Are you just beginning your property investment journey? Our property investment articles are designed to act as beginner’s guides for new investors. They contain information about everything from where to buy an investment property, how to select the right investment property, and the insurance and taxation issues you should be aware of before starting your journey.

How much risk is right for you?

By Sharon Fox-Slater on 24 Feb 2015 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Understanding your risk profile – exactly how much risk you feel comfortable with – is extremely important and can help determine the right type of investment for you. Sharon Slater-Fox explains the last thing you want is to enter into the wrong type of investment which can leave you feeling financially or emotionally stressed – or both! ...

New Year’s Resolutions For Property Investors

By Sharon Fox-Slater on 15 Jan 2015 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

One of the appealing aspects of property investment is that it requires relatively little time, once you’ve made an initial purchase – particularly if you use the services of a professional property manager. There are some things a property manager can’t do for you which could pay off handsomely over time. Consider investment property New Year’s resolutions. ...

Festive Season Vacancy? Turn Lemons into Lemonade

By Sharon Fox-Slater on 5 Dec 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Investment properties can be impossible to fill over the festive season. No-one really wants to move over Christmas so, ideally, leases should be designed to end early in the new year, which is peak house hunting season for renters. Follow our 10 tips & take advantage of the break to give your asset a spruce up. ...

Shopping for a Development Site

By Sharon Fox-Slater on 29 Oct 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Some small-scale property development projects can deliver profits upwards of 20 per cent, but choosing the right site can be a major challenge. Holding costs, while you get plans approved and building quotes, really add up. That means it is often better for development beginners to consider buying a run-down property ...

Why Are Australians So Passionate About Investment Property?

By Sharon Fox-Slater on 19 Sep 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

On the surface, the Australian love affair with investment property is puzzling. Two thirds of investors lose money each year, shelling out thousands more on related expenses than they receive back in rent, according to the Australian Taxation Office. So what’s driving our love for investment? ...

Practical Tips on Compounding

By Pete Wargent on 10 Jul 2014 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Most of us have heard about the concept of compound growth, the snowballing effect caused by growth upon growth. The anecdotes associated with this term tend to be mildly interesting but not particularly useful in a practical sense. What does it mean when it comes to an investment portfolio? ...

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