Category:Property Investment
25.06.2015

Are we in a property boom?

There is a large debate at the moment on whether we are in a property boom or not. In our latest Ark Informer, we look into what you could be doing in this current market. 

Ark Informer - June 2015 - Click to read more

TAGS: property
22.03.2015

What to Consider When Buying Property?

We have just updated our latest e-book which looks at 3 key areas you need to consider when buying property. 

Download the latest version here. 

03.12.2013

Property: House v Unit

TAGS: property
08.11.2013

Is now a good time to buy property?

With the market running so hot, is now a good time to buy a property? In NSW, we are experiencing record auction clearance rates, very strong demand and little supply. So is it too late?

The first point we make to clients is that it depends on their situation and what they want to do - this may sound cliche but it is true. Getting the timing right on the market is important - but it is not everything. 

If you are ...

TAGS: property
15.09.2013

The risks of buying off the plan

With a large supply of new developments being built, now it a good time to review the risks of buying off the plan and what you can do to mitigate the risks.

Problem: The developer/builder goes bankrupt

Solution: Make sure your deposit funds sit in the solicitors trust account. This means the builder is not using these funds specifically to build the development. Then if the developer doesn't finish by the time you get to the sunset date ...

TAGS: property
12.09.2013

The real cost of buying an investment property

To figure out what it will really cost you to buy an investment property we need to split the holding cost into the pre-tax cash flow (what it costs out of your pocket) and the post tax (what it costs you after you claim everything back from the tax man). You should always calculate your affordability based on the pre-tax cash flow.

Pre - Tax cost of an investment property = rent - less mortgage repayments - property expenses. If the answer is negative ...

TAGS: property
12.09.2013

Event - What to consider when buying property?

Come and listen to three industry experts talk about the tips and traps of buying property in today's market.

When: Thursday 26th of September at 6pm till 7:30

Where: Level 7, 14 Martin Place, NSW, 2001

Cost: $20 (This includes food, drinks, a copy of Chris Gray's book 'The effortless Empire')

Register HERE

Chris Gray- Founder and CEO of Empire. Chris is one of Australia’s leading independent property experts, hosting Your Property Empire on Sky News ...

TAGS: property
08.09.2013

Listen to Industry Experts

Come and listen to three industry experts talk about the tips and traps of buying property in today's market.

Register here for tickets - for complimentary tickets please put in the promotional code - friendofark

Chris Gray - Founder and CEO of Empire. Chris is one of Australia’s leading independent property experts, hosting Your Property Empire on Sky News Business Channel, the Property Expert on Channel 9′s MyHome TV and and Financial Judge on Channel 10s The Renovators. His independent ...

TAGS: property