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Apartment or House: Which is the better investment?

Buying your first investment property–whether an apartment or house is an exciting time. But how do you know which type of property is the better investment?

As with all investments, it depends.

The best place to start is to first figure out your property investment strategy: are you looking an apartment or house for capital growth or cash flow?

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Illegal Subletting: The Issues and Risks for Property Owners

In suburbs across every Australian capital city, and in almost every major holiday destination along the East Coast, you can find a short-term rental property listed through Airbnb.

Most of these short-term rentals are being listed by the property owner, either an investor or owner-occupier, but increasingly tenants are illegally subletting a room or the whole property, unbeknown to the owner.

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Turramurra Rental Property

A well-presented one-bedroom unit in a good location can be more desirable for renters than a larger apartment in a secondary location.

This near-new one-bedroom apartment in Turramurra was recently leased in a highly competitive market.

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Thornleigh Rental Property

Stills Properties matches premium properties with tenants right across Sydney’s North Shore.

We recently leased a newly renovated family home in Thornleigh in just under four days.

This was the first time the beautifully presented three-bedroom home was offered for lease.

Keen to upgrade, I worked with the property owners to get the home rent-ready.

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6 Ways to Become a Confident Property Investor

Australians have long favoured bricks and mortar investment over the stock market.

But with recent lender restrictions, interest rate hikes and talk of property price corrections and a housing crash, Aussies are said to be losing confidence in the viability of property investment.

For a confident property investor, they know not to panic. They understand the market is cyclic and property values fluctuate over time. They ignore the hype and focus on researching the market, gaining knowledge, and having a plan.

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