Australia has always been regarded as a great place to live, and with life expectancy increasing, the facts prove this is the case.
The latest figures from the ABS show that over the past two decades, the median age of the Australian population has increased four years.
While this spells good news for anyone living here, it does create difficulties later in life. People's retirement savings might not be enough to give them the lifestyle they want, leaving them little option but to look for alternative sources of income.
ING Direct recently found that 13.2 per cent of people's income is expected to be boosted by investing in property – the second most popular option after increasing savings.
Taking a closer look at property in Australind could be just what you need to build that all-important nest egg and give you the post-work lifestyle you have always dreamt of.
"Working Australians are contributing almost one tenth of their salary into super every year," said John Arnott, executive director of Customers at ING Direct.
"That's a significant investment over a working life and yet people still have limited belief in their super to support their retirement."
For help finding your first investment property, get in touch with the Ray White Bunbury team.