General Strategy - Investment Strategies

    • Many Australians fall in love with property, and fall even more in love with the idea of giving up their day job to live off their real estate profits indefinitely. But what steps are required to actually make this happen? We asked Brendan Kelly to lay it on the line. read more

    • Investment property owners who want to make the switch from long-term tenants to the lucrative short-term market are often faced with a dilemma: Spend money to upgrade and potentially increase your chances of getting a higher nightly rate OR continue with business as usual and endure the lackluster returns from long term tenants? read more

    • Investors with a high ratio of capital growth properties often turn to serviced apartments as a simple and effective cash strategy to provide balance to their portfolio, because of the reliability of serviced apartment rental payments. read more

    • They’re modern and compact, cost little to build and earn excellent yields, and they can be popped onto a property you already own. It’s no wonder investors are bringing the humble granny flat back into vogue. Pauline Hatch reports read more

    • To find a profitable property deal that grows your wealth, you need to eliminate all emotion from your decision-making and focus on the facts and figures. When it comes to investing in holiday homes, this can be easier said than done. Sarah Megginson reports. read more

    • Record-high prices and mediocre yields in metropolitan Sydney have created a large cash flow gap for investors to fill. However, property investor Zack Raad has been able to almost double the rental return on his Cambridge Park property with the addition of a unique granny flat that stands out amongst all the others. read more

    • The argument is an old one: which is better - capital growth or rental yield? One gives you increasing value over a long period, while the other gives you dollars in your pocket right now. Obviously, both have their advantages, but deciding which is right for you will come down to your personal circumstances. read more

    • It takes time to build financial freedom, but if you only have a short timeframe ahead of you to build your nest egg, all is not lost. Michael Yardney, director of Metropole Property Strategists, shares his strategy for success to help readers James & Elizabeth, and others nearing retirement to plan for their financial future. read more

    • Your Investment Property spoke to Jeremy Sheppard from DSR Data, to find out why he says "low-income earners can become property investors even in high-end markets like Sydney". read more