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 know to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winning property portfolio with proven, practical and actionable advice on everything from financing your goals with SMSFs to choosing the right location at the right time, and much more including how to: *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 *Find the right location and price ? evaluate markets worth pursuing and prepare to bid or make an offer *Protect your investment ? discover what it?s like to be a landlord, and learn to insure your property and manage risk *Keep on top of the formalities ? organise your accounting records, understand tax considerations and identify exit strategies *Build a solid portfolio ?
uncover the secrets to growing equity, diversifying and building an income stream
Bruce Brammall is a licensed financial adviser and mortgage broker, experienced business journalist, finance columnist, best-selling author and successful property investor. He is the principal adviser and mortgage broker with Castellan Financial Consulting and Castellan Lending. Eric Tyson and Robert S. Griswold have written several titles on personal finance, investing and property management, and are independently successful investors.
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
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