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Posts tagged with "Investing in Property"


10/12/2018

Housing Market Forecast: Your Guide to Buying Property in 2019

Australian home buyers have an abundance of opportunity heading into 2019. We have all seen the slow decline of housing values across the country, mostly due to an oversupplied market, tighter lending conditions, and a general market correction. While recent headlines hint that we are heading into some kind of ‘doom and gloom’ scenario, there […]

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28/02/2018

Buying a tenanted investment property

Purchasing a tenanted investment property means you collect rent from day one, with no vacant period and no lease fees to find a new tenant. The lease just carries on as it did before you purchased the property. Sound good? Of course it does. There are some possible problems to be aware of though. It’s […]

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15/11/2017

How to get started in property investment

Did you know that less than 6% of Australians own an investment property, even though property is a national past-time. It’s not surprising. A lot of people get overwhelmed by the process and quit before they even get started. But property investment doesn’t have to be stressful. To help you begin your journey, here’s five […]

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19/10/2017

How to prepare your investment property for rent

So, you’ve bought an investment property and decided to rent it out? Before you decide to start advertising your property for rent, it’s important to ensure it’s presented in the best possible light. This will not only help to secure good quality tenants on a longer lease, but also generate higher rental returns. Will you […]

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01/08/2017

Investment Property: What Tenants Want

Owning an investment property is one thing, but if nobody wants to live in it then you’ve got a problem. A crucial part of being a landlord is being able to find good tenants and keeping them happy. If not, losing a tenant can be devastating on your wallet. Depending on how long the property […]

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25/07/2017

Five costs to think about before buying an investment property

So you’ve done the maths and decided an investment property is a possibility. While the bank may have agreed to loan you the cost of the house, there are other expenses to consider. Here are five costs to think about before buying an investment property. Stamp duty Stamp duty is the biggest cost associated with buying […]

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19/05/2017

What does negative gearing mean?

It’s part of life for Australian investors and a property buzz word but what does negative gearing mean? Simply put, when you negatively gear an investment property it means that the amount of rent you receive from the property over the financial year is less than the amount you need to pay on your mortgage […]

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17/05/2017

What is rental yield?

If you’ve been looking into property investment, chances are you’ve come across the term “rental yield”. As an investor, it is an important concept to understand in order to assess the potential income and cash flow of an investment property. Basically when it comes to yield there are two types: gross yield and net yield. […]

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28/04/2017

How to buy a second property with no deposit

Are you looking to buy a second property but don’t have enough cash deposit? You’ll be pleased to know you don’t need a deposit because you can use your existing home equity to purchase a new property. If you’ve owned your home for a few years, there’s a good chance you’ve built up some reasonable equity, […]

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16/02/2017

How to buy your first home or investment property

The great Australian dream of owning your own home is arguably as much a part of our identity as Vegemite on toast. But with soaring property prices, it’s becoming harder and harder for Gen Y to get a foot in the door. The buying process is also becoming very complicated, filled with steps you never […]

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