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Dos and Don'ts of Refinancing

Refinancing is a very powerful tool for property investors as it provides a means to access the equity in a property to use in order to invest elsewhere. If your goal is to build a large portfolio, arguably the most important part of the process is your ability to obtain finance and refinance when required. Not sure how to refinance in an effective way? To help you, here are the do's and don'ts of refinancing.

House Prices Continue their Upward Trend in October

Housing prices around Australia continue to see steady growth with momentum remaining strong for the time being.

Australia's Top Yielding Suburbs

Properties which have a positive cash flow are a great benefit to investors as they can assist in creating an extra source of income (pre-tax). These properties cover the costs of holding and maintenance, and allow the extra rent paid to become additional income for you to enjoy.

Cash Rate On Hold at 0.10%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision  

Australia's Best Renovation Suburbs

Renovating a property is an excellent way to increase its market value, it creates the opportunity to improve both cash flow and capital growth for the owner. Finding the right property that is ripe and ready for renovation can be a difficult first step on a renovating journey. To help your search, we have compiled a list of Australia's best renovation suburbs. This infographic shows the percentage of total renovation listings on the market by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.

National House Prices Increased by 20.3% in 12 Months

House prices across Australia have continued their strong upward trajectory in September, with values rising 1.5%. 

Australia's Best Subdivision Suburbs

Subdividing a property is an efficient way of boosting your rental income and creating equity. This strategy also provides owners with options such as selling, holding or a combination of the two.  To help you find a property with the opportunity to be subdivided, we have compiled a list of Australia's suburbs with the highest amount of subdivision properties. This infographic shows the percentage of total distressed listings on the market by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.

Australian Suburbs With the Most Distressed Properties

Distressed properties can provide an excellent source of instant equity, through the purchase of a property at a price below the deemed market value.

Housing Values Climb as Affordability Issues Loom

It’s been a stellar 12 months for house prices across the country, however, there are signs that the bull run is starting to slow down.

[Infographic] 10 Tips To Minimise Vacancy Rates

  Minimising vacancy rates gives you more financial freedom to boost cash flow and grow your investment portfolio. If your property is left vacant for too long in between tenants, it may mean you'll have to dip into your own savings to make mortgage repayments and maintain the property, which is obviously not ideal. This infographic shows 10 ways investors can keep their rental properties in high demand, so they'll never be left short changed.

Pros and Cons of Renting Out Your Investment as an Airbnb

Over the last few years, AirBnB has become an increasingly popular way for property owners to rent out their homes. Running your home or investment property as a short-term rental through Airbnb is a great way to make extra money, but it does come with some downsides that most newcomers often overlook.

Hidden Costs of Buying a Property

While property has proven itself to be arguably the best tool to build wealth, it does come with some additional costs that you do need to consider, particularly if you’re a first-time homebuyer or investor.

Red Flags to Look Out For in a Potential Property

When buying a home or an investment property, it can be very easy to get caught up on everything you love about a home or unit and forget to look at some of the potential issues. In many cases, some of the major problems are not always obvious, and it’s important to get an idea of what you need to look out for before you begin searching.

Pros and Cons of Investing in Holiday Homes

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.

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.

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