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Buying Property Sight Unseen - 5 Essential Tips

In the current climate, we are starting to see a big push away from CBDs, with both investors and homebuyers looking to regional areas and even interstate to find properties. With the low level of stock on the market, it is causing a number of buyers to put in offers on properties without ever seeing them. For many people, the idea of buying property sight unseen could be a scary proposition, however, there are a number of things you can do to make sure you’re mitigating any risks.

7 Tips For Renting Your Investment Property Out Privately

Although ‘upgraders’ once dominated the Australian house buyers market, there has been a rapidly growing trend over recent years for turning a home into an investment property and building a small yet strong portfolio.

Australian Suburbs Where it's Cheaper to Buy than Rent

To own, or to rent? That's the question many investors and home owners ask themselves. So how do you know which option is better for your hip pocket, now and for your future?  The location of your property can help determine which avenue is smarter. This infographic shows the top three suburbs in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that make more sense to purchase than to rent. 

6 Tips for Buying Investment Property at Auction

For real estate investors looking for their next opportunity, property investment auctions present unique opportunities and also challenges. Compared to private treaty sales, at an auction you are bidding against other potential buyers and the highest bidder will win. And if you are bidding against a competitive field, coming out on top without overpaying can be a difficult task. So here are six tips that can help you succeed negotiating at auction.

5 Tips for Making an Offer on a Property

For most people, whether they are owner-occupiers or property investors, purchasing a property is not a decision to be taken lightly. For that reason, it’s important that you understand the process of making an offer, which will allow you to hopefully get the best deal you can. One of the final stages in the buying process is putting an offer in, however, there is a fair bit of groundwork you need to do before you get to that point. Putting an offer in on a property is a combination of understanding the value of the property and then negotiating to try and achieve the best outcome for all parties. Here are five tips for you to consider before making an offer on a property, whether it is going to be your home or an investment property.

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.

How to Invest in Distressed Property

The discount property investment strategy involves purchasing investment property below valuation, not below the vendor’s asking price. 

Property Investment for Beginners

    Property has long been considered a popular path of wealth creation for Australians. Buying their own home is often the first significant investment most people make, and purchasing another property may well be the second, even before shares and other assets. This article gives you an introduction to property investment and some of the key points to consider before buying your first property.

Comparable Sales Research on Your Next Investment Property

Finding accurate and timely comparable sales data is a vital part of your research before purchasing an investment property.

Supply and Demand in Property Investment

Supply and demand is one of the most fundamental concepts of economics and the cornerstone of a market economy. There are several indicators of property investing supply and demand within a market that you can measure and track when it comes to property investment to help with your research.

8 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Property Investing Goals in 2020

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 seasoned 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 2020 property investing goals and ensure you don't lose sight of them and are able to take the necessary steps to see them achieved.

[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] Australia's Top Yielding Suburbs for July 2018

Do you want to invest in a rental property that will give you premium yields?  The location of your rental property can help determine how much return you are likely to make and ultimately how successful the property is as an investment which generates positive cash flow for you. Yes, those four little numbers mean much more than helping the postman, they make a huge impact on your investment, so pay attention! For a rental property to give you the best possible return you can consider starting your search by targeting a location which produces high gross rental yields.

9 Tips for First Time Property Investors

Purchasing investment property can be complex.   This infographic shows 9 tips for first time property investors. It can can help you start your property investing journey more successfully and set you on your way to a profitable investing career.  Hope it helps!

What is LVR?

LVR is an acronym that stands for Loan to Value Ratio. It is the proportion of money you borrow compared to the value of the property, and expressed as a percentage. Lenders use this to help assess the risk factor of borrowers before deciding whether to approve a loan. 

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