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Raewyn Stanaway: How to 'winter-proof' your tenancy

The last thing any landlord wants is their tenant moving out in the middle of winter because they find the property cold or damp. Your chances of re renting a cold property quickly at that time of year will be very difficult. Warm and comfortable homes are more appealing and will attract and keep good long term tenants. You will be aware of the Healthy Homes Standards that became law on ... read more
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Ryan Smuts: Understanding serviceability

  I get asked about bank servicing criteria all the time. Comes with the territory I suppose. The cautiousness I totally get. Imagine putting in all the hard work to get prepped up as the ‘ideal borrower’ only to find that the banks are looking at something else entirely different! Say you are after a home loan. You take your living expenses away from your net income to work out your... read more
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Inside the mind of a successful property investor

  As we all stay at home and acclimate to the new normal, more of us are starting to wonder about the future and whether individually, we have what it takes to weather the coming storm. The introspection invariably brings up the question What do I need to make it to the other end?  A month or so ago the APIA team asked me to share my thoughts on what goes on in the mind of a su... read more
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James Goren: Things you can do when you are WFH

Get your home sorted Now that we are all at home, it is a great time to tackle all the home improvement projects that we have been planning for the last two or three years:  Working on the garden. Water blasting Cleaning the driveway Cleaning your gutters (be careful) Painting your home Clear out the garage  Get rid of all the rubbish and anything else y... read more
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Ryan Smuts: I’ve just changed jobs, what does my lender need to know?

A little note from us:  Though the effects of Covid-19 are being felt acutely across the board at the time of this article being published. We feel that it is important to, as much as possible, keep with our original content schedule to maintain normalcy and provide a balanced range of information to help our readers make better decisions long term. This article was produced before curr... read more
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Debbie Roberts: The #1 question I get asked by coaching clients

  There are a lot of questions that we get asked on a regular basis, but one of the most common ones is “What sort of property is the best investment, and where is the best place to invest?” Ok, I know that’s cheating because it’s really two questions, but let’s roll with it. The answer is: That depends. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all investment prop... read more
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Ed McKnight: What is the right property strategy for me?

Do you know what gets a bee in my bonnet? When I hear property investors or commentators in our industry trying to convince us that there is one best property investment strategy. Here's the truth. There is no 'one' strategy for everyone. But, there is a 'right' strategy for everyone. And that strategy is going be based on: a) the needs of the individual investor b) what the inve... read more
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Debbie Roberts: What I would do if I had $20K to kickstart my investment journey

Well, I’ll start by saying what I would NOT do. I would NOT start looking for an investment property yet. $20,000 deposit will buy you a rental property up to the value of about $66,000 if it is an existing property (30% deposit requirement), and $100,000 if it is a new build (20% deposit required). Let’s face it, your choices will be extremely limited in those price points. A quick s... read more
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Ryan Smuts: What I would do with $20K

What’s the best return for your $20k? If you have an existing property portfolio I suggest some simple cosmetic work to increase the value of your properties. $20K doesn’t seem like much but it can go a long way if you are prepared to chip in some elbow-grease. Added bonus? If you go about it cleverly, you could achieve a good return in a multitude of ways: ... read more
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Stephen Dallow: How to choose your next property manager

When it comes to looking after yourself, you should always choose a great doctor who is up to date with the latest medical treatments, a fantastic dentist who can make sure your smile looks amazing for as long as possible and often at the top of a list is a hairdresser that you totally trust. Then it is making sure you have the right insurance cover to protect you and your family. So ... read more
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Mathieu Holt- Managing Director, The Tenancy Practice Service & TPS Credit Control
Through the Association I found the channels and methods to fund the purchase of property I never dreamed about. Grant Brown

All round it has been one of those things Neil and I felt was really worthwhile belonging to. We have learned so much it has just built our confidence in what we are doing.

Janice Bieleski
I read two articles in the monthly magazine that saved me over $5,000. That is my membership fee for the next 26 years and I am sure I will learn a whole lot more! John Duncan
Fantastic organisation. The networking opportunities are brilliant and provide us with information and opportunities that cannot be obtained anywhere else. We learn something new at every meeting and we've been in this game for nearly 20 years. Pauline and Gyanen Kumar

I find the information obtained from various APIA meetings very useful in guiding my own property investment and rental management.  I also enjoy the networking opportunities with like-minded investors.  I am inspired by other investors’ success and find the more experiences and knowledge that I share with others, the more confident I become.  

Thanks to all APIA event organizers and administrators for your brilliant work. 

Stella Shao

I like talking to people and learning from their experience because it gives me the confidence to invest well. I think it is a knowledge thing. I now know I am doing things the right way.

Stephen Weatherall

My APIA membership has become a total success.

Every time I attend a monthly or regional meeting I come away with so many useful and positive tips that have added value to my property investments and management.

Not only that, the website is a great place for practical advice and useful information. It has now evolved into an important resource for my business.

Talk about value for money! The discounts I have been getting at Bunnings when I present my APIA membership card have more than paid for my annual subscription!

Tim Duffett, Plan A Investments Limited