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Property Investment Sydney vs Brisbane

We’ve seen a lot of arguments over the last couple of years when it comes to investing in property in Sydney versus investing in Brisbane. And the simple answer as to which is better right now is: it depends. This is because people’s reasons and goals in property investment differ substantially, and your investment goals should substantially affect which city you choose. Summary Sydney is still a good investment –…

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7 principles for finding the best property investment locations

When it comes to property investment, location is an important consideration. However, many people believe that ‘good location’ is a one-size-fits-all proposition – and we’d disagree. The best location for your property investment might be quite different to the best location for a friend’s property investment. We’ve put together seven principles that will help you figure out the best places to invest in. Budget The most important factor to consider…

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Should I Hire a Property Manager for My Investment?

Investing in real estate is one of the most reliable ways to diversify your portfolio and stimulate your cash flow. While an investment property – whether it’s a house or a unit – is generally a strong option, it’s not without its complications. One of the hardest parts about property isn’t securing the building but managing your investment. Even some of the most seasoned investors struggle with property management, which…

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Location, Location, Location – the Key to Property Investment

Making the decision to buy an investment property can seem daunting and the many factors to consider don’t exactly make things easier. After all, choosing an investment property doesn’t just mean meeting your needs, but matching the broad requirements of the market. One thing that we’re told from the very beginning is that location is essential. Today we’re going to examine the importance of location, what makes a setting great,…

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Mortgage Interest is Dead Money

The New Year is a great time to stop and think about where you are financially – and where you want to be ten or twenty years from now. One thing that a lot of people forget to think much about is their property investment position, especially considering that property tends to be a ‘set and forget’ sort of proposition. However, spending some time looking at your property portfolio and…

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How to Use Equity and Avoid Tax Deduction Disasters

A common property investment maximization strategy is to use equity in one property to buy another. However, before you engage in this sort of strategy, it’s important that you understand what’s involved and the best strategies to use – and why. What is equity? Equity is the difference between the value in your home and the debt level you still owe. In other words, it’s the portion of your home…

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Free Financial Self-Assessment Tool

Are you ready to invest in property? Download this Free Financial Self-Assessment Tool to find out what your current financial position is and if you are ready to invest in property either for the first time or again. If you are not yet ready to invest in property you will be offered a session to develop a free plan to clarify what you need to do to invest in property…

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Secrets to owning your own home sooner

Home ownership is one of the cornerstones of adult life in Australia. Knowing that we own a little patch of our country to call our own, and have a permanent roof over our heads, is a great feeling. But one thing that we often forget to think about is that until a mortgage is paid off, we don’t really own a home – effectively, it still belongs to the bank…

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Should I Buy or Build a House?

When it comes to buying a house – whether for a primary residence or investment property – one of the most urgent questions that people have is, “Build or buy?” Regardless of what some might tell you, there’s no black and white answer to this question. There are advantages and disadvantages on both sides of the equation, and how much each will affect you depends on your individual circumstances. When…

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Houses vs units: pros and cons for investors

A lot of people come to us wanting to invest in property, with one idea firmly implanted in their heads: investors invest in units. Is this really the way that property investment does – and should – work, however? Historically speaking, a lot of property investors have bought units rather than house and land packages not because they weighed the pros and cons and decided that units would fit their…

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