Young couples

What are some of the common mistakes landlords make? Some property investors choose to manage their own rental properties. This has both advantages and disadvantages. One...
Read more

We just want an investment for now. Where should we buy?

The ideal properties to invest in are properties in areas where it is cheaper to buy than rent. This gives a better chance of strong capital growth and higher returns. But also look out for:
  • Houses and apartments that are close to employment centres
  • Properties that are positioned close to transport, schools and areas where there are plenty of jobs
  • Homes occupying good positions but where inexpensive renovations would help them produce higher rents
  • Properties where an extra bedroom can be created from the existing floor plan. This can add substantially to the yield and subsequent capital growth (when you sell)
  • Real estate that is poorly presented or marketed and may not therefore realise its full market value
Back to questions