Category Archives: Property Finance

The 5 Benefits of a Mortgage Pre-Approval

You have spent the past 3 weekends looking at properties and it’s all becoming a little too much.  Do you spend $350,000 on the 3 bedroom house or invest a little more and purchase the 4 bedroom property for $420,000?  … Continue reading

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Is it worth buying a property with a strata levy?

Have you ever looked at a unit as a property purchase only to be turned off by the strata levies (otherwise known as Body Corp fees)?  Do you know how to assess if the strata levies are too high (or … Continue reading

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There’s Gold in Them Thar’ Granny Flats

I apologise if I’ve placed a vision of an old, toothless, prospector dressed in overalls in the front of your mind with the heading, however I think that it’s a very relevant heading for an excellent investment opportunity that’s available … Continue reading

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Negotiating Tips Direct from American Pickers

I’ve recently found myself regularly watching a TV show called American Pickers.  It’s a reality show based on the day to day activities of a company from Iowa called Antique Archaeology and its 3 members, Mike, Frank and Danielle.  This is … Continue reading

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Why Professional Property Investors Like Self Managed Super Funds

You may have heard about the recent turnaround in property prices that we’re currently experiencing around Australia, following some rather average years of capital growth.  The main drivers of this new growth are investors, which is a rather unusual situation.  … Continue reading

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Why A Mortgage Review Will Benefit You

Reviewing your home loan on an annual basis makes great sense.  A refinance could provide the opportunity to save money, improve the type of features you have and offer more flexibility. Refinancing simply means to switch from one lender to … Continue reading

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Top 11 Mistakes Property investors Make (and how to avoid them)

Why is it some people seem to be able to turn every property investment they touch into gold while for others it ends up in tears? The reason is all about knowing the secrets to property investing. Property investment is … Continue reading

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Self Managed Super Funds and Investing in Property

You may have noticed all the buzz recently about the huge growth in everyday investors like yourself using their Superannuation funds to purchase investment properties.  There’s good reason for this growth and this article will provide a quick overview as … Continue reading

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NRAS – An Unbelievable Property Investment Opportunity

Imagine a world where you can invest in a rental property, obtain quality tenants, in prime locations and receive a 10yr rental income guarantee from the Government that could possibly make the investment positively geared! What’s that you say..”we’re dreaming!”   … Continue reading

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Are successful people just lucky?

We often hear the saying “everything they touch turns to gold”.  So does this mean successful people are lucky or have they worked hard and smart? Lately I have had the worst problems with anything electrical (including all work computers).  … Continue reading

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