Popular advice, investment, investing, investment tips 2017

The most popular advice from the experts in 2017

by Sasha Karen | 29 December 2017
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The most popular advice from the experts in 2017

December 29, 2017

Going back over the 2017, we reflect on key advice that experts provided to us that you found the most interesting.

The best advice is never useless, and the expert advice we publish on Smart Property Investment is no exception.

Out of all of the opinion pieces we have published in 2017, we have found the ones that you, our readers, deem most useful in the investment game.

Here are the top 10 opinion pieces that investors saw the most merit in:

10. How far out of Sydney is still a good investment? – Victor Kumar


The maximum travel time in Sydney has changed, and this has created a big difference to what makes a good property investment.

9. Is this the end of split deposits? – Mary Anne Ireland

In markets where prices are booming, it’s not uncommon for potential purchasers to request 5 per cent deposit options through either installments or by the contract completion date, but a recent judgement highlights the risk of these deposit options.

8. How rentvesters have changed the market – Steve Waters

Rentvesters are people who, instead of complaining about high property prices and give up, in Sydney in particular, are investing in other parts of the country instead. I believe this market cycle is a little different than previous ones and that’s partly due to rentvesters.

7. The wisdom of buying an investment property for under $500,000 – Paul Bennion

In most capital cities of Australia, apart from Melbourne and Sydney, there is still a plentiful supply of properties under $500,000 for sale.

6. The 9 best quotes about property investing – Taku Ekanayake

Property investing is not always easy and it can take some time before you see any great returns. Because of this, it’s easy to get discouraged and lose focus over the long term.

5. 5 tips for investing in 2017 – Cate Bakos

On top of the usual New Year’s resolutions, here are some areas you should be focusing your interest on if you want to have a great year in property investment.

4. Confessions of a Millennial rentvestor – Taku Ekanayake

It wasn’t always a dream of mine to be renting.

3. Top 3 suburb picks for under $300K – Taku Ekanayake

With parts of Sydney and Melbourne going past frenzy mode, APRA and ASIC implementing further limits on lenders and affordability at tipping point for first timers, there are still alternative markets out there that represent strong capital growth and rental yield prospects for a fraction of the price.

2. How to spot a good investment – Todd Hunter

The word “research” is thrown around willy-nilly in the property investment field. But what do “true” researchers look for when they investigate whether a suburb or region is primed for growth?

1. 5 tips for securing a property purchase – Chris Gray

With plenty of competition existing in the property market, securing a property that suits your needs can take a lot of time and effort. Here’s what you need to know.

The most popular advice from the experts in 2017
Popular advice, investment, investing, investment tips 2017
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