Property portfolios from scratch
The new year is a great excuse to go back to the basics for API readers; to refine and relearn some important investing skills. This month we meet a handful of successful property investors who trace their steps back to the moment they started their profitable journey. Ready for the inspirational ride?
MINING TOWN HOTPSOT
Mount Isa set to grow again
Uranium mining is going ahead, will Mount Isa's market ride alongside?
Monopoly for keeps
Diversification versus all eggs in one basket, which is the winning game play?
Want to find 42 pockets where homes can still be found for under $200,000?
Self-manage vs property manager
Should you manage your rental property or not? Make your decision here.
FRAM AN URBAN PLANNER
Power in numbers
How a group of residents banded together to double their land values.
Right and wrong ways to buy
Ditch poor property buying decisions.
Finding the investor - part 2
Shane Hiscock finds an investment partner to tackle a project with.
A perfect juggling act
Brendon Ansell takes on three small developments at once.
We answer frequently asked questions.
Queensland, more than mining
Why Queensland looks set to lead the recovery... and it's not all about mining.
A numbers game
The numbers more than added up for these friends who bought in the same street.
Not blinded by the hype
How a development deal landed Paul and Nicole Vernall a $505,000 equity gain.
My first property - part 6
Ian Neubauer battles with his floorboards.
Leveraging a lotto win
How a $1.3 million win supercharged David Bugeja's investing.
A super investment
Is this the Gold Coast's best buy?
News & Views
The latest property news, Tax Straight Up and Ask the Experts.
Young Gun: Troy Cleary
Find out how this young gun secured a $1.8 million property portfolio in six years and how he plans to meet his 10-plus properties goal by 35.
Young Gun: Matthew Stubbs
How has a 23-year-old achieved a $3 million property portfolio across two states?
Dash of Salt
Bernard Salt talks about how to profit from the rise of anti-development sentiment.
Legal Help Desk
Rob Balanda explains how to break out of the interest-only mentality, because the day will arrive when the principal needs to be paid.
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
When Denise and Steve Trenorden signed a contract on an Adelaide bargain only to have it reposessed by the bank, how did they get around it?
Michael Yardney talks about how property markets will perform in 2013.
Are your parents sitting on a cash cow?
Julia Hartman talks about the opportunity to profit from large residential blocks in everyday suburbs.
New South Wales
With or without a mining boost, Dubbo is dubbed for growth.
Proposed state changes to residential zonings could impact property investment decisions. Get to know what's on the table so far.
What's changed two years after the floods in Queensland? Are prices recovering?
Close to the Adelaide CBD, affordability, gentrification and an easy-to-access train service puts Kilburn on the investor's map.
A proposed light rail to Mirrabooka is turning heads and development action.
Popular beachside Nightcliff always draws great rents and prices. Where are the most profitable opportunities?
Narrabundah is the next up-and-comer to Canberra's elite inner south.
Burnie is bouncing back after a paper mill closure and the overall state downturn. So what is driving its future?