Archive for September, 2015

Why property owners should use an offset account

When investing in property there are various different loan types that you can come across including fixed term loans, variable-rate loans as well as being able to use an offset account. An offset account has the potential to save you thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars during your mortgage lifetime. So what exactly is it and how can you use it? Alex Goldhagen from iBuyNew explains.

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Top tips for boosting your rental income through improvements

Many investors believe renovation projects are the best way to increase their rental returns. Yet simple DIY improvements can also push up the rent you receive at a fraction of the cost. Industry experts reveal their top tips for higher rental rewards in an article in Smart Property Investment.

1. Scope out the competition

Before embarking on a home improvement mission, investors need to understand how their property measures up to those of their … Read more »

What is Negative Gearing?


When it comes to investing in property, you might have come across the term ‘negative gearing’, but do you fully understand what negative gearing actually is? Mark Mendell at iBuyNew discusses his thoughts.

What is negative gearing?

Negative gearing is where your rental income from your rental tenants is not enough to cover your mortgage repayments and other associated property costs, like property management fees so you end up making a loss. In order to … Read more »