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8 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Property Investing Goals in 2018

Many people will have set property investing goals for the new year and unfortunately, many will fail to achieve them. 

Others may not set any goals at all, because it is very easy to just live in the present without a set plan to move forward, which is an easy habit to fall into.

Whether you’re a new or seasoned property investor, it can be incredibly beneficial to set property investing goals to guide your investing for the year to come.

These tips can help you set your goals for 2018 and ensure you don't lose sight of them and are able to take the necessary steps to see them achieved.

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Professional Property Manager or DIY Property Management

An excellent property manager can be an important asset to your property investing team - so choosing the correct one is a crucial decision that you need to research thoroughly. 

If you're planning on managing your property yourself, you should be aware of the common pitfalls too that you will need to avoid. 

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Ways to Finance Your Property Investment Purchase

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For most residential real estate investments you can borrow to buy an investment property with a typical deposit (or surplus equity in another property) of 20% of the purchase price.

While you can borrow more than 80% with some lenders, you need to factor in higher interest rates, lenders mortgage insurance and higher risks of larger mortgage payments.

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Adding a Granny Flat to your Property


Granny flats have become more popular with investors in recent years as a way of increasing their capital gain and rental income. These dwellings are self-contained on the same block of land and are secondary to the main property.

A granny flat has its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, laundry and so on.

Building a secondary allows you to receive dual rental return off your property for a smaller investment and can be very beneficial if done correctly.

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15 Tips for Preparing Your Property For Sale

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You get one chance to make a first impression and you’d be surprised at the seemingly insignificant things buyers can notice which can break the deal.

A property should be presented as having been well looked after with no major issues.

There are a whole range of things you can do which don’t require a lot of work or money to make your property look great.

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[On-Demand Webinar] How to Pick New Duplex Projects That Deliver Equity, Growth and Cash Flow


This new, educational webinar gives you an insight into duplex projects / dual occupancy and using this as a property investment strategy to maximise your profits and cash flow.

In this blog you will find:
  • A video recording of the live webinar and Q&A session, which was presented on 27 May 2015
  • A downloadable copy of the slide deck

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7 Property Investment Myths


There are many myths and misconceptions thrown around when it comes to property investment. 

Believing these property investing myths and making purchasing decisions because of them can increase your exposure to risk and affect your ability to build a profitable and sustainable property portfolio.

So here are some common property investment myths that you need to be aware of in order to help you plan a successful property investment strategy.

 

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10 Simple Investar Search Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks

Investar Search is a powerful search engine that allows you to use all sorts of search filters to find investment property that match your investment strategy or buying rules.

We had a quick brainstorm in the office, and here are ten simple tips to help you use Investar Search more efficiently to get better and more targeted results.

Please note this blog is aimed at Real Estate Investar Pro members. 

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Preparing Your Investment Property for Rent

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Property investors looking to have long-term tenants and receive good rental returns from their investment property need to ensure the property is desirable to tenants in the area.

You can dramatically increase the property's desirability and increase the rental intake by spending some time and money on the presentation and maintenance of your property. This should provide a good return on investment in the long term. 

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7 Tips for Managing Your Own Investment Property


If you are considering managing your own investment property  here are 7 useful tips you need to be aware of so you can maximise your rental return and ensure you get the best possible tenants.

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Property Investment Fundamentals - Building a Team to Work With

Raising the initial capital to buy into real estate can be difficult for some investors, so can tempting to bypass identifying professionals whose help will be needed. Real estate investment is much like running your own small business. Whether you have 1 or 100 properties in your portfolio, you will need to make decisions about tenants, property management, and maintenance and keep thorough records of all transactions and dealings.

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6 Tips to Maximise Your Rental Returns

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To keep a grounded view of the market and ensure you don’t lose quality tenants, consider following these simple steps.

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