Buying an Investment Property Articles:

It’s time to vote….

What are the major parties offering on housing ahead of the Federal Election? WITH THE Federal Election on the weekend, the major parties have announced their housing policies. We know that negative gearing, which was a huge issue in the last election, will remain untouched, with both parties agreeing to keep the status quo, but […]

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investing in serviced apartments

Investing in Serviced Apartments: What You Need to Know

Every property investment carries a risk. In the case of speciality properties, the property investment basics won’t cut it. These are the pros and cons of investing in serviced apartments. If you’re a regular traveller, you may have stayed in a serviced apartment before. They occupy a strange middle ground between hotel and holiday home. […]

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Off the plan rating system

A rating system for Off-The-Plan buyers

WE’VE ALL heard the horror stories about severe defects in apartment buildings in recent years, which have had disastrous consequences. Some of the most well-known examples in Sydney have been Mascot Towers and the Opal Tower. In both cases, residents were forced to evacuate after major structural defects were identified, with ongoing issues – and […]

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Partnership In A Rental Property Business

Investment properties are generally that, a form of investment. Thus, it does not usually equate to being any kind of ‘business’ perse. However, there are exceptions, as with everything. According to the partnership agreement, if you are in a joint partnership over a rental property, you are in a business partnership. The agreement states, “You […]

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Residential Property Investing And First Home Buyers

First home buyers seem to be a popular topic of discussion in Australia. They’re either getting a lot of government incentives and grants on the one hand. Or, they are finding it tough to get into the property market due to rising house prices on the other. Over the years, I’ve been invited to talk at […]

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Looking Beyond Residential Property

Australia’s rich list If you look at the rich list in Australia, most of those at the top have made their wealth from resources (mining) and property investment. And since we can’t all have access to huge mining sites, property investment may be our next best chance. Investment Property Tips Beginners Most property investors make […]

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The Pros and Cons of Investing for Capital Growth

Having a plan is one of the real estate investment basics. You have a choice between creating a rental property investment strategy and investing for growth. Here are the pros and cons of the latter. You have a few choices to make when investing in rental property. For beginners, the main one lies in deciding […]

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How is the commercial property market faring?

AUSTRALIA’S RESIDENTIAL property market is, by all accounts, booming. But can the same be said for the commercial property market? The commercial property market is so large and with so many subsectors that you can’t apply a broad brush when talking about its performance, says Steve Palise, Owner and Buyers’ agent at Palise Property. However, […]

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Will investors win by investing in Brisbane pre-the Olympic Games?

With the recent announcement that Brisbane has won the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, many property investors may wonder if they will find themselves on the winners’ podium if they buy in this city. Should you rush in and buy, with the idea of capitalising on future growth? The simple answer […]

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Property Prices World

World Property Prices

Are world property prices around the globe rising or falling since COVID-19? A FALL in property prices around Australia – and indeed the world – was expected by many due to COVID-19, but the doomsday predictions haven’t come to fruition. There have been some falls, but in many cases, prices are actually rising, and in […]

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