A9 Property Articles

[Infographic] First Home Buyers – Who Are They?

This week we take a deep dive into some statistics to examine the profile of FHBs a little closer. Do you fit the profile?

The Appeal of Riverside Properties and Where to Find Them in QLD

Ever wondered what makes riverside properties so appealing? If you're thinking about acquiring a waterside home, this article is for you!

2020 Brisbane Property Hotspots: 5 Suburbs to Invest in

If you're looking to expand your investment property portfolio in 2020, you can't miss out on these Brisbane property hotspots. Read on to know more about these five Brisbane suburbs with high investment potential.

What's Causing the 2020 Real Estate Boom in Queensland?

Real estate agents are reporting a sudden spike in property activity from homebuyers. Want to know what's causing this supposed 2020 real estate boom in Queensland? Read up and get the latest on the QLD property market for the year's first quarter!

Rent It or Flip It?

To rent it, or to flip it: that is the question. At least, that's what many property investors like you might find yourself asking whenever you review your real estate portfolio. To help you decide, read this article to know the difference between renting and flipping. We've also listed the pros and cons of both renting and flipping to guide you on which choice is best for you.

How to Choose a Low-Risk Investment Property

Having low-risk investment property in your real estate portfolio has many advantages. With low-risk investments, you can minimise your losses while still benefiting from the rewards in the long run.

Read the article below to know six key things to look for so you can determine whether a property you're looking at is a viable low-risk property investment.

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Is Negative Gearing Good for the Economy?

To date, negative gearing is one of the most common ways Australians invest in properties. Tax deductions and capital gains have made the practice immensely attractive to property investors. So, is negative gearing good for the economy? In this article, we’ll tackle that plus four other frequently asked questions on negative gearing.

How Big a Deposit Do I Need?

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you’re probably asking yourself this question, “how big a deposit do I need?” Not only does this article provide an answer to this question, we answer some more common questions other homebuyers like you have asked about property deposits.

Brisbane's Top 10 Growth Suburbs of 2019

The year 2019 is looking to be a good one for these top 10 growth suburbs in Brisbane. If you're looking to add more properties to your real estate investment portfolio, make sure to include these areas in your list of prospects!

3 Biggest Mistakes First Home Buyers Make

What are the three biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make when looking for a new home? If you're buying a house for the first time, this article is perfect for you. Read on to know what they are and know the simple ways you can avoid them!

Buying off the Plan — the Purchase Journey

The process of buying off the plan property is not as straightforward as it seems. Unlike established property, you’re basing your investment and purchase decisions on floor plans and drafts. If you’re looking into buying off-plan property, here’s a seven-step guide to help you go through the purchase journey.

Suburb Spotlight: Fairfield, QLD

With its prime location, peaceful environment, and diverse housing options, Fairfield is a star on the rise that no property investor should overlook.

Easy Ways to Help You Save for Your Deposit

Are you looking for ways you can save for your deposit? With the right tips and attitude, saving for the deposit on your new home becomes a LOT easier. Read on to know five money-savvy things you can do to get started on saving for a house right now!

Buying off the plan FAQs – [Infographic]

If you’re contemplating going the off the plan route, you may want to brush up on these FAQs as commonly asked by first time off the plan property buyers, so you know what to expect.

What kind of tenant to look for

Looking for the right tenant is crucial for the success of your rental property. Here are a few ways to make sure you get the right people into your property.

What to Do In Brisbane

We talk a lot about the Brisbane property market on this blog. This week we thought we'd talk a bit about the city itself, and what this the bustling capital of Queensland – Australia's sunshine state – has to offer.

5 Things First Home Buyers Must Know

As a first home buyer, buying your first property can be an overwhelming process. But don’t fret - here's five things you should know that will make your life easier.

How to Increase your Property's Value [Infographic]

My gosh, capital growth is slow, isn't it? In infographic format, check out our top 11 tips on how to increase your property's value!

Why timing the real estate market doesn't work

You're probably entering the property market with the notion that timing is everything when investing. Today, we're going to let you in on this thing called countercyclical investing...and why "perfect timing" doesn't exist!

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Tenants Happy

Maintaining a good relationship with your tenants and keeping them happy will keep late payments and other issues to a minimum. And what kind of landlord doesn’t want that? Here are some ways you can establish a positive relationship with your tenants so you don’t have to face the hassle of a vacant property - ever!

Brisbane Rental Price Trends 2019

Today we review the rental price trends for Brisbane in 2019. Whether you're a renter or investor, you'll be interested to see what'a happening in your neighbourhood...

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Tips when Buying Off the Plan

"Today I bought a house that wasn't there..." It's an increasingly common saying, and one with experienced off-the-plan buyers are familiar with. Whether you've already decided to buy a property off the plan or you're still on the fence, here are some tips you may find helpful.

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Don't Pay Tax - Buy a Negatively Geared Property Instead

We’ve talked before about if negative gearing is the right strategy for you. Today, we’re discussing how you can use negative gearing as an investment property strategy to benefit from a tax break when you decide to purchase a negatively-geared property.

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When is the best time to sell?

There are many factors to consider when selling a home. As with many other big investments, selling your home needs to be carefully thought through and planned so you can reap the benefits of that investment. The main goal is to sell your home within an appropriate amount of time and ideally making a financial profit.

In this week's post we debunk the "Myth of Spring", talk timing and pricing, and examine other factors which can help make your sale a success.

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Buying Off-Market Property

If you’ve ever researched buying a house or any property for that matter, you may have encountered the term “off-market” properties. But what are they? And what advantages does it offer to you as a buyer? Read on to find out.

Tips for a Smoother Settlement

You're almost there! Just a few more days until the property is officially yours. But while it's a time to celebrate, it's not a time to get careless - check out our top tips to make sure your settlement goes smoothly.

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How To Evaluate A Suburb

Today we're giving you a peek behind the curtain and sharing our "pro tips" on how to select & evaluate suburbs for value, growth and investment. It seems simple - and actually, it is simple - but if you don't get this crucial first step of your investment journey right you'll live to regret it.

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Why invest in real estate? [Infographic]

Investing in real estate can be a whirlwind journey of ups and downs, and it's easy to lose sight of "why" we started it in the first place. Sometimes taking a step back to examine these factors can help us re-focus our strategies and renew our efforts for better results.

Today we present our top 8 reasons for investing in real estate - in infographic format.

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Apartment vs Townhouse vs House, as an Investment Property

So, you're ready to start investing! But what to buy? There are so many options out there - and we haven't even decided which _type _of property to go for yet. In this week's article we take a comparative look at the three main property types available to investors today, and examine the pros and cons of each. Which is your favourite?

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Suburb Spotlight: Redbank Plains

Today, we put the spotlight on Redbank Plains – a suburb of the city of Ipswich, in Queensland. It has a population of over 19,000 people, with 48% of residents living in rental accommodation. We discuss how this fast-growing metropolitan area could be the ideal choice for your next property investment.

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5 Ways to Increase Your Rental Yield

Are you getting enough bang for your buck? Maximising your rental yield is a crucial step in ensuring your investment property is profitable. Here's 5 ways for you to increase the amount of rent your property is bringing in.

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How a Broker Can Help Grow Your Property Portfolio

When we say "broker" we're not necessarily talking about mortgage brokers – although this article does apply to them – we are talking about buyer's agents, realtors, advisors, and affiliates; basically anyone that you have a professional relationship with that will be able to help you source and secure great investment properties.

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What Happens After Your Offer Is Accepted?

Congratulations! Your purchase offer has just been accepted! Whether it's your new home, or the latest investment property to boost your income, it's an exciting time and a cause for celebration. But wait, what happens next and does it really stop there? Hate to break it to you, you’re not actually done. The "process" is actually just beginning.

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What Is Rentvesting?

Living in your own home is the ultimate goal of many Australians. However, rising property prices have made it difficult for individuals to break into the property market and has led many especially first-time buyers to rentvesting. But what exactly is it?

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Is Negative Gearing the Right Strategy For You?

You probably already know what negative gearing is. It’s a common investment strategy in Australia, with the latest ATO reports citing over 1.3 Million negatively-geared property investors nationwide, and just like in any approach, it comes with its own pros and cons. Let’s delve into Negative Gearing and discuss its implications when used. Does the good outweigh the bad? Let’s find out whether this is the right strategy for you.

New Laws Protect Off the Plan Buyers

In 2018 the Australian Government approved new conveyancing laws to protect off the plan buyers from certain shortcomings of some developers. Today we explore what the changes entail and how they protect property investors and off the plan buyers.

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The 4 Unbreakable Rules of Property Investing

The world of property investment requires knowledge, patience, and a headstrong attitude. When you’re able to master all these and build up a strong portfolio, you’ll be able to achieve the financial independence you desire.

With all this in mind, we’ve rounded up 4 tried and tested rules you can’t afford to break when it comes to Property Investing.

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Why is Location so Important for Property Investment?

Even amateur home buyers know that location matters. Not all of them know why it matters, though. Today we dig deeper on why choosing your next property’s location is such an essential factor when it comes to property investment.

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The Australian Economy in 2019 and What It Means for Investors

We take stock of the various shifts in Australia's economical, political and real estate sectors in order to provide a more holistic view of the 2019 landscape for investors.

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What will 2019 bring for the Brisbane property market?

Brisbane - the jewel of the east coast - has had a booming few years in the housing market. Although the rest of Australia is shaking in its boots at the market's latest movements, Brisbane is holding strong.

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What kind of property should First Home Buyers look for?

Being a first-time homebuyer can be an intimidating process, especially when you’re surrounded with more input and advice than you know what to do with!

Today we dive into the A9 Property professionals’ take on what to look for when you’re planning to buy your first property.

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Using Property Investment as an Income

Property investment can be a lucrative pursuit. Many investors have flocked into the real estate and rental market looking for ways to fuel their income, gain quick returns, and thrive financially. All of these things are possible, but only if you do it right. Property investment enables you to earn passive income through residential properties, multi-family properties, commercial properties or generally properties that can be rented out or sold after their value has appreciated.

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Investment Theory: Supply and Demand

The law of supply and demand is one of the most influential factors in the housing market. But why does it matter?

In this week's article, we dig down into the definition of this investment theory and explore how it could affect your current and future investments.

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Suburb Spotlight: Mango Hill, QLD

Ever wonder about "the one that got away"? Well, wonder no more - we found it for you! In the first of a new series of articles, we take a look at some of Brisbane's best investment suburbs which might have flown under your radar - Mango Hill in North Brisbane has a lot going for it.

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Investment Strategy: Positive vs Negative Gearing

Just as important as picking the right property to invest in, is choosing the most appropriate strategy to go with that investment. Today, we talk about two types of investment growth strategy – positive and negative gearing; what they mean and the pros and cons of each.

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Benefits of Buying Off The Plan

Purchasing any kind of property is a big deal and buying off the plan property may seem a risky thing to delve into, especially when it means you’re buying a property that technically hasn’t been erected or realised yet. Though it is an understandable concern, the misconceptions remain unjustifiable when the actual benefits outweigh the risks.

But what exactly are the advantages of buying off the plan?

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Brisbane's Top 10 Growth Suburbs of 2018

2019 is off to a flying start - but who were the winners and losers of 2018? In real estate investment, historical data matters, which is why we've compiled the top 10 growth suburbs of Brisbane in 2018. See if your next investment made the list!

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Is real estate investment right for you?

Real estate investment in Australia has become more appealing to buyers looking to invest and those who are looking to be landlords. Before investing, it's important to consider that investing in real estate can have its own set of challenges when decisions are not considered thoroughly and properly. Every investment poses a risk that’s why it’s always important to ask whether investing in real estate is right for you or not.

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What does Brisbane’s Future Blueprint mean for property developers? (part #3)

Known for its warm weather and cultural diversity, Brisbane’s warm weather is not the only thing that attracts new visitors each year - It is the unique suburbs and communities that gives Brisbane it’s vibrancy and keep visitors wanting to stay… permanently.

Which means that as a growing destination, the city needs to keep evolving to stay attractive to its communities - and with over 1300 people moving here each month, there will need to be more and more housing supply.

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What does Brisbane’s Future Blueprint mean for property developers? (part #2)

Brisbane’s Future Blueprint is about to shape the way of the city’s future. In part one, we highlighted the first three principles (listed below) and the affect each one may have on property developers.

We also discussed how the blueprint was formed - by a discussion involving people of all ages from every single suburb in Brisbane, which helped the council get a clearer view of what the community wanted. Although this sounds great for the Brisbane community, what kind of impact will it have on property developers?

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What does Brisbane’s Future Blueprint mean for property developers? (part #1)

Brisbane is certainly becoming a fantastic place to live and work. Competing with the likes of Melbourne and Sydney, the subtropical destination is slowly evolving into one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

With more and more people wanting to call Brisbane home, the city attracts approximately 1300 new residents each month - although this number cannot be sustained with the current housing supply.

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What causes property price to fall and how to stay calm when it does?

As an investor, if we lived in an ideal world we would want property prices to keep on rising. However, as with any type of investment market, investing in property comes with its own ups and downs.

If the market does start to decline, the idea is to be vigilant but not panic driven. Remaining emotionally centred and having a back-up plan for when the property market drops too low, will enable you to bounce back a little quicker than the rest.

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What to know when purchasing off-the-plan properties?

Buying into the Australian housing market can be challenge, especially if you live in one of the capital cities. Which is why more and more people are looking for an easier and cost-effective way to get into the market.

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The importance of investing in real estate?

Thiago, founder of A9 Properties is a property investor, tech entrepreneur, father and husband. He has 20 years of experience in software engineering and 10 years experience in real estate investing.

In this article, Thiago tells us the importance of investing in real estate to help create long-term financial success and why he chooses this investment market over any others.

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Why invest in property?

With 10 years of investing in real estate and 6 properties under him, A9 Property director, Thiago knows a thing or two about property investing. Investing in this market is a big decision to make but one that can be very financially beneficial down the track.

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