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How’s that New Year’s Resolution holding up?

If you’ve been staying up to date with our blogs, you’ll remember a blog I wrote towards the end of 2017 on ‘5 Tips to help make property investment your New Year’s resolution’. We discussed the importance of setting yourself new goals to work towards, and the powerful wealth-creation tool of compound interest. I advised readers of MY top 5 tips to help make property investment a new year’s resolution, and I do believe both seasoned investors and those new to the property market can definitely benefit from these pointers. So, we’re a week into 2018, but where are you at with your finances? What have you decided to do better this year, to ensure you meet your new year’s resolution?

What a year 2017 was for CALLA!

Where did 2017 go?! We can’t believe that it’s nearly Christmas. It has been a truly amazing year for Calla Property, and we would like to thank all of you for your support. At Calla Property, we are passionate about education. The more insights you have, as investors, the more confident you’ll feel about investing in property. We hope our shared blogs and publications have benefitted you, and helped you to think about property investment better.

Listen Up, Rookie Property Investors!

Have you started to consider property investment as a source of passive income?  Maybe you’ve already invested, and are looking to use the equity you’ve earned to re-invest? Or maybe you’ve been contemplating purchasing your first property for some time now, but don’t really know where to start? Well, this blog has been shared for your benefit. At Calla Property, we are passionate about education. The more insights you have, as investors, the more confident you’ll feel about investing in property. Happy Reading!

What is Lenders Mortgage Insurance?

There is a very common misconception that Lenders Mortgage Insurance (LMI) is designed to protect both the lender as well as the borrower in the event of a loan defaulting. The reality of this is that in case of a loan default, LMI covers the lender for any shortfall. Basically, LMI, as required by Australian banks, is charged to borrowers who have less than a 20% deposit of the property purchase price. It is an additional cost outside of the standard fees and charges related to purchasing.

What’s so special about Melbourne?

It’s no secret that the wider property market in Melbourne has held up very well recently. During a period where slight loss of momentum was generally expected; especially given the slowing down of the boom of Sydney’s property market, Melbourne has maintained a steady level of growth. The question is… HOW? How is it that Melbourne’s property market has somehow outperformed that of all other capital cities? In this blog, I will explore exactly this; what makes Melbourne so special? 

5 Tips to help make property investment your New Year’s resolution!

At the start of every new year, we all get caught up in the idea of ‘New Year, New Me’. We’re going to start a diet we’ve been putting off for ages, or travel more, are some of the standard resolutions we go with. Another big one is ‘save money’ or ‘get a handle on expenses’; if that’s the case for you AGAIN in 2018, have a think about investing in property. Compounding interest is such a powerful wealth creation tool and the sooner you get into it, the better off you’ll be.

5 Reasons Why Women Make Better Property Investors Than Men

Gone are the days where property investment is dominated by men. Now nearly half (47%) of Australians who own investment property are women, according to an analysis of data from the ATO by the Property Council of Australia. The rise of female property investors can be attributed to their increasing interest in taking control of their finances, with their main concern being security in retirement.

5 Mistakes That Property Investors Must Avoid!

Investing in property is one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom. 
By purchasing a property and renting it out, investors can attain a source of passive income, and work towards their own idea of financial freedom. Statistics tell us, however; that most investors don’t actually make it past their second property, which limits their ability to achieve what they want. By avoiding some of the typical mistakes made, investors can keep on the right track and build high performing portfolios.  

Using property investment to fund your child’s education

Investing in property is one of the best ways in which we can achieve ‘passive income’. Passive Income refers to earnings that an individual can derive from an enterprise he or she is not materially involved in. Essentially, it is money earned regularly with little or no effort on the part of the person receiving it. By investing in property, we can direct funds earned here towards other tasks and responsibilities within our lives. Tasks such as funding your child’s education can prove difficult for many, but through the power of property investment, we have options.