Property Investment

Patrick Bright says buyers who are serious about buying well at auction should base themselves at the front near the auctioneer.  I don’t know about you, I would find that a bit daunting.  We ask Patrick what that does to other bidders....

An off market property is just that – one that is not being marketed.  A bit like a hidden gem.  Find them and they represent a golden opportunity but how do you find them?  Cate Bakos is finding them all the time and tells us...

Australian renovations are on the rise. Many investors are seeking to improve capital values and increase rental income by renovating their properties, rather than purchasing new. This trend shows no signs of slowing. Brad Beer has some sound advice to help investors maximise their cash...

Australia and New Zealand have experienced significant natural disasters in recent years. When you’re at the whim of Mother Nature, having an appropriate level of home and contents insurance is an absolute necessity. Nevertheless, living in a hazard capital means insurance comes at an ever-increasing...

After a stormy couple of years, the sunshine appears to be breaking through for Melbourne’s property market once again.  While much of Melbourne is set to benefit from renewed confidence and a return of buyer demand, there are a handful of pockets where all of...

Negative gearing - a term you hear a lot in investor circles, but what exactly does it mean? This clever, and now widely used, investment strategy could make a huge difference to your yearly tax returns and future gains but many investors are not aware...

The growing number of families with children living in apartment complexes face challenges not only with the lack of family friendly communal spaces in some buildings but with adapting to the strata community by-laws governing resident activity.  Grant Mifsud takes a look at the challenges...

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