Top ten property trends for your portfolio

With the market changing, we can already see the trends lining up.  We’ll review all the forecasts soon, but for those of you who plan your purchases during the summer break see below for the top ten influences we believe will impact the market in the coming months.

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Wear and tear versus damage checklist

You’re taking a walk through your investment property and noticed a few issues. What counts as damage and what’s simple wear and tear?

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Key property components and how they fit together

As an astute buyer of property, you’re probably totally across key factors such as infrastructure, pricing, great areas and demographics, but there’s another line of knowledge you’ll find useful.

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Hotspotting is for mugs

When buying a property, there’s plenty of traps to fall into – one of the biggest is using hotspotting reports to chase the next ‘hot’ suburb.

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Do we really need a designer?

Whilst I have always advocated for using designers where required (Architects, Interior Designers, Building Designers and Draftsmen) I am also an advocate for research and well, nailing your design yourself.

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Is your property ready to rent?

If you’re thinking of turning your home into a rental property,  follow these steps to ensure your maximise your position.

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How many properties do you need?

When you’re planning out your investing strategy, one of the first aspects to consider is the number of properties you need or want.  Without spending hours crunching through detailed spreadsheets, how do you work this out efficiently?

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The future use of housing – 9 ways to benefit

Australians have absorbed a huge amount of change in the last ten years. When we look to the future, we see even more change in the wings, bringing with it financial opportunities.

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Dwelling double up for NSW

Is your property on a small, narrow block and located in NSW?  You might be in for some very good news.

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