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Finding the right property

Do your research

Buying smart is essential. Things like location, affordability, rental attractiveness, population growth, existing and planned amenities all have an impact.

Budget and cash flow

Based on your strategy, understand what you can afford and that the repayments are manageable.

Know what you’re looking for

Unit or house, regional or metro, features of the property, will you live in it or rent it out?

To assist with consistent cash flow, it’s important that your investment property is generating rent as much as possible.

This may mean taking the time to consider the needs of your potential tenants when you are making a decision. Often, an investment property will need to be close to facilities such as schools, universities, and hospitals, railway stations, shopping precincts, decent roadways and even airports.

Finding the right investment property is achieved by doing plenty of legwork. Fortunately, the online world makes this relatively accessible, with online real estate pages which enable you to search for an investment property around the clock.

We’re all familiar with the “Location, Location, Location” mantra. As a rule, the aim is to buy a quality, well-located investment property, where future tenants want to dwell.

Know your investment inside out

Search an address or suburb for our full online Property Reports, complete with expected rental yield and capital gains, sale histories, price guides and neighbourhood summary.

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Things you should know

This information in general in nature and has been prepared without taking your objectives, needs and overall financial situation into account. For this reason, you should consider the appropriateness of the information and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.