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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.

Australia's Top Yielding Suburbs

Properties which have a positive cash flow are a great benefit to investors as they can assist in creating an extra source of income (pre-tax). These properties cover the costs of holding and maintenance, and allow the extra rent paid to become additional income for you to enjoy.

Australia's Best Subdivision Suburbs

Subdividing a property is an efficient way of boosting your rental income and creating equity. This strategy also provides owners with options such as selling, holding or a combination of the two.  To help you find a property with the opportunity to be subdivided, we have compiled a list of Australia's suburbs with the highest amount of subdivision properties. This infographic shows the percentage of total distressed listings on the market by dwelling type and number of bedrooms.

Australian Suburbs With Most Distressed Properties

Distressed properties can provide an excellent source of instant equity, through the purchase of a property at a price below the deemed market value.

Strategies to Start Investing in Property With Little or No Money

Investing in property is a great way to build wealth.  However, there can be some drawbacks when getting started as both money and the ability to borrow are needed.

The Property Price Booms Continues in May

House prices across the country have continued to boom in May, with the latest data showing values increased by 2.2% and 10.6% annually. 

How to Find Development Opportunities

Want to learn how to manufacture capital growth through development? This 60-minute webinar, first presented in 2019, will cover some of the key things to look for to create successful deals, as well as what not to do and which deals to avoid. Learn how our leading property investing platform can help you find, analyse and research investment-grade properties for various investment strategies:

Find and Assess Subdivision and Development Sites Like a Pro [On-Demand Webinar]

Prospecting for new, feasible development sites is hard. Which is why Real Estate Investar is excited to be partnering with Archistar. We aim to make identifying and assessing small scale property development opportunities as quick, painless and accurate as possible. We are thrilled to be adding Archistar's deep-dive property development software to our already powerful suite of tools to make property development easier for investors. Level the playing field and use the same platform that Mirvac, Frasers and other major property developers are using to assess their next site! Real Estate Investar members will have access to the Archistar "Starting Out" package with the following features: National access Find Sites - search, site details, filter and digital planning library Map Visualisations - base package which includes zoning, overlays, heritage, building height, contours, flooding, bushfire and basic satellite imagery Assess Sites - quick estimate (residual land value) and due diligence reports Domain Listings and Suburb Insights Commercial Real Estate Listings

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.

[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] Essential Tips When Renovating Investment Properties

Renovating investment property is a popular strategy which can give you and your property many benefits, including: increasing the value of the property higher rents improved cash flow Better occupancy rates This infographic gives you some of the essential tips you will need if you are considering a renovation.    And don't forget to download our free renovation budget calculator and suburb report pack to help you with your next deal!

4 Ways to Avoid Blowing Your Renovation Budget

When renovating an existing property or buying a property for renovation, there is a lot to consider. What needs to be done? How much will it cost to complete the project?  When renovating, especially for profit, it is important to stick to your budget and avoid any blow outs. This can turn your investment from a property that gains value and cashflow, into a deep dark pit of spent money and regret. Here are some tips of what to look out for, what to avoid and how to make sure you keep on track. 

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