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Financing Your Future Through Holidays

Ever thought about renting out your investment property – or your home – for the holidays? It’s an increasingly popular option for investors looking to maximise the revenue from their property portfolio. Your Investment Property speaks to Stayz to discover more. Purchasing property to derive rental income is a long-established investment tradition for many Australians. But there [...]

2019-04-23T00:57:54+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Property Investment|


No doubt you have been aware of the increased focus on climate change and the extreme weather changes that are occurring all around the world. It seems a day doesn’t go by without a very tragic disaster being reported, resulting in loss of property and in many cases loss of life. Even in our own [...]

2019-04-05T01:52:57+00:00April 5th, 2019|Property Investment|

RBA Interest Rate Cut? – Are You Kidding Me?

Nope, not kidding, just look at the recent situation in/around Australia: There is little doubt that the Australian real estate boom is over. Both Melbourne and Sydney markets are already on the decline. The volume builders are throwing deals on the table, which is a sure sign that they are experiencing declining order books and [...]

2019-03-21T11:45:19+00:00March 21st, 2019|RBA Update|

Are you the Conductor of Your Own Destiny?

Maybe "Destiny" is a bit too full on for this time of day, conductor of your own life is a bit full on too. Maybe conductor of your coming year or the coming months is more appropriate. Whatever you find more palatable, the question is, are you in control? Not complete control because there is [...]

2019-01-07T23:30:10+00:00January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Top 5 Landlord Insurance Claims

A standard landlord insurance policy can cover loss of rental income and damage to or theft of the contents of the home, although precisely what is covered can vary. Typical claims include losses due to rent arrears, water damage and malicious/accidental damage by a tenant. Policies can also differ based on whether you’re managing your [...]

2018-12-27T15:59:37+00:00December 27th, 2018|Financial Goals|


Real estate investment in Australia continues to attract positive attention worldwide. The area’s famed coastline and internationally attractive cities remain extremely popular, with a domestic economy that is relatively immune to the challenges facing large parts of Asia and the United States. In fact, Australia’s real estate market is one of the few exceptions to [...]

2019-01-19T01:23:58+00:00December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The potential of new technologies to disrupt housing policy

Executive summary Key points The research identified four main fields of technological advancement that are likely to disrupt the housing sector in future, or are already doing so: matching markets; big data; GIS mapping software; and blockchain. Technological change presents real opportunities for the housing sector, including more efficient allocation of housing stock, more accurate [...]

2018-12-04T13:26:15+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|


Rental Yield is a measure of how much cash [or rent] your property produces each year, as a percentage of the property value. The property investor dream is to secure a high rental yield property, in a location that delivers large capital gains, combined with low management and maintenance costs. This means, rental yields are [...]

2018-07-19T00:26:14+00:00July 19th, 2018|Rental Income|

Why The Rollercoaster?

Each month we wait and hear if the Reserve Bank will increase, leave them unchanged, or decrease interest rates. While a lot is written on the effects of a rise or fall, the reasons behind rate movements are rarely discussed. Setting interest rates is a complex process and to describe all elements of influence would [...]

2018-07-31T08:02:38+00:00July 10th, 2018|RBA Update|

Property Strategies : Growth Vs Income Over Time

There is an age-old tug of war going on in the property investment world in regards to what is the best strategy when investing in property. There are generally only two schools of thought about the best way to build wealth through property. One favours properties that grow in value – capital growth, or high [...]

2018-06-22T03:37:33+00:00June 12th, 2018|Financial Goals|