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The golden rule of property is clear: only ever invest in blue-chip property. That means inner Sydney and inner Melbourne, and disregard everything else, right? Please, no! Here’s the thing: there is no such thing as a ‘blue chip’ location to invest in. It’s utter BS!...

Now that the effects of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the royal commission into banking are being felt far and wide, would-be property investors are finding it increasingly difficult – and often impossible – to obtain finance. Since funding is becoming a scarce resource, borrowers...

When Jason and Hayley Chittenden bought their first home in Western Australia, they didn’t have the intention of getting into property renovation. “Jason had a background in mining, and we’d spent five years living in the Goldfields region, where we bought our first home. This gave...

As a room that sees a lot of activity, the kitchen can easily succumb to wear and tear. It is very often exposed to water, grease, and food and drink stains – all of which can soon make the room look tired and old. The kitchen...

John and Lani Tucker started their respective relationships with property separately, in the mid 2000s. At 24 years of age, John bought his first property in Melbourne for $45,000, while Lani made her first investment in her native UK. “These were our attempts back then to...

Man investors get into real estate initially because they are excited about the potential to grow their wealth. They study the market, do their due diligence and aim to invest in the right places so they can sit back and wait for the returns to...

Short-term rentals have a reputation for being both risky and time-consuming, but if investors have an effective safety net in place, they could soon enjoy incredible returns. Nicola Middlemiss reports Australia's tourism industry has seen a significant shift in recent years, with many travellers now choosing...

While Australians are increasingly seeking convenience and low-maintenance surroundings, they still want mod cons and plenty of bedrooms. Developers are responding to this changing buyer profile by building more bedrooms within apartments. The proportion of three-bedroom apartments being built is expected to increase by 42% for...

Growth in lending to both property investors and owner-occupiers has been slowing since 2017, thanks to tighter lending conditions imposed by APRA and the banks. Many property investors, home owners and business owners have been finding it more difficult to get finance - or to access...

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