Property investment buying


Buying a property to rent out is becoming an increasingly popular method of investment in Australia.
With the exponential growth of property in the major cities, it seems like a smart way to spend your money. But there are issues you should be aware of.
Buying a property will most likely be the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime so it is certainly not one to be taken lightly.

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Your Complete Guide to Property Investment

If you’re looking to get into property investing or move up to the next rung of the property ladder, here are some words of advice on how to invest in property. Property investment is simple, but not easy and that’s not a play on words. It’s not something you should enter into lightly, but for…

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Making an offer on a property – We interview 6 experts

Purchasing property will be one of the largest financial decisions of your life so it’s one that should not be taken lightly. But navigating the maze of property purchase is not always as easy as it sounds. Before you sign anything, in fact before you’ve even begun negotiating your offer on a house, you need…

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What makes a good property investment?

Today’s post is the third in a series covering questions I get asked the most when doing a public presentation. Here are three of the most common questions I get asked: “When will the market recover & how can you tell?” “What’s hot?” Which really translates to “What should I buy?” “What makes a good investment?”…

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How to Buy a House: The Key Steps for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your very first home can be both an exciting and daunting process. Navigating the maze of finance, home loans and the property market can be challenging for even seasoned investors. So how are the newcomers meant to get their foot into the property market bubble? The good news is there are lots of options…

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Why do economists get their property market predictions so wrong?

I remember a couple of years ago when American economist Harry Dent spooked a lot of Australians by predicting an economic tsunami that would take property prices back to levels we haven’t seen for over a decade.  He said our markets would collapse by the middle of last year and of course he was wrong, just as were so…


Mortgage Offset Account Explained

Offset Finance Once you have bought your home, there are ways that you can minimise the interest you pay over the life of the loan.  This can include making additional lump payments or repaying the loan fortnightly instead of monthly. One of the most popular ways, however, is to establish a mortgage offset account, which…


Capital growth or cashflow –which is better?

When it comes to property investment you’ll often hear two somewhat conflicting philosophies being bandied around. A common question beginning investors ask is – which is better? Cash flow investment strategy  Firstly there are the “Cash flow” followers; they suggest you should invest in property that has the capacity to generate high rental returns in…

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