Archive for July, 2017

How to make untapped equity work for you

Equity is the difference between what you own and what you owe on a property. For instance, if your property is worth $1 million and you owe $300,000, then you have equity of $700,000. As investors or property owners make their way through their mortgage repayments, the advantages of equity are often forgotten. Smart investors should capitalise off their lazy equity to maximise their portfolio’s worth. Here’s what you need … Read more »

Speculating vs investing?

There are many ways to make money from property. How you go about it will depend on whether you are a speculator or an investor.

The difference is usually in the timing.

I’m not talking about timing of the market where you buy at the bottom and sell at the top, (as if you can ever accurately pick those times anyway). No, I’m talking about you … Read more »

Brisbane On The Cusp Of A Once-In-A-Generation Boom

Brisbane-based property developer and media entrepreneur Adam Di Marco has made a compelling case for the Brisbane’s future prospects.  The Urban Developer insists that property investors “get in early” when it comes to the Brisbane market.

There is an unprecedented amount of infrastructure projects currently underway in Brisbane. Amongst these include Queen’s Wharf, Howard Smith Wharves and the Brisbane Airport duplication. Di Marco urged the industry to look beyond the traditional media … Read more »

Why investors are turning to dual occupancy properties

Investors are increasingly looking to dual occupancy properties to capitalise in an environment where prices continue to rise. This property style allows for economies of scale during the building process and requires that you only purchase one block of land to acquire two income streams.

What is a dual occupancy property?

A dual occupancy property offers two incomes to an investor by way of two separate living spaces … Read more »

A fair go for first home buyers

The NSW Government has developed a new package of measures designed to improve housing affordability across NSW.
1. 75,000 new homes are expected to be built across Sydney in the next financial year, which is double the long-term average of 40,000, and Councils are under even more pressure to rezone more land for housing as part of the state government’s determination to increase the supply of new homes in the city.

2. Not … Read more »