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COVER STORY

The original Hot 100

Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Your complete guide to the 100 locations set to outperform the wider property market in the coming year, plus this year we’ve unearthed 90 bonus hotspots in API’s annual Hot 100 extravaganza.

 

FEATURES

Young Gun: Jun Jin

At just 27 years old, Jun Jin is a property millionaire. He’s already quit his day job at a bank and now owns more than

$3 million worth of property in the Melbourne area. Find out how he did it and the tricks he used to boost his rental yield.

 

Development Series - final

David Charlton wraps up his development in Melbourne. Find out what happened at the handover stage, how he overcame the final dramas and the total amount of profit he made.

 

My Property Nightmare

John Sharma shares his story about the tenants he had from hell. Not only was he assaulted, he was also banned from going within 200 metres of the house he lived in. In the meantime, his tenants enjoyed using his investment property rent free.

 

RENOVATION SECRETS

Tips to renovate faster and save

Renovating queen Cherie Barber shares her top seven renovating tips to save time and money. Discover what tricks work the best and how they’ll help you renovate your way to big rewards. Some of the secrets to success include extending settlement periods, arranging immediate access and working to a renovation plan. Also find out how to calculate your daily holding costs.

 

RESEARCH

First homebuyer boom

John Lindeman reveals why first home­buyer markets in Australia are on the verge of major growth and where these areas are most likely to be. He also discusses how first homebuyers will influence the upgrader market and why migrants will help property prices

con­tinue to increase.

 

 

Dash of Salt

Bernard Salt reveals why farming towns on the eastern side of Australia are suddenly in hot demand. Discover which towns provide the best opportunities for your portfolio and why you should be buying there.

 

Legal Help Desk

Rob Balanda talks about what you should do if your property investments don’t work out and why cross-collateralisation isn’t always as beneficial as it seems.

 

Real Estate Escapes

Tim O’Dwyer explains what can happen when a buyer defaults on settlement and why you need to make sure your finances are rock solid before you bid at auction.

 

Bricks and Mortar

API’s panel of experts tackles the tough questions sent in by readers.

 

API Connect

API’s young guns answer some of the tricky questions our readers are desperate to find the answers for.

 

Investor Psychology

Michael Yardney reveals the single trait all successful investors have in common.

Find out what it is and why you need to take action today, not tomorrow.

 

TAX

Tax Straight Up

The tax ramifications of using redraw accounts for home loans and investments.

 

Buying with your name or super

Julia Hartman discusses the pros and cons of buying property in a self-managed super fund.

 

STATES

New South Wales

Granville is at the junction of Sydney’s south and west rail lines and is destined to become a future transit oriented development area.

 

Victoria

West Footscray is undergoing gentrification and still offers affordable homes and proximity to Melboure’s CBD.

 

Queensland

We look at Rockhampton; a city close to Gladstone, where properties are cheap and rental yields are high.

 

South Australia

Brighton is cheaper than Adelaide’s trendy beachside suburb of Glenelg and has more scope for development.

 

Western Australia

We set our eyes on Stirling, the area targeted to become Perth’s next metropolis. Find out which areas are proposed for rezoning.

 

Tasmania

Wondering about investing in Warrane? It’s accessible, affordable and offers plenty of development potential.

 

ACT

Could a light rail bring new life to the Canberra market? API investigates.

 

NT

An ongoing land claim over the Cox Peninsula appears to be reaching a solution. Find out what it means for invest­ment opportunities in the area.

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Author API
Published In Australia
Year Published 2012