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.

The Seven Deadly Sins of Property Investing

By Greville Pabst on 24 Oct 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Property can be a great investment vehicle to grow your wealth. In fact, more of Australia’s wealthiest people attribute their fortune to property than any other investment class. But, as many will attest, it’s not all roses. Here’s a list of seven deadly sins committed by property investors the world over ...

Why Taking a Long-term Position on Property Investment Can Reduce Risk

By Peter Sarmas on 26 Sep 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

When Australians think about investing, most think about investing in property – primarily residential property. But before you start putting your hand in the air at the next auction, take the time to research whether a property investment actually suits your wealth strategy ...

Should I Renovate to Sell An Investment?

By Peter Sarmas on 1 Aug 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

If you are thinking of selling an investment property, you’ve no doubt wondered whether you should renovate first. If it’s your first time, be warned. Renovating a house or a unit is not a simple task, and not necessarily a guarantee to bring in a higher price. There are some important things to consider ...

Investing Outside your Neighbourhood

By Greville Pabst on 20 Jun 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

When investing in property, it is typical for buyers to purchase in areas they know well. Unfortunately, this strategy can sometimes be at the expense of investment performance. Astute investors select property based on the facts ...

The Importance of Landlord Protection Insurance

By Peter Sarmas on 5 Jun 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

While the majority of tenants take good care of rental properties, there are always exceptions to the rule. This is why landlords need to have the right insurance cover should they find themselves in a situation of dispute. Only 54 per cent of self-managed landlords had their property insured – leaving 42 per cent of self-managed landlords vulnerable to a potential loss ...

The Basic Characteristics Of Property As An Investment

By Pete Wargent on 4 Jun 2013 3 Comments

I sometimes get so engrossed in analysing ABS figures, like the nerdy CA that I am, that I forget that some blog readers are new to the idea of property as an investment. Let’s take a look today at six of the basic characteristics of property as an investment and what causes prices to move ...

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