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Fri 24 May '24 with Rich Harvey Granny Flats: Boost Your Yields & Faster Mortgage Repayments
 
 
Fri 3 May '24 with Rich Harvey Unpacking the Northern Beaches with Incredible Agents
 
 
Fri 29 Mar '24 with Rich Harvey How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24 with Rich Harvey Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24 with Rich Harvey Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 

 

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How to turn your real estate resolutions into realistic goals

February 1, 2017 / Written by Rich Harvey

 

By Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

Made a New Years resolution about real estate? According to a Finder survey, many of us have. Their research showed that 30 per cent of respondents want to erase debt (such as home loans) in 2017, while another 12 per cent made their resolution to invest in property.

However, it's one thing to set a resolution, and entirely another to stick to it. I'm here to help you hold fast to your promises in 2017, and turn them into achievable goals.

Use a professional

With the rising values in Sydney's property market, it's easy to feel priced out and just sit on your hands waiting for something more affordable. However, doing this on your own won't help you get anywhere. Instead, use a professional buyers' agent.

Don't get analysis paralysis - let a buyers' agent conduct your property research.
Don't get analysis paralysis - let a buyers' agent conduct your property research.

We'll give you strategic advice on where to buy, where you can find something more affordable, whether a property will need renovations to boost its value, even where to find properties that haven't yet been listed publicly.

It's direct productivity, and can reduce the time you spend looking for the right property dramatically. On your own, you can spend as long as year searching for "the one". Here at Propertybuyer, our agreements last for six months, and we have usually found people their ideal property within four to eight weeks. Minimise the search, and maximise your benefits.

Work out exactly what you want

Another way to make your property goals more tangible is to get your preparations set in stone. This means going to a bank or a broker, and getting pre-approval for a home loan so you have a clear figure of what you can spend.

A buyers' agent is often the best place to start.

Looking at your insurance, existing assets, and developing long-term property investment goals can all give you a much more defined idea of the kind of real estate you want to buy as well. For example, if you want to make short-term profits, positive cashflow property could be your focus. If it's more about building for retirement or buying prestige property later in life, then capital growth could be what you're looking for.

No matter what you end-point is going to be, a buyers' agent is often the best place to start. We'll guide you to a shortlist of properties that match your finances and your resolution, giving you an optimal set of choices to make the most of your money.

The Propertybuyer
Podcast

 
Fri 14 Jun '24
with Rich Harvey
Tax Effective Property Investment Strategies
 
 
Fri 24 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Granny Flats: Boost Your Yields & Faster Mortgage Repayments
 
 
Fri 3 May '24
with Rich Harvey
Unpacking the Northern Beaches with Incredible Agents
 
 
Fri 29 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 

 

Listen to many more
podcasts on our
Podcasts page.