First Property Investor
Property Investment Advice and Insight

Raising a deposit for your first home

By Phillip Tarrant

Spiralling rents plus the overall increased cost of living has made saving for a deposit as difficult as ever for some budding homeowners. However through setting a good household budget plus following a few tried and tested tips, you can grow your deposit from an anthill into a healthy-sized mound in no time.

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Why buy when you can rent?

By Staff Reporter

A friend of mine gave me a call last night and we got talking, as usual, on to the topic of buying property. He has been thinking about getting into the property market for some time but was questioning his strategy in light of a news report the day before suggesting that renting might be better than buying.

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Seek family assistance

By Staff Reporter

Did you know your parents might be able to help you scale the property ladder – without even dipping their hands into their pockets?

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A little help from family

By Steven Cross

The property market is a tough nut to crack for today’s first home buyers, but with a little family backing homeownership may be more affordable than you realise.

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Gen Y takeover: the rise of rentvesting

By Hannah Blackiston

As the affordability crisis continues to drive property ownership out of the reach of Gen Y, Australia is experiencing a rise in rentvesting. First home buyers and downsizers are now the primary force behind apartment sales, as they turn to renting while purchasing out of city centres.

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It pays to plan ahead

By Simon Parker

A new report and the latest housing finance figures have confirmed what many of us already know – housing affordability is getting tougher.

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Looking for Mr Right?

By Stacey Moseley

Are you waiting to find the perfect property investment? Investors who hold out for the ‘textbook’ property opportunity may just end up missing out on the best returns altogether.

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