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Does Your Mortgage Suit You?

Financing your investment property can make a big long-term difference to your financial wellbeing. That’s why it is important to get good advice and look at the various options available to you.  Here are some points to consider:  The interest on an investment pro...

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 Are You Protecting Your Family for the Long Term?
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Are You Protecting Your Family for the Long Term?

Protecting your family is a vital part of being a successful property owner. So what insurances do you currently have in place to ensure they’re fully covered?  Whenever once you purchase a property as a principal place of residence or an investment, it is a wise move to...

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Questions to Ask Before You Buy

Before you go ahead and make an offer to buy a property, there are a few important questions you should ask your real estate agent. Asking the right questions will not only arm you with essential information about the property it can give you a distinct advantage over your compe...

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Why Choosing the Right Property Counts

Investing in real estate is usually all about capital growth. That’s why choosing a property with the potential to increase in value is the most important decision you will make.  When weighing up the right property for your portfolio you’ll want to consider several ar...

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Why It’s Important to Keep a Long-Term View

Remember when you invest in property it is a long-term investment and you cannot depend on its value rising in the short term. So, maintaining a long-term view, along with the ability to afford to keep it over the long term, means the better your return.  Unlike shares or ...

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Understand the Market Before You Buy

Before jumping in and buying the first property you see, consider what other properties are available in the surrounding area. Do your homework and be sure to consult professionals you can trust.  For instance, doing your research and using a market report resource (such a...

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 Why Investors Should Do Their Own Valuations
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Why Investors Should Do Their Own Valuations

Under or over-valuing a property could sabotage a legitimate deal and limit the full potential of an investor’s portfolio. Now with many property valuations becoming increasingly streamlined, it is even more important for investors to also form their own estimates. Today, it i...

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Are You an Investor Snob?

Having a pre-conceived opinion about certain suburbs can cloud an investor’s decision, so it pays to keep an open mind. It’s true that the ‘blue chip’ suburbs get a better rap than others; however, moving away from the crowd could in fact, land an investment gem. It’s...

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The Right Time to Reduce Debt

During the boom years, investing was characterised by a culture of heavy debt and borrowing. However, in today’s market, investors should consider taking more control over their finances and debt levels.   It has always been the great Australian dream to own your o...

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