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How to shop for the best home loans

How to shop for the best home loans

One of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime is buying your own home. Being extra vigilant about this process is important, as making the wrong call can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars (or more) over the life of the loan. So, here are some tips on how you […]

How to identify a healthy property market

How to identify a healthy property market

To the inexperienced property investor, the property market can seem like an overwhelming mix of numbers, jargon, property cycles and conflicting advice. Knowing what the property market is doing is a challenge, but it is important to learn as much as possible so you’ll know where to invest in property for the biggest potential profits. [...]
How to bulletproof your rental income in 5 ways

How to bulletproof your rental income in 5 ways

Owning an investment property can be a rewarding experience financially – provided you manage it correctly. Landlords who find their properties stressful to own and difficult to financially manage are often those people who don’t factor in all of the costs of ownership when they buy investment property. However, it's possible to bulletproof your rental [...]
How to find a highly desirable rental property

How to find a highly desirable rental property

When buying an investment property, one of the most crucial pieces of the puzzle is  rental yield. Obviously, investors want to purchase the most desirable rental property they can possibly find, without breaking their budget. There are a number of ways you can ensure the property you are investing in ticks all the boxes for [...]
How to invest in property as a ‘rentvestor’

How to invest in property as a ‘rentvestor’

Are you aged in your mid-30s and haven’t yet bought your own home? If you answered yet, you’re not alone: research from ING Direct shows the average age of first homebuyers across Australia is now 37.7 years, compared to 34.7 years just a decade ago. With housing affordability an ongoing struggle for many Gen-Y’s, the [...]
How to ensure you squeeze every last dollar out of depreciation

How to ensure you squeeze every last dollar out of depreciation

As a property investor you’ve likely heard about and used depreciation schedules to help make your property investing journey more profitable. But did you know that the backyard of your investment property could also hold untold riches, in the form of tax savings? Depreciation is a way for property investors to claim tax deductions on specific items in [...]
How to avoid investing in an over-supplied property market

How to avoid investing in an over-supplied property market

Investing in an oversupplied property market is a big risk for investors, as it can lead to higher vacancies, lower rents and stagnating capital growth. So news of Macquarie Bank’s latest decision to tighten its loan to value ratio (LVR) for apartment high-rises to just 70% has many investors concerned, with fears that some of the nation’s most [...]