How to reduce the costs of buying and letting a holiday home
Investing in a holiday home on the promise of high returns and occupancy rates is enticing, but there are risks for buyers who do not choose carefully.
How to renovate your investment property and get a higher rent
While renovation costs can sting up front, improving a rental property can secure quality tenants for longer, which avoids re-letting costs and wear and tear from multiple move-ins.
Green your property
Trees can add significant value to your home when it comes to selling. Find out why it’s important to be friendly with the environment.
How to manage your investment property or find a good property manager
Buying an investment property can make a lot of financial sense by providing a reliable income stream, but owners need to be active managers or find an agent who can do it for them.
How to buy your first property
For first timers the actual process of buying a property can be daunting. Here is a guide to the basics.
How to quickly get the money to buy your first home
We examine the best and quickest ways to scrape together enough money to buy your first home – including one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, the first home saver account.
How to invest in commercial property
The fall in interest rates and the ensuing hunt for higher better yields have made higher yielding investments in commercial, industrial and retail property much more attractive.
How to buy foreign property
Buying a cheap holiday home or investment property overseas is alluring, but be careful.
Is it a good idea to buy a property off the plan?
Real estate developers often advertise residential property for sale before the building has been constructed. It’s important to examine the advantages and risks of buying via the blueprint.
How to avoid property scams
Tens of thousands of investors fall victim to scams everywhere. And despite the solid nature of property investments it is still an area where there are plenty of frauds and dodgy schemes. Here are some of the main ones.
Where to find the next suburbs set to take off
If location is the key driver of property values, what happens when a suburb suddenly seems closer to the CBD? New transport infrastructure can lower commute times, and social infrastructure such as hospitals creates employment hubs.
How and where to buy new apartments that make good investments
Apartments may be the way most capital city dwellers live in the future, and state governments have stepped up incentives to woo people, particularly first-home buyers, into the sector.
Is it worth paying for a buyer’s agent, and what do they do?
An increasing number of property buyers are engaging independent advisers to help them buy their next asset.
Why Darwin is a property market hotspot and a great place to buy
Darwin in the NT is oozing property potential and is a great place to buy after being tapped as the ‘gateway’ to Asia by Canberra.
Where to find the best opportunities in commercial property
Commercial property yields remain strong and well-leased and well-located office, retail and industrial assets are expected to be in demand from private investors.
What you must disclose to buyers when selling a house
Property disclosure is handled differently in each state but the goal is the same for each: to enable a legally binding, transparent, selling process.
Why it’s time to look at REITs again
Real estate investment trusts have had a rough run but after a number of years of consolidating debt and rediscovering what they’re good at, offer some real upside.
How to buy your own home
Everybody wants to do it, but if you have never done it before it can be daunting. Read our tips here.
Should you get landlord insurance?
Landlord insurance can offer peace of mind, but it can also end up being just another insurance policy to pay. We weigh up the pros and cons.