Investment in residential real estate is growing in popularity in Australia, which isn’t surprising given our market conditions.
Australia's population growth, favourable taxation regime, historic low interest rates, growth in property values and use of investment properties as a retirement asset are all contributing to this popularity.
This blog shows some of the key residential property investment statistics that have been prevalent recently.
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So, you've found the perfect project - a property below fair market value, it is poorly presented, well below the suburb median price and you believe it has great potential as an investment property you can renovate for profit.
Before you start on your renovation however, here is a checklist of 10 renovation mistakes to avoid.Read More
So here is a list of the pros and cons that you need to consider before you take the plunge and pursue this strategy.
This new webinar covers exactly how to get started with holiday homes as a profitable property investment strategy.
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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.
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
Here's a handy guide to get you started on financing your property investment purchase.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.