,000 to spend and then secure a good-quality investment.”


SA Excerpt From The 2016 May Market Report

MAY 2, 2016 | YOUR INVESTMENT PROPERTY MAG | Katherine Skinner, senior property manager at National Property Buyers Adelaide, is one such optimist. “Typically, high-performing, sought-after inner suburbs like Norwood, Kent Town andNorth Adelaide provide a good return on units, with very low vacancy rates,” Skinner explains.


Vendor advocates keep real estate agents accountable

JULY 26, 2014 | THE AUSTRALIAN| SELLING your house can be daunting. There are dozens of possible agents to choose from. Who do you trust? And should you go to auction? Will you waste your money on expensive marketing campaigns?

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