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10 things to consider when buying an investment property

With our property markets performing well over the last few years there are more people interested in getting into property investment. However if history repeats itself, and it most likely will, while some will develop financial freedom through property, many investors won’t get past their first or second property. So how do you succeed? Where…

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The power of compound interest – an investor’s best friend

In an economic commentary last year, Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital explained that compound interest is an investor’s best friend. He also highlighted that to reap maximum advantage from compounding investors need to ensure an adequate exposure to growth assets, contribute early and often to your investment portfolio and find…


Why do I need a loan pre-approval before I start hunting for property?

While many property investors and most homebuyers don’t bother getting one, I believe a loan pre-approval provides you with a clear advantage when shopping for your investment property.  It enables you to buy with confidence knowing your finance has been pre-approved and it puts you in the position to buy properties unconditionally such as at auction….

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