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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read more »

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors
The 2017 budget had more inclusions for local property investors than previous years, however it’s the foreign investors who will be affected the most. Furthermore, the Government’s resolution for the housing affordability crisis involves providing incentives to investors and superannuation funds. This is via increasing the … Read more »

What to expect from a high-end apartment

What to expect from a high-end apartment
High-end apartment renters tend to have an image in their mind as to what they are going to get in return for their significant investment. Whether these expectations are realistic, it is never a bad idea to receive insight as to what the actual reality is … Read more »

How to secure a mortgage

How to secure a mortgage
You hear about people getting mortgage loans all the time, in fact, it seems to be the most talked about subject when it comes to buying a house and is spoken about in very casual manner. Unfortunately, this perspective can lead us not to know the first thing … Read more »

First home buyer? Here are 4 mistakes to avoid

Although at first glance buying your first home may seem exciting, it is not always so easy and can lead to a lot of stress and mixed emotions. Besides the obvious financial hassle, your family and friends are all pulling you left and right in regards to what to do, much of which is … Read more »