Property

Whether you're a home buyer or investor, it's likely that acquiring a property will be one of the most important decisions of your life. It can be an exciting but also a stressful time and doing your research and planning can give you real advantages in the market. Understanding just what it means to purchase, finance and manage a property can put you on solid ground.

Investing
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Pros and Cons of property investing

By Wealth Know How in Property

Many Australian investors like to invest in residential property, and there are good reasons for that. Residential property has been a strong long-term performer, comparable with the sharemarket, although the dividends from shares return more than net rents, and are more tax-effective. But if you borrow to buy an investment property, interest on the loan and most property expenses can be offset against rental income, for tax purposes.

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Buying an investment property

By Wealth Know How in Property

Property is a location game:  where and what you buy could affect your return on investment. When you're considering where to buy, you should ensure that you stick to property markets that you’re familiar with. Try to look for areas where high growth is expected, and areas where rental income is high compared to the property value.

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Costs of buying an investment property

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There are a lot of things that go into buying an investment property – some that come readily to mind, and others that can be a nasty shock as you go through the process. Buying, selling and managing an investment property can be costly and will affect your overall return. When you buy a property, you will have to pay many bills.

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SMSF
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Structuring the financing of the residential property inside a SMSF

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James Dunn explains the key issues in considering borrowing for your property investment. While arranging finance can bring residential property for your SMSF within reach for many investors it can be a double-edged sword, it's important to not only understand the potential advantages and pitfalls but also your obligations.

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How to select an investment residential property

By Wealth Know How in Property

If a property investment is right for your SMSF, then this video may help you understand what are your choices and very importantly the rules governing this kind of investment. There are many issues, including being able to demonstrate you've 'done your homework' before buying, click on this video to find out more.

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How to determine if an investment in residential property suits your SMSF

By Wealth Know How in Property

This video looks at how you might go about determining if property investment suits your SMSF. James Dunn looks at the advantages and disadvantages for property investing and whether it might suits your investment strategy needs. There are a number of factors to be considered before making a decision so have a look at our video.

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