Property Hints & Tips - Investment Strategies

    • A key component in adding value to a property is by way of the gardens says horticultural and landscape consultant, Mark Brombal read more

    • Are you set to buy a property in the big smoke, or are you considering real estate in a regional location? Either way, you should check your investment against these criteria to ensure your potential investment stacks up read more

    • Australia's most exclusive suburbs enjoyed capital growth rates of up to 40% in 2007 but will this strong performance continue? Tim Derham, director of boutique real estate agency Abercromby's Real Estate explains. read more

    • Is your asking price right? Maximising rental yield depends on getting the optimal rent for your particular property, and Pamela Yardney shows how it’s done read more

    • A growing concern for investors who buy off the plan can arise through a Division in the GST law, which vendors and developers can exploit to pass GST costs onto buyers. As Michael Quinn explains, uninformed investors can be hit with GST bills they never expected, and which can run into tens of thousands of dollars read more

    • Many investors and homebuyers are dealing with a high degree of uncertainty at the moment. Declining housing finance commitments and national auction clearance rates falling to around 50% throughout June (according to Australian Property Monitors) tell the story. read more