The crucial property market research you can’t afford to skip

With buyer competition still running high despite the slowing market, make sure you avoid the temptation of skipping this important property market research step if you want to succeed as an investor. John Lindeman, researcher and educator with 7 steps 2 Success property market education program explains. Continue reading “The crucial property market research you can’t afford to skip”

Property market forecast: Who should you trust?

Like them or loathe them, there’s no getting away from property market forecasters and prognosticators. But whose property market forecast should you trust? Continue reading “Property market forecast: Who should you trust?”

Underrated cosmetic renos you might be ignoring when selling your property

If you’re looking to sell your property this summer, you may want to consider these easy, simple tricks to maximise your selling price.

When is the best time to sell your property? Is it during winter when there is lesser competition or at springtime when market activity is at its peak? Continue reading “Underrated cosmetic renos you might be ignoring when selling your property”

Beginner investor strategy: 3 ways to fail-proof your property investment

While building a property portfolio is exciting, it can also be a little scary.  But as Marissa Schulze explains, you can overcome these initial fears and reduce your risks if you have the right strategy at the outset

Starting out something as massive such as property investing can be frightening and overwhelming without the right strategy. Continue reading “Beginner investor strategy: 3 ways to fail-proof your property investment”

Who should sell your property? Top tips for choosing the right real estate agent

Getting top price for your property when you sell starts with picking the right agent to help you. Property professor and author Peter Koulizos reveals his top tips for choosing the best person for the job.

As the saying goes, some things are worth paying for. And unless you have extensive experience in the area of selling property, enlisting the services of a real estate agent is one of them. Continue reading “Who should sell your property? Top tips for choosing the right real estate agent”

Investing in property as a baby boomer? No, it’s NOT too late to get started. Just beware of the traps

Think it’s too late to get into the property market when you’re over 50? No, it’s never too late to start investing. It’s more challenging, but you can still succeed if you follow the rules.

Just because you’re pushing 50 or well into it already doesn’t mean you should give up hope of building a property portfolio you can retire on.

While there are obvious challenges such as the shorter time in the market as well as potential difficulty in accessing finance, you can still succeed as an investor even if you started late according to our experts. Continue reading “Investing in property as a baby boomer? No, it’s NOT too late to get started. Just beware of the traps”

Micro vs Macro vs Big Data: Which is best at predicting future capital growth?

When researching the property market, are you better off looking at micro-indicators or taking a big picture approach? Can you rely on big data to gauge an area’s potential?

With so much property data available for investors nowadays, it can be confusing to figure out how you should focus your research.

Are you better off looking at a smaller geographical area or taking a big picture approach? Should you just rely on big data? Continue reading “Micro vs Macro vs Big Data: Which is best at predicting future capital growth?”

Perth: Buying opportunity or money down the drain?

The consistently weak data makes for scary reading for investors in Perth. Some experts say now is a good time to start looking for opportunities before the market starts to turn, but is it too soon to get back in?

With Perth property prices at rock bottom and vendors desperate to sell, should you buy there now?

It’s a no-brainer that the best time to buy an asset is when it’s cheap and unloved. That’s usually when the asset provides its best opportunity.

This window usually occurs at the bottom of the market when despondency and mass depression rule the day.

Often times, it only takes a bit of positive news to lift sentiment and the market grows again.

Based on this logic, does it mean that Perth is the place you should be looking if you want to maximise your investment return? Continue reading “Perth: Buying opportunity or money down the drain?”

Your Burning Tax Questions Answered

Welcome to Property Market Insider’s tax Q&A section, a place where you can ask any tax-related question about your home or investment property. Our panel of tax experts will be delighted to respond to your queries.

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The absolute beginner’s guide to capital gains tax – part 2

Capital gains tax may be unavoidable if you’re selling a property that has grown massively in value. But there are ways to reduce your tax bill legally.

Capital gains tax  (CGT) is easy to ignore as an investor because you only have to deal with it when you sell, transfer or dispose of your property.

However, the amount of CGT you pay, if any, directly affects the return on investment of an investment property.

Continue reading “The absolute beginner’s guide to capital gains tax – part 2”