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Investors Choice Mortgages In The Media

 

Jane Slack-Smith is regularly interviewed and quoted in the media.  She has had numerous articles in Money Magazine, Smart Property Investments, the Australian Property Investor Magazine, and many others.

Here are just a few of the articles published by Jane or about Jane and Investor's Choice Mortgages.

Jane Slack-Smith was named by Money Magazine as one of Australia’s Top 10 Finance Experts and Qantas Magazine recognised her as one of the 4 top wealth creators in Australia, along with John Simmons and Paul Clitheroe. She is committed to improving the financial literacy of Australians and she regularly appears in publications, podcasts and TV to promote the message that buying the right property at the right price is possible if you know how. Here is a selection of the material she has recently contributed too.

 

Money Magazine – August 2014

This month is a cracker! The cover story is all about Renovation and better yet it deals with Flipping as a renovation strategy. Now that is when you buy a property, renovate and sell quickly, usually within 12 months. I share one of my renovation stories on how I added $140,000 in value with a 10 day $14,000 renovation. I also share in detail the mortgage/lending restrictions you need to be aware of and finally share how to locate the right area to pull off this strategy. Here is a hint it is all about Pricing Disparity between the renovated and unrenovated properties.

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Australian Property Investor Magazine – July 2014

In my opinion a successful property investor understands that they need capital growth AND rental yield to build and be able to exit a property portfolio. This month API looks at 90 suburbs with over 6%pa rental yield. If you take into account that you can now lock in interest rates at 5.29%pa for 5 years then you are looking at a property that doesn’t cost you a lot. However remember the long term game there is no point in having a property that makes you $10pw if it is not going up in value.

In ‘Ask the Expert’ this month I share my thoughts on buying houses or apartments and what I consider. Also check out the ‘Weird and Wacky Property Laws’. I added a few that I’ve come across in my years investing. I am sure some of these will shock you.

It is tax time again so don’t miss Julia Hartman’s list of 15 tax time bloopers.

This month you can check out my response to a reader’s question: “Should they sell their non-performing property in Gladstone?” I even offer readers to contact me to get the research I used including which include comments from my friend Terry Ryder CEO of Hotspotting to explain why. Many people have emailed me to get access to that information if you would like it too let me know.

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Australian Property Investor Magazine – June 2014

Packed! I have no idea how these guys keep coming up with new topics and segments that have me glued to the magazine for hours! This month is no different. If you are looking for motivation as well as some step by steps on how to do it then this month features even more case studies of people who are actively building very impressive portfolios. This month they profile someone from every generation – after all it is never too later…or too early to start. Speaking of which I had my first enquiry for a loan from an 17 year old young man this week. Imagine where you could be if you started that early with that much focus?

I love the “Open for inspection” section which has property experts pitted against each other in assessing one property in each State. Would they buy or walk? You find out how they come to their decisions. The section on tax bloopers is also important. We often hear what to do but not what not to do, this is a great read.

This month you can check out my response to a reader’s question: “Should they sell their non-performing property in Gladstone?” I even offer readers to contact me to get the research I used including which include comments from my friend Terry Ryder CEO of Hotspotting to explain why. Many people have emailed me to get access to that information if you would like it too let me know.

Australian Property Investor Magazine – May 2014

We all want to know the next hotspot. The cover story this month talks about the key factors you should consider for your own research. One indicator that many miss when looking at an area is the average income, for those buying renovating and selling this is a must to consider for areas with tight affordability it can also indicate capacity to pay more rent. Don’t forget this when you are locating your next hotspot. Speaking of hotspots –is it too late to buy in Sydney? I contribute to this article and explain why it is not too late for the savvy investor. Check it out on page 82. The article on how stamp duty is calculated on private sales and how you can get stung later. Each State is covered on how this is assessed and it’s a great resource to keep on hand. Actually there are so many articles to devour just grab the mag this month. Everything from investor stories, how to get out of a signed contract of sale, infrastructure plans in Brisbane and where to buy…the list is extensive. This month API has a new Editor and Eynas who has held the reigns for many a year has moved on. What a wonderful magazine developed under her leadership. Now Nicola McDougall takes over. Welcome. I look forward to the next era.