Seasonal Workforce Drops North Pole Vacancy Rates and Increases Rental Yield

Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Miscellaneous

It is that time of year again, and the North Pole is enjoying a surge in seasonal workers. This seasonal workforce pushed the vacancy rates on rental properties in the North Pole to an all time low, and has produced fantastic rental yields for the savvy investors who scooped up these properties. There have been reports that the housing shortage within the North Pole has lead to some serious rental increases being enjoyed by speculative investors. The difficult terrain of this arctic region makes commuting very difficult, which leads even further to the housing demand for properties that are located…

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Value Growth Isn’t a Linear Process

Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Property Investment

When people think about the value of their investment increasing, they have a line similar to this in mind: This is not however the natural way in which an investment will appreciate in value. Don’t get me wrong, when you balance out consistent growth over a few decades, it does become possible to draw a straight line, from the beginning to the end, such as this chart of Australian Housing prices for a 26 year period.   As we can see, the black line of linear growth for a 26 year period does not match the actual growth line very…

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Bubbles and Tulips, What Do They Have To Do With Investment Property

Thursday, December 10, 2015 / Property Investment

There has been a lot of talk recently about a housing bubble here in Australia. Truth be told, there has almost always been talk of a housing bubble, these comments go hand in hand with any market growth. The term bubble gets thrown around quite regularly, and we thought it may be worth having a look at the origins of the term and what it actually means. As we know a bubble is an object which rapidly grows in size, and then eventually collapses in on itself. The term of reference to a bubble when people are talking about the housing…

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Becoming The Landlord, What You Should Keep In Mind

Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Property Investment, Property Management

 Stepping into the realm of property investment goes hand in hand with becoming a landlord. The idea of being a landlord can be a thrilling, yet questioning experience for many people. Your initial experience with the rental process probably came from the other side of the spectrum; in that you may have been a tenant. Being the landlord however is a much more involved process, as you manage the leasing, the bond, and various other landlord’s responsibilities.  Managing The Rental Property It comes as no surprise that the vast majority of property investors decide to hire a property manager. Whilst it…

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