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Category: Property Investing

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    How does the location of your house drive your investment strategy?

    The location of your “great Australian dream” can dramatically alter your wealth building activities and as such, you must take this into account when developing your investment strategy. Homes are typically not purchased with the sole or dominant reason of building wealth as there are many non-financial, lifestyle factors that influence where we live. However, … Read More

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    Can you have your cashflow cake and a piece of the capital growth property pie?

    Those in the property game who prioritise returns are said to be ‘positive cashflow investors’. Their strategy is to seek out properties that generate enough rental income to cover all holding costs (i.e. Interest repayments, management fees, maintenance, etc.), and essentially provide a positive return. Often, capital growth is a secondary consideration when employing a … Read More

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    Exploring the world of wraps – a special property investment report

    A ‘wrap’ is another term for buying property using what is referred to as vendor financing. Common in the US and other countries, vendor financing is not as widely practised in Australia, but has caught on a bit more in recent times. Investors can use vendor finance to both buy and sell property. With regard … Read More

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    Planning for property investment success…from beyond the grave

    While death is not something any of us like to think about, it is one of the only certainties in life…of course the other certainty is about as palatable a topic. But the fact is you need to think about your own mortality in relation to your financial plan and yes, that means taxes too! … Read More

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    Keep the big picture in mind when assessing your lending options

    Given the current, competitive lending environment we find ourselves in today, I felt it was timely to review the options available to property investors when it comes to securing that all important property investment finance. All too often, we forget about any other potential source of credit because we’re ‘taken in’ by the marketing monopoly … Read More

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    The property investor’s quick guide to depreciation

    This might seem like an unseasonably early post, given that the end of financial year isn’t exactly looming around the corner. But the years just seem to be ticking by quicker and before you know it, June 30 will be upon us. Or is it just me who feels that way? Tax time can be … Read More

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    Are you financially ready for retirement?

    For some of you reading this article, retirement will be a distant speck on the horizon – a far-off notion that you may have given little thought to. For others however, it will be looming as a not-too-far-off reality that you might wish you’d considered sooner. Regardless of where you are in life right now, … Read More

  • Are you paying the government too much of your property investment capital?

    The amount of tax we pay matters to us all. As the late Kerry Packer (at the time he was Australia’s richest man) once said to a government inquiry, ‘Of course I am minimising my tax. ‘And if anybody in this country doesn’t minimise their tax, they want their heads read, because as a government, … Read More

  • 3 tips to a top property investment structure

    In a previous post, we looked at the considerations first-timers and seasoned property investors need to work through in order to optimise their portfolio purchasing structure and power. Essentially, how do you minimise risk whilst maximising return? The fact is every property investor might well have a number of different structuring opportunities that can be … Read More

  • Who (or what) should buy your next property investment?

    Although first-time investors rarely consider their property ownership structure options, this is perhaps one of the most critical aspects that you need to get right from the start. Often the decision to buy an investment property is accompanied by an assumption that the investor will make said purchase in their own name (solely), or in … Read More