What you absolutely need to know about property investment

Whether you’re a seasoned property investor looking to extend your existing portfolio, or you’re new to the property investing scene - regardless of your experience level- we’ve got you covered.

For all things property investing, we’ve provided informative and relevant guides to help you increase your knowledge base and realise your property investing objectives.

Whether you want to learn more about investment strategies or how to research different markets, remain up to speed with the ‘bubble’ debate and recent trends, or you simply need someone to cut through the jargon and get your head around the concept of say, negative gearing - then you’ve come to the right place.

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Beginners guide


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What you need to know before you set foot on the property ladder.

home buying 2

Can I afford to invest?


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Crunching the numbers to see if you can make property investment profitable for you.

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Avoiding investor mistakes


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How to steer clear of the common pitfalls investors fall prey to.

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Top strategies


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Whether it's renovating to flip or finding tenants, our guide lays out the different ways you can invest.

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Investor home loans


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Get your financing in order before you head to auction.

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Time to sell?


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The best exit strategies when it's time to cash in on your investment.

The latest property market and investment news

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loans.com.au Essentials - Variable (Investor, P&I)
Loans.com.au offer a low interest variable home loan with no application fee.
3.99% 4.01% $0 $0 p.a. 80% Go to site More info
State Custodians Low Rate LOC - LVR up to 80% (Investor)
Access equity to further your investment opportunities.
4.09% 4.12% $0 $0 p.a. 80% Go to site More info
4.09% 4.09% $0 $0 p.a. 80% Go to site More info
loans.com.au Essentials - Smart Loan Package P&I
Package your home loan with your investment loan to get the same rate for both. Offer ends 31st July.
3.64% 3.66% $0 $0 p.a. 80% Go to site More info
NAB Choice Package Home Loan - 3 Year Fixed (Investor P&I)
Lock in the interest rate on your investment purchase for 3 years and enjoy the benefits of a package home loan.
4.24% 5.32% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Go to site More info
State Custodians Low Rate LOC - LVR 80% to 90% (Investor)
An investment home loan with no application fee and unlimited extra repayment options.
4.19% 4.22% $0 $0 p.a. 90% Go to site More info
Mortgage House Advantage Home Loan 80 - Special Investor
A low interest rate home loan that allows borrowers to borrow up to 80% of the property value.
4.16% 4.31% $0 $10 monthly ($120 p.a.) 80% Go to site More info
HSBC Home Value Loan - Resident Owner Occupier only
Enjoy a low variable rate with no ongoing fees and borrow up to 90% of the value of the property.
3.85% 3.86% $0 $0 p.a. 90% Go to site More info
NAB Base Variable Rate Home Loan - Investor (P&I)
A no frills home loan for an investor who doesn't want any bells and whistles.
4.65% 4.69% $600 $8 monthly ($96 p.a.) 90% Go to site More info
Bank Australia Basic Home Loan - Investment Variable, P&I
An investment loan with $0 ongoing fees.
4.87% 4.91% $595 $0 p.a. 80% Enquire now More info
ING DIRECT Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Year Fixed Rate (Investors)
Enjoy a competitive 3 years fixed rate with $0 ongoing fee.
4.39% 5.34% $499 $0 p.a. 95% Enquire now More info
St.George Fixed Rate Advantage Package - 3 Year Fixed (Investors, P&I)
Lock in your rate for 3 years on your investment property and know your monthly repayments. $1,500 cash back available for refinancers, conditions apply.
3.99% 5.31% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Enquire now More info
NAB Tailored Fixed Rate Home Loan - 2 Years Fixed (Investor P&I)
Lock in your investment fixed rate for two years.
3.98% 5.58% $600 $8 monthly ($96 p.a.) 95% Go to site More info
St.George Portfolio Home Loan With Advantage Package - $500k to $749k (Special Discount)
Pay no application fee when you package your equity loan with St.George's Advantage Package.
5.59% $0 $395 p.a. 90% Enquire now More info
Westpac Rocket Investment Loan - Principal and Interest
Use Westpac's variable home loan to purchase your next investment property.
5.79% 5.93% $600 $8 monthly ($96 p.a.) 95% Enquire now More info
NAB Tailored Fixed Rate Home Loan - 3 Years Fixed (Investor P&I)
A 3 year fixed rate for your next investment purchase.
4.34% 5.53% $600 $8 monthly ($96 p.a.) 95% Go to site More info
Commonwealth Bank Wealth Package Fixed Home Loan - 2 Year Fixed (Investor) P&I
Enjoy a 2 year fixed rate with no establishment fees or annual credit card fees - all for an annual package fee of $395.
4.44% 5.53% $0 $395 p.a. 90% Enquire now More info
NAB Choice Package Variable Rate Home Loan - Up to $250K P&I (Investor)
An investment package loan with $0 application fees.
5.20% 5.58% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Go to site More info
Gateway Credit Union Premium Package Home Loan - Variable LVR < 80% (Investor P&I)
A competitive package rate for loans above $150,000. Optional offset account.
4.19% 4.50% $0 $299 p.a. 80% Enquire now More info
NAB Choice Package Home Loan - 4 Year Fixed (Investor P&I)
4 years fixed package with $0 application fee and borrow up to 95% LVR.
4.79% 5.44% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Go to site More info
ANZ Breakfree Package Home Loan - 2 Year Fixed (Investor, P&I)
A competitive two year fixed rate to help you invest in residential property.
4.19% 5.51% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Enquire now More info
Bank Of Queensland Economy Home Loan - Variable (Investor)
Buy an investment property without expensive features you don't need.
4.19% 4.34% $300 $10 monthly ($120 p.a.) 90% Enquire now More info
Bank of Melbourne Advantage Package Home Loan - 5 Year Fixed (Investors, P&I)
Lock in an investment rate for five years with this fixed rate home loan.
4.59% 5.37% $0 $395 p.a. 95% Enquire now More info
Gateway Credit Union Premium Package Home Loan - Variable LVR 85% to 90% (Investor P&I)
A high LVR home loan able to be used for investment purchases.
4.19% 4.60% $0 $299 p.a. 90% Enquire now More info

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    GenApril 28, 2017

    What are my financing options with a Skilled Migrant Visa? I understand the FIRB stipulation but wonder how to organize a mortgage as a US citizen. I’d like to purchase in QLD since my visa term is 5yrs. I do plan to eventually become an AU citizen. Thanks!! :D

    • Staff
      AnndyMay 4, 2017Staff

      Hi Gen,

      Thanks for your question.

      The home loan options being offered to temporary Australian residents are typical mortgage packages that would be available to Australian citizens or permanent residents. The main difference being the cap on the amount you are allowed to borrow and the down payment that is required. Depending on your job circumstances you may be able to qualify for up to 90% of the value of the property.

      You may compare your home loan options on this page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    hilMarch 29, 2016

    Is it possible to buy investment property and lease back to myself

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      BelindaMarch 30, 2016Staff

      Hi Hil,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      I’ve sent you an email to follow up with this enquiry.

      Thanks,
      Belinda

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    HermanJanuary 9, 2016

    Why are lending institutions reluctant or are outright against lending for properties relating to student accommodation properties when the return is approximately 10% p/a near Bond university? There the students keep their accommodation as they do not have long periods between semesters.

    • Staff
      MarcJanuary 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Herman,
      thanks for the question.

      Unfortunately lenders keep their lending criteria under wraps for the most part, but generally speaking some lenders view student accommodation as more of a risk because of its more limited usage when compared to a regular property. As always there are exceptions to this rule, so it’s always a good idea to speak to a mortgage broker, or at least approach more than one lender to see if you would be eligible for a loan.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    IreneAugust 19, 2014

    Is it always a bad idea to go with an investment property group to do everything for you?
    (eg. IPGA )

    • Staff
      MarcAugust 20, 2014Staff

      Hi Irene,
      thanks for the question.

      This depends on a range of factors. Using an investment property group which is reputable and proven to deliver results can be a good way to enter in the market if you’re unsure of the process and not confident purchasing a property yourself. I’d recommend contacting a qualified financial advisor before joining any investment property group.

      I hope this helps,
      Marc.

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    VivienJune 25, 2014

    Hi, can you tell me what is required to add your partner name to a title deed. Thank you Vivien

    • Staff
      ElizabethJune 26, 2014Staff

      Hi Vivien,

      Thanks for your question.

      You might want to check out our page on adding your partner’s name to a title deed, which you can do by clicking here.

      Thanks,

      Elizabeth

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    BellaroNovember 27, 2013

    Are you able to get a home loan in Australia for a Property in the UK? I live and work in Australia and have the opportunity to make a huge profit on a property in the UK.

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      MarcNovember 28, 2013Staff

      Hello Bellaro,
      thanks for the question.

      An Australian lender won’t generally finance a property in another country. The other options you could consider would be using a line of credit obtained in Australia to finance it, or seeking finance in the country you wish to invest in. I’d strongly suggest speaking to a trusted financial advisor before carrying out any of these. Here’s some more information about investing in the UK.

      Cheers,
      Marc.

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