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We Love Rentals 8 Reasons Holiday Homes Dont Make Smart Investments

Holiday Heartbreak! 8 Reasons Holiday Homes are not Smart Investments

The idea of buying a holiday home somewhere sunny may sound like a great idea, but this doesn’t always translate to a wise property investment. Let’s go over eight important considerations you need to carefully weigh up when working out if you should buy a holiday home. 1.    High letting and marketing costs Remember, this is…

We Love Rentals Buying Interstate

Buying Interstate? Tips of what to avoid!

Don’t fall into the trap of the following common mistakes made by inexperienced investors looking to snap up an interstate property: 1. Buying off the plan There are too many of these properties coming on to the market in our CBD’s, which means there is no ‘scarcity’ value and no supply pressure to underpin price…

We Love Rentals 10 Tips To Maximise Your Rental Income

10 Tips to Maximise Your Rental Income!

In today’s tough market of low rents, it’s more important than ever to get the biggest bang for buck and maximise the return of your assets. Here’s a list of 10 ways to hopefully stack the odds in your favour! 1. Minor facelift Rents need to increase to keep up with inflation. If your rent…

We Love Rentals Property Investment 3 Reasons To Stick With The City

Property Investment – 3 Reasons to Stick with the City…

If you’re considering a regional property for your next investment, here are some reasons to mull over first which may sway you towards sticking within the city limits. 1. Recency bias towards downside risk Throughout history the greatest oversight of investors has been to assume that what has happened over recent times will continue to…

We Love Rentals Mistakes Costing Property Investors Thousands

Mistakes Costing Property Investors Thousands

BMT Tax Depreciation, a company that has worked with more than 400,000 Australian property investors to help uncover and claim legitimate tax deductions for the wear and ageing of their investment properties, has compiled a list of its top five tax mistakes commonly made by investors that likely result in millions of dollars of tax…

NAB Residential Property Survey Q3 2017 Report

NAB Residential Property Survey – Q3 2017

Sentiment rises and confidence lifts among property experts in Q3. NAB expects prices to slow in 2018-19, but not a severe adjustment. Australian housing market sentiment lifted over the third quarter of 2017, supported mainly by a large increase in the number of property experts reporting positive rental growth in the quarter and continued house…

We Love Rentals How to Create Positive Gearing and Cashflow

How to Create Positive Gearing & Cashflow

Positive gearing an investment property should be the end goal for every investor given it means that you are not outlaying any of your own funds, while the property also grows in value over time. What does positive gearing mean? Put simply, positive gearing occurs when the gross income generated by the investment is less…

We Love Rentals Productive vs Unproductive Debt

Productive VS. Unproductive Debt

Do you know the difference between productive and unproductive debt? A great number of people tend to have too much unproductive debt, and not enough debt that actually works for them productively to increase their wealth over time. The debt equation Let’s take a look at a scenario – say you have excess funds each…

We Love Rentals CoreLogic September 2017 Market Update

CoreLogic – Monthly Housing Market Update

Released, 14th September 2017: Watch the latest Housing Market Update for Perth. The housing and economic data is derived from the CoreLogic Hedonic Home Value Index for the month of September 2017. “This month we launched the new generation CoreLogic hedonic indices, which provide a further improvement on the market leading hedonic valuation model that CoreLogic…

We Love Rentals How To Spot A Bad Property Manager

How to Spot a Bad Property Manager…

Successful property investors understand that they need to treat their portfolios like a business, so they employ professionals to manage their properties on their behalf. Like any industry, however, not all property managers are created equal, so how can you recognise a not-so-great one? The following five “signs” or behaviours are clear indicators of a…

We Love Rentals Can You Ever Be To Old To Invest in Property

Can you ever be “Too Old” to Invest in Property?

Have you missed the boat? Is there ever a time when you’re just too old to invest in property? The general response would be no, but there’s a caveat: you’ll be far more limited and your strategy will be very different the later you start. That said, generating income from real estate should never be out…

We Love Rentals How To Get On The Property Ladder

How to Get on the Property Ladder

In many parts of Australia it is now much easier for an existing homeowner to “afford” their mortgage because interest rates are historically low. Homeowners and investors have experienced vastly reduced mortgage repayments over the past seven years as interest rates fell from more than seven per cent to just four per cent or lower…