Following the federal election last weekend (September 7), there have been calls that a renewed sense of confidence will be retuning to various industries across the nation, including real estate.

Regardless of whether you're interested in purchasing property for you and your family to occupy, or simply looking for a slice of the investment pie, now could be the perfect time to take a look into the real estate industry.

If you are interested in purchasing an investment property, the latest study from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria could be of particular interest to you.

The results have found that investing in an area with a higher number of renters could help to improve your home's capital gains growth and help you to earn more from your property in the long run.

For example, suburbs where less than 40 per cent of the households in the area were rented, the median house price increased by 67 per cent over the last ten years.

Compare this with suburbs where over 40 per cent of the households were rented and experienced a growth of 81 per cent over the last ten years, this could be valuable information for anyone investigating property investment loans and beginning or expanding their current property portfolio.

While there are a wider number of different factors that affect the overall capital gains growth of properties across Australia, highlighting the fact that the number of renters isn't one of them could be crucial when it comes to scoping out potential investment spots across the nation.

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