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Pros and Cons of Investing in Holiday Homes

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Investing in holiday homes can be a successful property investment strategy and have the dual benefit of providing you a lifestyle investment too if you use the property yourself.

So here is a list of the pros and cons that you need to consider before you take the plunge and pursue this strategy.

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[On-Demand Webinar] Holiday Homes as a Profitable Property Investment


This new webinar covers exactly how to get started with holiday homes as a profitable property investment strategy.

In this blog you will find:

  • A video recording of the live webinar which was presented on 11 February 2015.
  • A video recording of the Q&A session which followed the webinar.
  • A downloadable copy of the slide deck.

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How to Invest in Property: 6 Essential Tips

Understanding how to invest in property can be complex, and each investor will have their own unique journey to follow and goals to achieve.

This is designed to be an article aimed at first time investors who want some practical tips that can help them get started, along with some free tools, data and resources to assist along the way.

As always, please use the comments at the bottom to give us your feedback.

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Importance of Due Diligence in Property Investment

The purpose of this article is to outline the process of due diligence, and the importance of this process in property investment.

Comprehensive due diligence in property investment is a risk management strategy that should be undertaken by all serious real estate investors.

It is not only the most prudent property investors who engage in thorough due diligence before making an offer on a property, but business-minded and serious real estate investors who can appreciate the risk that a bad investment could have on their entire portfolio.

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Beginners Guide to Using Equity in Property Investment

If you are planning to buy your next investment property, it’s possible to use the equity in your home or other investment properties to help you do so. 

You can gain equity by your property increasing in value, whether that is through capital growth or renovation, or paying off your home loan. Check out this beginners guide to using equity to learn more.

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Is It Time to Fix Your Mortgage?

A growing number of Australia's biggest banks and top economists have changed their tune from talk of rate hikes to predictions of rate cuts next year, so what does that mean for borrowers?

Is now the time to lock in a low fixed rate, or are variable rates the way to go?

Banks big and small have spent much of the year trying to lure in new customers with temptingly-low fixed mortgage rates, and borrowers have been lapping it up, amid expectations that rates would start rising in 2015.

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7 Property Investing Market Fundamentals

Whether you are an aspiring property investor considering taking the plunge or a full time investor wanting to brush up your knowledge, this article can give you some key property investing market fundamentals to consider.

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Financing Your Property Investment Purchase

Here's a handy guide to get you started on financing your property investment purchase.

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Property Investment Strategies - Capital Growth

There is no way to guarantee that the property you buy will increase in value, but in order to increase your chances, you need to carry out detailed research on the property you are interested in and the suburb it resides in.

The capital growth property investing strategy is still very popular amongst property investors, and although the first few years of holding an investment property can be challenging, remember that capital growth can grow your equity if you invest wisely after carrying out thorough research.
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Comparable Sales Research on Your Next Investment Property

Finding accurate and timely comparable sales data is a vital part of your research before purchasing an investment property.
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Negotiating Your Next Investment Property Purchase

Negotiation is a discussion between two or more parties, intended to reach an understanding, agreement or to gain an overall advantage in outcome.

Each party will try and gain the advantage for themselves by the end of the negotiating process. This article can give you some negotiating tips to help you purchase your next property at the best possible price.

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Guide to Buying Off-the-plan Investment Property

Purchasing property off-the-plan means entering a contract to buy the property before or during its construction, so you can view the design and building plans but you won’t be able to inspect the finished property until construction is complete.

Many people consider buying off-the-plan because they anticipate the property will be worth more once it is completed. 

After all, it seems logical that if you sign a contract to purchase a property at today’s prices, it should be worth more when construction is completed one to three years time. 

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Supply and Demand in Property Investment

Supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and the cornerstone of a market economy.

There are several indicators of property investing supply and demand within a market that you can measure and track when it comes to property investment to help with your research.

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6 Tips for Buying Investment Property at Auction

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For real estate investors looking for their next opportunity, property investment auctions present unique opportunities and also challenges.

Compared to private treaty sales, at an auction you are bidding against other potential buyers and the highest bidder will win.
And if you are bidding against a competitive field, coming out on top without overpaying can be a difficult task. So here are six tips that can help you succeed negotiating at auction.
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