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Yield – Gross v Net – What is the real rate of return?

Many would-be investors are caught out when they purchase an investment property. The reason being the yield is simply miscalculated in many cases, leaving the new investor having to find additional finances in order to cover the mortgage repayments. The stated return in the agent’s advertisement seemed a plausible 6% pa. With interest rates at...
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Maintaining The Investment

There are some realities about owning & managing an investment property that landlords should accept before theybecome landlords. If not, the investment property that was meant to serve you as a rock solid performer can cause unwanted expenses, energy and stress. It is commonly accepted that tenants on the whole will not maintain a property...
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Is Now A Good Time To Buy Property?

Came across this bit of sanity amidst all the gloom and doom that we have been bombarded with of late. The article was written by Paul Kounnas, a real estate agent with years of experience in all markets. The points expressed here are well worth bearing in mind. Like most people, you’re probably confused by...
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When Is The Best Time To Sell?

A truly excellent question debated over many a dinner party. Some say spring, as the flowers are out and gardens sparkle in the warm sun. Others argue autumn, with cool sunny days and tree lined streets boasting the colours of autumn. Many will say winter is a terrible time to sell and Christmas is even...
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Instant Reaction

How to get a rapid market response to your home Article courtesy of Harris Partners Real Estate To put a property on the market takes effort. There is the effort in selecting the agent and marketing strategy, the effort to prepare and present theproperty and then the effort to keep the presentation A1 throughout the...
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