How much does it cost to own a pet?

We thought we’d have a little fun this week and look at how much it costs the average Aussie family to own a pet. After all, two in three households have one and very few budget for them!

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Having a Property Manager vs doing it yourself

One of the biggest milestones you’ll encounter on your climb up the property ladder is becoming a landlord. Which means that one big decision you’ll face is whether to hire the services of a managing agent, or take on the responsibility yourself.

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Christmas savings tips

Most of us roll our eyes when we start seeing shopping centres spruik Christmas merchandise in November. While it’s important not to get caught up in the festivities too early, now’s actually a great time to start prepping to ensure a budget blow-out doesn’t derail your mortgage repayments over the silly season.

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Investment Property Location

Investment Property Location

It’s really important that you research the area in which you’re planning to buy an investment property. A good Investment Property Location is paramount to maximising your return and enjoying reduced transactions and stress. Some of the questions you might ask include: What type of property has the highest demand in the market Which properties see…

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Under the microscope: cutting back your expenses

When it comes to paying off your mortgage, many of us are in the dark as to where we should be making significant savings. A good place to start? Cutting down on ‘micro-transactions’.

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More guidance and education needed for buying a house

Property owners and prospective first home buyers are increasingly in need of clear guidance on home lending as the housing markets in Melbourne and Sydney begin to cool, says the Housing Industry Association.

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Renovation and Maintenance

Renovation and Maintenance Tips for your Investment Properties

Here’s a quick 10 tips to help with renovation and maintenance for your Investment Properties. Updating and renovating your investment property may seem daunting, but if you select wisely you can get a big bang for your buck.   1. Try to use the same colour paint in all your properties. As a result this…

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Improve Your Property Investment Financials

Improve Your Property Investment Financials

Often when we receive the financials for our Investment Properties we don’t take the time to look through them as thoroughly as we should. Here are 8 ways to consider that you can help you improve your Property Investment Financials:  1.  Have your loan structure compared and determine whether changing will help with your monthly…

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4 Ways to Tackle Property Investment Fears

Fear can hold you back, but learning how to conquer fear is the best way to move forward. Investing in properties is the same as any other new venture in your life. There are lots of fears that once conquered will propel you forward. Here’s a few tips to tackle those Property Investment fears: Be in…

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Perfect Investment Property

7 Tips to Find the Perfect Investment Property

There are lots of important things to take into account when buying an Investment Property. Here’s a list of our top 7 tips to help you find the perfect Investment Property: 1 # Check out the area The surrounding properties will affect your property value good or bad, and the area will directly affect your rental…

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