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What do you need to know about getting a loan?

Applying for your first home loan can be a daunting task and I’m often amazed at the preconceptions people have about lending policy.  So what do you need to know and what are the banks looking for? Lending policy falls into two main areas – 1. Security and 2. Serviceability. (more…) Learn More
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Calla Property gives back.

One of the things that I love most about running a successful company like Calla Property is the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate in the world. Not a day goes by where I don’t feel incredibly lucky and grateful for this privileged life I lead.  No matter how bad things get, no matter how overwhelmed I feel,… Learn More
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3 Top Considerations When it’s An Investment Property, NOT a Home.

Are you thinking about becoming a property investor? It's incredibly important to approach buying an investment property in a different way than buying a home. Here are 3 important considerations for anyone looking to invest in property. (more…) Learn More
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The Golden Rules to property investment. What are they and how to make them work for you!

The path to investment property ownership can be long & daunting. Find out the crucial aspects of property investment and how we at Calla Property can help you negotiate those aspects in a hassle free way. (more…) Learn More
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Changing Market

Last week the Calla Property Team went to Brisbane for the week.  We met with property clients as part of our due diligence and are very pleased to report that we have some more fantastic investment stock for our clients. We visited a number of sites and show rooms ranging from small boutique developments of 20 apartments to full master… Learn More
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The 3 most important things you need to know about property investment – and they’re probably not what you’ve heard.

We’ve all heard lots of advice about property investing but there are a few common phrases that keep coming up and recently I’ve had a bit of time to reflect on them. (more…) Learn More
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Why buy off the plan?

It would seem that there are many clients who are still wary about buying 'off the plan'.  This seems to come largely from a number of developers who were unscrupulous during the boom period prior to the GFC.  By and large, the GFC has flushed out the unsavoury operators.  The businesses that were able to withstand the assault of the GFC, especially… Learn More
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I want to buy my first property, but….

"9 years ago I took the plunge in buying my first Sydney property, a modest 2 bedroom apartment in Alexandria. I remember procrastinating for at least 2 years before I made that decision, thinking I didn't have enough deposit and coming up with all sorts of excuses.  In 2012, I sold the apartment, but I regretted delaying the decision to… Learn More
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To cross collateralise or not cross collateralise…that is the question!

The structure of your loan is really important if you have a view to long term investing. You may or may not have heard of cross collateralisation or cross securitisation, however it is one of the fundamental structural concerns to get right from the outset. So what is it? (more…) Learn More
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Hold and Grow

When it comes to investing in property there are two main areas to consider - how much will it cost to hold (holding costs) on to and how much will it grow (capital growth) over the time you plan to hold it?   (more…) Learn More