When purchasing an investment property, one of the critical considerations is the ownership structure. Education is vital! All ownership structures have pro’s and con’s that largely revolve around the tax benefits relating to the cash flow V’s the tax implications relating to the capital gains. It is important to understand there is no silver bullet! [...]
The idea of combining resources and buying property with friends and family can be appealing. It can be a way to get more exposure to real estate and diversification. However there are many risks to consider though before taking the plunge. These include what is long term financial goal of the syndicate; number of properties [...]
The federal budget will be announced tonight and is likely to provide tax relief for all income earners as a small gift prior to the next election! Unlike last year’s budget, it is unlikely we will see any more negative news for property investors. Equally, we do not be expect any positive news either!
Property is more affordable now than in 1990, according to research carried out by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). Do you believe it?
Selecting a tenant may be a challenge. The reality is that the quality of a tenant will often reflect the quality of the property and location. This means that selecting the right tenant actually begins with purchasing quality real estate and taking reasonable care of your property. Selecting the right property manager is a vital [...]
Are you looking at your next (or first) investment purchase? A great place to begin is to put together your Property Plan. Our partner in Property Education for over a decade and the Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia, Peter ‘the Property Professor’ Koulizos, shares his 6 top tips for budding property investors. One [...]
When it comes to property investment, the ideal is to find a location with strong and steady future growth prospects. The last thing you want is a location that rises fast, but ongoing growth is unsustainable, or worse still, crashes twice as hard. An extreme example of this is investment in mining towns, which showcase [...]
Fractional property investment is certainly growing in popularity, with investors warming to the idea of purchasing ‘bricks’ in a property the way you would purchase shares in a company. But it’s difficult to see what will be the long term pay off for your investment. In our view, low-risk residential property investment is a long [...]
If you’re thinking about interstate investment, you might want to have a look at Adelaide. With its gentrifying suburbs and consistent growth, Adelaide is becoming more attractive to investors priced out of the Sydney and Melbourne markets. Our partner in Property Education for over a decade and the Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia, [...]
For the second year in a row Brisbane has been ranked first by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia for the most viable capital city to invest in. This is in stark contrast to Sydney, which has plummeted in rankings over the last year. Our partner in Property Education for over a decade and the Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia, Peter ‘the Property Professor’ Koulizos, explains why investors are turning away from Sydney