The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia
Housing Market | Property Investing | Rental | Young Investor

The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia

The share economy has changed the way many of us operate from how we get around (Uber), to how we get our food delivered (Deliveroo) and even where we choose to stay when we travel (AirBnB). For investment purposes, using a platform like AirBnB can also be an excellent way to boost the yield on…

Green Shoots Are Starting to Appear for Property Prices
Housing Market | Property Investing | Real Estate

Green Shoots Are Starting to Appear for Property Prices

Property markets in both Sydney and Melbourne are showing the early stages of prices stabilising with the first signs of growth since the market peaked in 2017. Australia’s property market has been reinvigorated by a host of regulatory and monetary policy moves in recent times that have led to a huge lift in confidence. The…

Housing Market | Property Investing | Real Estate

Will Immigration Cuts Impact Property Prices?

There is little doubt that much of Australia’s economic success has been built on the back of a very open policy towards immigration. Last year, 163,000 permanent migrants were granted places all across the country, in what was hotting up as a key election issue only weeks ago. Population growth is clearly a controversial topic…

How To Get The Best Tax Benefits When Renovating Your Investment Property
Property Investing | Renovating

How To Get The Best Tax Benefits When Renovating Your Investment Property

Properties, like most things, gradually deteriorate over time. This means that after a certain period, your property will require a renovation instead of a repair. If you’re the owner of an investment property, this won’t feel like a win-win situation. After all, a significant renovation means you have to put in time and money and…

Property Investing

Common Mistakes that Beginners in the Property Investment Market Should Avoid

Buying property can be a dangerous territory to navigate when you have no experience. Like all investments, it requires a keen understanding to reap its rewards and this will only happen if you understand the intricacies involved. The key is to avoid making these mistakes: Failing to do your research – Sounds like homework? Well,…

High Yield High Risk Property Investment – What You Should Think About
Non-resident | Property Investing

High Yield High Risk Property Investment – What You Should Think About

When it comes to calculating the rental yield of a property, it’s only natural as a property investor to look for opportunities that show the highest amount of rental yield. However there might be a fair amount of risk attributed to high-yield properties, and as such, you have to be sure to take a holistic…

How Much Should You Be Spending On A First Time Property Investment?
Property Investing | Young Investor

How Much Should You Be Spending On A First Time Property Investment?

Ask a group of people what they think is the perfect value of a property investment and you will get varied answers. Some will recommend caution and choosing an affordable investment that gives slow but steady returns over time. Others will recommend stretching yourself and getting something a little out of your price range for…

What You Should Consider When Buying A Property Investment In Australia
Financial Security | Property Investing | Real Estate

What You Should Consider When Buying A Property Investment In Australia

Investing in Australian property is a great way to make the most out of your portfolio, but when it comes to picking out the actual property, it might be difficult to choose the best one. To help you find the best possible property investment for your needs, we’ve put together some considerations you can make…

Want To Help Your Kids Get Into Investment Property In Australia? Consider A Family Guarantee
Financial Security | Lending | Property Investing | Real Estate | Young Investor

Want To Help Your Kids Get Into Investment Property In Australia? Consider A Family Guarantee

Are you a parent that wants to help your child with buying property in Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra or Sydney? Before you cash in that policy or take a lump sum out the bank for them to use as a deposit, a family guarantee might be a better option. What A Family Guarantee Entails A family…

“We’ll be right”
Australian Property Investment | Interest Rates | Property Investing

“We’ll be right”

“We’ll be Right” – Australia’s Economy has shrugged off financial crises for quarter of a century Firstly, as an update the RBA continued to keep the official cash rate at an all-time low of 1.5% at its April meeting, which it has done since last August. The interesting development since my last newsletter is that…

Australia’s economy is on a roll – Have Australian Interest Rates bottomed?
Australian Property Investment | Interest Rates | Property Investing | Real Estate

Australia’s economy is on a roll – Have Australian Interest Rates bottomed?

Australia’s economy on a roll, thanks to state governments Economist, AFR Mar 10 2017 Property developers are building more houses, farmers are exporting more food and foreigners are paying more visits. Brendon Thorne Gold rush in the late 19th century so enriched Charters Towers, an outback town in the state of Queensland, that it opened its…

Start investing in property at a young age. These are the steps you need to take!
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Real Estate | Young Investor

Start investing in property at a young age. These are the steps you need to take!

Any seasoned investor knows that the younger you begin investing in property the better the financial gains will be down the road. Eager young investors are well-placed to reap the many benefits of property investment which continues to retain great appeal with Australians. It is reported that at least 20 percent of Australians are property…

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017
Australian Property Investment | Interest Rates | Property Investing | Real Estate | Retirement | Taxes

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017

I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017 ahead and let’s enjoy the festive season before we start afresh again. I think we should all be grateful that we have come through a year that had some nasty surprise outcomes for investment markets which didn’t really have any…

A Newbies Guide To Navigating The Australian Property Investment Market And How To Invest With Confidence
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Real Estate

A Newbies Guide To Navigating The Australian Property Investment Market And How To Invest With Confidence

It is common for new property investors to feel overwhelmed when thinking that property investment might be the way that they achieve their wealth creation goals. In order to invest with confidence you need to calm or control as best you can any fears you might have. This is more easily done with the right…

Invest now, retire later – Why retirement property like “Retirement Cities” are in Australia’s future
Property Investing | Retirement

Invest now, retire later – Why retirement property like “Retirement Cities” are in Australia’s future

Retirement may seem eons away but it is never too early to invest in your retirement plans. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a more stress-free lifestyle in your golden years by making a few wise decisions today. Those decisions need to include suitable choices for retirement living. There has been much focus on retirement housing…

Commercial property fortunes in Sydney eclipses Singapore’s softening rental market
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Real Estate

Commercial property fortunes in Sydney eclipses Singapore’s softening rental market

Singapore or Sydney? Both are world-class cities for both residential and commercial property investment. But in the world of real estate not all things are created equal. Statistics have revealed that Sydney ranks as the second most favoured city in the Asia Pacific area for commercial real estate, placing it above Singapore. The increased activity…

Buy things that Central Bankers haven’t been buying
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Real Estate

Buy things that Central Bankers haven’t been buying

It’s been an interesting time since the last news article went out where the saying “Much ado about nothing” could be viewed as a paradox. We have seen global markets continue their run of serenity in a world that seems to becoming ever more challenging for investment professionals and investors alike. The VIX or global volatility…

The Post Budget and pre-Election update
Australian Property Investment | Interest Rates | Property Investing | Real Estate

The Post Budget and pre-Election update

Hi Everyone, As we head into the end of the Financial Year for 2016 in Australia, I think it is worth looking at some of the perhaps surprising data that has appeared. Australia’s economy added jobs in April and the unemployment rate held at a 2 1/2 year low of 5.7 % as the number…

6 Steps to Get Started Investing in Property
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Real Estate

6 Steps to Get Started Investing in Property

For the majority of us, we’ve all considered investing in property but may not know where to start. Our goal at Wise Guru is to ensure that our clients are educated and empowered to make informed decisions when it comes to investing. As a result, we’ve put together our top 6 steps to get started…

Investing in Property for Your Retirement
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing | Retirement

Investing in Property for Your Retirement

If you’re an Australian expat living and working in Singapore, without mandatory superannuation contributions, it’s important that you have an alternative retirement strategy in place. Investing in property can be a highly profitable strategy. With property prices in Australia climbing by approximately 10% in 2015, it’s no surprise that many are using residential property to…

5 TOP TIPS for International Investors in Australian Property
Australian Property Investment | Property Investing

5 TOP TIPS for International Investors in Australian Property

Australian property is a popular destination for international investors looking for lower risk and consistent capital growth. We’ve outlined 5 top tips as a guide for international buyers looking to get started in investing in Australian residential property. 1. Yield or Capital Growth Rental yields in Australia will tend to range between 3 – 5%,…

‘The New Normal’ – The Future for Australia’s Interest Rates
Australian Property Investment | Interest Rates | Property Investing

‘The New Normal’ – The Future for Australia’s Interest Rates

I thought it would be relevant to share my thoughts about this concept that I keep hearing over and over from Fund Managers (especially in the Fixed Income markets) that we have entered a “New Age” of lower rates for longer. My experience in the past is that every cycle brings about this paradigm shift…

The Successful Property Investor’s Checklist for Australian Property Investment
Property Investing

The Successful Property Investor’s Checklist for Australian Property Investment

Here are our top tips for new and experienced property investors, our Successful Property Investor’s Checklist for Australian Property Investment. These 7 tips will give you a guide to the important considerations for your own property investment. 1.    Find Your Point of Difference Location is one of the major driving forces behind finding the right…