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All the latest insights and opinions from the Real Estate Investor team.

Understanding the property cycle and when to take the leap

One of the major drivers or a successful property investment is market timing. Combine this with a long-term property strategy and you will be set to achieve your investment dreams. Here is our five-step plan to deciphering and profiting from

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Prepay your investment property interest and save

With the end of the financial year fast approaching now is a perfect time to review your tax and investment strategies. One strategy for property investors, which you may want to consider is prepaying the interest on your investment property

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2013…. the year of the property recovery

There has been no end of disappointing news for property markets across the country, but things are starting to change. We examine that data that is showing that 2013 is sure to be the start of a great recovery and

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Is now the time to fix?

With interest rates at historical lows is now the time to fix rates? The recent RBA interest rate cut down to 3% for cash rate have many mortgage specialists suggesting that now could be the perfect time for mortgage holders

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Spring Newsletter

Our latest newsletter which contains information on property investment such as: to fix or not to fix interest rates, area focus on Mackay, NRAS and more.

The Secret to Good Investing? Making a Plan!

Whether you’re a seasoned property investor or yet to purchase your first home, there is no time like the present to take stock of your finances and re-evaluate your spending, saving and investment strategies. In order to do any of

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New v Established Homes

The age old debate of whether to purchase a new or established home is one that has troubled property investors for many years. At Real Estate Investor, we nearly always suggest purchasing new as we believe the tax ramifications and

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Focus on…Mackay

Latitude: 21.14303 Longitude: 149.183307 The mining port of Mackay has been one of Queensland’s most resilient markets in the wake of the GFC, with low vacancy rates now driving yields and growth again. Properties in the $500,000-plus range have seen

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What Exactly is NRAS?

The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) is a federal government-backed program designed to provide 50,000 affordable rental properties by 2014. It is not a public housing program, but rather a tax incentive to induce more private investment in the lower

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Real Stories – Anna and Mick

Anna and Mick, Middlemount This week we meet another of our wonderful clients Anna and Mick, whose desire to one day own their own cattle property proved the impetus for the North-Queensland-based couple to really focus on their wealth creation

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