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How to Access Equity in Your Home

As a homeowner, not only is your property of the most value to you emotionally, it’s of the most value to you financially. In fact, you can use the value of your property to help boost your financial future, particularly by investing in a high growth property. If you’re thinking about building your investment property…

Using Property Investment to Pay Off Your Home in 10 years

You saved up for your deposit, got a home loan, and finally bought your first home. That honeymoon feeling only lasts so long; now you’re stuck paying off your mortgage. If the idea of having debt for the next thirty years is stressing you out, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many people scrimp and save…

Real Estate Investment Strategies for Beginners

As a new property investor, it’s your priority to ensure that you don’t just buy an investment property. To ensure that your purchase delivers a high return on investment, it’s all a matter of using a strategy that works for your circumstances and boosts your bottom line. Here are five common investment strategies to consider…

2017 Footy Tipping Winners!

After wrapping up another big year in the footy, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 OpenCorp Footy Tipping Competition. The 2017 season was unpredictable, hard-fought and adrenalin fueled every step of the way, which was the perfect recipe for an exciting footy tipping season. The winners of the 2017 OpenCorp Footy…

The Six Key Signs of a Healthy Property Market

Understanding the signs of a healthy property market will help you make the right decisions for your investment portfolio. There are six key signs of a healthy property market. These six signs don’t always line up; sometimes the market can be moving when four of these factors are cranking up. You won’t need to pay…

Is There a Property Bubble in Australia

In March this year, former Liberal Party Leader John Hewson declared that data showed conclusive evidence of a property bubble. Once again, it’s caused a media storm of gloom and doom, declaring Australia’s housing market is at its peak and set to tumble. But we’ve got a different take on the matter. What Is a…

Getting Started in Property Development: Is It for You?

Property development is not the easiest investment for someone who is just starting out. But if done wisely, it can generate healthy profits. What Is Property Development? Property development refers to building, growing and maintaining small to medium-sized residential and commercial projects. Property development is an active investment strategy where an investor selects their chosen…

Investing in Real Estate: Do You Have a Business Plan?

Property investment is like any other business venture. You wouldn’t start a restaurant without a business plan, and you shouldn’t be investing in real estate without having a plan. Planning could be the difference between making a killing and permitting a disaster. Writing clear goals and a blueprint for success is the best way to…

Budget 17/18 – what does it mean for property investors

Michael Beresford, OpenCorp’s Director of Investment Services and resident finance expert covers the budget. Find out how it impacts property investors. Relating to investment/housing: Negative Gearing & Capital Gains Tax – 00m:35sNegative gearing is untouched as well as Capital Gains Tax exemptions untouched. First Home Buyers – 01m:05sGovernment allowing first home buyers to put up…

Where to Invest in Property: City vs Country

Rising rental listings signal an ongoing softness across major markets, primarily in NSW and VIC. While this is great news for renters, where does that leave investors? It’s now more important than ever to know where to invest in property. The question is: which Australian location will be right for your investment goals? Inner City…