Property Investing For Dummies - Australia

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 14, 2013 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
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Learn to:

  • Make real estate a part of your long-term investment strategy
  • Pick the right properties for profit
  • Spot the best deals on financing
  • Understand the new rules for purchasing properties using SMSFs

Become a successful property investor with this user-friendly guide

Are you thinking about real estate as a long-term wealth opportunity? Whether you're interested in a house, apartment, vacant land or commercial property, the second Australian edition of Property Investing For Dummies explains what you need to know to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winning property portfolio with practical advice on everything from choosing the right property at the right price to financing your goals with SMSFs, and much more.

  • Decide which type of property is right for you — choose an investment option that fits in with your financial plans
  • Assemble a reliable support network — research and enlist the help of lenders, buyers' advocates, advisers and other experts
  • Explore your finance options — learn about mortgage terms, lending fees and holding property in a self-managed super fund
  • Evaluate properties worth pursuing — find the right location, identify value and prepare to bid or make an offer
  • Protect your investment — discover what it's like to be a landlord, learn how to insure your property and manage risk
  • Build a solid portfolio — uncover the secrets to growing equity, diversifying and building an income stream

Open the book and find:

  • How to invest in residential and commercial properties
  • Information on using a buyers' advocate
  • Advice on shopping for a mortgage
  • Tips for owning property with SMSFs
  • Steps for signing contracts and leases
  • Help with keeping on top of your paperwork
  • Secrets for growing your profits

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Table of Contents
The Part of Tens
Where to Go from Here
Stacking Up Real Estate Against Other
Diversification value
Fitting Real Estate into Your Financial Plans
Covering the Landscape of Common Real
Australias maior property
Path of progress
The Sea Ski
Comparing Communities Come Investment
Mastering Sellers Markets and Buyers
Preparing to Bid or Make an Offer
Negotiating Basics
Making Your Offer

Using Your Home as a Base for Investing
Considering Commercial Real Estate
Distinguishing between listed
Property Development
Property Syndicates
Building Your Team
Adding an Accountant
Making the most of real estate
Dealing with Leasing Agents
Keeping Relationships Professional
Financing Your Property Purchases
Making Some Decisions
Mortgages That Should Make You Think
Shopping for and Securing the Best
Property in SelfManaged Super Funds
Comparing SMSFs with Other Super Funds
Limited recourse borrowing
Working Out Who Can Lend to SMSFs
Location Location Value
Determining How to Hold Title
Signing the Contract Inspecting
Conducting Formal Due Diligence
Using the Settlement Period Wisely
Landlording 101
Renting Vacant Properties
Protecting Your Investment Insurance
Record Keeping and Accounting
Accounting for Your Rental Activities
Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies
The Biggest Expense of All Interest
Turning Your Home into an Investment
Building a Portfolio
Buying the Third Fourth Fifth and Beyond
Funding Several Properties
Building an income stream
Ten Steps to a Real Estate Fortune Or
Valuing Your Time
Renovating Property Right

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About the author (2013)

Bruce Brammall is a licensed financial adviser and mortgage broker, experienced business journalist, finance columnist, best-selling author and successful property investor. He is the principal adviser and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending. Eric Tyson and Robert S. Griswold have written several titles on personal finance, investing and property management, and are independently successful investors.

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