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James Lawrence

James Lawrence

James is the Marketing Manager at Real Estate Investar and has been with the company for over 10 years.

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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.

Domain Q3 House Price Report - latest property trends

Domain has released its latest quarterly house price report. The report reveals national house prices are down over the quarter and year, with Sydney recording the largest annual fall in house prices.

[Infographic] 5 Easy Ways to Find Positive Cashflow Property

The positive cash flow property investment strategy involves purchasing property that will create surplus cashflow pre-tax. This blog is aimed at property investors of all levels of experience, and covers: Some goals you can aim to achieve if you are looking to find and purchase positive cashflow property. A process to follow to help you find, analyse and research positive cashflow opportunities How-to videos which demonstrate how we can help you find high yielding property.

[Infographic] Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Living life creates debt. Owning your own home, cars, dining out, and generally enjoying life, all costs money, that you can earn from your income or borrow from a financial institution. When you are deep in debt, you restrict your ability to build wealth before you’ve even had the chance to start. That’s why you need an effective debt elimination strategy, a customised plan of action, and a clear understanding of the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ debt.

[Infographic] Essential Tips When Renovating Investment Properties

Renovating investment property is a popular strategy which can give you and your property many benefits, including: increasing the value of the property higher rents improved cash flow Better occupancy rates This infographic gives you some of the essential tips you will need if you are considering a renovation. And don't forget to download our free renovation budget calculator and suburb report pack to help you with your next deal!

Benefits of Refinancing Your Home Loan

If you haven’t checked your home loan lately, now could be the time to evaluate your current package while interest rates are at a record low. Carrying out a full financial review on the loans on your principal place of residence and investment properties can improve your cash flow substantially. Sounds appealing.

[Infographic] Suburbs with the Biggest Turnaround in Median Price

We've researched which suburbs in each state have experienced the highest percentage in turnaround in median price from positive to negative over a two year period. So now you can better understand where you could buy or sell for profit. You can also download the full report 'Turnaround Median Price Suburbs', which contains 8 other unique suburb reports too, by clicking here.

6 Tips for Saving for a Deposit

One of the largest outlays you will have when you buy your next investment property is the deposit. This blog gives you some quick ideas to help you save more efficiently if you are using a cash deposit.

Buying Property With a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF)

Thousands of Australian investors have taken control of their super funds and are using them to invest in property. Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have become the single biggest asset class in Australia. 2013 statistics show that the number of self-managed super funds registered each week in Australia is now over 1000. This essential guide includes SMSF pros and cons, frequently asked questions and how to learn more if you are interested in setting one up yourself and this pursuing this strategy.

8 Property Investing Tips for Young Investors

Many people begin their property investing journey at a young age, gaining early long-term benefits. However, being a young property investor also means you may face several obstacles and challenges along the way. Here are eight essential tips all young investors should consider before starting their property investing journey, in order to get the best possible results.

[Infographic] 10 Tips to be a Successful Property Investor

Property investment can be complex, so here are ten quick tips to help you be a more successful property investor. This list is not exhaustive, so please add any of your own in the comments below, we would love to hear your views. Thanks for reading and good luck with your property investment.

[Infographic] Residential vs Commercial Property Investment

Property investment comes in many different forms; commercial property investing covers shops, factories, offices and warehouses, while residential property investing includes holiday lets, short stay, long-term rentals and student accommodation. Both are feasible options depending on your financial situation and level of experience. This infographic lists some general pros and cons that you can consider when it comes to commercial and residential property investing to help weigh up which is the better option for you.

[Infographic] Why You Need a Property Inspection Before Investing

A pre-purchase property inspection is carried out by a qualified, professional inspector who provides information on the property’s current condition. It enables you to make informed decisions about the property and be aware of any significant problems before you decide to buy it. This infographic highlights why you should get a property inspection carried out before you buy your next property investment, and a list of reminders to ensure it ticks all the right boxes.

[Infographic] 5 Simple Tips for Commercial Property Investing

Commercial investment property is an easy-to-implement investment strategy that can help property investors generate high income and gain long-term rewards. Commercial properties can give you key advantages, such as low competition, long leases, low vacancies, high returns, and affordable entry points. This infographic gives you 5 simple tips that can help you begin your search for commercial investment properties and replace your income.

Residential Property Investment Statistics and Trends

Investment in residential real estate is growing in popularity in Australia, which isn’t surprising given our market conditions. Australia's population growth, favourable taxation regime, historic low interest rates, growth in property values and use of investment properties as a retirement asset are all contributing to this popularity. This blog shows some of the key residential property investment statistics that have been prevalent recently.

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