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2019 State of Play - Edition 2

The 2019 State of Play provides a detailed insight into the Australian property market and specifically each capital city market. A future outlook and overview of the markets recent performance provide all the information needed to understand a forever changing property landscape.
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Property Investment for Migrants

Being a migrant/new arrival may impact the way you invest in property. Real estate can be an attractive investment as it is often more accessible and easier to navigate than alternative investments. However, navigating the market without expert knowledge can make it difficult, so surrounding yourself with professionals can make your journey a little easier.
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Property Investment for ADF Personnel

Being personnel of the Australian Defence Force may impact the way you invest in property. There are a number of savings mechanisms and investment avenues that may help you take your first step in the property ladder.
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Property Booms and Busts - A history of the ups and downs of the Australian property market

Our property markets are cyclical in performance. Boom periods are followed by phases of market stagnation and often correction. These market movements are reactive to complex system influenced by a plethora of factors. Being an investor, you need to avoid making emotional decisions and maintain a logical mindset throughout all of the phases of the housing market.
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The Investment Case for Mckinnon, VIC, 7 Expert Insights

When taking a segmented view of Melbourne’s housing market, specific pockets of the capital city represent an exceptional investment prospect. With access to one of the state’s premier schooling catchments and a sought after Bayside lifestyle, the south eastern suburb of McKinnon represents a bespoke opportunity within the wider market.
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The Investment Case for Blackburn, VIC, 7 Expert Insights

As Melbourne’s population continues to grow at a rapid rate, we have seen a sustained level of market demand for high quality residential property. Pockets of the city now show exceptional value and opportunity for investment when compared to the wider market. Unique micro markets, such as the eastern suburb of Blackburn, represent a prospect too strong to overlook. So why Blackburn? Why should you invest?
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Negative Gearing: Benefits, insights and mistakes to avoid

One of the most commonly misunderstood areas when it comes to real estate investment is negative gearing, the advantages of which can mean the difference between a successful and struggling investor. What is negative gearing? Where is it derived from? How can I use it to my advantage? These are the questions you should be asking as an investor.
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Home Equity - The 6 Steps to Creating a Property Portfolio

Every day Australian’s are becoming increasingly savvy with their finances, with alternate avenues of creating wealth explored on a daily basis. Home equity, if managed efficiently, can be one of the most effective ways to leverage a strong portfolio.
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The 7 Problems With Property Hotspots

A term often used in the media is 'property hotspot', and it generally defines what someone considers to be a great place to buy. The problem is that a 'hotspot' for one person, does not always equate to a 'hotspot' for another.
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2019 State Of Play

The 2019 State of Play provides a detailed insight into the Australian property market and specifically each capital city market. A future outlook and overview of the markets recent performance provide all the information needed to understand a forever changing property landscape. As a Federal Election looms the State of Play discusses the potential changes this may have on the property market.
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Interest Only vs Principal & Interest - Which One Suits You Best?

Often associated with lending comes a sense of fear. Understanding the different types of lending can be beneficial to those not only trying to create wealth but reduce costs on their mortgages. Understanding the basics around lending enables you to simplify the process and alleviate many of the concerns and unknowns around lending.
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How To Pay Off Your Home Loan Years Earlier with an Investment Property

For most Australians their financial goal is to pay off their home loan. Most would consider this the definition of financial security. The general consensus is that saving is the primary and most effective way to achieve this.
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The Gap

Most Australian’s are not going to retire on anywhere near enough money to sustain themselves during the long treck that is retirement. It’s a scary thought that often isn’t taken seriously until retirement has come to close and your financial gap is unsurmountable.
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Property vs Shares- Top 7 Insights into an Age-Old Question

On the topic of wealth creation, the best way to achieve this is often debated. The two main asset types being shares or property. It’s become an age-old debate and if done well, both can be successful ways to building wealth.
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Construction Loans-11 Tips for Building and Renovating

When building or renovating a home, it’s important to understand the specific processes and differences between a construction loan and a general home loan. As indicated by the name, the loan required when building or renovating is a construction loan.
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How to Build a Multi Property Portfolio

Building wealth through property is a popular strategy. Often the desired lifestyle of a person is one which is not easily attainable. Creating the wealth to achieve your definition of financial freedom generally leads to someone trying to build a property portfolio.
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Granny Flats 10 Important Mistakes to Avoid

There has been an increase in the number of granny flats being build in Australian backyards over the last few years. One of the key reasons why is to increase potential earnings from either the family home or an investment property.
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Budgeting - 14 Ultimate Tips and Tricks

'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail'. Budgeting is a financial plan and effectively doing so, allows you to have the sufficient funds to cover your living expenses, while also saving and managing debt
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An Insider's Guide to Investing in an Apartment

As many human populations around the world rapidly urbanise, the idea of projecting your status through having a large home is becoming less and less realistic, with many electing instead to lead a more comfortable and sustainable life in higher-density homes like apartments.
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Australian Residential Property: The 10 Investment Benefits

There are a number of benefits to property as an asset class, all of which contribute to it being one of the most commonly used assets for wealth creation.
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Bursting the Myth of an Australian Housing Bubble

We're constantly reminded by the sensationalist media outlets of the risk of a bursting of the Australian housing bubble. In actual fact, Australia’s housing market is exceptionally resilient and the risk of this is highly unlikely.
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Investment Property Depreciation - Top 5 insights for new rules

The importance and value of understanding depreciation when it comes to property investment is often understated.
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Top 10 Tips to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Paying off a mortgage is a task which for many people will last a lifetime. The burden of a mortgage hampers your ability to have your dream retirement.
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The Ultimate Refinancing Guide plus Top 14 Mistakes to Avoid

Refinancing can be used as a great tool to improve your financial situation, getting a better interest rate or accessing the equity you may have in your home are just two of the benefits.
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Investment Property for Women - including 7 expert tips and strategies

In this eBook we will explore how the behavior of women has changed over the years and how this is resulting a reduction in various gaps between women and men.
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Real Estate for High Net Worth Investors

As a high net worth investor it is important that you understand what you should be looking for when investing and how you can utilize your great financial position to maximise and implement a successful investment strategy.
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Top 14 Melbourne Suburbs

Identifying the top suburbs within a city is no easy feat. It requires a strong understanding of the market and each suburb. Its particularly difficult in Melbourne which proposes a very segmented property market.
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Top 10 Tax Deduction Tips for Property Investors

Buying an investment property can be a great tax minimization tool. If you’re paying too much tax it may be worth considering the purchase of an investment property in order to reduce tax liabilities.
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Top 14 Tips to Maximise Your Borrowing Capacity

Your borrowing capacity is the maximum amount a lender will be prepared to loan you. Your borrowing capacity varies pending on the asset in which you plan to purchase.
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Top 21 End of Financial Year Tax and Superannuation Tips

Whenever the question is asked, ‘how much tax are you paying?’, there’s no doubt a respondent will reply with ‘too much!’. Minimising the amount of tax you’re paying can be done through various avenues.
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How many properties do you need to retire?

An inconvenient truth is that 92% of Australian’s retire on less than $42,764 per annum. Often, this is the result of poor planning along the road to retirement, and can be shocking to those approaching the end of their work life.
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Top 11 Tips to Reduce Capital Gains Tax for Property Investors

One of the best ways to generate wealth is through property investment. The use of leverage and your ability to compound provides you with great potential to increase your asset base size and maximise your potential capital appreciation.
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How much do you need to retire?

For much of our lives, our time is spent either at school or at work. Many finding themselves yearning for the days when they will be comfortably retired and have the ability to do what they want, when they want. Of course, it’s very difficult to achieve this without earning money through work and budgeting accordingly.
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First home buyers - 9 expert tips and insights

In this eBook, we will share the first nine expert tips and insights for first home buyers to help you on your journey to home ownership.
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Downsizing: The Ultimate Guide – 21 Insights & Considerations

For many Australians, the thought of retirement can be exciting but at the same time quite daunting, particularly, when reflecting on the amount of money needed to service that time in retirement. A person’s retirement lifestyle is often perceived as more relaxing, with some travel, personal projects and ticking items off the bucket.
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How to help your adult children into the property market

For the younger generations, the thought of having to purchase a home can be quite daunting.
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Top 8 Benefits of Brand New vs Second Hand Investment Property

Buying the right property is not always an easy task. Blue Wealth focuses on identifying the best investment properties for clients. One question which is often asked is whether to by brand new or second hand.
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The Ultimate Guide to Rentvesting – The New Australian Dream

When Australians are asked what they want to achieve through property investment, the number one answer is financial freedom. Financial freedom often correlates with the ‘Great Australian Dream’ of owning your own home and being able to retire comfortably.
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The Investment Case for Footscray: 5 Insights

The Blue Wealth Research and Acquisition team has Melbourne as one of its major markets. The city continues to outperform the nation in many of the key property market drivers and for that reason presents itself as a strong long term investment opportunity for clients.
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How to buy a great investment property: 10 expert insights

The process of buying an investment property has many working parts. Australians have a known love affair with real estate and as a result, there is much opinion and theory about how the market works.

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