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Renting

How to escape renting and buy your first property by ‘rentvesting’

Australians are vigorously encouraged to enter the property market, but not everyone has the capacity to relocate to an affordable area. Chances are if you’re currently renting, you made choices about your location out of sheer... more
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Investing

Ensure to claim depreciation deductions for your investment property

For most investors, choosing the right property is a big decision. There are many factors a potential investor will think about prior to making a purchase. Astute investors will consider the potential rental returns, the... more
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Investing

Where rents are increasing despite the housing downturn

It may be that ‘the housing downturn’, albeit slowing,  is the main headline, but the real news right now is that rents are actually steadily increasing, nationwide. Property research group CoreLogic released its quarterly report... more
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Investing

The large NSW regional towns ideal for first homebuyers and investors

Getting ahead and securing a stable future are priorities for many Australians, but with city lifestyles becoming increasingly costly, the tunnel just seems to get longer, and the light at the end of it further away. Working out... more
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Investing

Do trees add value to your home?

There are many ways to improve your property and increase the value of your home, but landscaping is often undervalued as one of them. Not only does it help sell you property when the time comes, good landscaping can also improve... more
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Investing

The rental market as a barometer for property value growth

Barely a week goes by lately without a dramatic headline about the ‘disastrous’ Australian property market. Headlines like “Australia suffering its greatest decline since….”, or “Australia’s housing downturn continues …” and... more
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Buying

Buying? Leave your rose-coloured glasses at home!

At this point in time, consumers have more access to whatever we want than ever before. Maybe it’s the digital revolution that has given us a greater sense of entitlement, along with a sharper impatience for a quick hit. Maybe we... more