Buying Property Strategies - Investment Strategies

    • It’s long been a debate in property investment circles – do you go for older more established dwellings or brand new properties? The answer may surprise you. read more

    • Feel uneasy about buying in Murdering Creek Road or Dog Swamp? So do most people. But can your street or suburb’s name really influence the value growth of your property? read more

    • Experts often talk up the blind dating of investment strategies – buying properties sight unseen. They say it’s the best way for investors to check their emotions at the door when making a purchasing decision. We reveal why they’re right, but how there are also risks that are not immediately obvious. read more

    • 1. Look for an eager vendor. A vendor under distress is the most obvious component of a cheap purchase. There is no moral high ground here– often it’s a case that the seller needs a quick disposal and is willing to cut back on the price in order to move the bricks and mortar on. While it is not pleasant to see another party in a sticky situation, you may be doing them a favour by relieving them of the property, and in most circumstances, it is a business transaction where if you don’t, someone else will. read more

    • OnePath’s Graeme Colley sets out the five most important things that investors should bear in mind before investing in property via an SMSF read more

    • Afraid to dip your toe in the water of property investment? Catherine Lezer explains the most common excuses used to put off investing – and why they’re flawed. read more