Property the best investment – past, present and future?

For as long as people have been securing their financial futures, a debate has raged as to what type of investment offers the best long-term returns. Well…a recent study by ANZ Research- Asset returns: past, present and future – has provided some clear answers – residential property has outperformed all other asset classes over the last 24…

8 sure fire ways to lose money in property investment

I’ve heard it said that property investment is simple, but it’s not easy.  Now this is not a play on words. Let’s face it… each year hundreds of thousands of Australians turn to property investment as a way of developing financial freedom, or getting more choices in their life or building a retirement nest egg….

Growth outstripping new dwelling construction in Brisbane

THE first report on south east Queensland’s housing growth management program shows Brisbane will have a shortfall of 37,000 dwellings by 2031. But an industry group said their reading of housing data showed a shortfall closer to 40 per cent. “We beg to differ on that front,” Urban Development Institute of Australia state president Warren…

5 questions to ask before making an offer

In the current hot property market  we all want to buy our investment at the lowest price possible. On the other hand the vendor wants the highest price he can get.  And you now know that the asking price quoted by the selling agent will usually be more than the owner is willing to take…

Little secrets about property investment loans that lenders like to hide

As a property investor seeking to make the most from your portfolio, every little aspect counts, right? When it comes to finance in particular, maximising your borrowing capacity, having the right loan structure and product(s) and saving money wherever possible are top priorities. So wouldn’t you like to know some of the banks’ secrets that…

Residential property development funding

With the very real need for increased housing over coming years, residential development is an attractive property investment option for many people.  It has the potential to generate significant equity when well planned and executed. The most common project undertaken by individuals is the construction of two townhouses or units on one block of land….