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19 October 2012

Investment properties are a great way to make money without much input while your investment matures. You can purchase a property and rent it out, earning a passive income requiring little effort on your behalf. However, they can also result in drastic losses if not managed correctly. Below are three tips to keep in mind when considering an investment property.

  1. Consider hiring a property manager
    Most people are not experts in property management and how to make a good return on investment. This kind of knowledge can take years of experience. Hiring a property manager who can offer investment property advice can help you save money and time so you can enjoy your investment and its return. One such company is Templeton Property. They offer property management in the Brisbane area and beyond.
  2. Know your financial limits
    There is no point in purchasing an expensive property if you cannot afford it or earn back the money you have spent in a reasonable amount of time. Property investment is an expensive venture, so it is important to find the right property for your budget. Speak to your bank or a financial advisor to decide if you can afford an investment property and draw up a plan of action.
  3. Location, location, location
    When looking at properties to invest in, one of the most important aspects to consider is the location. A good location will mean more interest from renters and more money in your back pocket. If you are looking for an investment property for regular renting, consider somewhere close to amenities and the CBD, if you are looking for an investment property for holiday occupants, you should be looking at places in popular tourist destinations.

For more property management advice, or to see what else Templeton Property can do, visit them online. Alternatively, you can call them on (07) 3368 1988 to talk to someone in person. With professional, comprehensive service, they can help you get the return on investment you deserve.

Sam Price

About Sam Price

Sam Price is Director and lead Buyer's Agent at Templeton Property. He has been helping client's purchase their ideal home and investment properties for over 15 years. He is a Registered Property Valuer and his qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Property Studies), Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning and a Masters is Professional Accounting. Sam is married and has 2 school aged girls who keep his life very exciting.