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

Property Investing For Dummies

2nd Australian Edition


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.



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GREAT book!


from New South Wales

About Me Casual Reader


  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

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    • Special Needs
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Property Investing For Dummies:

    Wow can that this book is an AMAZING start to anyone who either has no idea about property investing or does but wants more insight. It's 370 pages long and it feels like 500, which is great! It's not filler its just so packed with information it felt like every page I needed to summarize because there was so much stuff that I felt was important and could benefit me alot. (I'm not over exaggerating here) I will read it again as it definitely deserves another read, I'm sure I would of missed out of some stuff by accident.

    Also the author seems to avoid jargon which is great its a very easy read and you definitely won't feel intimidated by the book or give up easily. There is alot more to just buying and selling the property, and this is all explained in the book. Imo its a bargain at the price it sells, I think there is more than enough information in there for you to feel confident to buy your first investing property.

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    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: John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 3.0
    Edition Number: 1