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COVER STORY

Fast Growth 70
Properties with robust cash flow are the trend right now, so let’s take a look at the areas that have outperformed the nation in rental returns over the past 12 months. With help from Australian Property Monitors, API unveils the top 70 rent growth hotspots.

FEATURES
Little Rippers
Meet the investors who bought and renovated within 70 kilometres of a capital city for less than $210,000. 9% returns & spotless tenants Where can you find investment properties like this? API reveals all.

Battle of the experts
Should negative gearing be abolished? Two experts go head to head.

MY DEVELOPMENT – FINAL
Time to settle It’s a wrap for Troy Harris’ development. We reveal how it turned out.

RESEARCH
How to find low-risk, high-return properties Learn how to research housing markets to find these sought after investments.

STRATA INSIGHTS
Does size matter? Which is better, high-rise or low-rise? 

Think matusik
10 ways to boost rent How can you combat high vacancy rates?

PROFILES

Third time lucky
Natasha Burfield crashed two contracts before securing her first investment and potentially profitable development site.

Positive about negative gearing
Adam Abdy switched from cash flow positive to negative gearing. Why?

Turning fortunes around
Jai and Carmen Taylor explain how a property lemon only encouraged them to stay in the game.

The best is yet to come
Natalie Butler-Mader has just started her investment journey in Yeppoon.

A $181,000 gain in one month
David Clarke reveals his amazing deal.

My First Property
Ian Lloyd Neubauer’s renovation begins.

No runner-up prize
Former Miss Universe Australia Laura Dundovic shares her first purchase.

Not just any common people
How two friends, Neil Federer and Justin Langtree, mix business with pleasure.

News & Views
The latest property news,

Tax Straight Up and Ask the Experts.

Young Gun: Shelley Fritsch
Dual income or subdivision potential is the criteria this investor uses when searching for an investment property.

Dash of Salt
Want a single, female, professional tenant? Bernard Salt reveals where you should buy your rental property.

Legal Help Desk
Rob Balanda explains why sellers have lost interest in auctions.

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

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

My Property Nightmare
Selling a high-rise apartment in a slow property market was a challenge for one investor. She reveals how she did it.

Investor Psychology
Michael Yardney explains why most property investors never get further than owning one or two properties.

TAX
Beware hidden granny flat tax What are the tax consequences for installing a granny flat in the backyard? Julia Hartman offers her insight.

FINANCE
Finance Q&As Mitchell Watson enlightens us on home loan interest rates, and principal and interest vs interest-only repayments.

STATES

New South Wales
How has Channel Ten’s recently axed The Shire impacted prices in the Sutherland Shire? API finds out.

Victoria
With a transit-orientated development scheduled for multicultural Richmond, find out where the opportunities exist.

Queensland
Oxley offers large blocks and it’s just a hop, skip and jump to the Brisbane CBD. Where should you look?

South Australia
Which seaside suburb is starting to clean up its act and undergo gentrification?

Western Australia
With major zoning changes under way, should you get in on the ground floor in Spearwood? API investigates.

Northern Territory
Larrakeyah is arguably Darwin’s most popular suburb. Does this translate to strong rents and capital growth?

ACT
The old debate of north vs south riddles most capital cities. Let’s discover the differences in the ACT.

Tasmania
As Tasmania moves inches away from introducing vendor disclosure, API provides an update.

Additional Information

Author API
Published In Australia
Year Published 2012