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Cash Rate Unchanged at 1.50%


Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

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[Infographic] 6 Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent


Real estate agents can be a great asset to you as a property investor and a valuable source of information.
 
The purpose of this infographic is to identify six key questions you should consider asking the real estate agent when purchasing your next investment property.

 

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What is LVR?

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LVR is an acronym that stands for Loan to Value Ratio.

It is the proportion of money you borrow compared to the value of the property, and expressed as a percentage.

Lenders use this to help assess the risk factor of borrowers before deciding whether to approve a loan. 

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

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Walk through the strategies and tips to help you capitalise fully on the benefits of depreciation - brought to you by Real Estate Investar and Washington Brown.

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

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Home prices rise 1.5pct in April


Housing prices gained momentum in April after stalling in March, preliminary figures from CoreLogic RP Data show.

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[On-Demand Webinar] 10 Tips to Replace Your Income With Commercial Property Investing

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Learn how an easy to implement strategy of focusing on high income, commercial properties can ultimately help you replace your income and reap long-term rewards.

Learn the key advantages of commercial property investing including:

  • Less competition
  • Long leases
  • Low vacancies
  • High returns
  • Affordable entry points

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Six Steps To Becoming a Property Investor

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 The first thing prospective investors need to know is what sort of property to buy and the right price to pay for it.

If you want to make money as a property investor, you have to learn to do your research properly and thoroughly.
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[On-Demand Webinar] 7 Mistakes Property Investors Make And How To Avoid Them

 

Learn about the "Seven Deadly Sins" that the majority of property investors make and how avoiding them can help improve your property investment results.

Presented by one of Australia's leading property tax experts, Ken Raiss from Chan & Naylor, you will learn what these seven mistakes are, how to dodge them and ways you could better your approach for improved results and greater success with investment property. 

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[On-Demand Webinar] Ten Tips to be a Successful Property Investor

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You will learn the approach, principles and rules that the most successful property investors live by and apply to their investments, which the vast majority of us are unaware of.

Dennis Wong was joined on the webinar by Ken Raiss, director of Chan & Naylor, Australia’s leading property tax accounting and wealth advisory group.

They shared their expert knowledge of property investing, asset protection, business and tax planning matters in this content rich, educational webinar.  

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Real Estate Investar Wins Xero Emerging Add-on Partner Of The Year Award


Australian technology company Real Estate Investar today announced it has won the Xero Emerging Add-on Partner of the Year Award at the annual Xerocon event in Melbourne, Australia.

Real Estate Investar’s add-on integration called Portfolio Tracker  gives Real Estate Investar members and Xero partner customers the ability to synchronise their property investment portfolio data, valuation data and financial accounts.

The result, enjoy real time portfolio tracking and simpler, stress free accounting.

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Scared to Invest in Property? These 10 Facts Could Change your Mind

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I’m going to extol the benefits of investing in property and why you should take it up. Just like I did.

Previously, I’ve written about the things that could go wrong when investing in property. To give you a balanced perspective, you should also hear about the merits of investing in property, even if I appear to contradict myself a little.

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[Infographic] Dual Occupancy (Duplex) SWOT Analysis

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Dual occupancy properties (AKA Duplex) refers to two premises on one lot of land - the premises can be attached or detached.

Dual occupancy can be a good strategy for new property purchases as they often provide increased rental yield over single occupant properties.

The SWOT analysis below gives you the essential information you should be aware of when considering the purchase of a dual occupancy property.
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[On-Demand Webinar] Investing in the New Zealand Property Market for Australians

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This new, educational two part webinar covers exactly how to invest successfully in the New Zealand real estate market for Australian property investors, and also the pitfalls you need to be aware of.

Investing in the New Zealand property market for Australians is a great way to further enhance and exapand your property portfolio while watching your cash flow grow. 

In this blog you will find:

  • A video recording of the live webinars which was presented on 9 April 2015 (part 1) and 12 May 2015 (part 2).
  • A downloadable copy of the slide decks.
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Economists' Views on Interest Rates


Ahead of the Reserve Bank's board meeting on Tuesday, economists have offered their views, often understandably equivocal, on the outlook for interest rates:

 



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What Really Impacts Your Credit Score?

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When it comes to credit scores and files, there's a wealth of misinformation around what will and won't leave you with a black mark next to your name.

Here's a guide to help you separate fact from fiction and ensure you will keep the banks saying 'yes'!

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