1. Articles in category: Property Portfolio

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    1. Success Checklist for a Winning Property Investment Portfolio

      Success Checklist for a Winning Property Investment Portfolio

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Zadel Property Education. It is titled SIX Key Must-Haves For Property Investing Success.

      It shares with us some fascinating ideas. Here's a peek at all six:

      1. Location
      2. Long Lease
      3. Strong Tenants
      4. Higher Than Average Yield
      5. Good Building Structure and Design
      6. Hidden Upsides/Exit Strategy

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read to get a more in-depth understanding of all the 6 items on the list...

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    2. The Intricacies of Flipping Homes for a Profit

      The Intricacies of Flipping Homes for a Profit

      Are planning to make a profit by doing a DIY property project? This is a must-read article from Domain for you. It's called The Block 2019: How to Renovate an Uninhabitable House.

      Here's an insightful excerpt: 

      With a contract builder in place, you may be able to borrow up to 95 per cent of the purchase price plus the cost of the renovations. Licensed builders are required to carry home warranty insurance which reduces the bank’s level of risk.

      There are other perspectives here that piqued our interest. Do check them all out at the link below...

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    3. Realizing Profit

      Realizing Profit

      Don't get too caught up with numbers on paper. This article from Property Investing reminds us of this. It's called Theory: Taking a Closer Look at Profit.

      It shares some interesting insights that may help you on your property investing journey. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      For a profit to become real (i.e. ‘real’ised) it has to hit your bank account. Otherwise any gain remains ‘unreal’ised and only exits in theory and on paper.

      Consider capital appreciation. While the property is owned, what it might be worth is anyone’s guess at best, so the ...

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    4. Renovating Your Investment Property

      Renovating Your Investment Property

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Domain Australia blog page. It’s titled Darren Palmer's Renovation 101: What You Should Do Before You Start.

      It raises some important points. Here’s one that we thought was worth the share:

      You then need to decide how far you intend to go – what needs an overhaul and what would pass with just a minor update – and, of course, the big one: what your budget will allow. It’s important to not let emotional desires override when determining how much you can afford. Letting your heart run away from ...

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    5. Is Your Investment Covered for Building Defect?

      Is Your Investment Covered for Building Defect?

      Are your properties protected by your insurance? Don't be too complacent says this informative online article from Your Investment Property Magazine. It's called Building Defects: What Does It Mean For Property Investors?

      In it, Nina Cuturic shares some fascinating details. Here's one that's thought-provoking:

      Many policies actually do not cover the cost of damage that is a result of defective construction. This means there is virtually no safety net for those owners-investors who have properties in such buildings as Opal and Mascot Towers, who have ultimately lost a tenant and an income.

      For more expert opinions ...

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    6. Insights from Radio Announcer and Prominent Property Investor Troy Ellis

      Insights from Radio Announcer and Prominent Property Investor Troy Ellis

      Here's a fascinating article from Real Estate Australia. It's called Nova 100's Troy Ellis Shares His Home Truths.

      In it, the radio announcer shares some fascinating insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Get into the market as soon as you can. There’s no good or bad time if you are buying property for the medium to long term, especially if you’re buying a home for somewhere to live as opposed to investment.

      Take a look at the rest of the article for more of his fascinating views, tips, lessons in property investing...

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    7. 3 Keys to Scale Up Your Rental Property Portfolio Without Burning Out

      3 Keys to Scale Up Your Rental Property Portfolio Without Burning Out

      Thinking about adding a couple more rentals to your portfolio but scared of taking the plunge? Here's a good article for you. Sterling White of Bigger Pockets lists three important things to consider to make sure you maximize your new properties and minimize stress.

      Here's why it's important:

      If you’ve owned a few rental proeprties or have even just done your homework, you already know that you need diversification in your portfolio to make sure money keeps coming in. 

      Want to know how to diversify while still keeping your finances and sanity in check? Read more ...

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    8. Why You Don't Have to Have a Lot in Order to Start Investing

      Why You Don't Have to Have a Lot in Order to Start Investing

      Think you don't have enough yet to invest? Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Wealth Enhancers which could help you with your investment decision. It's called Why No Money is No Excuse Not to Invest.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      ...instead of trying to buy at one magical moment, we instead elect to buy regularly, and buy some high, some low, and over time we smooth out the differences. The fancy name for this is ‘dollar cost averaging’.

      It’s quite a liberating concept and it takes ...

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    9. The Good and the Bad of "Houses in Multiple Occupation"

      The Good and the Bad of "Houses in Multiple Occupation"

      Here's a balanced look at an emerging trend in homeownership. Kate Saines of What Mortgage talks to IMS Property Group CEO Michelle Niziol about "houses in multiple occupation". For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it means:

      An HMO is a property in which three or more tenants live in more than one household, where they share a bathroom, kitchen and/or laundry facilities. For the purposes of HMOs, a household is seen as a single person, or members of the same family living in the same property. For example, four unrelated people in four separate rooms would ...

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    10. Adaptive Reuse: A Growing Trend in Hotel Property Development

      Adaptive Reuse: A Growing Trend in Hotel Property Development

      Adaptive reuse has been a growing buzzword in the property industry with the increased concern for sustainable development. Hotels have recently taken an interest in turning old buildings into refurbished accommodations that have the unique draw of history. Clayton Daspit, Principal of Architecture at the Beck Group writes about this interesting trend:

      In recent years, adaptive reuse hotels are enticing a growing legion of youthful urban residents and out-of-towners attracted to the elegant charm and local character these older buildings possess. It also allows hotel properties to effectively differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive environment for tourism dollars.

      Learn about ...

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    11. Securing a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Home Buyer

      Securing a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Home Buyer

      Are you a gig economy participant, a digital nomad, or a freelancer? Thought we would share this useful article with you. It's called How to Get a Mortgage When You're Self-Employed by Nicola Field.

      It shares a lot of great advice that can help self-employed individuals secure their first home. Here's one that we thought was worth sharing:

      Trying to convince a lender that you really earn more isn’t the answer. Not only is it the equivalent of admitting you fudged your tax return, it can also flag you for a tax audit.

      Having a lifestyle ...

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    12. Adding a Condo to Your Property Portfolio?

      Adding a Condo to Your Property Portfolio?

      Came across this intriguing piece from The Money Mix and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled Buying a Condo as an Investment Property? Here's How I Did It.

      It shares some thoughtful insights. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      Before you jump all-in and buy a condo, you want to make sure you are buying in the right place. The goal is to find a neighborhood that is on the upswing, with rising or stable prices over the past year or so.

      If you want more of these perspectives, give the full article a quick read at the ...

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    13. Deciding on Your Property Investment Manager

      Deciding on Your Property Investment Manager

      Here's a fascinating article from the blog pages of Real Property Manager. It's by John Glimovich and we thought that we would share it here.

      It shares some truly insightful perspectives. This one's particularly thought-provoking:

      In the case of franchises, it is often believed these companies have access to larger databases of tenants as the perception is that those agencies are linked and share their data. But in reality this is not the case. Franchise agencies are mostly independently owned and run by separate licensee in charge business owners. They are not like McDonald’s, in that ...

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    14. Finding the Right Location for Your New Home

      Finding the Right Location for Your New Home

      Here's a fascinating article from Business Daily Australia. It's called How to Pick the Best New Home Location - Without Losing the Plot.

      It shares some thoughtful insights. This one's particularly helpful:

      A 'house and land package' is a deal that includes both a new home and the land it’s built on.  So you’d select a block of land and then pick from a number of standard or customised home designs. Or a developer might offer land with a particular home attached to it - and sell them as one complete package.

       Take a look at the ...

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    15. From Renters to Buyers in the Property Market

      From Renters to Buyers in the Property Market

      Came across this fascinating piece from John Gilmovich that thoroughly piqued our interest. The title is 5 Tips to Help Renters Secure the Property of Their Dreams and we thought it would be awesome to share it with you.

      He shares with us some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      People make a judgement of you within the first 30 seconds of coming in contact with you. Think about how you could boost the chances of a positive impression with the agent. Speak to them before the open home and get to know them, be at the inspection early ...

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    16. Australian Mortgage Debt is Rising A Lot Faster Than Property Values

      Australian Mortgage Debt is Rising A Lot Faster Than Property Values

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from Gerv Tacadena of Your Mortgage. He titles it Mortgage Debt Outpaces Growth in Housing Values.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, in particular, we thought was worth the share:

      Despite the record-low cash-rate level, households seem to be paying more than they had over the previous years as debt levels soar and wealth deteriorates. In fact, 9.1% of Australian households' disposable income went to interest payments in December 2018.

      Give the rest of this interesting article a read for more information and context.

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    17. Waiting for the Upturn

      Waiting for the Upturn

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Property Investment blog. It’s called Are We There Yet?.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart were cruising along in a 100km speed zone for quite some time. Now though, they’ve hit a 40km/h construction zone, or even stuck waiting for a government work crew to repair the ‘property road’ so that higher speeds can be reattained

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

       

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    18. 5 Don'ts in Property Investing that People Do

      5 Don'ts in Property Investing that People Do

      Here's an interesting article from Positive Real Estate Australia website. Author Jason Whitton, longtime property investment coach, offers valuable insight on the most common mistakes he's seen investors make--like this little nugget of wisdom:

      While some properties triple and quadruple in value, others don’t. You’ve got to choose the right properties and you’ve got to choose the right marketplace to get those gains. Don’t have a buy and hope. Have a strategy when you enter into property investing.

      Worried you might make the same mistakes? Read more! 

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    19. Is There a Looming Market Crash in Australia?

      Is There a Looming Market Crash in Australia?

      This article from News.com piqued our interest. It's titled Economy's Ticking Time Bomb and we thought we needed to share it here.

      It offers up some important insights. This one, in particular, was very thought-provoking:

      RBA head of financial stability Jonathan Kearns told a property summit in Canberra that the number of people in arrears on their home loans was increasing.

      He says the proportion of those falling behind was still low at just 1 per cent but admitted it was an indication the economy faces tough times.

      Check out the rest of this article from the ...

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    20. Brisbane Properties Are On a New High

      Brisbane Properties Are On a New High

      Here's a fascinating story for property investors everywhere. It's from Real Estate Australia and it's called Brisbane House Price Hits New High.

      It shares some interesting data about the Brisbane property market. Heres' a short but informative excerpt:

      The latest Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor, released today, shows the annual median house price within the city’s local government area rose 1.5 per cent in the 12 months to the end of March to reach a new high of $680,000.

      It's an exciting time for Brisbane sellers and might be an even ...

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    21. Property Investor at 23 Years Old

      Property Investor at 23 Years Old

      Thought we'd share with you this inspiring story on Real Estate Australia. It's called 23yo Scores $544k Flat in Three Years.

      It shares the property investment story of Dinisha Devadason who was 21 years old when she decided to save up for her first investment. Here's a short excerpt for some context:

      In March this year, the property was finally settled, and tenants have since moved in, netting Ms Devadason $400 per week in rental income.

      That cash goes straight to her mortgage, leaving her with a little left over.

      It’s a welcome reward after she ...

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    22. A Prefabricated Housing Module in the Middle of Nature for Relaxing

      A Prefabricated Housing Module in the Middle of Nature for Relaxing

      The interior design of LUMIPOD is made as a 4 hotel room with a curved entry door. The wardrobe is located on the right side of the bed while the bed itself is integrated into a shallow niche. The bathroom has a toilet, a shower, a sink, and a toilet that closed by a glass wall. For the finishing, the designer uses rough and simple materials such as woods for the bedroom floors and plywood for the ceiling and plywood.

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