Investments For Your Retirement

Do you have 1 million dollars in the bank now to retire on, getting $50,000 per year to live.

Ross Greenwood discusses just how much superannuation is required to live a comfortable retirement in your golden years.

Compulsory superannuation helps, but it is not enough to reach your goals.

Future Proofing Your Investment Property

10 ways to future proof your investments and still maintain the ability to take offensive action and expand your portfolio.

  • Regular inspections
  • Landlord insurance
  • Scrapping schedule
  • Set up lines of credit
  • Offset accounts
  • Don’t over leverage
  • Don’t over capitalise
  • Create sustainable properties
  • Fix interest rates
  • Understand the local area

See the full article in The Australian Property Investor

The importance of future proofing your investment – realestate.com.au

“If only we had a crystal ball to find out what the future held for us. We’d be home and hosed! While we can’t be certain that it will all be a smooth ride, there are strategies you can implement today to protect everything you’ve worked hard for in years to come, so that you’re in a good position regardless of what happens.”
http://discover.realestate.com.au/buying/investing/the-importance-of-future-proofing-your-investment

There are plenty of good reasons why you should follow the above suggestions to ensure that your property and portfolio maintains its value and grows.

Don’t fall into the mortgage myth traps

Don’t fall for these mortgage myth traps which even the most experienced investor can also be lured into.

  • Myth 1: Lowest interest rate loans are best
  • Myth 2: Bad credit ratings prevent borrowing
  • Myth 3: Offset accounts are the best way to cut your interest
  • Myth 4: If you pay off your credit card, you’ll be able to borrow more
  • Myth 5: Pre-approved loans are pretty much guaranteed money

“NEW home buyers, wanna-be owners, seasoned investors, upgraders and downsizers – it doesn’t matter where you fit in the property market, there is always something to learn about mortgages.”
http://www.news.com.au/realestate/buying/time-to-topple-mortgage-myths/story-fndban6l-1226470857666

 

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Maroochydore the Investment Hot Spot Area

Horton Park Redevelopment PlanMaroochydore and the Sunshine Coast is certainly the area where investment in property is on the rise. There are many opportunities out there with 30,000 new jobs in the pipeline.

M’dore the new investment hot-spot | Sunshine Coast News | Local News in Sunshine Coast | Sunshine Coast Daily

“GOT a pulse? Then you have got to be excited about a new report which highlights investment opportunity for Maroochydore.”…

“An estimated $4.35 billion investment in and around Maroochydore is already under way, creating about 30,000 jobs.”
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/09/07/new-maroochydore-dawn-imminent-sunshine-coast/

 

 I’m not really sure if we have the local infrastructure to be able to handle such a population increase. Please share your thoughts and comments.

Coolum Proposed Resort – Images

I have managed to track down a few images of Clive Palmer’s proposed resort at Coolum. Also see one of the latest articles in the Sunshine Coast Daily.

‘Think hard about Palmer plan’ | Sunshine Coast Politics | Local Politics in Sunshine Coast | Sunshine Coast Daily

“THE council needs to “think very hard” about Clive Palmer’s plans for the region because there were not many people offering to invest $3 billion in Australia.”
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2012/09/03/3-billion-question-demands-answers/

See an image gallery of the concept plan for the area and make up your own mind about this development.

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