Blog Archive December 2012

Why is property a good investment?

  • December 28, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment
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Making your money work for you is the best way to secure your future. Leaving it sitting in a bank account will only get you the bare minimum, but investing it all in shares is incredibly risky, even if you have a diverse portfolio. Property is the middle ground between minimum risk and maximum returns, which is why it still remains one of the best investment options.

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ROI? Think mining towns

  • December 26, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment

Ok, so you are thinking of buying an investment property? Good call, there is nothing like a passive investment to swell the coffers with a minimum of effort and there is something nice about owning property as opposed to something intangible and tempestuous like stocks, but where to buy? Two words: mining towns!

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How to achieve the right mindset to buy an investment property

  • December 24, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment
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It is the dream of many, to buy investment property and have that almost guaranteed and near passive income rolling in for the rest of your life. Of all the investments in the world, property is one of the most revered because you get something tangible, something that is highly desired and something that is ultimately finite.

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House sales at an all time low

  • December 21, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment
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A recently released report shows that new house sales have fallen to a 15-year low. The Housing Industry Association new home sales report shows a drop of 5.3 per cent in August, after a 5.6 per cent drop in July, led largely by a “persistently weak” detached house market. The HIA said new house sales fell 5.8 per cent in August, while apartments fell 2.5 per cent.

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Self-bought vs Shared home buying

  • December 19, 2012
  • Ayda Shabanzadeh
  • Investment
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Across the western world the number of shared home purchases are increasing. As house prices have soared and finances have become tighter, more and more people are going in on investment property purchases with friends and family. While this has some obvious benefits there are a number of drawbacks as well and any decision to enter into a shared investment property should be done with eyes wide open. Here are some of the major issues to think about before signing on the dotted line.

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