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Pros and cons of 3 investment strategies

Whichever way you look at it, unless you are exceedingly lucky, property is a long-term investment, and there are three main types of investment strategies property investors use: capital growth, cash flow, and compound growth. Some people use one strategy, and others use a mixture in their property portfolios. Here are the pros and cons of each strategy: Capital Growth This strat... Continue reading

Changes in Stamp Duty on the horizon

A few months ago, we highlighted Stamp Duty in Australia had doubled in the last 8 years, which is why the recent NSW Treasurer’s announcement of overhauling the system is welcome news. Stamp Duty is the tax paid on any property purchase. Currently based on a proportion of a transaction’s value and in Australia, it is charged on a sliding scale; property buyers pay a higher percentage a... Continue reading

New survey reveals most tenants enjoy renting!

Contrary to popular belief, most people actually enjoy renting according to The Private Rental Sector in Australia report published by Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. This report gives us a great insight into the state of Australia’s private rental sector (PRS) through analysis of 2016 census data and a survey of 3,182 Australian private renters. The survey asked renters about issues su... Continue reading

6 silly mistakes people make when selling a property

There’s a bit more to selling a home than sticking a for sale sign outside the property, taking a few photos and putting them online. When a property hits the market for the first time, you want impact and people through the door. Putting a property on the market requires thought and planning. Once it’s on the market, that’s when the fun begins! Yes, hold out for the right price, b... Continue reading

5 ways to reduce wear and tear on a property

Whether you’re living in a property or renting it out, wear and tear, as oppose to damage to a property is something which happens to every property. As a landlord, you often cannot claim on the insurance for any damage deemed as wear and tear – nor can you claim on the departing tenant’s bond. While wear and tear on a property is something you can’t avoid, there are ways you can... Continue reading

Renovating and remodelling – what’s the difference?

Whether you’re an investor or a home owner, renovating and remodelling are terms frequently used when referring to property improvements. While these terms are often used interchangeable, the meanings are actually quite different. Renovating Also known as modernising or restyling, renovating generally means improving a broken, damaged, or outdated part of the property. For instance,... Continue reading

Five tips for buying an apartment

Apartments can offer some very attractive opportunities for investors, the first one being they are often an affordable entry point into the investment property market. However, like every property, there are some factors you should consider before putting in your offer. You want to be sure you’ll get some return on your investment with the highest rental and growth value. Apartments a... Continue reading

6 things to avoid when buying a new home

Home ownership is the great Australian dream. Everyone needs somewhere to live, and there’s nothing better than living in a house which you own. However, there are some things to think about when you’re looking to buy a place called home. Here are some mistakes to avoid. Don’t fall in love on the first visit When it comes to property, there should be no such thing as ‘love at ... Continue reading

How to overcome your property investment fears

Investing in property is a big step, and we make no bones about it, as with all investments, there is a degree of risk (but in 40 plus years of experience, less of a risk than many other forms of investment). Wherever you are on your property investment journey, it’s only natural, and actually healthy to have fears - can I afford it? What if the tenant doesn’t pay? What happens if there... Continue reading

3 steps to a stress-free move

Anyone who’s moved home will agree – moving house is probably near the top of the list of most stressful experiences. Indeed, if some surveys are to be believed, moving home is ranked as the most stressful experience a person can go through – above relationship breakdowns and starting a new job. When you’re moving house, it seems there is an overwhelming amount of things to do – t... Continue reading