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It's All About Risk
By admin on January 30, 2014  |  Comments 0

It’s All About Risk

We are all aware of the hype that can happen around a certain event or the latest craze. I think back to the times prior to the GFC and remember that you were continually hearing about ‘investing in property’, ‘buy before the prices goes up’ and similar statements. If you think about it most of [...]

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Keeping Costs Down On Investment Properties
By admin on January 28, 2014  |  Comments 0

Keeping Costs Down On Investment Properties

In our busy lives we sometimes tend to become too complacent. When this happens with property investors can find they are paying out too much to have properties cleaned and maintained.
Examining your Costs
Even though you have a good rapport with a contractor it does not harm to test out other contractors from time to time.
Often [...]

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Why Investors Are Targeting Brisbane
By admin on January 24, 2014  |  Comments 0

Why Investors Are Targeting Brisbane

Last year was a very good year for price increases in Sydney and Melbourne, to the extent that some areas rose 10% or more. If you owned property in those areas then you were very lucky to have been able to benefit from such results.
Investors Seek Lower Priced Properties
Investors, in most cases, seek lower priced [...]

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Does The Interest Rate Tale Ever End
By admin on January 20, 2014  |  Comments 0

Does The Interest Rate Tale Ever End

Last night a feature on the news was that interest rates are more competitive than ever and that if you play hard ball you may get the interest rate of a lifetime.  Well, only the banks can answer that one, but it surely sounds beneficial to property investors.
It did seem that there was more weighing [...]

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Setting Up An Investment Purchasing Plan
By admin on January 15, 2014  |  Comments 0

Setting Up An Investment Purchasing Plan

Like most achievements in life we need to have a plan so that we know where we are going and investing in property is no different. In fact, when investing in property your plan should be quite comprehensive, but not complicated.
To Get The Best Results
In earlier blog posts I have covered your buying criteria and [...]

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Have You Started Investing In Property

Have You Started Investing In Property

This is one for the beginner investor.
On fact that new investors or potential investors are not often introduced to is the fact that to have financial freedom from property investing the investor needs to build a strong portfolio to gain the benefits of compounding property values. A person who only owns one property at the [...]

3 Noticeable Changes In Your Real Estate Investing Team

3 Noticeable Changes In Your Real Estate Investing Team

Facing the end of 2013 there are three differences I have noticed in the market this year as regards real estate.
1. There are fewer properties on the market given that spring/summer is a peak selling period.
2. Those that are on the market are selling a lot faster than the 3 months that was the norm [...]

6 Steps to a Property Investment Portfolio

6 Steps to a Property Investment Portfolio

Think about how these 6 steps would affect your investment portfolio if you incorporated them into your life.

stay focused – there are many different strategies in property investing and sometimes in situations like this when there are so many choices it is easy to want to jump from one strategy to another each time you [...]

3 Steps to Control Maintenance Bills

3 Steps to Control Maintenance Bills

What is your Average Monthly Maintenance Bill?
If you are like most people you buy something and expect the costs of upkeep to be relatively low. Have you ever bought a car and within 2 years you have had to pay out over $2,000 in a major repair?
Property Investment Maintenance
I have heard investors bemoan the fact [...]

Did You Have Hail In The Last 7 Days?

Did You Have Hail In The Last 7 Days?

Have you received property damage at your investments? Wild weather all up and down the lower half of the east coast of Australia has seen millions of dollars of property damage.
Huge hail stones have broken through sun roofs, windows, and other more fragile assets.  Winds have been felling trees and there are endless claims being [...]

So What is Happening to the Property Market?

So What is Happening to the Property Market?

On September 19 I wrote about how the property market has been kicking along in Sydney and when the RP Data figures came out that point was confirmed.
Sydney rose 5.2 percent in the September quarter. So does that make you weary about where the market is going? Extrapolate that out for a year and that [...]

Property Price Watch Is A Must For Investors

Property Price Watch Is A Must For Investors

Although as an investor you can sit back and not be actively buying real estate, you still need to keep a constant eye on the market and watch what is happening in your investment area.
An property investor needs to be watching on a reasonably frequent basis:

the change in number of available listings in their investment [...]

Paying Down Principal On Investment Loans

Paying Down Principal On Investment Loans

Last night on TV they were talking about the interest rates and commented on how 35 properties a month were being repossessed in Brisbane because people had bought with the very low interest rates and even at the low interest rates we have today are still struggling to meet repayments.
As investors you need to be [...]