Property Finance Strategies - Investment Strategies

    • Buying your first home is an exciting experience. However, it is also stressful for many home buyers who find themselves struggling to make sense of the complicated financial products and jargon in the market. If you find yourself wondering how to handle your first mortgage, here’s a rundown of the most important things you should know before taking out your first home loan read more

    • Banks have been cracking down on investor lending, and borrowers are feeling the brunt of increasing interest rates. From here, rates are projected to go one way – and it’s not down, says mortgage broker Mardee Blackwood. read more

    • Properties that generate a high cash flow are in significant demand. However, investors may fail to consider the downsides of positive cash flow investments – yes, they do exist – which can turn a cash flow gold mine into a bottomless pit. Jacqueline So reports read more

    • Accessing property equity is not just important, it’s absolutely essential if you wish to grow your portfolio beyond more than one or two assets. Michael Beresford reveals how you can tap into your equity to fund further property purchases in an uncertain mortgage market. read more

    • As a parent, one of the greatest practical gifts you can give your children is empowering them to be successful through education about financial matters. Initially this should include building up savings and teaching them how compounding works. As they grow into young adults discuss the various ways they can get ahead in life, including the possibility of investing in property - either a home or an investment property, or both! read more

    • Navigating the new lending landscape can be quite the challenge for investors, with many feeling hemmed in by too-tight criteria that make it difficult to refinance. So how can you make your money work harder for you, despite the challenging lending environment? read more

    • What would it take to supercharge your rental income from average to awesome? These three different strategies – from the quick and easy fixes to the big-ticket constructions – are powerful ways to boost your property’s cash flow.  Pauline Hatch reports read more

    • Keen to build your investment portfolio beyond your first or second property, but struggling to get finance approval? Despite record-low interest rates, many property investors are facing an uphill battle in getting banks and lenders to fund their next investment. Ian Hosking-Richards, CEO of Rocket Property Group, and Rocket mortgage broker Alan Dean explain how to improve your chances of getting that all-important ‘yes read more

    • Lenders are sending mixed messages to investors, with credit policies changing on a weekly basis. Why is the current mortgage market so chaotic and confusing, and what can investors do to stay on top of ever-changing policies? We asked Philippe Brach to explain... read more