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Metro or Regional: which is the better property investment?

There’s a lot of debate in investor circles about which option offers better capital growth: metropolitan property or regional property.  But if we take a good hard look at the figures, we find that it really doesn’t matter as much as you might think.  Over the last century, the price difference between the two location types has barely changed.  While metropolitan properties often offer greater dollar returns, the percentage return…

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What Kind of Real Estate Makes the Best Investment Property?

No matter who we are or what we do, most people want their money to work harder and smarter for them. When it comes to income, the dream is that it can generate itself. Not everyone wins the lottery though, so for most of us this dream is achieved through investing. Many people turn to property to generate some extra funds, and this is undoubtedly one of the smarter choices.…

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Buying Property in the Big City – How the Economy Affects Housing

For many aspiring first homeowners, buying their starter property seems like a distant dream and a constant nightmare. Young people who are looking to start families are often confronted with the reality that they can’t afford the house they want in the current property market. For this reason many people opt for the outer suburbs over the inner city, swapping convenience for affordability. But why is it often difficult to…

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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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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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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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