Property investment tip 38: How much rent is your property worth?

Many landlords assume the monthly rent charged for their investment property should be on par with the rental prices of neighbouring properties in the same location. Such landlords are limiting their rental income potential. Don't be one of them. On the assumption that your property is in a well-maintained state and you are not in... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 35: Is it better to buy a house or an apartment?

Some people believe that buying a house is a better investment because the real value is in the land. Over the long-term, land often increases in more value than buildings. Other people don't mind investing in apartments because they're more affordable, allowing you to buy properties in popular locations on a smaller budget. However, many... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 27: How to manage your cash flow so your house does not get repossessed

Managing your cash flow is one of the most important things you need to do as a landlord and a property investor. Failure to do so could mean that, one day, your lender might repossess your property. Good cash flow is having enough money – either from your rental income, or your salary, or your... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 19: Is rent money dead money?

I've met many people who believe that rent money is dead money. They think that paying rent towards another landlord's mortgage is a waste of money - especially when their hard-earned savings can be put towards their own deposits. Many of these people live with their families until they can afford to buy a home. Thereafter,... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 18: Positive gearing and negative gearing – which is better?

When you buy a property, it's important you understand if it's positive geared or negative geared. You should also be aware if it's possible to change the 'gearing status' of a property by adjusting the rental income or undertaking renovation work. But firstly, what is positive gearing and negative gearing? Positive gearing, also known as... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 16: 7 ways to make a corner block / end-of-terrace property a more profitable investment

In some countries, properties on the end of a block are called the ‘end-of-terrace’, whilst others refer to them as the ‘corner block’. Regardless, I think they make a great investment. My fourth investment is an end-of-terrace apartment in East London. In highly populated areas, buildings are often attached to one another. The benefit of a... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 14: Moving foundation walls and partition walls to increase the value of your property

Reconfiguring the walls inside a building to create more space and/or to bring in more natural light can increase the value of your property to prospective renters and buyers. By firstly, there are two types of walls you need to identify when inspecting a property: the foundation wall and the partition wall. Foundation walls, also... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 13: Why you should not buy an apartment in a high rise tower block

Apartments often provide an affordable entry into the property market for first time home buyers and investors on a smaller budget. And though I own three apartments, I want to give you advice that I give to all my friends: Don't buy a unit in a tower block or a high rise building which has MORE... Continue Reading →

Property investment tip 12: How train stations and railway lines can help you find new property hotspots

When searching for properties, new buyers often rely on generic sources of information, such as property and news websites, to help them identify prospective areas to buy. Buyers commonly assess the market attractiveness of an area by reviewing: the average property prices and selling time; prosperity of the business district; standard of the schools; class... Continue Reading →

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