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Alternative growth areas for real estate investors

Traditional investment areas, such as commercial property and residential developments, are enhanced by opportunities in future growth markets. Research conducted by The Intelligence Lab and Knight Frank uncovered several key trends in global real estate investment that are gathering steam in Australia and New Zealand. These include: Trailer parks Investment in high-end trailer parks gathered speed in Australia and New Zealand before COVID-19 and is proving popular in US and UK markets.  Studies found that this area is set for…

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Strata inspection reports – the inside knowledge

“Buyer beware” is one of the most commonly used phrases in property, and it’s just as important to heed if you’re considering purchasing an apartment or villa unit as it is for houses. That’s where a strata inspection report – otherwise known as a strata search or Owners Corporation Records Inspection – can prove invaluable in protecting your prospective investment. Similar to a building inspection report, it details what is happening within a residential complex or commercial building (strata scheme).…

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Buying off the plan: positives and checkpoints

On paper, buying a property off the plan can be an extremely profitable experience. However, as with any new acquisition, particularly when sight unseen, an internal radar and thorough research are required.  Mostly offered in new and refurbished apartment and townhouse projects, off-the-plan developments reward forward-thinking buyers with considerable stamp duty concessions (the earlier you sign, the greater the savings) and potential for excellent capital growth between the time of signing and completion date.  This is the time to negotiate…

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Cashing in on the mortgage boom

Broker-originated home loans reached record highs towards the end of 2020, according to mortgage broker eChoice. Data commissioned by the Mortgage & Finance Association of Australia and researched by CoreLogic estimated that $57.47 billion of new loans were settled by 18 leading aggregators. “With great wealth comes great responsibility,” Bill Gates famously quipped. So, how you choose to borrow and from whom depends largely on research, repayment methods, reputation and reliability.  Comprehension is key You must first understand how mortgages…

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What to look for in a home inspection

When buying a property, doing your homework is all-important. An initial home inspection is the first step. But where do you start and what should you inspect?   Tick all the right boxes for legal clarity and peace of mind with our must-do checklist for home inspections. Inspection checklist  Ensuring that the property is sound and habitable from the inside out is essential. Seek professional assistance for areas that you are not fully qualified to judge.  The cost Depending on the…

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