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Top 10 Questions for First Time Investors

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Property investment can be quite intimidating, especially for first-time investors. With some research, we have composed and answered the top 10 questions asked we receive from our subscribers.

We hope you find it helpful.

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How to Switch Lenders and Feel Good About it

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Picture this. You’re about to purchase another investment property and want your money to go further, so finding a better rate on your current home loan is just what you need.

Plus, it just so happens that you’ve heard about a better deal with another lender, so what now?

Do you go or stay?

It’s no secret that without a mortgage most homeowners would be financially free, so it makes sense to want to pay off your home loan as soon as possible.

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Property Investment Finance Fundamentals [SlideShare]

Getting the most appropriate finance option to suit your property investing strategy and goals, is a crucial piece of the investing jigsaw.

Finance for homes and investment properties is a hugely competitive industry, with many lenders and types of loans available to you.

 

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Property Price Guide Terminology

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Whether you are just starting out in property investment, or are a seasoned expert, the language and terminology used can be confusing.  

Here we break down some of the most regularly used terms to help you on your search.  

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[On-Demand Webinar] Crucial Depreciation Tips to Help Boost Your Cash Flow



As a property investor you are legally entitled to claim the depreciation of your investment property against your taxable income, enhancing cash flow. 

This recorded webinar, features one of Australia's foremost depreciation experts revealing some great tips to help you maximise your after-tax cash flow and ensure you claim your full legal entitlement through depreciation. 

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[On-Demand Webinar] How to Identify Discount Opportunities and Negotiate Better


During this recorded webinar you will learn how to
identify discount opportunities to maximise your property investing potential.

We will help you gain confidence with an interactive step-by-step demonstration of the investment process so you can see for yourself how easy it can be to source suitable and profitable property with our online tools.  

By putting the correct strategies in place you can achieve your investment goals.

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[On-Demand Webinar] Introduction to the Real Estate Investar Concierge Service

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This web
inar recording will take you through Real Estate Investar's brand new Concierge Service.

Learn how we can help you build a successful and sustainable property portfolio despite any hurdles that may be currently standing in your way.  

If you have the desire to take action with your property investing and buy your next investment property within 6 months, this webinar is for you.  

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[Infographic] Good Debt vs Bad Debt

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Living life creates debt.

Owning your own home, cars, dining out, and generally enjoying life, all costs money, that you can earn from your income or borrow from a financial institution.

When you are deep in debt, you restrict your ability to build wealth before you’ve even had the chance to start.

That’s why you need an effective debt elimination strategy, a customised plan of action, and a clear understanding of the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ debt.
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4 Inherent Risks of Property Investing

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The purpose of this article is to identify potential risks associated with real estate investing, and how investors can manage them.

With any type of investment comes risk. Your level of comfort with investment risk will usually depend on your current financial situation, age and your personal circumstances at the time.

The principles of working out your level of comfort with investment risk are the same no matter what type of investment you are considering.


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[Infographic] Pros and Cons of Variable and Fixed Home Loans

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With so many different types of property investment loans and lenders available it is difficult to know where to begin and how much to borrow.

This infographic lists some pros and cons that you can consider when it comes to deciding between a variable and a fixed rate loan to help weigh up which is the better option for you.


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5 Options for Residential Property Investment Opportunities

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The purpose of this article is to identify the various types of residential properties availa
ble for investors to invest in and how they each could be beneficial.

Residential property is the most popular type of real estate investment.

Among them, freestanding houses are the most desired by investors due to their high rental income and capital growth.

But they aren't the only option! 

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6 Benefits of Using a Mortgage Broker

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A mortgage broker is the middleman between the borrower (yourself) and the lender (banks), who can get you the best home loan or finance to suit your circumstances.


Mortgage brokers do all the legwork, researching products on the market from the hundreds available and work directly with the borrower to support you through the application and settlement process.

Mortgage brokers will help you have a full understanding of the paperwork and terms and conditions before signing the bottom line.

Here are 6 benefits of using a mortgage broker.

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Budgeting for Maintenance on your Investment Property

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The purpose of this article is to outline the importance of budgeting for maintenance involved in owning an investment property.

By setting a realistic budget for regular maintenance and understanding how you may need to distribute your money can help you avoid small issues turning into major costly repairs.

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4 Investment Property Exit Strategies

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The purpose of this article is to help investors understand the options available when planning to exit an investment property.

You may think selling your investment property is the smartest exit strategy, however, there are many other options to consider first.

Some strategies might be better suited to your needs than others.  

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[Case Study] Tess Bins - Capital Growth Strategy


This case study is from Real Estate Investar subscriber Tess Bins, and how she used Real Estate Investar to apply the capital growth strategy.

I joined Real Estate Investar almost a year ago and have since gone on to buy four buy and hold properties which my partner and I are very happy about.

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