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Tenants Performing DIY Maintenance On Your Property, Good Idea? | Jhai Mitchell

Should you allow your tenants to undertake maintenance in your investment property? Now with all the D.I.Y. shows on TV everybody thinks they can do a pro­fes­sional job and a lot of people underestimate the skill and pro­fes­sion that trades­men put into their work, not to men­tion the expens­ive tools. Many landlords think it saves money to have tenants per­form…

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Property Predictions for 2015 from Louis Christopher

Property Market predictions are very tough to make. In a recent Real Estate Talk show we catch up with Louis Christopher to find out if the predictions he made last September are starting to take shape or if he missed the mark. Read the transcript here: Kevin:  You might recall back in September last year, Louis Christopher from SQM…


The week that was in property | Tim Lawless

 At the end of last week the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) appeared before the Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economics. SOME OF THE COMMENTARY IS DETAILED BELOW: In his opening statement, APRA’s Chairman Wayne Byres provided some further information about APRA’s sound lending practices benchmark’s that were relayed to all Australian ADIs in December….

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What all property investors should know about cross collateralisation

Cross-collateralisation is an important loan structuring issue of which many property investors are not aware. Knowing the implications of cross-collateralisation is crucial to developing a long-term property investment portfolio. So what is cross-collateralisation? Cross-collateralisation occurs when more than one property is used to secure a loan or multiple loans. For example, a person owns Property A…

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Inner City Apartment Oversupply: is it time to get nervous?

Boy are the inner city apartment markets of Sydney and Melbourne behaving differently. And these differences are important for property investors to understand. Looking back a few years, following their post Global Financial Crisis downturn, the inner city apartment markets of both Sydney and Melbourne boomed, in part due to investor demand and in part…


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