investment property

Rethinking the Housing Affordability Issue with Dual Occupancy

by Greg on August 17, 2017
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Housing affordability is, without a doubt, a hot topic in the media right now. The inability to purchase a house, or even save enough money for a deposit, is a common complaint, particularly among the younger generations. Earlier this year, social commentator Bernard Salt caused an outrage with his tongue-in-cheek comment, “When I was buying […]

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Top Things To Consider When Investing in Property Abroad

by Greg on April 20, 2016
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Every year a large number of people embrace the idea of investing in property abroad. With stunning views in hot-spots round the globe, attractive and competitive overseas property prices and local estate agents that master a convincing sales pitch, it’s almost impossible to resist the temptation of buying property abroad.< However, is it that easier […]

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A Borrower’s Guide To SMSF Loans

by Greg on November 9, 2015
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Self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) provide you with choice and flexibility to take control of your super. A key strategy used by SMSF is investing in property using a SMSF Loan. Unlike industry and retail super funds, SMSFs allow you to invest in direct real estate. More and more Australians are taking advantage of the opportunity […]

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The Benefits of Buying Off-the-Plan

by Greg on February 19, 2015
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Chinese buyers are currently swooping on Australia’s housing bargains to cash in on the next property boom. Chinese developers are swooping in on off the plan properties and apartments. So great is the international demand – fuelled by a falling Aussie dollar and Beijing’s ban on buying more than one property – that some developers […]

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4 Tips for Finding Investment Property Opportunities

by Chris Lang on December 17, 2014
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Investing in property for the first time is a big step, and one that needs to be thoroughly researched. However, there are a few initial considerations to mull over in order to set you on the right track. 1. Think about your target tenants Consider what kind of tenant you would like. Are you looking […]

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How to get Australian Foreign Investment Review Board approval when buying property in Australia

by Greg on November 28, 2013
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Australia is one of most ideal locations for property investment for foreigners looking to invest due to the stable real estate market. However, as a foreigner you are required to apply for approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), a government organisation that oversees all purchase applications from individuals who are not Australian citizens […]

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Buying Your First Investment Property

by Greg on August 31, 2013
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Buying a home is an exciting time in any person’s life. But being financially stable enough to purchase a second property, for some, says their future is secure.  An investment property is one great way to ensure that the ‘older you’ is going to be looked after – but there are many things you should […]

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Debunking two of the most common myths about serviced apartment investment

by Greg on July 18, 2013
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For aspiring property investors looking for advice on investing in serviced apartments, the plethora of conflicting online information can be overwhelming and confusing. Here’s a bit of clarity on the following popular serviced apartment myths – to help make market investigation a touch easier. Myth #1: “There is more risk in serviced apartment investments because […]

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The importance of having a property portfolio review

by Greg on March 18, 2013
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This article is from one of our sponsors, AllianceCorp Property Experts. It will help property investors to understand better what strategy they should follow when buying property. A portfolio review is the process of regularly reviewing each of your purchases, and the portfolio as a whole after each purchase, as well as prior to future […]

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What is a cash flow positive investment property?

by Chris Lang on October 30, 2012
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When it comes to creating streams of income outside of the day job, investing in property is generally regarded as a safe and worthwhile option, as property usually at the very least holds its value and in most cases, increases in value over time. There are also opportunities to benefit from investment properties through rental […]

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What is negative gearing? (part 2)

by Chris Lang on June 27, 2012
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While everything is good and well with negative gearing when the house price is on the rise, the picture changes dramatically when property price stagnates or goes down. According to some people I know this never happens in Australia. “Haven’t you heard, mate, in property the only way is up!” Well… I’ve never been a […]

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