How To Get Started In Investment Property

How To Get Started In Investment Property

Getting started in property investment is not as trying as you might think.

Follow the below how to guide for simple tips on where to start and who to speak with to set yourself on the right track to real estate investing.


The first thing to do when considering property investment is to do your research. You want to educate yourself on the property market, what you’re looking for in a potential investment, what makes a good investment property, as well as the financial and legal components, including taxes and fees.

According to, some of the best resources for property investment include blogs on, Investor Assist, Australian Property Investor, Real Estate Investor and Property Investment Resources Australia. So be sure to subscribe to their updates and get informed before you start looking.


Most people know it is recommended that you have a deposit of 20 per cent or more for a home loan, but with investment, there is a little more financial due diligence to consider.

According to, to get started, calculate expenses and offset them against your total income so you know exactly how much money you can invest. Then consider getting pre approval for your loan.

Pre approval is an indication of how much a lender will let you borrow before you have been approved to borrow it.

Pre approval will help guide your savings plan and allow you to understand a realistic picture of the kind of investment home you’ll be able to buy. It also means you are a more competitive buyer when you’re looking at houses because your finances are in a better position than someone who has not yet sought a loan.


Property investment is a long term game. So it is a good idea to critically think about what you want to achieve from investment and your timeline for doing so.

Of course, you need to set a savings goal for your initial upfront costs of purchasing, but you also need to consider how long you want to hold the property and what you hope to gain financially from owning it.

For example, according to if you are looking to use your investment as a replacement income within ten years, you need to create a ten year plan. Start from where you want to be in ten years and work back to break down the steps you need to take to get there in yearly, monthly and weekly goals.


There is risk involved in any kind of investment, so the most important thing to do when starting is to seek out the advice and guidance of a professional.

Speak to a financial planner, bank, lender, mortgage broker or real estate agent to guide you on how the investment process works and keep you focussed on your goals and next steps.

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