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Relocate or Renovate?

A household's need for space changes at different stages in life. When there is only two of you, you would probably only need a 2 bedroom unit. As your family grow, potentially up to 3 kids, you might need a bigger home to cater for your household's need. Then, when the kids grow up and move out, you probably won't be needing those extra bedrooms. ...

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New vs Old – Renovation Guide 2016

We've talked numerous times before on old or new properties and which one make for a better investment property but what if you are looking to renovate? First of all, how are they defined? Does a newly refurbished established properties considered old? Is it worth renovating an established property? Jeremy Sheppard uncovers this in the May 20...

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Five ways to boost a property value

>> Play Audio here In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Ben is once again invited on the show to talk about five ways to boost a property value. Ben will be sharing his personal experience and from his point of view as a Qualified Property Investment Advisor. To start off, the most obvious way is a repaint job. It's easy, cheap and it rea...

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Renovating does not equal Riches

How exciting it is to see someone who has actually done a renovation project and they've made hundreds and thousands of dollars in it. You might think that it is easy to, I guess, replace the yield income by doing a renovation project. We've all probably heard some stories and we've seen the television shows with the really great outcomes and of co...

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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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Five creative ways to increase rental returns

Quite often investors ask us about clever ways to enhance property value. Most investors pay a lot of attention to the value of the property but why don’t they pay as much attention to the returns? Well, we do, and some clever investors out there do so as well. While we like to see our equity position growing, the bottom line for any ‘buy and h...

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You have to Spend Money to Make Money

Let start with a simple question – Can you give me an example of how you have made money without spending any of your own money? Let’s get the obvious answers out of the way first: Inheritance. Good luck to those waiting around lazily to collect someone else’s initial spend to originally make it, not to mention the risk they took. St...

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