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20 Must Ask Questions® For Every Property Investor : Bestselling Author. 40% More Information. Fully Revised and Updated - Margaret Lomas

20 Must Ask Questions® For Every Property Investor

Bestselling Author. 40% More Information. Fully Revised and Updated

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MARGARET LOMAS is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected property experts, and the bestselling author of nine property investment books, with collective sales of approximately 200,000 copies. In this ‘must-read’ for property investors, she provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand information for property buyers searching for the right property.

When looking to invest in property, if you start at Question One and work through to Question Twenty, you will have done everything possible to minimise your risk of buying a lemon and maximise your chances of buying the right property for you. Along the way, Margaret shares in-depth information on all aspects of property investing, as well as anecdotes and examples to illustrate the discussion.

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“When it comes to investing in property, there is one piece of advice I always give – study Margaret Lomas.
Read her books and articles, watch her on TV, hang on her every word.”

Neil Jenman, Australia’s trusted real estate consumer advocate


About the author v

Acknowledgements vi

Foreword by Neil Jenman vii

Part I: Introduction

Chapter One. They call me lucky 3

Chapter Two. Property yields 9

Chapter Three. Balancing the cash flow and the growth 27

Part II: The 20 Must Ask Questions®

Chapter Four. The 20 Must Ask Questions® 47

Question One: What is the cash flow of the area, generally speaking? 56

Question Two: What is the vacancy rate of the area? 69

Question Three: What are the infrastructure plans for the future? 78

Question Four: What is the population, population
growth and demographic mix? 85

Question Five: What are the supply/demand metrics
of the area?  95

Question Six: What are the trends? 106

Question Seven: Is there economic vibrancy in this area? 114

Question Eight: Is this an area likely to experience the ripple effect? 124

Question Nine: Is there diversity of industry in the area? 131

Question Ten: What is the live-ability of the area? 137

Chapter Five. Halfway there! 143

Question Eleven: What is the principal purpose for
this property’s existence? 145

Question Twelve: Does this property match your
personal risk profile? 154

Question Thirteen: What financing arrangements can
you access for this property? 170

Question Fourteen: What is the market value? 183

Question Fifteen: What are the specifics of the
property itself? 191

Question Sixteen: Is there a rent guarantee or other incentive to buy? 201

Question Seventeen: What will the property
management arrangement be? 209

Question Eighteen: Is the property suitable for the demographics and what condition is it in? 217

Question Nineteen: Is the property tenant-appropriate? 227

Question Twenty: What are the title arrangements? 234

Bonus question: Are you being commercial in your
approach? 241

Part III: Other essential information

Chapter Six. Growth drivers 249

Chapter Seven. The bits that did not fit 261

Your property risk profile 277

About Destiny® 281

Index 287

ISBN: 9780648479550
ISBN-10: 0648479552
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17th July 2019
Publisher: Major Street Publishing
Edition Number: 1

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