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31 Dec
2017

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Thu
30 Nov
2017

PIPA elects new board chairman

Media Release: 1 December 2017

The PIPA board of directors has elected Peter Koulizos as the association's new chairman, effective 1 December 2017.

Mr Koulizos replaces outgoing chairman Ben Kingsley, who stepped down after five successful years at the helm of PIPA. Mr Kingsley remains on the PIPA board of directors.

Mr Koulizos was first elected to the PIPA board in 2015 and is a South Australian property academic at both TafeSA and the University of South Australia.

Affectionately known as the "Property Professor", Mr Koulizos brings more than 20 years of real estate and investment teaching to the chair position as well as personal experience as a successful investor and property developer.

Thu
26 Oct
2017

More property investors using mortgage brokers

Media Release: Thursday 26th October 2017

In the face of tighter lending conditions, more property investors are choosing to use mortgage brokers to secure finance, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, found that 73 per cent of investors used the services of a mortgage broker to secure their most recent loan – up significantly from 65 per cent two years before.

And in the next 12 months, 83 per cent of investors intend to finance their next loan through a broker – up from 71 per cent last year.

Wed
27 Sep
2017

Property investor confidence remains resilient despite pressures: PIPA national survey

Media Release: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Australian property investors remain bullish about the long-term benefits of residential real estate, shrugging off concerns about stricter lending conditions property price bubbles and oversupply, the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey has found.

The national survey, which gathered insights from 742 property investors, shows that more than 70% of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property, with 61% looking to purchase a property in the next six to 12 months (up from 58% last year).

However, concerns over changes to investor lending policies are looming large, with 43% of respondents reporting an adverse impact in their ability to secure finance, compared to 32% in 2016.

Rising rates on interest only loans were also a key concern, though the majority of investors (55%) with interest only loans said they would not struggle to meet new principal and interest repayments.

Wed
10 May
2017

PIPA welcomes housing affordability package in Federal Budget

Media Release: Wednesday 10 May 2017

 

The Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) welcomes the federal government's well-considered measures to addressing housing supply and demand side issues as revealed in the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

As the peak body for the property investment industry, PIPA has long campaigned for greater education around property investment as well as regulation of property investment advice and remains dedicated to supporting a healthy, sustainable property investment industry.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley said the association welcomed the federal government's decision to continue the sensible approach to negative gearing and retain
capital gains tax discounts for Australians.

Tue
02 May
2017

Critical time for housing measures: PIPA

Media Release: Tuesday 2 May 2017

 

With the 2017 Federal Budget looming, the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) is urging the government to take a sensible approach to housing affordability policy.

As the peak body for the property investment industry, PIPA has long campaigned for greater education around property investment as well as regulation of property investment advice and remains dedicated to supporting a healthy, sustainable property investment industry.

PIPA chair Ben Kingsley held discussions on housing affordability with government representatives in April. He said the association welcomed the federal government's decision to rule out changes to negative gearing and hoped this was reflective of a well-considered approach to addressing affordability issues both on the buying and renting sides.

Wed
22 Feb
2017

Property professionals bullish on year ahead despite market uncertainties: survey

Media Release: Wednesday 22 February 2017

Key points:

  • Investor lending squeeze is the biggest concern
  • Brisbane is a preferred investment destination

22 February 2017: Despite market uncertainties such as the tightening lending of policies, taxation changes and potential interest rate increases, property professionals are optimistic about the 2017 market outlook and overall business conditions, a new survey has found.

According to the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Member Survey*, more than half (54%) of property professionals are "very optimistic" about business conditions for 2017, while another 43% are "optimistic".

The survey gathered insights from a range of professionals who form the peak association for property investment, including Qualified Property Investment Advisers (QPIAs), buyers' agents and mortgage brokers.

Thu
20 Oct
2016

More practitioners seek property investment advice qualification: PIPA

Media Release: Thursday 20th October 2016

 

With the provisions of property investment advice continuing to go unregulated by the Federal Government, the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), is experiencing strong demand for its property investment advice course as practitioners from a range of backgrounds seek to incorporate qualified property investment advice into their service offering.

Over the year to September, the number of students enrolled in PIPA’s QPIA (Qualified Property Investment Adviser) course increased by 36 per cent, with 233 students currently enrolled in the specialist qualification.

PIPA Chair Ben Kingsley said it was encouraging to see professionals opting to proactively increase the professionalism of the property investment industry.

"Although property investment advice still remains unregulated, we are committed to driving higher standards to protect consumers and ensure they benefit from the wealth creation benefits that well-selected, strategic property investment can bring.

Wed
14 Sep
2016

Property investor confidence remains strong: PIPA national survey

Media Release: Wednesday 14th September 2016

Key points:

  • A majority of investors believe now is a good time to invest in residential property
  • Investors unperturbed by noise about negative gearing, price bubbles and oversupply
  • Brisbane remains a preferred destination

Despite talk of property price bubbles, tightening investor lending policies and roaring debate over the future of negative gearing, Australian property investors remain bullish about the long-term merits of residential real estate, a new survey has found.

The second annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey, which gathered insights from more than 1,000 property investors, shows that more than 70% of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property. This figure was up by five percentage points compared with last year.

Wed
08 Jun
2016

Don't play with fire: Why PIPA supports negative gearing

Media Release: Wednesday 8th June 2016


The
Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) believes that the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP’s) proposed policy changes to negative gearing are hinged on insufficient economic modelling and incorrect assumptions. Moreover, the association believes that negative gearing has an important role to play in supporting Australian housing, Australian households and the broader economy.

 

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