Property Investment Blog

Everything you need to know about managing property yourself

11/11/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

A typical full time property manager, who has the right tools and employs streamlined processes, can manage up to 150 properties. That's equivalent to spending only 16 minutes per week on each property and thats a staggering $230+ per hour that you are paying them if your property rents for $700/week.

Property Affordability - Can I really afford it?

29/08/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

Anyone can work out if they can afford to put down the required down payment to purchase a property, but it doesn't stop there. There are many factors ranging from rental yields to fluctuations in borrowing rates. Can I really afford your next purchase?

The 6-year property capital gain tax rule

19/07/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

Property investing is already tiring and daunting, then there is this 6-year CGT rule everyone tells me about. But how does it really work? Here I will take a quick dive into a common misconception of the 6-year CGT rule in Australia, using it as a case study.

The secrets of buying off plans

27/06/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

Buying off the plan is attractive. In Australia, most of the time you just have to pay 10% deposit and wait for settlement. While it is being constructed you also get to enjoy capital growth of the entire value of the property without paying any interest on repayments.

Rental bonds online

20/05/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

Rental Bonds Online is a new service helping tenants, agents and private landlords lodge and refund bond money securely and easily.

Units vs houses?

20/04/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

Don't know if you want to make an investment in a unit or a house? Here, I will share a bit of what I've picked up over the years.

What you need to know about the First Home - New Home scheme

15/04/2016 | Charles Tong @ My Property Tools

For those who were lucky enough to have made an off the plan purchase 2 to 3 years ago and are close to completion, here's what you need to know.

Peter's Corner - my top picks from CBRE

14/04/2016 | Peter Li @ CBRE Australia
Here are my latest top picks from CBRE's hottest off-plan high-quality residential developments.

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