When is the right time to refinance an investment property?

Loan refinancing is a strategy used by property investors to access funds – usually to grow or improve the value of their property portfolio. The right time to do it largely depends on your strategy, plans and equity. In this article, we highlight some of the key considerations for this strategy and how savvy investors […]

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Mortgage Focus May 2018

Can you believe it’s already May? If you’ve been thinking about a 2018 property purchase, here’s why now is a great time to go for it. Firstly, the cash rate remains unchanged at a record low level. Secondly, home values and auction clearance rates are falling in many markets around the country, so conditions look […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Investing in Property

When done right, investing in property can help you to build long-term wealth, and who doesn’t like the idea of an additional income stream? (Imagine what you could do with that!) The really great thing about property investing is that just about anyone can understand the principals. If you’re thinking about building wealth for your […]

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Office Buildings – Are they a good investment?

Residential property investment has long been popular among Australians, but far fewer venture into commercial property – like office buildings. While residential real estate may be more familiar, there are many benefits of commercial property investment, which is why it’s worth considering as a viable investment option. In recent times, we’ve seen strong demand for […]

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Should I buy an investment property now?

To buy an investment property in 2018, or not to buy? With more than 15% of Australian taxpayers owning at least one investment property, it’s a big question on many people’s minds right now. So, what’s the answer? Last year saw some major curveballs thrown to property investors, which may have left you wondering whether […]

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Will buying a smaller investment property provide a good ROI?

A small property could potentially make a great investment, provided you choose the right one. The key to success with any investment property is thorough research. In this article, we take a look at how to research and choose the right small space property to give you the investment returns you’re looking for. Pros – […]

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What to look for in an investment property

Buying an investment property can be a clever way to build wealth for your future. There are government incentives that make this form of investment great for mum and dad investors – such as the potential to claim back losses as a tax deduction. So, how do you go about finding the right property for […]

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3 things every new landlord needs to know

Buying your first investment property is exciting, but it also comes with new responsibilities. When you’re on your L-plates as a new landlord, it’s important to be aware of your rights and obligations and those of your tenants. Here are some of the essential things that you should know. 1. Go it alone, or use […]

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Investment property refinance made easy!

The clever investor knows that assessing your investments regularly is key to identifying opportunities to build wealth. Knowing when to refinance an investment property could be vital to a successful strategy. So is now the time for you to refinance? Talk to us and we’ll help you to decide! Despite recent tightening around investor lending, […]

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3 ways to start growing your nest egg using real estate

In Australia, the national pasttime seems to be to save, save, save for a house deposit! People are making all sorts of sacrifices to get that all important deposit together – from living with mum and dad into their thirties, to sacrificing life’s little luxuries. But why are so many Australians so very focused on […]

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RBA keeps cash rate at 1.5% for August 2017

At its August meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia chose to keep the official cash rate on hold at 1.5%. How will this news affect your situation? With no cash rate movement from the RBA, interest rates remain competitive so it could be a good time to purchase a home, investment property or to refinance. […]

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How to sell your home above market value

When you decide to sell your home or investment property, it’s natural to want it to fetch the highest sale price possible, but it’s also important to be realistic when setting your price or you risk scaring the buyers away. Here are some pointers to help improve your chances of selling above market value, whilst […]

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