Feature Articles

Buying to renovate

Australians love to renovate. While it is tempting to undertake major upgrades to one's home or to invest in a house or unit that needs work, care needs to be taken to avoid overcapitalising. REIV CEO Enzo Raimondo puts the case forward for careful pre-renovation planning.

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Top tips for property investors

Mortgage Choice identifies the top three tips investors should consider if they are looking to borrow more than 80 per cent of a property’s value.

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Downsizing: from daunting to doable

Downsizing from your home into a smaller one can be a daunting task. Regardless of your reasons for downsizing, the move can be made easier with some careful preparation and direction.

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Clearing the clutter

Do you ever wish your house had more space and less clutter? More order and less chaos? Many people let their belongings take over their home and it's not until it comes time to prepare it for sale that they take action and clear the clutter.

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Common financial traps landlords need to avoid

As a landlord, understanding how to protect yourself from common financial pitfalls is one of the key tools to investing with confidence.

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The subdivision boom

Subdividing is the new black as it allows you to minimise the debt increase of buying a new home or downsize without leaving your property.

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