The location of your investment property is often the deciding factor of whether your investment performs well or not. Because of this, there is often a lot of pressure when it comes to deciding where to purchase. For new and even established property investors, choosing the right location to buy an investment property can be the toughest part of the process.
Property in Australia has proven itself to be one of the most effective ways to build wealth over many generations. However, not everyone is ready to take the plunge and start investing in real estate.
House prices across Australia have capped a stellar 12 months, closing the year with housing prices 22.4% higher than it began.
Both commercial and residential property have the potential to add significant value to a property investor’s portfolio.
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 tick of your 2021 to do property to do list, 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!
November has proved to be another strong month for house prices around Australia, continuing the upward trend that has been in place for 14 months.
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.
Housing prices around Australia continue to see steady growth with momentum remaining strong for the time being.
House prices across Australia have continued their strong upward trajectory in September, with values rising 1.5%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.