A “Buy & Hold” Strategy is exactly as it sounds. A strategy where you purchase a property and hold it for the long term.
In the graph below created by our property Analyst Ellen Nesteroff, you can see that from 2003 to the present, property in the Capital Cities of Australia has continued to increase in value despite changes in Federal Governments, different taxation laws, the global financial crisis, population ebbs and flows, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, pandemics such as Covid-19, epidemics such as Bird flu, Swine Flu, and MERS. Property over the long term has shown to be very resilient and continued to rise in value.
What is evident about the graph below is that over the last 17 years, despite the ups and downs, the overall trend has been upward.
This is why the “Buy & Hold” Strategy is so powerful.
For further evidence of the strength of the “Buy & Hold” strategy ask your parents, or better still your grandparents what they paid for their homes and compare it with the prices paid today.
My belief is that while people continue to have babies, and while immigration occurs (population growth), any property that has good fundamentals will increase over the long term. It’s as safe as houses!