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Property Investing For Dummies : 2nd Australian Edition - Bruce Brammall

Property Investing For Dummies

2nd Australian Edition

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Published: 11th January 2013
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Learn to:

  • Make real estate a part of your long-term investment strategy
  • Pick the right properties for profit
  • Spot the best deals on financing
  • Understand the new rules for purchasing properties using SMSFs
  • Become a successful property investor with this user-friendly guide
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 to know to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winning property portfolio with practical advice on everything from choosing the right property at the right price to financing your goals with SMSFs, and much more.
  • 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
  • Evaluate properties worth pursuing — find the right location, identify value and prepare to bid or make an offer
  • Protect your investment — discover what it's like to be a landlord, learn how to insure your property and manage risk
  • Build a solid portfolio — uncover the secrets to growing equity, diversifying and building an income stream
Open the book and find:
  • How to invest in residential and commercial properties
  • Information on using a buyers' advocate
  • Advice on shopping for a mortgage
  • Tips for owning property with SMSFs
  • Steps for signing contracts and leases
  • Help with keeping on top of your paperwork
  • Secrets for growing your profits
About the Author

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

ISBN: 9781118396704
ISBN-10: 1118396707
Series: For Dummies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 11th January 2013
Publisher: Wiley#8211;Blackwell
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 15.0  x 1.5
Edition Number: 1