Property investment strategies – How to pick a good investment unit or apartment

Are units or apartments good or bad for property investment? What factors should you consider when buying investment units or apartments? Many people invest in apartments because they often have a cheaper buy-in price than houses and are also thought to be a lot easier to maintain without gardens to worry about, and with the costs of …

New Free Redundancy Entitlements Calculator released on 28/06/2010

Ever wonder what your redundancy entitlements should or could be? I built this free redundancy entitlements calculator that can help you work out your redundancy payments. What should be included in final redundancy payout? Employees should get the following redundancy entitlements in their final pay: outstanding wages, including penalty rates and allowances accrued annual leave entitlements accrued or pro-rata …

Top 10 places in WA (Western Australia) to buy investment property

Do you know the best places in WA to invest in property? Here is a list of WA’s top 10 suburbs and towns where there is potential for good capital growth or better-than-average rental yields. Top 10 Western Australia property hotspots Albany: Lifestyle features, government decisions, urban renewal Broome: Lifestyle features, boom town, government decisions …

Property investment strategies – How to pick a good investment property

Should I pick an investment property by capital growth or rental return? Should I invest in houses or units? Property investing has become a popular Australian past time with one in ten taxpayers owning a negatively geared property. But just what makes a good bricks-and-mortar investment? It’s not about buying any old house or unit, …

Which house price you should trust: median price or average price?

You might often hear median price and average house price. What is the difference between median price and average price? Which one you should use as a reference when you want to purchase properties? Difference between median price and average price Averaging adds up property prices in a list and divides by the number of …

An introduction to property investment strategies – Diverse portfolio is key

By diversifying their assets, investors can ensure that interim performance across their portfolio is balanced to an acceptable average. Stronger assets can support those experiencing weaker conditions. Directly owned real estate assets involve a long-term commitment and a disciplined investment strategy and so are not as vulnerable to daily fluctuating sentiment. It is commonsense to …