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Good Debt Versus Bad Debt

The difference between good and bad debt is important to understand and recognise. Owning your own home, cars, dining out, and generally enjoying life, all costs money and may create debt. While debt is an essential part of everyday life, it can also wear out its welcome, and wear down your desire to dream for a better tomorrow. One of the reasons why so many Australians are restricted in their ability to achieve their financial goals is because they are simply ‘drowning’ in debt.

House Prices Close Out 2020 Strongly

Despite experts suggesting house prices were going to see a sharp contraction in 2020, the latest data indicates the opposite has occurred. According to CoreLogic, house prices increased in value across the country in 2020, finishing the year 3.0% higher across the nation.

Types of Subdivisions

As demand for land increases due to population growth or residents wanting to live closer to the center of the city, subdivision has increased in popularity. Subdivision divides an existing area of land into two or more segments. This allows for separate properties to be built on these new segments.

7 Property Investing Market Fundamentals

Whether you are an aspiring property investor considering taking the plunge or a full time investor wanting to brush up your knowledge, this article gives you seven key property investing market fundamentals to consider.

5 Smart Investments That Could Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property

Despite a challenging 2020, and the volatile property market that’s come with it, property values are finally creeping upwards, increasing across much of Australia. This marks great news for those planning to turn their home into an investment property, but organic increases in value are only one half of the story. It may be possible to increase the value of your home beyond the base market rate by making a few smart investments that not only boost property values but also reduce average days on the market. Here are five changes that could generate a significant return on investment:

5 Property Investment Ownership Options

This article identifies the ownership options available for investors when considering the journey of real estate investment. As each investor has different financial and personal circumstances some options will be more suited to you than others.

8 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Property Investing Goals in 2021

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 existing 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 2021 property investing goals and ensure you don't lose sight of them and are able to take the necessary steps to see them achieved.

What Every Successful Property Investor Should Do Over Christmas

It's tempting to throw out the property investment 'to-do' list when December comes around, with the best of intentions, to give it another go next year. If you ticked off your goals this year and grew your portfolio successfully, congratulations, it's time to put your feet up! However, if you didn't quite manage to do everything you wanted to do with your property in 2020, then maybe it's time to take some action while everyone else is winding down? Why not throw a little investment preparation in amongst the festivities this holiday season? You'll have the time, and it may just give you an excuse to escape the house guests for a little 'me' time!

House Prices Continue to Rise Across the Country

Despite the negative headlines early in the year, house prices across the country have continued to rise with experts signalling there could be more gains ahead in 2021.

5 Tips for Finding a Good Development Project

Purchasing a good development can help you gain a positively geared property for your portfolio. Here are some factors you should consider in your research and due diligence.

Cash Rate On Hold at 0.10%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

5 Property Investment Strategies

The great thing about investing in property is that there are a multitude of ways that everyday investors can make money. There are different property investment strategies that can be used, depending on what your goals are and what you’re trying to achieve. These strategies can also be used on a range of different priced properties in different locations, meaning that there is always a strategy that you can use in most market conditions to help achieve some great returns. Here are five property investment strategies that you can consider using on your next property purchase.

6 Essential Members of Your Property Investment Team

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.

Find and Assess Subdivision and Development Sites Like a Pro [On-Demand Webinar]

Prospecting for new, feasible development sites is hard. Which is why Real Estate Investar is excited to be partnering with Archistar. We aim to make identifying and assessing small scale property development opportunities as quick, painless and accurate as possible. We are thrilled to be adding Archistar's deep-dive property development software to our already powerful suite of tools to make property development easier for investors. Level the playing field and use the same platform that Mirvac, Frasers and other major property developers are using to assess their next site! Real Estate Investar members will have access to the Archistar "Starting Out" package with the following features: National access Find Sites - search, site details, filter and digital planning library Map Visualisations - base package which includes zoning, overlays, heritage, building height, contours, flooding, bushfire and basic satellite imagery Assess Sites - quick estimate (residual land value) and due diligence reports Domain Listings and Suburb Insights Commercial Real Estate Listings

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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