Articles by Lauren Day

Lauren Day

Lauren Day is the former deputy editor of Australian Property Investor Magazine and an avid property investor.


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We’ve kept the rent low, gifted our property managers and tenants with presents at Christmas. But enough’s enough – it’s time to let go. I’ve learnt the hard way that a bad property manager can cost you thousands. And putting up with a bad egg for months, perhaps years, will cost you even more. But…

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Super rules for many investors at the moment. Those with a self-managed super fund (SMSF) are quickly discovering it can be an exciting way to increase a property portfolio and also help create super wealth. Mix a new pad, with tax benefits, and it’s easy to see why the word ‘SMSF’ is the new ‘sexy’,…

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In a world of instant gratification, first homebuyers still have many options to purchase property. A recent article declaring first homebuyers are “stuffed” received a lot of publicity. The fact many lenders are now asking for a higher deposit has apparently put the Australian dream of owning property to an end. Did I miss something,…

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Buying no property can be just as bad as buying the wrong property. I sadly learned this the hard way. I’m a born and bred Sutherland Shire lass and I’ve always loved my original home city of Sydney. Every time I see the Harbour Bridge, it literally takes my breath away and every time I…

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Independent Senator Nick Xenophon is pushing for first homebuyers to get access to their super and use it as a deposit. How might this help them achieve their dreams faster? First homebuyers might soon be able to use their superannuation as part of a deposit on a property, as we reported last week. The proposal…

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