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June 25, 2017

Our Absolute Top Property Investment Tip

It’s all too easy to get caught up in your emotional decisions, even unwittingly, when you’re shopping for new property investments. Even making a personal judgement on a prospective property’s aesthetics can lead to an emotional investment rather than a smart one.
We’ve seen it time and again, yet we can’t emphasise enough our top tip for real estate investments: keep your emotions out of it. Emotional investors don’t make good investors.Below, our own Michael Beresford explains why investors should leave their emotions at the door.https://www.youtube.com/embed/ugP8NWhOSbkFear, procrastin…

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June 22, 2017

Is Using Superannuation to Buy Investment Property a Smart Idea?

While there are a number of ways to approach property investment, many people look at using their superannuation to buy property and grow their portfolio.
Back in 2007, changes to superannuation legislation provided trustees of self-managed super funds (SMSFs) the opportunity to borrow for the purpose of property investment. The Limited Recourse Borrowing Arrangement now makes it possible to acquire single assets by using your super to borrow from a lender.But just as with any investment strate…

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June 12, 2017

How to Start Investing in Real Estate for Families

We’ve all watched Sydney’s house prices rise over the past few years. If you’re new to the real estate investment game, you might have been putting off your financial goals for fear of not having the capital to enter the market. But your real estate investment goals could still be in reach.
Which begs the question – how much do you really need to start investing in property?If you’re at the start of your pre-purchase journey, here is a great place to build your confidence with the knowledge to take on the property market. Buying a rental property is a great investment if you’re aware of all the costs upfront, both pre-purc…

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June 9, 2017

Smart Investors Know How to Access Equity

Accessing your home equity, or leveraging your debt, is one of the most successful investment strategies you can use to buy multiple properties and reach your financial goals faster.
But it can also put your investment portfolio at risk if you don’t have the right knowledge for your circumstances.So how can you use untapped equity to power your investment portfolio, and minimise your probability of risk?https://www.youtube.com/embed/wVz2fiJkiCUWhat is Home Equity?It’s a common misconception that you have t…

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June 6, 2017

How to Use Equity to Buy an Investment Property

Many people believe they need to pay off their home and then save up for another deposit before they even start looking into investment properties. But that’s not how property investors should operate.
The best way to finance your next investment property is by leveraging your available equity, rather than using cash.What Is Equity?Equity is the difference between the market value of your home and the outstanding amount you owe to the bank. So if, for example, your property is worth $600,000 and you still owe $350,000 to the bank, your …

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June 5, 2017

Six Investment Strategies to Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio

Stuck on property number one? Building a multi-property investment portfolio doesn’t need to take years of saving, waiting, planning and preparation. What it does require is a passion for investing, a commitment to learning, and a personalised approach to reaching your financial goals.
Thankfully, the first property is generally the hardest. With that hurdle already completed, there a number of routes you can take to reach your financial goals.Of the many strategies that Australian investors use every day, here are the top six investment property strategies we see used successfully. We recommend using a few of them together…

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June 1, 2017

11 of the Biggest Property Investment Mistakes You Could Make

We don’t expect you to know absolutely everything before you start to build your investment portfolio, but it’s a good idea to be aware of the biggest property investor mistakes you could make before diving in.
Below, we’ve listed 11 of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen in the industry – along with some helpful tips to help you avoid these misjudgements!1. Making Decisions with Your HeartWe’ve said it before, but emotion has no place in your investment property strategy. Despite this, we still see people buying property close to home so th…

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May 30, 2017

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 and currently don’t have the cash for a home loan deposit, using a liquid asset is the best way to get your foot in the door.Here’s how you can turn your existing home into a valuable asset that doesn’t just improve your quality of life on a day-to-day basis, but helps shore u…

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May 28, 2017

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 in order to pay off their mortgage sooner.Everyone wants to own their home sooner so they can focus on more important things, like spending more time with family and retirement.Trying to pay off your mo…

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May 27, 2017

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 before you enter the property market.Common Investment Strategies1. Capital GrowthMany investors choose to start here. Capital growth describes the expectation that when you buy a property within a high-demand area, your property will increase in value exponentially over time.…

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May 24, 2017

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 attention to every sign, but taking any of these signs into consideration will give you an advantage in the property market.1. Title Stock Sells…

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May 23, 2017

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.https://www.youtube.com/embed/cC9VRsXeV34What Is a Property Bubble?Whenever the market really heats up, there is always talk of a bubble and when it’s goin…

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