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Is going off-market a good idea?

Is going off-market a good idea?

Peruse a few buyer agents’ sites and you’ll repeatedly see references to ‘off-market’ or ‘silent market’ properties. The allure of exclusive access to a sunlit worl ...

How to rescue a struggling property sales campaign

How to rescue a struggling property sales campaign

Help. My home isn't selling. Buying your first property is one of life’s more stressful rites of passage. Well, at least until you sell your first property.  It’s only then that you really learn if you bought well in the first place or if your home appeals to the market.  You see, this time your success rest on the choices of others rather than your own. Selling can test the strongest self-esteem...

Life as an investor: getting it right from the get go

Life as an investor: getting it right from the get go

The fate of many a direct residential property investor's overall experience is often set by the first months and even weeks of their initial foray. Those who get off on the right foot as a landlord invariably go on to greater success. But those who encounter troubles at the start frequently never recover from the trauma such that property investment becomes a never-to-be-repeated scar on their psyche...

Minimum monthly dollars to invest in quality residential Melbourne property

Minimum monthly dollars to invest in quality residential Melbourne property

Jarrod McCabe and Howitt Partners' Charles Howitt consider how much spare monthly cash flow is required to finance an entry level ($400,000) investment-grade property, based on the following assumptions: Investor borrows $400,000 100% LVR, secured with home Transaction costs paid up front with cash Mortgage interest rate of 5%, interest only Gross rental income of 3.5% 25% of gross rent allocated to management/maintenance costs...

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