Archive for the ‘Property investment’ Category

Why you should invest in Newcastle – part 2

Located 160km north of Sydney’s CBD, the harbour city of Newcastle has so far escaped the astronomical prices that Sydney’s real estate market has become famous for.

However, with $6.5 billion in NSW Government funding set to reinvent this once industrial port city, Newcastle is on the verge of significant property price growth.

In this three-part series, we explore the reasons Newcastle is becoming the … Read more »

Why you should invest in Newcastle

Located 160km north of Sydney’s CBD, the harbour city of Newcastle has so far escaped the astronomical prices that Sydney’s real estate market has become famous for.

However, with $6.5 billion in NSW Government funding set to reinvent this once industrial port city, Newcastle is on the verge of significant property price growth.

In this three-part series, we explore the reasons Newcastle is becoming the … Read more »

Rentvesting: a growing trend for real estate owners

Like millions of Australians, Emilia Rossi is a tenant.

But unlike most of those tenants, Ms Rossi also owns four investment properties across three states.

She is among a growing breed of real estate investors who chose not to own their own home. Known as “rentvesting”, the strategy sees people using investment property growth to build a deposit, or they rent a property that fits their … Read more »

Savvy investors shun Sydney and Melbourne, and look to Adelaide

Australia’s housing affordability crisis is forcing young people to take extraordinary steps – whether it’s a home a long way from the city or a tiny spot in a block of flats.

Sydney IT accounts manager Rob Cooper is one homebuyer who’s looked outside the square. He rents in Woolloomooloo but can’t afford to buy there, so he’s purchased a rental property in a trendy city suburb … Read more »

Who is the Australian property market’s typical investor?

Contrary to the image a property investor might conjure up – a wealthy full-time property speculator –  most residential investors in Australia don’t actually rely on it as their primary source of income.

In reality, Australia’s residential investment market is dominated by people who, having bought their own home, have moved onto buying an investment property. These small-scale investors own 83 per cent of all investment properties…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Renovating vs. Improving: What’s worth it?

As an investment property owner, it’s important to find the balance between maximising your property’s value and your cash flow. If you invest in the property through renovating you could potentially increase your equity, allowing you to reinvest or increase your rental capacity or capital growth. However, any money spent on your property will ultimately affect your cash flow. So, before you upgrade your investment property, understanding the … Read more »