About API magazine
Have you ever wondered how some people always seem to buy in the right area? How do they do it? What do they look for? What do they know that you don't? Where are they getting their information?
In Australian Property Investor you'll find:
Articles on specific regions, booming suburbs and potential hotspots
Where are the next boom suburbs? Whether you're buying a home or an investment property, API will help you make an informed decision by buying the right type of property in the right area to maximise your capital gains.
In addition to insightful articles and market commentary, you'll also find a wide range of property statistics from respected sources such as Australian Property Monitors. Our in-house mapping team transforms the data into colour-coded maps to help you identify trends and property hotspots.
Profiles of successful investors
You'll learn exactly how ordinary, hard-working Australians just like you have achieved financial independence and often great wealth by astute property investments.
Download sample articles (in PDF format):
Paul O'Donnell (177KB) - Paul has built up a positively geared property portfolio worth more than $9 million. Download
Ally McCormick (663KB) - After nine years of working full-time, studying part-time and researching property deals, this single mum has created a portfolio worth nearly $2.5 million. Download
Case studies of specific projects
Why sit back and wait for capital gains when you can create your own? In API you'll learn how investors have earned huge profits by renovating rundown properties, subdividing one block into multiple blocks, undertaking small developments and other hands-on techniques for rapidly building wealth. These articles are typically accompanied by financial data on the project's costs, revenue and profit.
Download sample articles (in PDF format):
Bill O'Neill (886KB) - Bill O'Neill was able to achieve a gross profit of almost $150,000 on a duplex development in Canberra because he added a studio apartment into the mix. Download
Mark and Angela Davis (166KB) - Mark and Angela live in Victoria but flew to Darwin for a three-week unit renovation that almost doubled the rent and boosted the property's value by a third. Download
NEW - increased coverage of small property development projects
Many API readers - including "mum and dad" investors on modest incomes - are making the jump into small development projects, like building small blocks of units or townhouses and subdividing land. We're now providing increased coverage of small development projects in most issues of API, including detailed financial information and fascinating narratives of the unexpected dramas and situations encountered along the way.
What else have you been missing?
If you haven't been reading API, here's a small selection of what you've missed:
API Hot 100
In November 2007, API celebrated its 10th birthday by launching the inaugural Hot 100, a list of the top 100 locations around the country hand-picked for their capital growth prospects. (API 81)
Between October 2007 and April 2008, Michael Carman has written a seven-part series outlining how investors can move from the accumulation phase of investing to the retirement stage, where they draw an income from their properties. (API 80 to API 86)
Small Development Guide
Over the 12 months to August 2008, API published a special step by step guide to doing a small development. With the complete series in hand, you'll have a complete guide on how to become a property developer. (API 79 to API 90)
API featured the young guns of Australian property investment who are building up impressive portfolios by their mid-20s. (API 79 and API 80)
Buying in a hot market
What's the best way to beat out the competition in a hot property market? Experts reveal 21 tricks and tactics to secure the property you want to buy. (API 83)
Pump up the value
For investors and homeowners looking for capital growth, there are many ways to 'turn up' the value of a property, through renovation or other means. API explores 37 possible value creators, giving each a ranking out of five stars. (API 84)
The big names of property in Australia and high-profile individuals share their insights and approaches to property, as well as revealing a little of their own personalities, in The Interview. Recent interviewees include TV presenter and property adviser Chris Gray, media personality and keen property investor Tim Bailey and the doyenne of Australian property investment, Jan Somers.
Q and A
Each month, API puts reader questions to a panel of property experts and to investors previously featured in the magazine, allowing its readers to seek advice from some of the foremost property minds in the country - for free!
Many back issues of API are still available through our online store, though some issues have sold out.