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Getting Started in Property Investment For Dummies - Australia, Australian Edition



Getting Started in Property Investment For Dummies - Australia, Australian Edition

Bruce Brammall, Eric Tyson, Robert S. Griswold

ISBN: 978-1-118-39674-2 April 2014 200 Pages


Earn extra money investing in Australian property? Easy.

Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more.

  • Offers practical property investing guidance for first-timers
  • Completely up-to-date with the latest information on the current state of Australian real estate
  • Bruce Brammall writes on property investing, personal finance and tax matters for the Herald Sun, the Eureka Report and News Limited's Your Money, and is the principal advisor and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending

If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.

Introduction  1

Part I: Understanding Real Estate as an Investment  5

Chapter 1: Stacking Up Real Estate Against Other Investments 7

Chapter 2: Covering the Landscape of Common Real Estate Investments 23

Part II: Financing: Raising Capital and Sourcing Loans  41

Chapter 3: Sources of Capital 43

Chapter 4: Financing Your Property Purchases 61

Chapter 5: Shopping for and Securing the Best Mortgage Terms 77

Part III: Finding and Operating Properties  95

Chapter 6: Location, Location, Value 97

Chapter 7: The Ongoing Costs of Real Estate 111

Chapter 8: Landlording 101 125

Chapter 9: Building a Portfolio 149

Part IV: The Part of Tens 167

Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Increase a Property’s Return 169

Index 179