Category Archive for "Investing"

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Get the best price – How to negotiate when buying a house

Once you’ve identified a property that suits your purposes as either a home or an investment, the hardest part can be negotiating successfully to buy it. The thing is negotiation is a skill that needs to be learned and buyers...
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Consumer confidence is another reason our property markets are going to slow down

Australians are becoming a little less confident about their financial futures. This has not been helped by all the talk about housing affordability (or lack thereof),  the media’s negative talk about the Melbourne and Sydney property markets and all the...
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Lower interest rates reducing mortgage stress

Despite some concern regarding the future of the property market – mortgage holders appear to be breathing a little easier. New results from Roy Morgan’s mortgage stress data show that in the three months to April 2017, 16.8% or 666,000 mortgage holders can...
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Surveying for Town Planning Applications

When you are proposing to build, renovate, development, subdivide, change the land use, a planning permit is often required. These planning permits are lodged with the relevant local governments and are assessed against what the land is zoned, permitted land...
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Why are my investment loan interest rates going up? [VIDEO INTERVIEW]

Andrew Mirams sits down with Kevin Turner from Real Estate talk to discuss the why interests rates are going up. Kevin: Hi once again Kevin Turner for Real Estate Talk and, of course, the RBA has flagged that interest rates...
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Market changes, interest only lending and how to benefit from softer conditions

Recent data from CoreLogic appears to show that the property markets in Sydney and Melbourne are on the slide. But do a few rounds of data constitute a property “slide”? Or are the markets just taking a well-earned break? According...
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Due diligence before buying & investing in property

Investing in the property should be part of an investment strategy to create and increase the value of an asset portfolio. Every investment strategy requires care, planning, and diligence. Diligence does not mean one relies on feelings when buying property...
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Practical ways to free yourself from mortgage debt faster

Buying property in Australia and taking out a mortgage is a pivotal point in anyone’s life and it will have a huge bearing on your financial wellbeing. Because of this, you need to know how to structure and manage your...
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Land Surveying – What is it and why is it important?

What is land surveying? If you’re buying a property with the intention of developing or significantly renovating it, well you need to know about land surveying. If you’re a first-time small developer or renovator, the only time you’ve probably seen...
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Banning SMSF borrowing won’t help housing affordability

The Labor Party has announced that it’s going to ban all borrowings to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) because seemingly that’s going to help with housing affordability. Please! It’s concerning that Labor clearly has a limited understanding about residential real estate...
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