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Sharpen your mind and stay on top of the housing market


This article series is for you if you are a landlord and property investor or interested in doing so in near future. Home owners and property investors were rubbing their hands with glee at the rate of capital gain they enjoyed on the back of the last housing boom. Now, time will tell and what is sustainable in future.

Many homeowners have become landlords or property investors more or less accidentally. Renting out a family home is one of the responses to changes in life. If you are one of them that blog might be for you.



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Property Investor’s Luck and Failure

· This blog illustrates the fine line between making loss or profit investing in properties. This line differentiates investors with intention to build up wealth and landlords who use their investment to run a business. Tips to succeed, avoid failure.

p1 Last update:  Fri, 29 May 2015

Taxation Rules for Landlords - Being taxed when making loss

· Making loss and being taxed is a risk, when not knowing the taxation rules. Know how to spend on home improvements, maintenance or repairs and claim rent-deductible expenses.

p2 Last update:  Fri, 29 May 2015

Investing in Apartments - Buying the right Lease-hold or Free-hold apartment

· For finding the right lease-hold or free-hold apartment in a sound building and managed by a functional body corporate, how do you start and what you need to know?

p3 Last update:  Fri, 22 May 2015

Buying rules to Purchase an Investment Apartment

· Do apartments make a better investment than houses and what are the buying rules for choosing the area and price? The attraction to buy at lower entry level for good cash-flow comes with a risk. Are you conversant with due diligence to future-proof apartments?

p4 Last update:  Fri, 5 June 2015

Buying apartments off the plan sucks

· Buying off the plan - pay a deposit, wait few years and settle with capital gain, or sell with profit, right? Wrong! Investing or speculation? Follow investor’s rules when looking at residential or commercial apartments, here are same considerations.

p5 Last update:  Fri, 14 Nov 2014

Pitfalls on Apartments - Due diligence on Apartments and Buildings

· Due diligence process, DD Process for apartments is complex by dealing with Body Corporate, Body Corp management and third parties acting on apartment owners behalf. For avoiding pitfalls read more

p6 Last update:  Fri, 5 Jun 2015

Losing money on Apartments - Where go Apartment Owners wrong?

· Buying a brand new apartment, tolerating a passive body corporate and running an investment apartment on auto-pilot – what else can you do for losing money?

p7 Last update:  Fri, 12 Jun 2015

Property Management - Private Landlord vs. Landlord business

· Are private landlords disadvantaged? Know the rules, costs and implications for being a property investor and landlord and keep the priorities for managing a landlord business.

pm1 Last update:  Tue, 16 Jun 2015

Creditor – Are unpaid bills or debt recovery a problem?

· Tips for creditor’s debt collection for unpaid bills, compensation for damage and reimbursements, read about debt recovery procedure and debt collection services

pm2 Last update:  Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Tenant Screening process - Photo ID and Credit Checks

· Why is tenant screening a part of the tenancy application, what is included and why would you do that? Are tenants disadvantaged or would you see it as win-win situation for both parties?

pm3 Last update:  Tue, 18 Nov 2014

Property Maintenance - Protect your Investment and Increase Cash-flow

· How to improve the ROI (return on investments) for rental properties and what role play renters to increase the cash-flow? Look after your investment and set transparent rights and obligations on the tenancy agreement for both parties.

pm4 Last update:  Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Body Corporate AGM - Your chance to minimize expenses or loss?

· Attending the Body Corporate AGM and understanding the operational structure of the body corp committee is your ticket for a smooth ride with your apartment investment for the next 12 months

ll1 Last update:  Tue, 5 Mar 2015

Free Internet Access – Are you as Landlord on Risk?

· The Infringing File Sharing - Amendment Act 2011 put landlords on risk, who provide free Internet access. How to deal with that and limit Internet costs read here

ll2 Last update:  Fri, 19 Jun 2015

High Occupancy versus Top Rent - How to create Income to quit the day job?

· Dreaming of quitting your job, how to get cash-flow to replace income and use leverage to execute a strategy that delivers top rents and high occupancy rates?

ll3 Last update:  Fri, 12 Jun 2015

Why do property Investors fail? - Three Rules for Beginners in Real Estate

· Why does buying investment properties differ from purchasing a private home, why do investors fail or losing the entire investment portfolio and what are the three simple rules to succeed?

ll4 Last update:  Fri, 13 Jun 2015

Low Hot-Water Pressure - Inexpensive solution to boost Hot-Water pressure

· How to fix low hot-water pressure or boost low hot-water pressure investor friendly? Tips for the hot-water booster pump installations.

ll5 Last update:  Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Wanting to be a Property Investor - What do you think of Mentoring Programs?

· For rookie property investors - how to seek help, understand the basics of investment strategies, housing market and leverage relationships for beginner’s success? Is paying for advice good spent money?

ll6 Last update:  Fri, 19 Jun 2015

Seller’s Agent, Your Problem - How to make an Offer and get a timely Response?

· How to get the seller’s agent working for you and accept your purchase offer? Learn about the offer making process, negotiations and tips to obtain a conditional contract

ll7a Last update:  Mon, 24 Nov 2014

Offer accepted, Conditional Contract or nothing?

· Considerations and checks before signing the conditional contract, what happens at settlement date when being unable to settle and tips to avoid penalties or legal fees

ll7b Last update:  Mon, 1 Jun 2015

Ownership and Liability - First-Time Property Investor’s Margin for Errors

· First-time property investor – how do you prepare for owner’s liability and manage related risks for becoming an expert property investor, knowledgeable business leader, understand politics and the property market?

ll8a Last update:  Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Novice Investor’s Liabilities - First-Time Landlord’s Preparation to fill a Vacancy

· For the first-time landlord using an agent, property manager or not what are the consequences? Stay the liabilities with the property investor when outsourcing responsibilities?

ll8b Last update:  Mon, 22 Jun 2015


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