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Cash Rate On Hold at 0.10%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision  

[Infographic] 10 Tips To Minimise Vacancy Rates

  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.

Pros and Cons of Renting Out Your Investment as an Airbnb

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.

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.

Benefits of Auctioning Your Property

When the time comes to sell your property, most vendors are hoping to achieve the very best price. While some sellers might be looking for a quick sale for any number of reasons, if you’re wanting to maximise the sale price, the most effective way to do it is often by taking your property to auction. There are a number of benefits to auctioning your property:

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. 

Common Mistakes for DIY Property Managers

Managing your own property instead of using a professional property manager can save you 5-9% of your weekly income, but you’ll need to be aware of the legal implications, tenancy legislation and paper work to avoid the pitfalls and common mistakes.

[Infographic] 6 Ways to Optimise your Property Portfolio

Optimising your property investment portfolio is a key goal for any property investor, looking to maximise the return on their investments.  You can achieve this in a number of different ways, depending on the types of property you own and your long term goals. Your goal should be to improve the performance of your portfolio, whether it is improved capital growth, manufactured equity or additional cash flow and income.

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.

RBA Announcement - 2 April 2019

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Cash Rate Unchanged at 1.50%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

Pros and Cons of Positive Cash Flow Investments

The positive cash flow property investment strategy involves seeking out properties where monthly income exceeds holding costs.   This will generate surplus cash flow for you pre-tax.

4 Inherent Risks of Property Investing

With any type of investment comes risk and these risks can act as barriers to your investing. Your level of comfort with investment risk will usually depend on your current financial situation, age, your personal circumstances and your experience.

Landlord Insurance - Commonly Asked Questions

Landlord insurance aims to protect landlords from tenancy related risks to their investment property

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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