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How To Get Started In Rental Property Investments.

A good property portfolio starts with making a good first property decision. It’s so important to get the first one right because if you don’t, it can take a long time to invest in the second one and here’s why. Firstly, what is the best way to get into the property market? Generally speaking, the largest constraint for the first-time… Learn More

What Is Rental Yield And Why Is It Important?

Investing in property is an incredible way to grow your wealth. What is actually being said here, is that if you can afford to hang onto your property for long enough to realise the capital growth, you will make money. Another classic property statement is, ‘property doubles every ten years’. Or ‘invest in property, you can’t go wrong’. Or, ‘you… Learn More

When Is The Right Time To Buy A Rental Property?

Getting the timing of the market right is the holy grail of property investment. Some people seem to have a knack at buying low and selling high. For us mere mortals, what does that mean and how can we possibly predict the timing of the property market? First, let us better understand the property cycle. A property cycle is best… Learn More

Where Are The Best Places To Buy A Rental Property?

When someone asks me where is the best place to buy a rental property, they’re really asking me what rental property will have the best capital growth. When you know the ‘when’ you’ll find the ‘where’. Getting the timing of the market right is key to a good property investment strategy. Markets move at different times and at different rates… Learn More

What Are The Good Locations For Rental Investment

What are the good locations for rental investment? When someone asks me where the good locations are for rental property investment, what they’re really asking me is two things: What will give me the most capital growth? What kind of property and in what suburb will attract a tenant who will pay good, consistent rent? Put these together and you… Learn More

Can You Represent Yourself As A Buyer’s Agent?

Can you represent yourself as a Buyer’s Agent? The short answer is, yes you can? In fact the whole industry of ‘Buyer’s Agencies’ is a relatively new one. When you’re looking to buy your own home, using a good buyer’s agent who understands what you’re looking for, your budget and time frame can save you time and stress. Choosing a… Learn More

To Invest Now Or Buy Later – That Is The Question!

Should I keep trying to save money to buy my own home or invest now? This is a question we get asked quite regularly and the answer depends on a number of factors. The top three concerns are: How fast can you save? How quickly is the market moving? What is your long-term strategy? Firstly, how fast can you save?… Learn More

Stamp Duty Concessions Taken Off the Plan!

Changes to the Stamp Duty laws mean that investors will no longer receive discounts on Stamp Duty. The Victorian Government has recently announced changes to stamp duty. Under the current law, all investors purchasing off the plan properties benefit from stamp duty discounts. However, this will no longer be the case under the new legislation. (more…) Learn More

Why Invest? Why Property?

Did you know? 70% of Australian retirees rely on Government subsidies or are living below the poverty line. I know I do not want to be part of this statistic, living on less than $300 per week (the Australian Aged Pension per couple).   So… what is the solution? (more…) Learn More

Why investing in your own backyard is not always the best investment strategy.

But I know Sydney… This is one of the statements we hear most often at Calla Property when we first talk to clients about property investment. Clients often feel that they know the city and even suburb they live in or have invested in in the past. Usually this is because they’ve done quite well, either through good timing or… Learn More