"I started investing in real estate in the mid-nineties with a buy and hold strategy that while not unsuccessful was a bit of a ‘hit and miss’ affair. Not really knowing where to invest I would follow the popular media and writers who in hindsight didn’t really know what they were talking about and whose definition of a hotspot was probably based on little or no research.
I discovered Hotspotting in 2008 and started keeping track of Terry’s recommendations. I bought 2 properties in Wagga Wagga in 2009 (low 200k) which were positively geared from the beginning and which have appreciated very nicely since. 2010 was the year of investing in Orange and again the 2 properties I bought (low 200k) were positively geared immediately and again have increased in value enormously. 2011 saw me purchase 2 more in Mildura (VIC) – same story! Serviceability hasn’t been a problem due to the great rent – over 7% return.
All this in the years where the popular media will tell you property has done nothing but possibly go backwards! (There is something very reassuring, and I do feel a little cocky, when I see the property magazines recommending places that Terry was recommending 12 months before)
I’ve just refinanced one of my investments, withdrawn the equity and will be ‘shopping’ again in the next few months ….. ‘sssh, don’t tell anyone, but I’m looking at Cessnock, low 200k, returning over 7%’
Thanks Terry, Once my 2 children are older I’ll be letting them know where their wealth has come from and why they are set for life."
"I have paid and received a number of premium reports and currently receive the Ryder report. I enjoy reading all reports and they give greater focus to my investing. However, I combined my research with a report written by Terry in the Australian Newspaper. He indicated that Emerald may be a good place to invest, I used this to research further and purchased a property there in January for $332K. It has been recently re-valued (last week) for $380K - $390K. I am also receiving $450 per week in rental."
"In 2006 Terry Ryder listed Frankston as one of the country’s Top 10 Hotspots, naming the seaside suburb of Melbourne an “ugly duckling” due for invigoration.
Only having developed once before – a small 2 unit development, I was still green and growing and a little anxious about buying right. One bad decision so early in my property developing days could have really set me back financially, affecting my family and my self-esteem.
I had read Terry Ryder’s previous reports and his calculations had become reality so when I saw what seemed a good potential 5 townhouse plot of land in Frankston I jumped and made the purchase.
Despite the effects of the GFC, 4 years later, due to the growth in the area as anticipated by Terry Ryder, I achieved over an 80% return on my investment, retaining one of the new townhouses as a long term positive cash flow property, in fact, it’s completely debt free! Can’t thank you enough."
"I purchased a property using a Melbourne based Property Advisory company and learnt the hard way that the 'prime, inner real estate' does not always give the best growth. In fact, the Toorak apartment has grown a measly 2.8% per year for the last 5 years and I'm down $20k each year out of pocket due to it's poor yield (after tax!). It's been the worst performer of my portfolio (and to think these guys were suggesting I sell my outer suburb properties, which have all performed solidly (8-9%) in the same time frame!).
This set back hampered my progress and caused me to rethink my strategy. I now firmly believe the way forward lies in identifying areas at the right stage in their cycle that has the right ingredients for growth.
I've purchased many reports from Hotspotting over the years and have used these to buy three properties. Back in 2009 Terry's bus tour brought my attention to North Melbourne and my own research verified it to be undervalued at the time. I purchased here for $535k and within 18 months NAB valued the property at $700k! This has been one of my best performers. It's still early days for my latest two purchases (funded by the North Melbourne property!) however I'm confident they'll be good investments as well.
Thank you Terry and the Hotspotting team."
David McCracken. North Melbourne, Victoria.
"I have always used the Hotspotting reports to find the right location when buying investment properties, both for myself and my investor clients. These reports have directly contributed to my success as an investor and property consultant. As a result of reading Terry Ryder's Hotspotting Reports, I decided to move to Gladstone and get active as an investor as well as establishing my Real Estate business sourcing properties for my investor clients. I did this right at the beginning of the boom nearly 2 years ago - a good move indeed! Since then, prices for a new 4 bedroom house on a 700m2 of land in West Gladstone, for example, have gone from $410,000 to $580,000. That's an extraordinary capital gain and for a minimal outlay i.e. the Hotspotting Reports. Good research is crucial, and as I haven't the time or resources to do my own, I prefer to consult with the experts. Buying property without sourcing good research material would be foolish in my opinion. I consider the Ryder Hotspotting Reports to be absolutely essential to any investor who is serious about making a fully informed decision when buying property."
Tony Born - Wealth With Property
"I purchased a property in Miles, Qld after reading a report highlighting the Surat Basin region, purchased the house for $350 000 and it is now renting for $850 pw, also it is subdividable with a DA in progress, I am building two double storey attached townhouses on the rear of the 1012 m2 block, when the entire project is complete I should have an equity gain of at least $300 000, with a total cost of $1 million for the original house plus building the townhouses, total weekly rent will be at least $3250 pw."
“I have found Hotspotting’s research and the evidence-based reports invaluable in my property research. The reports played a key factor in my due diligence and since finding Hotspotting I have made two property purchases. Both have already shown excellent capital growth and I am now set to make my next purchase, also from information sourced from Hotspotting.” Jacqui Petro, Canberra, ACT
“I regard you as one of the best in the industry when it comes to picking areas to invest in. I have learnt a lot from you over the past couple of years.” Peter Norman, Wetherill Park, NSW.
“I am a keen follower of your work and have bought in three places you have recommended.” Ron Alexander, Kensington, VIC.
“Just wanted to send a thank you for your newsletters. They are great and very positive. It’s nice to see someone focus in this area instead of constant doom and gloom. Love what you’re doing, keep it up.” Doug Fedrick, Lake Macquarie, NSW.
“We recently discovered your website and are very excited to review your reports. We are subscribing to your newsletter as we find your research very helpful.” Galia and James Barwood, Manly NSW.
“Terry Ryder sits among a very short list of market commentators and analysts whom I’ll actively seek advice from. This is based on his distinguished track record of consistently identifying locations that have outperformed the broader markets in terms of growth.” Richard Facey, Parklea Developments, Melbourne VIC
“I frequently visit your website, I have bought your reports and I follow you on Twitter. I find what you have to offer very informative and have recommended you to many of my property investor wannabes.” Debbie Guy-Smith, Shepparton, VIC.
“Terry Ryder and Hotspotting are in a league of their own and, unlike the many untrustworthy sources in property, this source of information is absolutely sound. Hotspotting should be a checkpoint for any investor, whether new or experienced.” Jacqui Petro, Canberra, ACT
“I have been looking for a property course to undertake for about two years but everywhere I looked I just saw carpetbaggers and snake oil salesman. When Neil Jenman recommended you, I booked in for your course straight away. And I wasn't disappointed. Thanks for providing independent, plain-speaking, well-researched advice. Invaluable.” Kate Richardson, Sydney, NSW
“Thanks for a great seminar, Terry. The clients loved it.” Carolyn Washe, Destiny Financial Solutions, Gold Coast, QLD.
“As a retired valuer and agent (35 years in a City of Sydney agency) I say thank God somebody has written some sense on the matter of house values.” Richard Stanton, Sydney, NSW
“Loved your story in The Australian this weekend, Terry. Good to see you’re still swimming strongly against the tide.” David Crerar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
“I subscribe to The Ryder Report each year and declare it mandatory reading for anybody engaging in property investment. I’ve also personally benefitted from acting on analysis contained in the reports offered on hotspotting.com.au.” Richard Facey, Parklea Developments, Melbourne VIC
“I’ve recently purchased and read your report on the NSW Hotspots which I found very helpful. In fact I so loved it, that I can’t sleep properly as I’m just excited at the prospect of looking to purchase our first home.” Faye Bentley, Kogarah NSW
“I really think your work and analysis is great. I’m working out of China right now, and so this is even more helpful to someone who’s abroad and getting very little input about what’s happening back home.” Nada Jajjar, Shanghai, China
“I have bought three reports prepared by you. I would like to thank you for your time and effort in compiling all this information. I am able to make informed decisions in buying my first investment properties in Melbourne and Adelaide.” Mariusz Kendra, Narre Warren, North Melbourne VIC
“I look forward to reading another of your fascinating reports. The information contained provides valuable information and is a great help in giving us the confidence to make an informed investment decision.” Jeff Jones, Sydney Metro, NSW
“Just wanted to say thank you! I have umm-ed and aah-ed about buying your reports for the past few months. I finally bought 4 of them and can’t believe I waited so long. The information is invaluable and for me narrowed down my elusive search for properties that suit my goal, to the point where I was able to find one today and have made an offer – after 12 months of looking! Thanks again, I will sing your praises to whoever will listen.” L. Lewis, Stuart Park NT
“Ah, how often I am reminded what a wonderful writer you are! Another superb article.” Margaret Lomas, Destiny Financial Solutions, Chittaway Bay, NSW
|“In 2002 Terry Ryder told me to buy in Tasmania. He said I’d get the high returns I wanted - plus capital growth because that market was about to surge. Terry identified the best places to buy in Tasmania and I’ve certainly never regretted acting on his research. The properties have provided returns around 8% - and doubled in value.
“More recently I followed Terry’s tip and bought in regional Queensland. The rental growth has been exceptional and I’m getting a 10% income return on the property.”
- Michael Johnston, real estate professional and investor, Melbourne
|“I’ve bought a number of properties on Terry Ryder’s recommendation and made good capital gains as well as high returns. But the best advice he’s given me is the properties I didn’t buy. Last year he carried out research which helped me realise that investments I planned to make were unwise.”
- Neil Jenman, consumer advocate and author, Sydney
|“I bought investment properties in Queensland and Tasmania based on Terry Ryder’s research. They’ve given me 8% to 9% income yields and substantial value growth. Terry’s research on growth areas is accurate and reliable – and has saved me a huge amount of legwork as an investor.”
- Gary Pittard, managing director, Gary Pittard Training, Sydney
|"I've worked with Terry Ryder for 25 years in his capacity as a property researcher and writer. He has always commanded a high level of respect in property circles as a wordsmith, market analyst and communicator - and for his diligent, no-nonsense reporting of the facts.
"He has a nose for property cycles and growth localities - and an uncanny ability to ask the hard questions and end up with the right story."
- Jerry O’Reilly, director capital transactions, Savills Queensland
|“Terry Ryder’s work is clear, concise and always to the point. He reports facts in a no-nonsense fashion and helps investors to carry out valuable research. His investigative reporting has saved many people from disaster and uncovered much of the nastier element in property investing. He is no doubt one of the best.”
- Margaret Lomas, property investor and author of five real estate books, NSW
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