In 2019 new NSW Tenancy Laws supporting victims of domestic violence living in a rented property came into effect.

If you live in rented accommodation and have been affected by domestic and family violence, you need to know there are new Tenancy Laws to help protect the victims of domestic violence.

These new laws have implications for property managers, property renters and investment property owners alike.

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If you're looking to buy into a residential strata property, there are many new things to consider and learn.

Case Study

Terry was looking to buy a 2 bedroom home in Sydney and came to us to arrange the investment mortgage. As the property was 17 years old, there had been some renovations completed inside the unit and some repairs were still being made to the common property.

As the property was selling at auction there were a number of things to consider, particularly because Terry was buying into an existing strata plan property.

Here are some of the things we discussed.

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Managing the emotional cost of big financial decisions

When I was a child, if I was good my Aunt would give me half a Mars Bar (the original 54 grams chocolate and caramel nougat snack that promised ‘Pleasure you can't measure’). If I was still good a month later, I’d get the other (slightly dehydrated) half. Even today, the thought of eating an entire Mars Bar myself, makes me feel uncomfortably indulgent.

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Co-Owners and the new way to buy property and help your kids

Buying a property with others — Co-Owners & Limited Equity Guarantees

With increasing housing prices, changes in our spending and saving patterns, the ongoing uncertainty from the GFC and uncertain government economic policy, many people are now looking to Co-Ownership as a way to enter the property market with lower cost and lower risk. Simply put, Co-Ownership is now mainstream.

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There are many ways to own property with other people

Different ownership structures bring different rights and responsibilities so it makes sense to understand the basics.

When a single property is owned by more than one person (or company) it can be owned either as;

  • joint tenants or
  • tenants in common
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What's an investment property really worth - and why it's often hard to find out

How do you measure the real value of an investment property?

Longer Reads

Investment Basics 101

So you're thinking about investing, or perhaps you've suddenly realised that you're already an investor because your compulsory superannuation is already invested somewhere (hopefully)

When thinking if investing is right for you, it's important you feel comfortable understanding the basics before rushing into unfamiliar territory

There's no magic formula for investing in direct property because all investment involves different degrees of risk

And the higher the gearing the greater the risk

Why not all types of investment property suit all types of investors

Understanding the different types of property could save you from a disaster