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Dennis Wong

Dennis Wong

Real Estate Investar product specialist.

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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 subscribers.

Compare Australia's Best Property Investment Research and Data Tools

  Property investors and property professionals are always asking us how we differ from CoreLogic RP Data and APM Pricefinder. We partner with both platforms giving you access to two of the very best property research and property data tools available in Australia. Pair your preferred property data and research tool with Real Estate Investar's powerful search and analysis tools. Our property investment platform enables property investors to replace emotional decision making with data-driven property investing, with access to the same tools the property professionals use. Both RP Data and PriceFinder provide the latest property research and property data tools for desktop valuations and reports, verified and obtained direct from the Valuer General's Office. Read more for a brief overview of some of the key differences between RP Data and Pricefinder and our special Real Estate Investar pricing options.

BRAND NEW FEATURE: 2 lots on 1 title keywords added to Subdivision Strategy filter

Finding 2 lots on 1 title for subdividing is now even easier as Real Estate Investar has added a number of keywords to help identify these opportunities. The search may even locate a widow block. This is now available for all current members of Real Estate Investar's Pro Membership.

[Infographic] Australia's Highest Renovation Suburbs for April 2019

Renovating an investment property can be a profitable investment when done strategically. It has become a popular choice of property investment to add value to a property portfolio, particularly for those who can do the work themselves.

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. 

[Podcast Episode 9] Tips to target positive cashflow property & how desktop valuation estimates are generated

In episode 9, we provide 5 simple steps to target positive cashflow properties and provide insight on how desktop valuation estimates are calculated.

[Podcast Episode 8] Tips for Purchasing Land and Frequently Asked Questions

In this episode we chat to Anthony Tassone and discuss the processes involved with Land Purchases. We also address a few Frequently Asked Questions regarding property investment.

[Podcast Episode 7] Building Inspections, Buying Old Vs New Homes, and Part 2 of our Top 10 Risks for Property Investors

In this episode we discuss building inspections, investing in existing property vs new, plus don't miss part 2 of our top 10 risks for property investors.

[Podcast Episode 6] Tips on how to Negotiate Successfully & Top 10 Risks investors should be aware of (Part 1)

In this episode we provide you with tips on how to Negotiate Successfully when it comes to real estate investing or buying your home & top 10 risks that property investors should be aware of (Part 1).

[Podcast Episode 5] Strata Titling, Subdivisions & the Top 8 Federal Budget Changes

In this episode we discuss strata titling and subdivisions as a property investment strategy, and the top 8 federal budget changes that will affect property buyers as of 1 July 2017.

[Podcast Episode 4] Investing in Holiday Homes as a Strategy & Federal Budget Changes affecting Depreciation Deductions

In this episode of the Property Investing Podcast, we discuss holiday homes as a property investment strategy, and the recent Australian Government proposed changes to reduce depreciation deductions for property investors.

[Podcast Episode 3] Cash Flow Positive Properties, House & Unit Update by Dr Nicola Powell and Renovations

In this episode, we discuss the strategy of using Cash Flow Positive Properties. We chat to Dr Nicola Powell of the Domain Group who will be providing us with a house and unit update across major markets. We also talk to James Lawrence who provides us with some useful information and tips for those that are looking at home renovations.

[Podcast Episode 2] Federal Budget Changes, Tips for Buying at Discount & advice on starting your Property Career

In this Episode we discuss the recent Australian Federal Budget Changes in 2017 and how they will affect investors when it comes to depreciation claims. Tips on how to use Discount as a property investment strategy. We also talk to James Lawrence who also provides us with his Top 10 tips on starting your property investing career.

[Podcast Episode 1] Market update by Dr Andrew Wilson, Pros & Cons of Granny Flats, & June's Cash Rate Announcement

In our very first episode, Dr Andrew Wilson Domain's Chief Economist will be providing us with a brief market update. We also discuss some of the Pros & Cons of Granny Flats, investing in off the plan properties and then finally a quick update on this month’s cash rate announcement.

Ways to Finance Your Property Investment Purchase

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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