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Shocking Factors That Could Affect Your Investment Wealth
Predicting what could affect our investment wealth, and where the smart buying opportunities exist, is getting more complicated.
A 2020 news article suggested that Australian home owners could face millions of dollars in losses if their homes are affected by sea damage or coastal erosion due to the fact that most major insurance companies will not insure properties against environmental damage.
Considering that all major Australian cities are coastal, and most of the richest neighbourhoods are beachside, the growing threat of severe weather incidents due to global warming throws a serious spanner in the works when considering where to buy and invest.
If you’re a climate change sceptic, we’re not here to judge. But that position isn’t going to help you if the institutions you rely on to protect your assets won’t have a bar of your $3 million beachfront house.
While you can’t single-handedly stop climate change, you can gain a greater understanding of the other factors at play in what can affect your property investment wealth in both positive and negative ways.
Areas that are rich in industry is one good indicator that capital growth will happen. This is especially important to investigate if you’re looking at regional towns. While you may get more for your money than in a major city, will the area continue to thrive and survive? Does it have more than one industry that will attract jobs and people? While some regional towns are more like ghost towns now, others, such as Mudgee in NSW, are thriving. The tourism, mining, agriculture and wine industries that exist there are sustaining the region and allowing it to grow. Do your due diligence and make sure you know the region you’re buying into has a future.
Infrastructure investment and development is another key influence in property investment wealth. If billions of dollars are being poured into local schools, transport and hospitals, the region will be supported by employment opportunities. The more people who come to work, the more homes will be in demand, and so the rent rates rise.
LIVE, WORK, PLAY
One of the effects of COVID-19 has been an acceleration in the pre-existing shift of more people wanting to live, work and play within a 20-minute radius. Suburbs adjacent to CBD’s, with easy access to exciting social activities and green space, offer the renter or buyer much more than just a dwelling.
The Third Space – the area close to your home that gives you a lifestyle you crave – is a significant factor on what will continue to grow investment wealth. Check out the walk score of a neighbourhood, investigate the health and well-being benefits of the community and find out if people are starting to see the area as a “place economy”. If people want to be seen and live there, property prices and rent rates will rise.
INSTITUTIONAL DUE DILLIGENCE
Lastly and most importantly, make sure you fully understand your level of coverage and vulnerability risk.
The institutions that support us as property investors by underwriting and protecting our assets are a vital part of our ongoing success and wealth creation. We need them on our side.
Minimise your risks by doing your due diligence and making sure you can get the right protection for a property before you purchase it.
Setting your property portfolio up for success from the get-go is a crucial factor of safe investing. With so much money on the line you need to ensure you have the knowledge and a strong strategy in place that supports your long term financial goals.
To learn more about how you can do this, join our free property investing seminar and make sure you have the key fundamentals in place to achieve prosperity and wealth. Afterall, no one becomes an investor to stay stagnant or lose money.
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One of the key things we need to understand as property investors is how cash flow works. Property investors need to understand cash flow in order to grow their wealth now and into the future in a way that will allow them to live off their passive, rental incomes. Here we discuss the three different stages of cash flow that as a property investor you could be in.
Considering that all major Australian cities are coastal, and most of the richest neighbourhoods are beachside, the growing threat of severe weather incidents due to global warming throws a serious spanner in the works when considering where to buy and invest. If you’re a climate change sceptic, we’re not here to judge. But that position isn’t going to help you if the institutions you rely on to protect your assets won’t have a bar of your $3 million beachfront house.
Deciding on the right loan structure as a property investor, is a little bit like choosing the right outfit on a first date. It depends on what stage of life you’re at! If you’re new to the game, something a little daring might work best. Later on, you might want to play it safe. It’s the same for property investment and the stage you’re at reflecting how risky or safe your loan structure needs to be. Here we weigh up the pros and cons of principle and interest loans vs interest only loans for property investors.
Rules are an important part of life. And rules in most cases, are really just another word for common sense. They give us a clear framework around many important aspects of life, so it’s no surprise when it comes to selling your investment property, there’s a number of rules you need to follow in order to get the best result.
If you want to know when to sell an investment property, or even if selling an investment property is a good idea, all you have to do is read the rules.
Most of us were raised with the idea that debt is bad. Debt drags you down. Rich people are never in debt.
While that may have been true for our great grandparents, it’s no longer the case. Debt is one of the keys that can unlock future wealth as a property investor. The more good debt you have, the more income you can create.
But, before you go out and put yourself $1 million in the hole, let’s talk about the right kinds of debt. The debt that’s going to lead to success, not ruin. This is called…
I’m sure you’ve heard – data is the new currency. It’s the next big thing for business and it will be a catalyst for driving the world forward over the next few years. Learning how to harness the power of data in property investing, will be a secret weapon all investors can use to create more wealth. So, what is data? It’s information, insights and predictions that property investors can use to help them make smart property purchases.
After a lot of bad news over the past 12 months – thanks a lot COVID-19 – it’s nice to be able to kick off 2021 with some good news. There’s going to be a lending boom which, if you have your property investment strategy in place, is going to make your life a whole lot easier so you can build your property portfolio faster and cheaper.
Like a fine wine, the value of property gets better over time. Traditionally, the more time you have an investment property, the higher the value will rise.
However, unlike your favourite Shiraz, property values can go up and down, and up again.
Getting to know how, why and who is valuing your property can help us understand what property to invest in.
There are three ways to value a property – and three very different people doing the valuing.
What are your Big Rocks this year? What are your Big Rocks for your property investing journey?
If you’re scratching your head and wondering if you’ve accidentally stumbled across a blog for construction workers, bear with me.
Big Rocks is a concept often used in business or life coaching to essentially describe your priorities. The theory is, if you don’t have clear priorities, or if you have too many, chances are you’ll let smaller issues distract you and ultimately fail in your goals.
Historically real estate has always been a good place to put your cash. It’s an asset you can feel and touch – unlike stocks or shares – which makes investors feel safe. And, in the right place and time, property can grow in value while you sleep, meaning as an investor you don’t have to do much to increase your personal wealth. But as investors, how can we better predict the next hot spots for real estate investment so we can get in at the right price? How do we know the best places to buy that are guaranteed to grow in capital value, return regular rent increases and ensure future personal wealth?