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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 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…

We Love Rentals Pros Cons For Buying A Tenanted Property

Pros and Cons of Buying a Tenanted Property

After securing finance, spending months searching the property market, scouring the internet and attending countless home opens, you’ve finally found a property that meets your requirements and budget. But then you’re told the property is tenanted. Depending on your situation and your intentions for the property, this can prove to be either a help or…

We Love Rentals 6 Tips to Understand Property Investment Cash Flow

Property Investment Cashflow – 6 Tips to a Better Understanding

Along your investment journey, it’s cash flow that will keep you floating, until you have a big enough asset base to get out of the rat race. This means as a property investor, it’s vitally important to understand and maximise your net cash flow position. While most people just think of the rent coming in,…

We Love Rentals 12 Tips to Succeed in Property Investment

12 Tips to Help You Succeed in Property Investment

Property investment (and in that case nearly everything in life) can be a matter of trial and error, so wouldn’t it be great to have the beauty of hindsight now? Here are 12 simple tips that can help you become a smarter property investor and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls. 1. Be in the…

We Love Rentals Invest Where You Live

Should You Invest Where You Live?

We choose to rent or own homes in particular suburbs because it’s close to where we work, it may have an exciting entertainment scene, or perhaps it’s in the right school zone for our children. But does that mean that you should invest in your own backyard, too? Make a distinction between where you live…

We Love Rentals Why An Investment Might Not Be The Right Thing

Why Buying an Investment Property Might not be the Right Thing to do…

While property investment is an excellent vehicle for growing lasting wealth, occasionally it’s the wrong fit for certain people and their expectations. You shouldn’t buy an investment property if: 1. You’re buying a property to pay less tax Many naive investors think negative gearing is an investment strategy. Their accountant tells them they need to…

We Love Rentals Avoid These Types Of Investment Properties In An Uncertain Market

Avoid These Types of Property Investments in an Uncertain Market

With an uncertain environment for investors, there are two property sub-markets that are particularly vulnerable in fluctuating environments. Let’s have a look at these ‘worst markets’ and why they pose a risk to investors. Off-The-Plan Apartments While buying off-the-plan isn’t inherently bad in every circumstance, the risks are often much higher, for several reasons. Firstly,…