Whether you want to prepare for retirement or just make a little extra money on the side, Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition, is the perfect way to take advantage of one of the most reliable and profitable investment vehicles in history. From weighing up your investing and financing options to managing the ongoing costs of real estate and building a long-term portfolio, this handy guide gives you the practical help and smart advice you need to get started. Ideal for entry-level investors who want to add brick-and-mortar assets to their investment portfolios, this book covers where to find capital, how to finance purchases and get the best mortgage terms, how to measure the value of properties, basic landlording guidance, and more.
If you want to get started in real estate investing—as a full-time endeavor or just an addition to your current investment portfolio—Getting Started in Property Investing For Dummies, Australian Edition has you covered.
Bruce Brammall is a licensed financial adviser andmortgage broker, personal finance journalist, best-selling authorand successful property investor. Eric Tyson and RobertS. Griswold are independently successful investors.
Become a successful property investor with this user-friendlyguide
Are you thinking about real estate as a long-term wealthopportunity? Whether you're interested in a house, apartment,vacant land or commercial property, the second Australian editionof Property Investing For Dummies explains what you need toknow to ensure you invest wisely. Discover how to build a winningproperty portfolio with practical advice on everything fromchoosing the right property at the right price to financing yourgoals with SMSFs, and much more.Decide which type of property is right for you — choosean investment option that fits in with your financial plansAssemble a reliable support network — research and enlistthe help of lenders, buyers' advocates, advisers and otherexpertsExplore your finance options — learn about mortgageterms, lending fees and holding property in a self-managed superfundEvaluate properties worth pursuing — find the rightlocation, identify value and prepare to bid or make an offerProtect your investment — discover what it's like to be alandlord, learn how to insure your property and manage riskBuild a solid portfolio — uncover the secrets to growingequity, diversifying and building an income stream
Open the book and find:How to invest in residential and commercial propertiesInformation on using a buyers' advocateAdvice on shopping for a mortgageTips for owning property with SMSFsSteps for signing contracts and leasesHelp with keeping on top of your paperworkSecrets for growing your profits
Find the perfect property for you
Finance your dream
Choose from an established home, brand-new property or a'fixer-upper'
Get your foot on the property ladder!
Open the book and find:
Strategies for getting your deposit together
Pros and cons of buying a period home
What's involved with becoming an owner–builder
Pitfalls to consider when buying 'off the plan'
How to secure a home loan if you're self-employed
Tactics to beat the auctioneersat their own game
Unearth your dream home and negotiate the mortgage maze
Do you search property websites, wondering whether a particularproperty could be your dream home? Do you feel like you're wastingmoney on rent but are confused by the world of real estate —and real estate agents? Relax! This practical guide covers allaspects of buying property, from buying a piece of history tobuilding from scratch to signing on the dotted line.
Work out whether you're ready to buy — find out whetheryou're ready for the commitment of buying property, financially andpsychologically
Focus in on the right property for you — determine your'must haves' and 'like to haves', and whether you'll need to make atrade-off between these and your preferred location
Decide what kind of property you want — discover if yourbest option is to buy off the plan, find an established property orbuild yourself
Deal with property professionals — cut through real estateagent spin and understand how buyers' agents work
Find the right finance — choose the home loan that suitsyou and your finances
Negotiate a great deal — move smoothly through the buyingand settlement process, whether buying at auction or throughprivate treaty sale
Do you want to get involved in real estate investing, but aren'tquite sure where to start? Real Estate Investing For Dummiesis your go-to resource for making sense of the subject, offeringplain-English, step-by-step explanations of everything you need toknow to keep yourself one step ahead of the competition. Inside,you'll discover how to overcome the challenges of the market, takeadvantage of the opportunities in any real estateenvironment—including a down market—and so muchmore.
Written by industry experts Eric Tyson and Robert Griswold, thisnew edition of Real Estate Investing For Dummies offersproven, practical, and actionable advice for anyone who wants toinvest in income-producing properties. With the help of thisstraightforward and time-tested information, you'll get theknow-how to wisely and confidently make smart, sound, and informedreal estate investing decisions that will reap big rewards.Shows you how to make real estate part of your long-terminvestment planProvides tips on getting the best deals on financingOffers trusted guidance on mastering the art of propertyvaluationGives you access to unprecedented information on how to buildwealth in any market
If you want to jump into the real estate market as a first-timeinvestor or just want to brush up on recent changes that haveoccurred in the field, Real Estate Investing For Dummies isan essential resource you'll turn to again and again.