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Top 10 tips for buying an investment property

What do you need to know before buying an investment property?

Aviate Group managing director Neil Smoli offers his tips.

Leave your emotion at the door

Buying an investment property requires a different mindset to buying a home to live in. Start your property search with a clear head. “Investment property … Read More

Is Australia in a housing bubble?

Steadily rising house prices, fueled by record low interest rates, are sparking fears of an impending crash in Australia’s property market.

Talk of a property bubble is increasing while questions continue around affordability, particularly in the surging Sydney and Melbourne markets.

So what is a housing bubble, are we in one, and … Read More

Buyers gripped by ‘fear-of-missing-out-disease’

As Sydney’s property market “sizzles” homebuyers are catching “fear-of-missing-out disease”.

Property values shot up 2.7 per cent in June, according to RP Data, and Australian Property Monitors auction clearance rates averaged 75 per cent in June.

It’s a far cry from June 2014 when the Sydney average was 54.5 per cent.

Although the improving market … Read More

How does Surry Hills shape up for investment?

Surry Hills is one of Sydney’s most artistically vibrant neighbourhoods, with historic architecture and a creative centre where design, music, wine, food and fashion come together in the most cohesive manner. With its beautiful and buzzing central location, Surry Hills is home to many professionals and creatives, and full of … Read More

How to best leverage the equity in your property

The equity homeowners have in their property is likely the biggest untapped source of available capital for property investment. The real estate market in cities like Sydney, where prices rose nearly 16 per cent last year, is well and truly booming. Yet many homeowners who have benefitted from rising sale … Read More

Do you have idle equity?

Interest rates are at record lows, what should I do to take advantage?

On the back of this month’s RBA announcement the Australian lending landscape has entered uncharted territory with the official cash rate now sitting at 2%!

If you haven’t checked recently there are some fantastic opportunities available to restructure your finances, potentially … Read More