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Investing in property? Get the details right

The Sydney Morning Herald
Investing in property? Get the details right - Australia - property investment

The residential property market has been weak over the past couple of years but it continues to be a core investment, alongside shares, cash and fixed income securities. The lesson from the fall in prices since 2010 is that investors have to make sure they pay attention to all the details when they invest in real estate: get the right finance; be clear about all the costs they will have to pay and stay on top of tax issues.

Getting the right finance

Property investors need to be able to control their costs to make sure they are getting an adequate return. One cost that will be subject to considerable variation during the life of an investment property is the interest rate on a variable rate mortgage.

Taking out a loan with a fixed or part-fixed rate make a lot of sense for property investors, says Sheyne Walsh, an adviser in the lending service division of Centric Wealth.


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