Sydney property investor predictions for 2014

2014 predictions

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…]

What features do tenants look for in a high-priced apartment?

high priced apartments

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…]

How good property maintenance makes financial sense

good property maintenance

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…]

Tips on how to attract Gen Y renters to your investment property

Gen Y RentersGeneration 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…]

Tips for choosing the right suburb for your property investment

sydney suburbs

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…]

Tips for getting started in property investment

getting started in property investment

It’s becoming an increasingly common complaint that more and more people are being priced out of the property market. This is especially true of young people whose parents would have had no trouble buying their first property at the same age. While the market certainly can be tough for first-timers to crack, the key factor is to get in as soon as possible – any way you can. [Read more…]

Rental property repairs – who’s responsible for what?

rental property repairs

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…]

Five common mistakes made by new rental property landlords (and how to avoid them)

common landlord mistakes

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…]

Everything you need to know about rental property tax deductions

investment property tax deductions

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?

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The correct way to claim your rental property expenses

rental property expenses

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…]