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Cash Rate on Hold at 0.25%

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision

[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.

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. 

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.

[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. Hope it helps!

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.

Budgeting for Maintenance on your Investment Property

The purpose of this article is to outline the importance of budgeting for maintenance involved in owning an investment property. By setting a realistic budget for regular maintenance and understanding how you may need to distribute your money can help you avoid small issues turning into major costly repairs.

4 Investment Property Exit Strategies

  The purpose of this article is to help investors understand the options available when planning to exit an investment property. You may think selling your investment property is the smartest exit strategy, however, there are many other options to consider first. Some strategies might be better suited to your needs than others.  

How a Property Inspection Can Save You Money

It is tempting to perceive property inspections as an unnecessary task, prolonging the property investment buying process and another expense out of your pocket. Getting a pre-purchase property inspection completed however, can actually save you thousands of dollars in future expenses and help you during the negotiating process. By investing in a professionally carried out building inspection, you avoid the possibility of expensive financial outlays due to repairs and structural damage, and also the risk of putting yourself and others in danger.      

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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