In 2009, I engaged the services of Providence Property Group to find an investment property with good growth prospects and low holding costs. After speaking with Providence I quickly realised they had a thorough understanding of the Australian residential property market; they knew where money was being spent on large scale infrastructure projects and which suburbs would benefit as a result.
On their recommendation, my wife and I purchased an off-the-plan 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with a settlement timeframe of 18 months. The project was delivered on time and I was kept up to date of the construction progress right throughout the build. On completion I was very impressed with the final product. I immediately found a tenant and achieved a rental income that was well beyond my initial expectations.
During the past two years of ownership, I have watched property values in the suburb grow. Recently out of curiosity, I obtained a market appraisal from two separate local agents. To my delight they both came back with values of $80,000 and $95,000 more than my initial purchase price. The apartment costs me very little to hold, I have not been without a tenant since settlement and I’m now in a position to purchase another property for which I will engage Providence.
I could not be happier with the service and professionalism shown by Providence, they made the whole purchasing experience enjoyable and saved me a great deal of time and effort.
Brendon & Sally Browning
As a first time investor and not knowing where to start, working with my mortgage broker, I engaged Providence to find a suitable investment property.
My main criteria was to invest in a property that was cash flow positive (I have a family and two children with mortgage commitments on our family home), with steady capital growth return.
Providence prepared a shortlist of properties with both positive and negative comments. This included statistical information and comparable sales data to help me make an informed decision.
As a result Providence sourced a three bedroom house in Sydney’s Western suburbs which fitted my capital growth and cash flow requirements. Acting on my behalf as a buyer’s agent they negotiated the lowest possible price on the house, favourable contract terms and acted exclusively in my best interests.
Taking the process further Providence then assisted with the building of a two bedroom Granny Flat on the property which increases my overall yield to almost 10%. Providence arranged all the necessary approvals including submitting the DA through the local council and working with surveyors and private certifiers to ensure all work was fully compliant with relevant laws. All work was carried out by a licensed builder who did a great job.
During the whole process Providence communicated with me regularly, openly and honestly with regular updates and photos of the flat construction. In the final stages Providence helped secured a good tenant and both the house and granny flat are rented providing me with cash flow positive income and solid capital growth prospects for the future.
Providence provided a comprehensive service at every level and were very professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
With their assistance we managed to make a great purchase of a great townhouse in Queensland. They made the whole process very easy.
The whole experience with them was seamless. The staff are great and we are hoping to use them again in the future.
Just wanted to thank you both for all your efforts in securing a fantastic property for us. We are very happy with the process and the result.
Dominik was a pleasure to work with and very professional. He covered all bases for us and made the purchase process easy by finding a great property that met our brief. Also very happy that it was completed in a short timeframe.
We would be happy to recommend Providence and Dominik based on our experience and would like to use your company in the future should the opportunity arise.
Martin and Joanne Dennis
I would like to extend my thanks to Lynton, Dominik and the team at Providence. They have provided me with a stress free and professional entrance into the very demanding property market. As I have no experience within this market Providence provided my wife and I the very best service and advice to assist us making decisions on our purchases.
From property searches, conveyancing, legal all the way through to the rental of the property Dominik kept us up to date and well informed of the progress. If you are looking at starting your investment journey or expanding your portfolio in the property market I can guarantee that you will receive an honest, reliable and very professional service from the Providence team.
From the experience of our journey with Providence, I can easily say that I will return to their team for any future investments and fully endorse the service they provide.
You have guided us professionally through the process which, as you know, we initially found very daunting, particularly buying in another state.
You took the time to get to know us and the needs of our family. Your knowledge of the Queensland property market is detailed and current and you made sure that we were comfortable with our decision making.
You have delivered on each and every one of your commitments to date and have made us very confident with our decision to purchase a property through our Self Managed Super Fund.
After looking on my own for over a year, missing out on several auctions and just feeling overwhelmed sifting through all the properties out there, signing up with Providence was the best decision I have made.
My Property Negotiator held my hand through the entire process, was made available to me at all times, kept me updated with daily phone calls, attended every open house and auction with me and explained in detail the pros and cons of each property.
He coordinated all aspects of the purchase from giving me capital growth reports, rental yield stats, strata reports, solicitor contacts through to even sitting in on the first meeting with the real estate agent. My entire experience with Providence since day one has been an absolute pleasure.
Locumsgroup is a multi-disciplined accounting and financial advisory practice. We have been working with Providence using their research platform and referring their selected investment properties to our valued clients. We believe that direct property investment is an essential part of a diversified investment portfolio. The challenge in selecting appropriate direct-property assets is obtaining accurate and informative research regarding the assets and the key drivers that support specific direct property recommendations.
The research that we are able to access through Providence assists us in delivering the investment outcomes our clients demand. For us, property selection is critical; understanding which markets are set for growth and which markets to avoid takes time and is capital intensive. We needed a specialist partner with this skill-set and product offering.
Providence has provided us with this solution. Their comprehensive research reports and research analysis ensures the properties they provide access to are in the right locations for growth; are priced competitively; and are constructed by award-winning builders. The Providence research and account service team ensures our practice has access to accurate and timely information, and a customer support process to fit.
Our business continues to grow from strength to strength as a result in part, of the relationship we have with Providence. The properties we have accessed have been of great benefit to our clients’ investment portfolios and future wealth creation. We are very pleased with the relationship and look forward to working with Providence for the long term.
Paul Ahearne, Braxton Chase
We are very grateful for the gift and furthermore we value your services in assisting us to locate and procure our first SMSF property.
We are also pleased that there are organisations like yours, which place the customer at the very foundation of their ethos, not just in philosophy but in practice, as you have shown.
We look forward to working with you in the future on other projects.
Ravi & Meena Berry
Right from the start, Providence Property Group impressed us with their efficient and professional manner – their approach to business not only inspired confidence, but generated the results we were looking for. We needed to partner with a reputable and honest provider of quality investment property, someone who could provide a level of independent research to help our clients make informed investment decisions.
By partnering with Providence, we were not only able to source exceptional property, we have also been able to consistently increase our revenue, bolstering our business financially while adding another reliable asset class to our product portfolio.
I would also like to make a special mention about the level of support we receive and how accessible the team at Providence are when we have questions concerning a property related matter. Nothing is too much trouble and every matter is taken care of quickly and efficiently. Providence has a streamlined process.
If you are considering diversifying your business through the referral or sale of residential real estate, I would highly recommend you speak with Lynton or Simon at Providence Property Group
Martin Jandera, Aspley Jandera
I’m very pleased with the service provided and I really liked how I didn’t feel pressured into buying a property I wasn’t 100% sure about or was at the very limit of my budget. Dominik was great as he took a lot of stress off my shoulders and was able to advise me professionally on the right properties for me