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COVER STORY
Investing on a low income An average income means it’s impossible to invest in property, right? Wrong! A five-figure salary doesn’t prevent you from getting on the ladder. Take the 23-year-old retail manager who bought despite earning $40,000... or the tradie who got started while on just $11 an hour!

FEATURES
Beauty in the beast
How can you make massive profits from the ugliest of ducklings? Meet the investors who’ve converted rundown bombs into beautiful swans.

20 dos and don’ts of options
Nhan Nguyen has made a fortune with options. API reveals his tips and tricks for mastering this complex method.

Mining towns vs capital cities 
Two experts go head to head on where you’ll find better returns.

40 locations with strong returns
Does your portfolio need a lift? Consider commercial, where there are big yields on offer. API reveals the hotspots.

RESEARCH
Where are housing markets heading? Part 2
Find out how you could benefit from capital cities over the coming years.

MY DEVELOPMENT – part 6
Building starts After some hiccups, Troy Harris is relieved to finally see construction begin.

RENOVATION SECRETS

Negotiating your way to profits
Cherie Barber shares 12 knockout tips to get your way and snare a bigger return.

Think matusik
What drives capital growth? Every investor needs it to create wealth... but how do you find it?

PROFILES

My short story: Nathan Hougee
Forget buckling down. This first-time investor took off to Europe after buying. Tiny apartments, big profits How adversity led to nine properties in four years.

My most profitable deal
Find out why money doesn’t always talk.

My first property
Ian Lloyd Neubauer learns a costly lesson.

My short story: Rebecca
How one investor upsized her portfolio by downsizing.

Where are they now?
At 23, Alicia Fritsch owns more properties than most people twice her age.

REGULARS

News & Views
The latest property news,

Tax Straight Up and Ask the Experts.

Young Guns: Rachel and Farzahd Namdarian
How a 20-something couple amassed a portfolio worth more than $1.2 million.

Property Intelligence
How does property stack up against other investments? Christopher Joye investigates.

Dash of Salt
Bernard Salt talks ‘extreme suburbs’.

Legal Help Desk
Rob Balanda shares tips to avoid losing your assets if a relationship doesn’t last.

Bricks and Mortar
API’s panel of experts tackles the difficult questions sent in by readers.

API Connect
Readers get the chance to ask API’s investors all the tough questions.

Real Estate Escapes
Tim O’Dwyer explains how a developer was held liable for a failed project.

My Property Nightmare
The dangers of fixing an interest rate at the peak of a boom.

Investor Psychology
Seven master skills of wealthy investors.

TAX

Subdividing to sell and rent
Buying a property to develop into townhouses or units? There are tax considerations to keep in mind.

FINANCE

Your questions answered
Mitchell Watson tackles tough questions on switching lenders and securing finance for future building sites.

STATES

New South Wales
Goulburn’s country charm and rising yields are increasingly appealing as Canberra renters flee high prices.

Victoria
As Melbourne’s inner suburbs see sharp price falls, its green areas of Greens­borough and Montmorency remain stable.

Queensland
The newly elected government has wasted no time rolling out major changes and property is one of its first targets.

South Australia
What impact could stamp duty concessions for apartments in Adelaide’s CBD have on the city of churches?

Western Australia
Where can you find houses on subdividable blocks less than 10 kilometres from Perth and for under $500,000?

Northern Territory
The quirks of perks of buying in Darwin, including issues surrounding pools, dividing fences, insurance and more.

ACT
Stamp duty on property transactions will be phased out over 20 years... but what price will investors pay for it?

Tasmania
Hobart is about to gain a major new port development, driving jobs and potential property market stimulus.

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Author API
Published In Australia
Year Published 2012