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January 18, 2016

Student rentals a no-go zone? Not always!


One of my clients recently drew my attention to a property listing and I have to admit, it delivered such strong returns that it seemed almost too good to be true. That’s because, as it turned out, it was!


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BY PHILIPPE BRACH

The property in question was a three-bedroom apartment in a student accommodation complex on the Gold Coast. It was on the market for $220,000 and was achieving a weekly rental return of $515 per week.

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December 28, 2015

Predictions for property and finance in 2016: 5 economists weigh in


Predictions, forecasts, expectations and projections: they’re all fancy ways of explaining the educated guesses that we make about the future of our property investments and wealth.


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BY PHILIPPE BRACH

Of course, some of us are more educated than others.

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May 27, 2010

How to pay off your mortgage faster


As we all know, the quicker you repay your home loan, the more equity is built up, which can be used to fund the expansion of your investment property portfolio. It’s not as difficult as people may think.

BY KRISTY SHEPPARD

It’s about taking little bites and continuing to chew, all the while thinking about the end goal. Why let negativity cloud the satisfaction of getting closer to owning a property outright and having a good amount

of equity at your disposal?

So…

Did you know that if a fairly average new home loan borrower – someone with a $281,400 home loan at 7.1 per cent over 30 years – contributed an extra $100 every month to their mortgage from day one they would save well over $70,000 in interest plus almost four and a half years off their loan term?

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