Why is everyone talking about Negative Gearing and how does it affect you?
BlogThere has been a lot of debate surrounding Negative Gearing and its affects recently after the Turnbull Government announced there would not be any changes to Negative Gearing and the Capital Gain Tax. The REIV and REIA have both shown their support for the announcement; with rental affordability and availability being the biggest issue should […]
8 reasons our property markets could crash
BlogFollowing a couple of booming years some of our property markets have stalled, and the latest stats show that house prices have dropped a little in a number of our capital cities. While Melbourne’s median is up 0.7%^ this quarter, not surprisingly the drop in other cities is allowing some of the property pessimists to rub their hands […]
The REIV back new State Government initiatives
BlogThe Victorian State Government has announced significant road and rail improvements across the state in the 2016-2017 Budget. The Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer Enzo Raimondo has backed the new initiatives and said the $10.4 billion investment in public transport and road projects will drive growth across the city and regional Victoria. […]
Turnbull Government’s stand on Negative Gearing is based on facts, says the REIA
BlogThe Turnbull Government have announced there will be no changes to Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax and according to the REIA this is the right stand to take based on a rational evaluation of the facts. “The current tax arrangements, in treating property no differently to other forms of investment, provides an incentive for […]
How refinancing your home loan can benefit you
AdviceAs you journey through life, your financial circumstances change and your home loan can benefit from a review. Home loans are not the most exciting dinner table conversations, but saving money to spend on things you enjoy should be shouted from the rooftop. Refinancing your mortgage might seem like a daunting process, but a little […]
Complete Loan Comparison
AdviceCompare two different loans with honeymoon rates, upfront fees, monthly fees and discharge fees.
REIV CEO steps down
BlogEnzo Raimondo, the CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria has announced he will step down from his position after 16 years of service. Mr Raimondo started his role as CEO of the REIV in 2000 and is the longest-standing CEO to date. Mr. Raimondo then launched realestateVIEW.com.au in 2001 and propertydata.com.au in 2004. […]
Furnished or unfurnished?
AdviceWhen it comes to maximising your potential income from your investment property, one decision you’ll have to make is whether to lease it out furnished or unfurnished. This is a key question facing investors, yet there is no right or wrong answer, as it largely depends on your market and current demand. As an example, […]
How to Secure a Rental With a Pet – 6 Tips to Get You In!
AdviceBy Cameron McEvoy Recently I’ve found myself back in the rental market. In Sydney where I live; it’s hard enough to secure a rental property these days let alone doing it with a pet. It is even more challenging when you’re looking at apartments versus houses. Firstly, most apartments or units are not advertised as ‘pet […]
The hidden costs involved in purchasing
AdviceWhen buying a property you need to be considering every cost that you will have to pay, particularly if your deposit is not huge. While many are understandably focused on ensuring they have enough for that initial deposit outlay, usually a large sum amounting to some 5% plus of the purchase price, ignoring your other […]
Ultimate Rental Guide
AdviceRenting a property can be a very daunting process and without the correct knowledge can leave many feeling overwhelmed. This Ultimate Rental guide has been designed to help you to navigate the process of renting a home. This guide will provide you with comprehensive tips and hints to navigate the renting process.
How energy- smart is your home?
AdviceThese days energy bills are on the up so it has never been more important to factor in energy costs when buying a new home. Home buyers would be amiss to overlook interest rates on home loans for long term savings, but it’s also worth considering being pocket savy and thinking about the long term savings that […]
AdviceThis calculator is based on the interest rate and fees that you enter for each of the loans. The calculator’s results will be expressed as a percentage value so they can be easily compared.
AdviceUse the equity in your home to receive a lump sum or a periodic payment.
Choosing a Property Manager
AdviceA property manager can play a vital role in the rental process of an investment property. The property manager will seek to maximise weekly rental income and source high quality tenants who will best take care of your asset. It is therefore crucial to choose wisely when deciding who should represent you and your property.
AdviceA split loan will allow you to fix a percentage of your loan over a period of time. Part of the loan will be at a fixed rate, the other part at a variable rate.
Is Your Property Dressed For Success? Top tips to get the best price for your Property…
AdviceAuthor: Anthony Webb – Philip Webb Real Estate The way your property presents itself to potential buyers affects the way they feel about it. Does the property make a good first impression? Does it have a ‘wow’ factor? Has the floorplan and space been maximized? These are the questions buyers typically – and subconsciously – […]
Are you an investor or trader?
AdviceWe hear about the “property investor” all the time, but have you heard of the elusive “property trader” ? Many people often proclaim themselves to be investors, though seldom do they say they are trading in properties. Sometimes known as a property speculator, a person who trades in property is one who tries to […]
AdviceInput all your incomings and outgoings to see if you are in surplus or have a shortfall.
How to attract great tenants and top rent
AdviceMuch of the success of real estate investing lies in securing the best tenants for your property and ensuring that you’re getting as much rent as possible. These aspects are crucial in the ongoing maintenance of your asset and your return on investment through your rental income. Simply, the more a tenant pays and the […]
How to move house using mobile storage
AdviceLike planning a wedding or visiting the dentist, moving house is one of life’s classic stressful events. We start the day full of optimism, but somehow no matter how much we plan ahead, we’re always in for a day that’s far longer than we expected. You might think your two options are: Moving everything at once […]
Offset accounts, lines of credit and when to use these whistles and bells
AdviceWhen choosing a mortgage you will likely notice a number of extra features that may be available to you. These ‘whistles and bells’ can prove very useful if utilized correctly, however not every add on will suit every home owner – particularly if you are paying for the privilege. In this article, we will have […]
Should I buy before I sell?
AdviceUsually, a homeowner is either upgrading, downgrading or relocating, which means that you’ll be looking to sell your existing home as well as buy a new one. However, should you buy first and then look to sell your current home? Or should you sell first and buy later? Here’s everything you need to know about […]
Catch the sleeping giant: Tell-tale signs of a suburb about to boom
AdviceThe one word any home buyer or investor loves to hear: growth. An “up and coming” suburb conjures up ideas of snatching a bargain and reaping the rewards of your investment in years to come when house prices soar. So how exactly can you spot a suburb about the boom?
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