Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
School holidays have come around again and those lucky enough to have a holiday home are heading out of the cities to their beachside getaways.

But do these properties make a worthwhile investment? Your Investment Property magazine examined the price growth of these original weekenders and found they could hold an exciting future for investors.

Your Investment Property found that older holiday homes located in major population centres have experienced higher capital growth than other properties in the same area. Editor Nila Sweeney said simply buying and holding in the right area could achieve a much better growth rate compared to standard houses.

“The location of holiday homes in the best suburban areas means their growth rate has been much higher than median-priced housing, even without renovation or improvement,” said Sweeney. “To achieve the highest equity growth possible in the current market, you can buy and renovate these older properties – the potential is enormous.”

However, to make sure your investment is worthwhile Sweeney says buyers need to pick the right location.

“The supply of older holiday homes is limited but also relatively constant, you can find them in almost any coastal town or suburb near lakes and mountains” said Sweeney. “For the best opportunities for capital growth and renovation potential, buyers need to think about future demand.”

For more information about the investment potential of holiday homes and where to buy, tips from real-life investors and property price guides for over 5,600 suburbs, pick up a copy of the July issue of Your Investment Property or subscribe online at


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