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Property investment advice articles & tips

Investing in property is not as easy as just buying houses and renting them out; there are many different aspects to consider. To help you learn more, our property experts have put together a host of different learning tools covering a range of topics, including the four elements in building a property portfolio, buying property interstate, what to look out for and mistakes that can be avoided, and so much more.

Australia’s Housing Market Bubble

Australia's housing market has had their best winter since 2007 according to figures released this week by RP Data. The company says prices for capital cities dwelling rose 4.2% over the three months to the end of August. The increase had been lead by housing market in Sydney and Melbourne as prompted a warning by the Reserve Bank Governor, Glenn S...

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What you need to know when increasing your rent

Laws differ from state to state around rental increases, however the reasons for rent increases are similar across every state and Territory throughout Australia. Rent reviews and increases should be revised at least annually, if not at every 6 month interval. The common times to do so are January or February, when most landlords are looking at the...

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Income for Life

Putting together a great property portfolio is as easy as A, B, C and D. In the August 2014 issue of Money Magazine, Bryce Holdaway wrote about the simple formula that he used to create an income for life with a property portfolio plan. "I stumbled on a quote last year that made me reflect on how well I actually understand the very topic I am so...

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Pros and Cons of Buying Off the Plan Apartments

The Pros There's lots of reasons to consider why you should buy an off the plan purchase because there's nothing that can replace that sort of brand new feeling. You're the first person to actually move into the property. There's got shiny taps, it has got beautiful clean tiles, the carpet smells fresh and its got that really nice cozy feeling abo...

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Which is the best state to invest in?

As a property investment analyst and qualified property investment advisor, I'm often asked which is the best state to buy property in. But that's not necessarily the best question. There are over 9.4 million dwellings across Australia and those numbers increase around 130- 160,000 new dwellings every year. So on average, every week there's over tw...

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A Tailored Approach to Property Investment

In this episode of Look At Property, The Hotspot session, Des Dowling asked Ben Kingsley about starting a Property Portfolio and if there is a one size fit all or an off-the-shelf solution. Ben explains that there are both option but to get a tailored approach to Property Investment, it is important to have a clear understanding of our current c...

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Powerful Strategies to Finding Properties

It's easy to think that once you have decided on an investment strategy and got your finances sorted, you have moved into the home strait. After all, the remaining step is simply to go out and buy a property, right? Wrong! While the buying stage is one that many investors look forward to with great excitement, it is in fact full of minefields that ...

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A Piece of Cake

Creating a successful property investment portfolio is much like following a recipe - but get your ingredients wrong and your investment cake might sink, burn or crumble. In the August 2014 Issue of Smart Property Investment (SPI) Magazine, Ben Kingsley writes about the various experience he had with property investors and how they build their p...

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Generation Wealth

It's never too early or too late to start building your property portfolio. In the July 2014 issue of API Magazine (Australian Property Investor) uncovers the eight best tips and tricks to building wealth for your generation. "If only I started investing in property 10 years ago". We hear that sentence time and time again and yet so many people ...

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5 Easy Ways to Add Value to an Investment Property

Let us for this exercise look at a typical investment type property being a 1960’s built 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment within a two storey block of 10 similar apartments with one car space on title located within a 10 kilometre radius of the Melbourne CBD. The value of purchase is between $300,000 & $400,000 which is very similar to the t...

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Generational Shift

>> Play Audio Here   In this interview with Kevin Turner from Real Estate Talk, Bryce Holdaway, Director of Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Location Location Location Australia says the great Australian dream has changed. There has been a generational shift. He explains what that means and how understanding what this generation is lookin...

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