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Property Investing For Dummies - Australia, 2nd Australian Edition

Property Investing For Dummies - Australia, 2nd Australian Edition

Bruce Brammall, Eric Tyson, Robert S. Griswold

ISBN: 978-1-118-39670-4

Apr 2014

392 pages

In Stock

$39.99

Description

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

Introduction 1

Part I: Understanding Real Estate as an Investment 7

Chapter 1: Stacking Up Real Estate Against Other Investments 9

Chapter 2: Covering the Landscape of Common Real Estate Investments 27

Chapter 3: Opportunities in Real Estate 45

Chapter 4: Building Your Team 63

Part II: Financing: Raising Capital and Sourcing Loans 85

Chapter 5: Sources of Capital 87

Chapter 6: Financing Your Property Purchases 105

Chapter 7: Shopping for and Securing the Best Mortgage Terms 123

Chapter 8: Property in Self-Managed Super Funds 141

Chapter 9: The Ongoing Costs of Real Estate 163

Part III: Finding and Evaluating Properties 177

Chapter 10: Location, Location, Value 179

Chapter 11: Preparing to Bid or Make an Offer 215

Chapter 12: Signing the Contract, Inspecting the Property and Settling 245

Part IV: Operating the Property 263

Chapter 13: Landlording 101 265

Chapter 14: Protecting Your Investment: Insurance and Risk Management 287

Chapter 15: Record Keeping and Accounting 301

Chapter 16: Tax Considerations and Exit Strategies 309

Chapter 17: Building a Portfolio 333

Part V: The Part of Tens 349

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Increase a Property’s Return 351

Chapter 19: Ten Steps to a Real Estate Fortune (Or a Great Second Income) 359

Appendix: Sample Property Condition Report 371

Index 379