Investment

Brisbane’s Property Boom – The Best Place To Buy Right Now

personOtto Dargan access_timeMay 4, 2021

Brisbane, in particular, is performing very well and has the potential to outperform Sydney and Melbourne as the two leading cities hit their peaks. In Brisbane, the upmarket suburbs near the city have joined the $1million median house price club after constant price growth....

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Rental Yield Outside Of Major Cities Improving—Good News For Investors?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 22, 2021

Earlier this month, we reported that many cities in Australia were experiencing an upward pace in rental income. A lot of cities saw a sudden spike in asking prices for rents, following a low during COVID-19. Investors with rental properties were looking at huge profits. However,...

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Is Rentvesting Right For You?

personOtto Dargan access_timeMarch 12, 2019

If you’ve been looking into options for home ownership or property investment, rentvesting may have been a term you’ve come across. There has been a growing trend in rentvesting across Australia, particularly with millenials and first home buyers looking to get onto the property...

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Should I Keep My Home As An Investment?

personOtto Dargan access_timeFebruary 5, 2019

Guest post: George Porter What should you do with your first home when you decide to upgrade and buy a new home? Understanding the benefits and identifying the common mistakes can help you make a better decision when choosing to either keep your home or sell it. 4 reasons to...

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Is The Interest Only Loan Crackdown Over?

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 20, 2018

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) will soon remove its so-called interest only “speed limit” that saw banks put the brakes on interest only loan approvals. We expect cheaper interest rates are just around the corner but is the right time to apply...

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7 Hot Tips To Buy A Home In A Falling Market

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 13, 2018

The media has been positively frothing this week with some economists forecasting a real estate market crash. We think that sentiment is a little overblown and we’re expecting a soft landing but, either way, the current environment is presenting many opportunities for savvy...

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Has Your Investment Loan Borrowing Power Suffered?

personOtto Dargan access_timeDecember 3, 2018

Some of Australia’s best performing cities have been in decline for the last six months which means it’s a great opportunity for property investors to take advantage…if you can get approved for a home loan. Banks have tightened their lending criteria and borrowing...

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Are Investment Loans Back In Favour?

personOtto Dargan access_timeApril 30, 2018

A couple of months back, we talked about how lenders are requiring borrowers to provide more details around their living expenses and are less likely to offer interest only loans. The good news is that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) recently suggested that...

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Major Lender Stops Investment Loans

personOtto Dargan access_timeSeptember 1, 2017

Should investors be afraid? One of Australia’s largest non-banks, Heritage Bank, announced today that it would no longer be accepting new investment loan applications, effective immediately. So what does it mean if you already have an investment loan with Heritage? Will...

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Aussie Expats Can Beat The Investment Loan Hike

personOtto Dargan access_timeJuly 24, 2017

Are you an Aussie expat that has been abroad for a while? You may not have heard about the increases to investment loan interest rates! Throw into the mix the lending restrictions affecting all non-residents and you may be wondering what you can do to avoid these high costs. Read...

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