Property investment articles

Property investment articles

Posted on Wednesday, January 16 2008 at 3:54 PM

DIY disasters cost Aussies $380 million

Posted on Monday, June 17 2013 at 1:48 PM.

With a new report showing 75 per cent of Australian homeowners have attempted their own repair or renovation, it's little wonder $380 million has been spent on tradesperson repairs. Read more

Ten ways to increase your borrowing capacity

Posted on Wednesday, May 26 2010 at 10:55 AM.

Banks have progressively tightened their lending criteria in the wake of the GFC, frustrating investors who can’t source finance for their next purchase. Here API investigates 10 ways to break through the credit ceiling and increase your serviceability limit. Read more

Nine devastating mistakes homebuyers must avoid

Posted on Thursday, February 25 2010 at 3:10 PM.

API asks a number of experts for a list of the most destructive mistakes home buyers commonly make. Read more

Top five reasons borrowers are rejected

Posted on Wednesday, September 30 2009 at 9:00 AM.

Lending criteria has been tougher in the past 12 months due to the global financial crisis, deflating property prices and increasing the unemployment rate, according to managing director Kevin Sherman, who recently revealed his top five reasons why borrowers were being rejected. Read more

FHOG clears to reveal a simple strategy

Posted on Tuesday, May 19 2009 at 2:52 PM.

As reduced grants take the heat out of the first homebuyer's market, investors should stick to solid properties and avoid adventures. Read more

Buying real estate in Australia (for overseas investors)

Posted on Tuesday, April 07 2009 at 7:37 AM.

Foreigners seeking to buy residential real estate in Australia in many cases need to seek prior approval from the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB). However, there are still many opportunities for foreigners to acquire and develop real estate in Australia, both through certain exemptions from needing approval and through situations where approval is usually granted. Read more

Buying property through your superannuation fund

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 7:08 PM.

Is using your superannuation to invest in real estate the right option for you? Read more

A seller's nightmare - one sale, two commissions owing

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 6:44 PM.

One day was all that saved this seller from having to pay a double commission on the sale of her property. Read more

Understanding negative gearing and positive cash flow

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2009 at 5:08 PM.

What's the difference between being negatively geared and having positive cash flow? And how will it affect your bottom line? Read more

What fees can you claim as tax deductions?

Posted on Monday, March 02 2009 at 7:51 PM.

You might be pleasantly surprised to discover some of the professional fees you’re entitled to claim in relation to your investment property. Read more

Asset protection and your property portfolio

Posted on Monday, March 02 2009 at 2:59 PM.

Creating a substantial property portfolio can be a lifetime's work, so serious investors need to know how to keep their assets safe. Read more

12 tips to getting a great property valuation

Posted on Thursday, February 05 2009 at 2:33 PM.

It's quite frustrating to have your home loan application knocked back or the loan amount reduced because the valuation came in too low. Here's 12 ways to get a good one. Read more

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