The Key to Creating a Healthier Property Portfolio

30th June 2017

The one factor, above all others, that will determine your long-term future as a property investor is your ability to successfully invest in areas that are poised for  capital growth. It is the real key to creating wealth through property and keeping your banks willing to lend to you. Capital growth helps you build equity […]

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SHOULD YOU INVEST FOR CASH FLOW OR CAPITAL GROWTH?

30th June 2017

You’ve probably seen this question floating around the property forums if you’ve spent any time online checking out investment strategies. The question of whether to invest in property for rental yield (cashflow) or long-term gains (capital growth) is one of the key strategic discussions you will find amongst property aficionados. Any advisor making sweeping claims […]

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Rental Yields Can Indicate Where The Opportunities Are!

30th June 2017

If your are considering buying an investment property in the next 6 to 12 months you should read this information about the correlations between rental yields and property price growth. Demand from investors contributes greatly to the state of any property market; and with their focus largely on returns on investment such as rental yields, […]

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How Will Changes in Lending Impact Property Investors’ Capacity to Borrow?

30th June 2017

Some significant recent changes in the lending landscape for banks may necessitate some important strategic changes for property investors. Below we look at how the key changes are already impacting borrowing, and consider what they mean for your capacity to invest in property – and how this might affect your strategy going forward. What are […]

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Make a New Years Resolution – Increase your rental returns!

07th January 2017

As a property investor now is the time to think about making the ultimate new years resolution, and that is to increase your rental returns. Take the time to review the past rental year.  Did you have a vacancy and if so how long was the property vacant and did you get a rent increase […]

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Major changes to NSW strata laws

04th November 2016

New strata laws will start on 30 November 2016. They have been modernised to fit the reality of living in a strata townhouse or apartment today. The new building defect bond scheme will start on 1 July 2017. Currently more than a quarter of NSW’s population lives in, owns or manages strata. Many new requirements will not impact strata […]

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House renovation + new granny flat doubles the rent

17th February 2015

Overview Property located approximately an 1hr from Sydney CBD The property was located at the front of a large block of land Property purchased for $335,000, renovated & added an extra bathroom New granny flat was built in approx. 10 weeks Total spend was approx. $500,000 and the total rent is now $740 per week […]

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We transformed and subdivided this property

11th February 2015

Overview Property located approximately 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD The property was on two titles already so we arranged a boundary realignment Property purchased for $255,000, renovated & converted from two to three bedrooms Renovation and boundary realignment were approximately $70,000, including new driveway to new rear lot Property valued at $270,000 after the renovation. […]

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What is property depreciation and how it can help you?

15th January 2015

Properties and the plant and equipment assets contained within them all go through a gradual process of wear and tear. Property investors are permitted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) to claim tax deductions based on this deterioration. This process is called property depreciation. Depreciation can be claimed for any income producing property and is […]

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Overlooked maintenance on investment properties

29th December 2014

Whilst maintenance on investment properties centre on immediate matters such as leaking taps and toilets and repairs to the oven and hot water system, we have found that there are many hidden repairs that investors should be aware of and budget for. In homes, villas and townhouses the maintenance of gutters and downpipes are always […]

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