12 Nov, 2017

Dual Occupancy Homes in Brisbane

by Property Investigator

A lot of investors searching for dual occupancy homes in Queensland start their online research by using the search term “Dual Occupancy in Brisbane”. They will be shown a lot of different types of property which will confuse them more than help them. A lot of this has to do with the terminology different councils use for dual income homes. So, can you build a Dual Occupancy in Brisbane? Le....

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29 Oct, 2017

Dual Occupancy House Plans

by Property Investigator

Many investors, especially first-time investors are looking for property investments that are cash flow positive. This is where Dual Occupancy House Plans have become very popular as they offer high yielding rental incomes. We have spent numerous hours with specialist architects and drafts people to perfect and refine the dual occupancy house plans that we make available to you. We want them....

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28 Sep, 2017

Dual Occupancy Designs – Logan

by Property Investigator

Logan LGA is a massive area south of Brisbane and comprises of about 70 suburbs. Logan is undergoing an unprecedented population boom driven by employment opportunities, lifestyle and proximity to good schools, medical and sports facilities, shops and all other amenities. It is no wonder that dual occupancy home designs have become a much sought-after property option in the Logan Area (South of....

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22 Sep, 2017

Two Storey Dual Occupancy Properties – Pros and Cons

by Property Investigator

Are there any disadvantages in owning a two-storey dual occupancy investment property? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. The reason for this move into two-storey dwellings has been the high demands on available land. Land sells so quickly putting a strain on councils to release new developments. This extra creates costs on councils that pass these on to land developers. Land develope....

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14 Aug, 2017

Dual Occupancy and Vacancy Rates

by Property Investigator

Our future clients always ask whether a dual occupancy house rents well. The simple answer is yes… and very well. Like any property investment, it’s important to ensure that the fundamentals of demand and supply are in your favour. A rule of thumb that is used in the industry is a vacancy rate above 3% is a tenants’ market and under 3% an investors market. Don’t be fooled by high ren....

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11 Aug, 2017

Advantages of Dual Occupancy Homes

by Property Investigator

An investment in a dual occupancy home offers a number of advantages. There may be various dual occupancy homes on offer out there and when the right property is purchased it forms a very good investment opportunity. Generally, the advantages associated with dual occupancy homes are based around the incredible yields that they are able to achieve and this is not the only advantage. Follo....

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08 Aug, 2017

What Is a Dual Occupancy Investment Property?

by Property Investigator

Since their inception in 2013, Dual Occupancy Investment Properties have become very popular amongst property investors seeking high yields and positive cash flow from an investment. They have been in high demand in the South-East Queensland region and the Sunshine Coast and Hunter Valley region of NSW. There a few different types of dual living or dual occupancy property types available. Read More


24 Jul, 2017

I am self-employed- how can I buy an investment property?

by Property Investigator

Borrowing money to invest can be difficult when you are self-employed, especially if you don’t have your taxes up to date. Lenders will also have different rules for the various business structures, e.g. for sole traders, partnerships, family trusts and companies. Sole traders and partnerships generally have a hard time proving their income or showing an acceptable level of income for lenders....

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16 Jul, 2017

How much time should I spend looking for an investment property?

by Property Investigator

There are three main benefits savvy investors seek from an investment property: • High Yield • Maximum tax benefits • Capital growth The reason for this is that a savvy investor will want to minimize any risk involved in the investment. If an investment doesn’t offer these three benefits then this means that the investment will become speculative because you’re either trying to make....

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09 Jul, 2017

How do I select the best area for capital growth?

by Property Investigator

There are a couple of drivers that help us identify areas that are likely to experience capital growth. Bearing that in mind, we can never tell what is going to happen in the future to any great accuracy. That’s why property research groups look at certain trends and observe what happened in the past under similar circumstances to identify what they predict will happen in the near future. Simil....

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