Property Investment

As half-a-million property investors around Australia will tell you, buying an investment property involves much forward planning, unlike the purchase of a family home. While the decision to buy a family home is usually very emotive, buying investment property should be based on a logical and calculated process.
 
Investors have to remember: ''Family home is a purchase from the heart. An investment property is very much a purchase from the head."
 
As foreign investors, you need to be aware of the Australian Federal Government's Foreign Investment Policy. In addition, to minimise the risk of getting stuck with a bad investment you may do some research about the area you intend investing in.
 
For example,
·         Check local newspapers
·         Talk to a real estate agent in the area
·         Contact the Local Council and Main Roads Department
·         Research the Body Corporate (if applicable)
·         Seek financial advice
·         Re-evaluate regularly