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Case Studies

Below is a selection of recent client Case Studies.

We appreciate that property investment should not be a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, and as such we offer personalised strategies based on a client’s goals, financial situation and risk profile.

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$40,485
Year 1 depreciation
Case Study

Enoggera

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

Brand new home with full depreciation benefits to help offset income.

Investment Details
  • Purchased: $1,987,500
  • Rented Appraisal: $1,650/w
  • Brand New Build
  • Blue-chip locale
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates: Low 0.6%
  • Long-term growth: 10.28% p.a
  • Rent Change (12mths) : +8.5%
What we liked

The strong market fundamentals. This suburb's exceptionally low vacancy rate of 0.6% indicates high demand for rental properties, while the long-term growth rate of 10.28% per annum suggests the potential for substantial appreciation in value over time.

4.52%
Rental yield
Case Study

Thornlands

House
4
2
2
Investor Brief

Looking for a low-maintenance purchase with a yield of 4.5% or more, preferably a 4+ bedroom house.

Investment Details
  • Purchase Price: $895,500
  • Rented before settlement - $850/w or 4.7% yield
  • Rented: $780 /w or 4.52% yield
  • Low maintenance, 658sqm block
  • Established, owner-occupier area
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-Term Growth: 7.46% p.a
  • Vacancy Rates: 1%
  • Demographics: 71% of the suburb is owner-occupied
What we liked

The strong rental yield, spacious layout and the potential for long-term growth supported by low vacancy rates from a predominantly owner-occupied suburb.

1,214 m²
Land size
Case Study

Aspley

House
4
2
4
Investor Brief

House with a strong holding income that can be subdivided into 2 or more blocks in the coming decade.

Investment Details
  • Purchase Price: $1,842,000
  • Rental Appraisal: $ 1,400/w or 3.9% yield
  • 1,214 sqm block
  • Potential to subdivide into 3 x 405 sqm
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-Term Growth: 8.13% p.a
  • Vacancy Rates: 0.6%
  • Rental Increase (12 Months): +10.1%
What we liked

Well-kept family home with strong rental income. The property can be redeveloped into 3 x 405 sqm lots or 2 x 607 sqm lots whilst retaining the existing house.

5.4% yield
Rented: $650 /w
Case Study

Chermside

Investor Brief

High-yielding & low maintenance investment property

Investment Details
  • Purchase Price: $626,000
  • Rented $20 /w over rental appraisal prior to settlement
  • 140 sqm block in a boutique complex of 6
  • Depreciation: $2,758 per annum
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-Term Growth: over 7% p.a
  • Vacancy Rates: 0.5%
  • Rental Increase (12 Months): +15.0%
What we liked

Strong 5.4% yield and rented $20 over the initial rental appraisal.

9.33%
Long term capital growth rate (p.a)
Case Study

Bentleigh East

House
3
2.5
2
Investor Brief

Investor looking for a low-maintenance investment property in Melbourne's South East.

Investment Details
  • Secured at $1,392,000 in 2024
  • Rented prior settlement: $850/w
  • Expansive open-plan family zones, with modern finishes and low-maintenance landscaping
  • No body corporate fees
  • Ideally positioned, just a short walk from the local shopping strip
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-term suburb growth rate: 9.33%
  • Strong depreciation benefits
  • Vacancy rate: Low at 1.2%
What we liked

A low-maintenance investment in a blue-chip suburb that has a proven history of growth

1,012 m²
Land size
Case Study

Chermside West

House
4
3
2
Investor Brief

A rentable family home to hold for 10 years before subdividing and developing into two homes

Investment Details
  • Secured - $1,530,000
  • Rented - $1,000/w
  • Solid long-term growth 8.45% p.a
  • Strong depreciation benefits, sub-dividable block
  • Established, owner-occupier area, vacancy rates: 0.5%
What we liked

Beautifully renovated home located on a premium family-orientated street. Opportunity to hold as a rental or to subdivide into two blocks of land.

4.7%
Rental yield
Case Study

Murrumba Downs

House
4
2
2
Investor Brief

Well-balanced investment of growth and rental yield +4.5% for SMSF

Investment Details
  • Secured - $932,000
  • Rented before settlement - $850/w or 4.7% yield
  • Solid long-term growth 8%+ p.a
  • Low maintenance
  • Established, owner-occupier area
What we liked

Using an SMSF to buy property can be a powerful wealth creation strategy, however, can come with more complexity than other property investments.

21.2%
Compound growth rate (p.a)
Case Study

Craigieburn

House
4
2
2
Investor Brief

Diversify NSW + QLD portfolio with a low maintenance investment

Investment Details
  • Purchased $735,000 in 2021
  • Current value $850,000 in 2022
  • Capital gain $115,000
  • Compound growth rate (p.a) 21.2%
  • Rented $450/w or 3.2% yield
  • Large 700 sqm block
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – low at 1.2%
  • Popular School catchment
  • Short drive to University, Hospital and beaches
What we liked

A proven performing suburb with a long-term growth rate of 8.36% p.a

0.6%
Vacancy Rates
Case Study

Bald Hills

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

Landbank opportunity with development potential in future

Investment Details
  • Secured: Off-market $1.068m
  • Large 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 2 Car + Pool
  • 1,500 sqm with 43m frontage (3 x 500sqm lots post subdivision)
  • Over $300,000 in instant gross profit if subdivided
  • Rented with long-term tenants $685/w
  • Walk to the train station and School
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-term Suburb Growth – 9.15% p.a
  • Vacancy Rates – 0.6%
  • Days on Market - 12 days
What we liked

Rare and affordable 3-lot infill subdivision only 20km to Brisbane CBD.

5.1%
yield
Case Study

Kew

Investor Brief

Owner-occupier looking to buy a unique and quirky apartment to reside in while in Melbourne.

Investment Details
  • Secured at $652,000
  • Rental appraisal: $550/w or 5.1% yield
  • Unique heritage-listed residential estate
  • Located in Kew, a prestigious, leafy inner-city suburb of Melbourne
  • Spaciously renovated unit with loft space in addition to two bedrooms
What we liked

Character-filled 2-bedroom apartment close to the CBD, perfect to call home. Opportunity to lease in the future and benefit from the strong yield.

811 m²
Land size
Case Study

Carseldine

House
4
2
2
Investor Brief

The instructions from this client's Financial Planner was clear - Capital Growth!

Investment Details
  • Purchase Price: $1,300,000
  • Vendor rent back for 12 months $825/w
  • 822 sqm block
  • Potential to subdivide into 2 x 411 sqm
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-Term Growth: 8% p.a
  • Vacancy Rates: 0.7%
  • Short days on market - 24
What we liked

Mission accomplished by securing this large double block with future subdivision potential, in only 2 weeks from engagement.

10%
growth p.a. in
the past 15 years
Case Study

Mount Gravatt

House
3
2
2
Investor Brief

Townhouse around $500K budget, with strong growth and high rental yield

Investment Details
  • Price: From $509,000
  • Rental appraisal: From $500/ week (lower end) or 5% yield
  • 7km to a thriving CBD
  • Boutique development of only 9
  • Average growth of 10% p.a. in the past 15 years (House)
Key Investment Drivers
  • High Online demand
  • 67% Owner Occupiers
  • Affordable Market (29%)
What we liked

This boutique block of only 9 x 2 + 3 Bed townhouses, 7km to a thriving CBD, were great value around the $500k mark with strong rental yields at 4.7%. The owner-occupier focus and quality of these townhouses will ensure high growth and rental demand for many years to come.

8.8%
Compound growth
rate (p.a)
Case Study

Leichhardt

House
3
2
Investor Brief

Inner city house for investment and relocation

Investment Details
  • Purchased $1,533,000 in 2019
  • Current value $1,900,00 in 2022
  • Capital gain $367,000
  • Compound growth rate (p.a) 8.8%
  • Rented $1,000/w or 3.4% yield
Key Investment Drivers
  • Long-term suburb growth 8.25% p.a
  • Only 6km to CBD
  • Short drive to University, Hospital and CBD
What we liked

Recently renovated and super convenient location

$470k
Gross profit
before tax
Case Study

Norman Park

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

Custom Built House in blue ribbon address

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $2,460,000
  • Project timeframe: 18 months
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $2,900,000
  • Gross profit $470k before tax
  • Rented: $1,850/w or 4.2% yield on project costs
  • Only 4km to CBD
  • 607 sqm lot
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.8%
  • Long-term growth – 9.15% p.a
What we liked

What’s not to like about a piece of blue-chip real estate with a strong rental yield?! Only 6km CBD, walk to the train, surrounded by the top private and public schools. Tick, tick tick!

8.5%
suburb growth rate
Case Study

Lara

House
3
1
2
Investor Brief

Rentvestor looking to diversify their portfolio into new markets having already bought properties in Sydney and Brisbane.

Investment Details
  • Secured at $580,000
  • Rental appraisal: $450/w
  • Tidy home sitting on an oversized 791sqm lot
  • Quiet culdesac position
  • Easy access to primary and secondary schools, shops and public transport options
Key Investment Drivers
  • $45,000 capital gain in just 6 months
  • Long-term suburb growth rate: 8.5%
  • Vacancy rate: low at 0.7%
What we liked

Property outperformed the market average growth rate and continues to acheive tight vacancy rates, all at an affordable price point.

Low 0.9%
Vacancy Rate
Case Study

Wavell Heights

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

Custom Built House in blue ribbon address

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $1,934,084
  • Project timeframe: 18 months
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $2,500,000
  • Gross profit $450k before tax
  • Rented: $1,800/w or 4.8% yield on project costs
  • Only 8km to CBD
  • 640 sqm lot
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.9%
  • Long-term growth – 9.86% p.a
What we liked

Another custom build comes to completion for our time-poor client. Fully sourced, managed, and delivered by the team at Sound Property®. At the long-term growth rate (past 25 years), this property is set to double in value over the next 7 years

8.87%
p.a. Long-term growth
Case Study

Annerley

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

2 x Custom Built Houses in blue ribbon address

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $2,500,000
  • Project timeframe: 24 months
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $3,500,000
  • Gross profit $1m before tax
  • Rented: $2,500/w or 5.2% yield on project costs
  • Only 6km to CBD
  • 2 x 405 sqm lots
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.9%
  • Long-term growth – 8.87% p.a
What we liked

183% return on client’s funds in 24 months = $1m gross profit before tax. On top of this great result, the client will now benefit from $2,500/w in combined rental income (5.2% yield), making the investment positive cashflow as it grows further in value.

9.86%
p.a Long-term growth
Case Study

Mount Gravatt East

House
5
3
Investor Brief

Custom Built knockdown/rebuild

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $1,600,000
  • Project timeframe: 14 months
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $2,100,000
  • Gross profit $500k before tax
  • Rented: $1,400/w or 4.9% yield on project costs
  • Only 12km to CBD
  • High end finishes and inclusions
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.8%
  • Long-term growth – 9.86% p.a
What we liked

Another custom build comes to completion for our time-poor client. Fully sourced, managed, and delivered by the team at Sound Property®. At the long-term growth rate (past 25 years), this property is set to double in value over the next 7 years.

$1.1m
Gross profit
before tax
Case Study

Tarragindi

House
4
3
1
Investor Brief

2 x Custom Built House and Land in blue ribbon address

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $2,800,000
  • Project timeframe: 24 months
  • Dual living houses on 400 sqm blocks
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $3,900,000
  • Gross profit $1.1m before tax
  • Rented: $3,000/w or 5.5% yield on project costs
  • Only 6km to CBD
  • High end finishes and inclusions
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.6%
  • Long-term growth – 10.26% p.a
What we liked

Nestled on the side of a hill with sweeping district views. These houses feature a seperate self-contained unit downstairs. Only 6km to the CBD in a blue ribbon postcode with solid long-term growth.

$1m
Gross profit
before tax
Case Study

Hendra

House
5
3.5
2
Investor Brief

Premium Custom Built House and Land in high demand suburb

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $2,050,000
  • Large 390 sqm house on 700 sqm block
  • Bank valuation on completion: $3,050,000
  • Rented: $2,300/w or 5.8% yield on project costs
  • Comparable sales support over $1,000,000 inbuilt equity or 50% instant gain
  • Only 6km to CBD
  • High growth suburb averaging 11.02% p.a growth for past 15 years
  • Short walk to shops, train and schools
  • High end finishes and inclusions
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.5%
  • Online demand – High
  • Population growth – High 2% p.a
What we liked

Only 6km to the CBD, this blue-ribbon address in a high demand suburb has been consistently achieving 11% capital growth p.a for the past 15 years. Clients made some solid inbuilt equity by the time the property was complete and will prove a strong long-term buy and hold

9.86%
p.a. Long-term growth
Case Study

Wavell Heights

House
5
3
2
Investor Brief

Custom Built knockdown/rebuild in blue ribbon address

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $1,600,000
  • Project timeframe: 18 months
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $2,200,000
  • Gross profit $600k before tax
  • Rented: $1,600/w or 5.2% yield on project costs
  • Only 8km to CBD
  • High end finishes and inclusions
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.8%
  • Long-term growth – 9.86% p.a
What we liked

Another custom build comes to completion for our time-poor client. Fully sourced, managed, and delivered by the team at Sound Property®. At the long-term growth rate (past 25 years), this property is set to double in value over the next 7 years.

5.2%
Rental yield on
project costs
Case Study

Chermside West

House
5
3.5
2
Investor Brief

Premium Custom Built House and Land in high demand suburb

Investment Details
  • Total project costs: $1,600,000 (per house)
  • Project timeframe: 22 months
  • Large 343 sqm house on 500 sqm block
  • Agent appraisal on completion: $1,850,000 (per house)
  • Rented: $1,600/w or 5.2% yield on project costs
  • Only 10km to CBD
  • Short drive to major Westfield and Hospital
  • High end finishes and inclusions
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Low 0.5%
  • Online demand – High
What we liked

Exhibit A and B – Helping to grow wealth through strategic property investments. Perched at the top of a hill overlooking the water, CBD, and mountain ranges. Looking back less than two years this raw land was a bargain.. at the time it was the record price for the suburb!

9.2%
p.a Compound Growth
Case Study

Buderim

House
4
2
2
Investor Brief

Low risk, blue chip, buy and hold house and land in desirable community

Investment Details
  • Purchased $705,000 in 2017
  • Current value $1,500,000 in 2024
  • Capital gain $795,000
  • Compound growth rate (p.a) 9.2%
  • Rented $710/w or 5.2% yield
  • Large 700sqm block
Key Investment Drivers
  • Vacancy Rates – Super low at 0.4%
  • Popular School catchment
  • Short drive to University, Hospital and beaches
What we liked

A blue ribbon, affluent demographic on the Sunshine Coast. Extremely tight vacancy rates, strong rentals and booming infrastructure projects make this a solid buy and hold.


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