With the current talk about a property boom, it’s easy to believe that property investment is a golden ticket to Easy Street. But you shouldn’t jump in blindly just because the word is that the market is hot. Good investment still requires good research, and in the new year good research and careful decision making might just save you from the disappointment of an underperforming investment. [Read more…]
Apartment living is a lifestyle choice for which many renters are willing to pay top dollar, provided they get bang for their buck. If you’re planning on investing in a high-end apartment, it’s important to ensure you are providing the right features to target the large market of mostly urban professional renters attracted to low-maintenance, high-comfort living. [Read more…]
Ongoing property maintenance can be a significant expense, and understandably some property investors are reluctant to dedicate the necessary funds to ensure their properties remain in good shape. However, there are solid reasons to believe that maintenance costs represent money well spent, since regular maintenance will help keep the resale value of your property up, increase rental returns, attract conscientious tenants and minimise vacancy rates. [Read more…]
Generation Y renters are the new ‘it people’ in the property investment game. Attracting Gen Y can lead to a wider prospective tenant pool, but only if you know how to cater to their needs. [Read more…]
First-time investors are often stuck as to which suburb is the best to buy in. Whether you’re looking to attract a certain demographic, aiming for strong capital growth or seeking the highest rental return, finding the right suburb is an essential part of the investment process. [Read more…]
Both landlords and tenants have responsibilities when it comes to the upkeep and repair of rental properties. So, before you point the finger at tenants and demand money for rental property damages, understand who exactly is responsible for rental property repairs. [Read more…]
The property market can be a greatly rewarding venture for many investors. However, inexperience can easily lead to frustration and squandered finance.
Here are five common errors that you should avoid as a new landlord. [Read more…]
Tax time offers property investors an important opportunity to reap the many benefits of investing. But do you know which deductions you’re eligible for and how you can save yourself from paying more?
The property market is surging as people look to place their financial faith in real estate once more. While the enthusiasm of property investors increases, however, so too does the amount of deductions claimed. [Read more…]