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Renters On the Move - Or Not?

Renters On the Move – Or Not?

An interesting set of data that was released by RP Data showing that the Australian population is not moving around as much as it used. In fact data that goes back to 1981, shows that persons moving to Queensland from other states was the lowest in the last year.
NSW is showing the lowest since the [...]

Property Investors Buying Online In The Future

Property Investors Buying Online In The Future

The use of the internet for all things real estate is bigger and brighter than ever.  The fact that property investors can do all of their research, short listing and viewing on the internet saves many hours of searching throughout the day when they could be spending time with the family.
Google Earth is fantastic in [...]

Planning The Future Of A Property Portfolio

Planning The Future Of A Property Portfolio

Don’t Run Around In Circles
We have often talked about having a ‘business plan’ and those two words alone can make a reader switch off on the topic or read on but only taking part interest and this is because it sounds rather daunting.
The Next 12 Months
I don’t think it would be a surprise to an [...]

Building a Property Portfolio Video

Here is a video that you may find clarifies some of the thought you have had about investing in property and getting your home and your investment property paid off much earlier than you would have thought you could do.

If this strategy does interest you then you would obviously need to talk this strategy through [...]

Full-Time Property Investing: Yes or No

Full-Time Property Investing: Yes or No

I have been reading some articles about people who have a number of properties and who could, if they so wished be full-time property investors, and some articles by people who are full-time property investors.
One very interesting point that was raised by one writer was that nearly everyone they knew who had moved across from [...]

Overseas Property Investing Taxation Issues

Overseas Property Investing Taxation Issues

There has been much interest by Australians to invest in property overseas in recent times and here is an excerpt from “Investing In Australian Property” regarding overseas property investments.
“The ATO generally views income from investments in overseas property as ‘Foreign Source Income’.  As such, it is treated differently than income derived from property investments in [...]

Changes To Rules For Duplex Management In Qld

Changes To Rules For Duplex Management In Qld

Up until now any unit set up meant that changes to the day to day management of the unit complex required a formal body corporate meeting before any changes could be instigated.
Any type of unit complex, from  two unit or more meant that a formal meeting had to be held, but Brian Bauer, Fair Trading [...]

How Many True Property Bargains Are Out There

How Many True Property Bargains Are Out There

It is always an interesting question  when you ask someone if they got a ‘bargain’.
I often find that this is very relevant to the buyers position because although there are some true bargains out there in terms of being able to buy a property a lot less than its valuation, I believe that some ‘bargains’ [...]

Insurance On Strata Title Properties

Insurance On Strata Title Properties

When a person owns a strata title property, whether it be a unit, apartment or a commercial property, owners need to be aware of just what insurance is taken out by the body corporate.
it has often been found that body corporates will keep renewing the insurance each year, which is increased by CPI, but they [...]

Start Property Investing With A Renovation

Start Property Investing With A Renovation

Many people would like to get involved in property investing but feel that a buy and hold property is not their goal.
If this is the case a simple buy, renovate and sell property may be the answer. Unless an investor has done some renovation before it will pay them to thoroughly research this topic be [...]

Investment Responsibilities

Investment Responsibilities

Have You Prepared For The Future? Personal Responsibilities That Often Get Overlooked

This is not a nice topic I know, but being the start of a new year you may feel that it is time to get organised.  The beginning of a new year gives us inspiration to put right all the matters that did not [...]

Investment Property Maintenance

Investment Property Maintenance

The holidays are all but over and with some relaxation under the belt it is time to look at what is going to happen for you in 2012.
Property investing is still the main wealth creation vehicle for the average Australian and that is for many reasons but mainly because it is a product they can [...]

5 Top Tips for Renovating Investment Property Bathroom

5 Top Tips for Renovating Investment Property Bathroom

Renovating properties is one of the primary functions overlooked by a competent real estate investor. Home renovating is needed in order to get the property appraised for a price much higher than what it would have been without it. There are various techniques for each part of a property, and the bathroom is among those [...]