Category Archives for "Investing"

Settlement, Keys and Moving In

You’ve been looking for months, attended auction after auction and finally secured a winning bid on your dream property. Between the celebrations you try to wrap your head around everything you need to organise – insurance, removalists, conveyancing – the list seems endless.   Before you’ve had a chance to catch your breath it’s settlement day.   If […]

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Stratas… Body Corporate – What Do They Do?

What is a Body Corporate and why do some buyers need to pay fees to such groups? The Body Corporate, or Owner’s Corporation is the body that manages common ownership aspects of a property, usually in an apartment building or a group of townhouses. This can include communal facilities, such as pools, as well as structural aspects of the […]

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How much capital growth can you expect on a property investment?

Investment properties are a long-term financial solution to building wealth. There are several strategies which can be implemented when building a property portfolio, but there is no denying that focusing on capital growth is paramount to ensure long-term success. Capital growth refers to the increase in value of a property portfolio over a period of […]

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How to create wealth through property investment

Property investment is a common strategy for building wealth for three reasons; it’s less risky than other investing mediums, it can provide good cash flow, and the return on investment is strong. Furthermore, it’s a tactile asset and can provide significant tax breaks for smart investors. Source: Real Crowd, 2013, The key to building wealth […]

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How to renovate for profit

The ultimate aim of renovating is to increase a property’s value and therefore increase your capital growth. However it takes more than simply painting a wall and watching your property grow in value, it’s about carefully making decisions, both financially and strategically, which will ultimately help you reach your property and financial goals. This begs […]

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Is there a property bubble?

The property markets in Sydney and Melbourne are experiencing softer growth in 2016 with Sydney’s market growth predicted to rise at 2.2% and Melbourne to maintain a higher growth rate of 7%. The softer growth is a reflection of the slower growth in household incomes – the slowest rate in 18 years – and the […]

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What can property investors deduct at tax time?

It will soon be that time of the year again when investors can save thousands of dollars by being savvy with deductible items on their property. From insurances to renovations, there are various items investors are eligible to claim, however many of these items can be easily missed by those without the right knowledge or […]

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What the election result means for negative gearing

Following Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as the Australian Prime Minister, it seems it will be business as usual for the Australian property market. Prior to the election, the Labor Party promised to make changes to the current negative gearing laws if they were to win the election. Negative gearing laws allow investors to offset losses on […]

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