Investing in property is one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom.

By purchasing a property and renting it out, investors can attain a source of passive income, and work towards their own idea of financial freedom. Statistics tell us, however; that most investors don’t actually make it past their second property, which limits their ability to achieve what they want.
By avoiding some of the typical mistakes made, investors can keep on the right track and build high performing portfolios.

The 5 most common mistakes would be investors make are:

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Since early 2007, the ability to borrow in super has allowed many investors to leverage their superannuation directly into property. This is widely seen as an attractive tool to reduce risk and volatility, as well as improve returns. This ability to leverage is best achieved through a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF). SMSFs currently account for approximately 32% of all superannuation funds, as such; it is the largest individual segment; above industry, retail and other sectors.

There are quite a number of crucial factors that need to be considered to avoid making essential and costly mistakes. It is essential, that the right questions are asked, and the right issues are addressed when it comes to operating an SMSF, and using it to invest in property.

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Land tax is a tax applied to the value of any property you own, each year. All of your investment properties are subject to land tax in the state they are located in, whereas your principal place of residence (your home) is exempt from this. It is important to identify whether you are liable to register and pay this tax as early as possible.

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Melbourne’s property market outperformed that of all other capital cities, for a third quarter in a row. Prices within real estate in Melbourne rose 3 per cent over the three months to June, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, outpacing a national average of 1.9 per cent. Sydney’s property market was the second strongest over this period with growth at 2.3%.

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Investing in property is one of the best ways in which we can achieve ‘passive income’. Passive Income refers to earnings that an individual can derive from an enterprise he or she is not materially involved in. Essentially, it is money earned regularly with little or no effort on the part of the person receiving it. By investing in property, we can direct funds earned here towards other tasks and responsibilities within our lives. Tasks such as funding your child’s education can prove difficult for many, but through the power of property investment, we have options.

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At Calla Property, we understand the significance of getting the location right when it comes to investing in property. We have developed a research methodology, Calla Property Insights to help us identify the best investments in the country.  Our Macro Analysis identifies the geographical regions that are forecast to experience strong capital growth.

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If you are new to the property investment space, no doubt you will have many questions you’d like answered! Questions like ‘How much should I invest?’, and ‘Where should I invest?’ are just a couple of the most pressing queries.

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Here are recent home loan market developments to keep you updated. Self Managed Super Fund lending update Another one bites the dust with the Westpac group announcing that they will stop lending in the SMSF space. The bank advised that SMSF lending will be no longer available from 31st July 2018 to the Westpac brand […]

Click below to listen to Susan Farquhar’s chat with Perth Tonight’s Chris Ilsley raising the question; ‘Should our laws change to ensure that tenants feel they also have a home, even if it’s not technically theirs?’

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Australia, it’s time to question your sources. We live in an age where media outlets face shrinking budgets and are forced to rely on their sources for facts and opinion to provide content. The problem is that fact and opinion are often hard to distinguish and facts aren’t always checked.

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