Posts Tagged ‘Investor’

Investor Activity Softens

CoreLogic’s latest report on Investor Activity in the Australian Property Market reveals that there hasn’t just been a softening during the COVID19 pandemic; in fact, investor activity has been falling since early 2015, across all Australian states.

The main reason attributed to this is the macro-prudential policies that were implemented in Australian mortgage lending, which did tighten lending criteria and exclude some would-be investors from commencing or growing their portfolio.

The latest … Read the full post »

First Time Property Investors: Tips for Rookies – Part II

Last week we spoke about four key factors to consider when purchasing an investment property: capital growth, cash flow, tax benefits, and accelerated growth.    This week we will talk about location and professional advice.

Location

You are all familiar with the real estate mantra ‘location, location, location’.  Location is a key factor that can make or break a property investment.

Question: How do you get it right?

Answer:  Research.

You need to find out about … Read the full post »

First Time Property Investors: Tips for Rookies

Property investment is not for the faint-hearted, it is a big decision, and like all investment that involves significant amounts of capital outlay or borrowing; it is not without risk.  However, it is also one of the most solid and proven ways of growing your wealth, and generally involves less risk than the stock market and other capital ventures that can deliver strong returns in short periods of time.  A … Read the full post »

Investment Property Depreciation: How Does It Work?

Investment property depreciation can save investors thousands of dollars each year, minimising your tax and maximising your cash flow.  Depreciation is classed as a non-cash deduction, meaning that investors do not need to spend any money in order to claim it.

Below is a basic summation of what property depreciation is and how it works.   

What is property depreciation?

As a property ages, its structure, and the assets within it wear out … Read the full post »

Investor Alert! Proposed Changes to Queensland Rental Laws

Last week the Queensland Government Minister for Housing and Public Works, Mick de Brenni announced Stage 1 of proposed rental reforms that would significantly change Queensland’s rental market, that could potentially impact on the existing rights of landlords.

There is a range of reforms proposed including:

Abolishment of a landlord’s right to not review a tenancy agreement at the end of its agreed term;
The loss of a landlord’s right to … Read the full post »

Advantages of Pre-Approval!

When you’ve made the decision that you want to invest in a property – whether as an owner-occupier or investor, one of the first steps you should consider taking is securing a formal property loan pre-approval from your financial institution of choice.

Why?

Securing a formal pre-approval gives you great negotiation power at offer stage; as it demonstrates to the vendor that you are in a genuine financial position to purchase … Read the full post »

Ending a Tenancy Agreement Early

Can a tenant terminate their fixed term tenancy agreement early? What are the implications and laws surrounding this?

A fixed term lease is a promise by the tenant to stay and pay rent for the full term; and any breach of this generally leaves the tenant liable for compensation to the lessor for reasonable reletting expenses. However, there are circumstances in which a tenant can terminate the tenancy agreement early, as … Read the full post »

DID You Know?

Did you know that we also offer Property Management services; as well as listing and selling property in the local area, we also manage it with the same dedication, attention to detail, and customer service focus that we apply to the sales arm of our business.

Not only are we the ONLY agency on the Sunshine Coast that offers a best practice guarantee; if you switch over to us now from … Read the full post »

Creating Wealth Through Property Investment

Despite the cyclical nature of the property industry, investing in property is still one of the most secure and effective ways to grow your wealth; particularly if you view it as a mid to long term investment.  It is a very different beast to playing the stock and currency markets, but wise decisions pay off handsomely over time for many investors in property.

Below is a brief outline of the steps … Read the full post »

Sunshine Coast Nation’s Leading Investment HOT SPOT!

Further to last week’s newsletter, popular real estate website, www.realestate.com.au has hailed the Sunshine Coast as the hottest place in the nation to invest in property right now, due to a lack of available housing, a tight rental market and rapidly growing population.

Leading industry commentators say the Sunshine Coast presents one of the best opportunities for capital growth, due to its liveability, affordability and future economic prospects; and there … Read the full post »

Finding the ‘Right’ Investment Property

Choosing an investment property can be quite a challenge.  It is critical you are equipped with the right knowledge and advice prior to making an offer.  The criteria are different to that of choosing your own home.  Below are some tips to consider in the purchasing decision:

Do not let emotions cloud your judgment – this is about capital growth and the numbers.
Research – you cannot ‘over’ research, but … Read the full post »

Smoke Alarm Update…Get in Now & Save Money!

The REIQ are warning of a potential price hike and last-minute panic if more landlords don’t act in regard to the changes to Queensland’s Smoke Alarm Legislation rolled out in early 2017.  They report that to date (June 2018), only a small number of landlords have changed their smoke alarms to the new photoelectric system, which is compulsory on all tenanted properties by January 2022.

REIQ CEO Ms Antonia Mercorella said … Read the full post »