Property Hints & Tips - Investment Strategies

    • With over 35 years of experience in finance and executive leadership, Mortgage Choice CEO John Flavell is a DIY guy at heart, who considers his very first labour of love to be his best investment read more

    • While this year may see some curb in price growth in certain markets, buyers rushing to secure a property in a competitive market make many errors along the way in their purchasing journey. Mark Ribarsky has compiled a list of the top 5 errors buyers make when purchasing in a competitive market. read more

    • Rapid renovation expert Naomi Findlay speaks to Pauline Hatch about how property investment and well-rounded education bring her closer to family, freedom and the great outdoors. read more

    • Many property investors are now investing in large blocks of land and putting a granny flat at the back of the property. Indeed, not only is this popular for investment properties but also popular for PPR’s (principal places of residences). Here we share the main tax issues with Granny Flats that we have come across... read more

    • The beginning of a New Year sees opportunities to review and take stock of your investment property portfolio so that you are ready for the next tax season. As a property investor, what should you review before 30 June this year? read more

    • One of the main reasons why investors don’t achieve strong financial results from their property investments is the failure to invest in the right type of property from the very beginning. read more

    • Choosing the right location is critical. When investing, you’re not selecting a location where you would necessarily choose to live. It’s a time to put personal preferences aside and look at the facts, and ultimately choose a location that will offer you the best investment return. There’s no point snagging a bargain if there’s little rental demand, leaving you with no tenant to provide income. read more

    • We reached out to a number of leading real estate experts for their insider tips on how to get the best value when buying in the current market. read more

    • The way serviced apartments work means that your rental income is guaranteed, so you can genuinely rely on that cash appearing in your account every month. When you purchase a serviced apartment, you enter into a long-term lease with a management company, as opposed to an individual tenant. The management company then pays you the agreed rental rate for the term of the lease, usually with pre-negotiated rental reviews to ensure you’re getting a good market rate. This makes serviced apartments a great option if you’re looking for something that provides a reliable, regular cash flow. read more