If you’ve bought a property for investment purposes, it’s important to maximise its value so you can make the most out of your investment, whether you’re planning to sell or rent it out.
School holidays and the festive period are fast approaching. Whether you have kids or are working, trying to figure out what to do for the holidays can prove challenging. Here we share a few ideas to keeping everyone entertained.
The old days of being able to easily quote an interest rate are gone. It now depends on the Loan to Value Ratio (LVR), the loan purpose (owner-occupied or investment use), the repayment type (interest-only or principal and interest), and, to a degree, your credit rating.
One of the first things buyers and tenants notice when they’re looking at properties is, of course, how it looks from the outside. Regardless of how attractive a property may be inside, an off-putting exterior gives a bad first impression, and a property that looks good externally will attract more people.
This sounds like something Scrooge would say but setting a budget can be helpful, especially during the holidays. Allocating how much to spend on presents, food, decorations, and parties not only reduces your anxiety around holiday spending but also gives you a goal of how much saving you need to do beforehand.
Many people have a credit card. They’re convenient, meaning you don’t have to carry around cash, let you borrow money instantly, and also offer benefits such as fraud protection, travel insurance, and rewards programs.
With the emergence of fintech, there are several companies that are now able to assess your loan application within 22 minutes. That’s a seriously quick turnaround and great if you’re got a property that you just must have right now.
If you’re trying to sell or rent your property, it’s important to make it as attractive as possible, both inside and out. A property with good aesthetics will not only attract more potential buyers or renters, it will also command a higher potential sale price or monthly rent. As such, a little money invested in landscaping could lead to a bigger financial return in the long run.
Investing in a property is a complex process that requires a great deal of research and deliberation. But when done right, property investment is a smart, wealth-building strategy that can provide financial security for you and your family now, and for years to come.