When it comes to looking after their investment property, most people would agree that they would never knowingly take risks that could jeopardise their success or achieving their goals. But what if you were actually exposing your portfolio to threats without even realising it?
When looking to invest in property, most people look straight to the main centres. This is typically where there is demand, and higher income potential. But of course, this is also where house prices are at the top end of the market, and with LVR rules requiring a 40 per cent deposit for investment, buying a property in the city is basically out of reach for entry level landlords.
With the rise of Airbnb - there’s no doubt that it has opened a whole new world of possibilities for property investors. From only having long term tenants as a viable option for landlords, short term stays are becoming increasingly more popular - particularly for those with the opportunity to achieve significant income gains.
Ever wondered how some property investors seem to tick all the right boxes when it comes to achieving their goals? There’s some insider secrets that not everyone knows about - and we’ve lifted the lid on five of them for you.
The summer holidays are coming up fast, and while you may be tempted to wind down and prepare to put your feet up, if you want to maximise the value and income potential from your investment property, now is the time to take action.
So you’re not sure whether a stand-alone house or an apartment/unit is the right choice? Here’s a few things to consider when making a decision on whether a house or apartment is better for property investment.
It should go without saying that you have full cover insurance for your investment property. But instead of having the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff (so-to-speak) here are five things you can do to reduce the risk of damage or costly repairs.
Depending on the plan you have for your investment property (to rent or renovate and flip) there will come a time when you may think ‘if I sell now, will I get a good profit?’ Of course it isn't a decision to make lightly - but it is one that will obviously arise at some stage.
People get into property investment to make money - right? And there is only one way to do that - right? Wrong. In fact, there are quite a few ways to generate income from property, and which is best for each individual investor depends on their current circumstance, as well as the financial goals they would like to achieve.
Ever wondered how people start with buying one investment property, and then a few years later are able to buy another, and then another? It comes down to using a thing called ‘leverage’, and while it is a simple concept in theory, it does have its risks. So is it something you should do?
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