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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.

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[Infographic] How to Spot a Growth Suburb

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Finding the next property investment hotspot is important as it can help you invest in high growth areas and potentially grow your equity quickly.

This infographic gives you some key indicators to look out for when looking for an investment hotspot or growth suburb.
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[On-Demand Webinar] Find, Analyse & Research Discounted, Renovation Opportunities


Learn how to use the latest technology to find discounted, renovation investment properties that can give you the best profits.

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Residential Property Investment Statistics and Trends

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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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[On-Demand Webinar] Property Inspection Tips

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This interactive webinar will provide you with crucial property inspection tips that you need to know before purchasing your next property investment.

In this blog you will find:

  • A video recording of the property inspection webinar and Q&A, which was presented on 18 August 2015.
  • A downloadable copy of the property investing slide deck.
  • A link to get a free quote on your next property inspection.
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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating for Profit


So, you've found the perfect project -  a property below fair market value, it is poorly presented, well below the suburb median price and you believe it has great potential as an investment property you can renovate for profit.

Before you start on your renovation however, here is a checklist of 10 renovation mistakes to avoid.

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Pros and Cons of Investing in Holiday Homes

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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.

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[On-Demand Webinar] Holiday Homes as a Profitable Property Investment


This new webinar covers exactly how to get started with holiday homes as a profitable property investment strategy.

In this blog you will find:

  • A video recording of the live webinar which was presented on 11 February 2015.
  • A video recording of the Q&A session which followed the webinar.
  • A downloadable copy of the slide deck.

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How to Invest in Property: 6 Essential Tips

Understanding how to invest in property can be complex, and each investor will have their own unique journey to follow and goals to achieve.

This is designed to be an article aimed at first time investors who want some practical tips that can help them get started, along with some free tools, data and resources to assist along the way.

As always, please use the comments at the bottom to give us your feedback.

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Importance of Due Diligence in Property Investment

The purpose of this article is to outline the process of due diligence, and the importance of this process in property investment.

Comprehensive due diligence in property investment is a risk management strategy that should be undertaken by all serious real estate investors.

It is not only the most prudent property investors who engage in thorough due diligence before making an offer on a property, but business-minded and serious real estate investors who can appreciate the risk that a bad investment could have on their entire portfolio.

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Beginners Guide to Using Equity in Property Investment

If you are planning to buy your next investment property, it’s possible to use the equity in your home or other investment properties to help you do so. 

You can gain equity by your property increasing in value, whether that is through capital growth or renovation, or paying off your home loan. Check out this beginners guide to using equity to learn more.

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Is It Time to Fix Your Mortgage?

A growing number of Australia's biggest banks and top economists have changed their tune from talk of rate hikes to predictions of rate cuts next year, so what does that mean for borrowers?

Is now the time to lock in a low fixed rate, or are variable rates the way to go?

Banks big and small have spent much of the year trying to lure in new customers with temptingly-low fixed mortgage rates, and borrowers have been lapping it up, amid expectations that rates would start rising in 2015.

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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 can give you some key property investing market fundamentals to consider.

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Financing Your Property Investment Purchase

Here's a handy guide to get you started on financing your property investment purchase.

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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.

The capital growth property investing strategy is still very popular amongst property investors, and although the first few years of holding an investment property can be challenging, remember that capital growth can grow your equity if you invest wisely after carrying out thorough research.
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