Geelong is expanding into a ‘new economy’… but is this just the beginning?

Capital growth over the past 12 months has increased as much as 16 percent in Geelong; according to CoreLogic figures. The city is transitioning from a factory town with a strong manufacturing base, into a ‘new economy’ city with a broad range of industries and a growing population. Geelong’s economy is one of Australia’s most diversified; boasting major capabilities in… Learn More

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 default. 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… Learn More

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… Learn More

The top 3 things you need to know before investing in Brisbane

Whilst we all reside in the same beautiful country, there are major differences within laws, culture, climates, and other areas, state to state. It is important to accept and understand these differences before entering a new property market. Brisbane, for instance, is not as expansive and wide-ranging as other capitals such as Sydney and Melbourne. This is definitely something to… Learn More

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… Learn More

The top 3 things to consider when investing in Sydney

For some property investors, just hearing the words ‘Sydney’ and ‘property’ in the same sentence, can be enough to make them cringe, while others see the market in Sydney as an avenue of opportunity and growth. Regardless, before you actually launch into investing in Sydney, it is important to do your research, and seek expert advice. This blog is aimed… Learn More

Baby Boomer Tenants are Shaking Up the Rental & Retirement Markets

Baby Boomers are starting a new trend, that is truly shaking things up within rental markets across the country. Australian home ownership is at the lowest level it has been at in 70 years, with just under one in three renting, according to official numbers. Many of those that choose to rent, adopt the communal lifestyle, by house sharing; and… Learn More

5 Reasons Why Women Make Better Property Investors Than Men

Why women are better property investors in the long-term 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… Learn More

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… Learn More

What to ask yourself before using an SMSF to invest in property

Since early 2007, the ability to borrow in super has allowed many investors to leverage their superannuation directly into property. This is widely seen as an attractive tool to reduce risk and volatility, as well as improve returns. This ability to leverage is best achieved through a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF). SMSFs currently account for approximately 32% of all superannuation… Learn More