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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Property Friends™?
We are a group of like-minded friends and colleagues who mutually share the rewards and benefits of buying great investment properties together. The combined buying power of the group enables us to negotiate incredible savings and come up with deals that simply work.
How did Property Friends™ start?
We started buying investment properties for ourselves using a very refined, proven method we developed for sourcing fantastic property deals, before other investors found them. Friends could see how well we were doing by the incredibly successful results we were achieving for our own portfolio. Friends started to ask us to assist them and we started to help our friends to find similar deals.
Everything snowballed and we now specialise in helping others access the opportunities we invest in ourselves. For more information refer to the ‘What We Do at Property Friends™’ section on this website.
What does Property Friends™ do?
We source and put together property deals for investors that are too busy earning a living to spend their valuable time properly researching and investing in property. Our service specialises in selecting areas that are forecast by the experts to double in value over 7 to 10 years as well as providing excellent rental returns.
We aim to maximise both capital gain and cash flow. Instant built in equity will build your wealth quickly and allow you to build an investment portfolio much faster than you may have thought was possible…the best part is that YOU don’t do any of the legwork or research yourself.
In what areas are members of Property Friends buying in?
Areas that we have done exceptionally well in are Northern Queensland, the Northern Territory and regional Western Australia, but really it all depends on what is working at the time. Wherever the formula works is where we go. Our criteria for selecting the areas that we invest in are stringent and uncompromising …therefore, it’s unusual if the group is buying in more than a couple of areas at any one time.
I’ve never invested in property before. Is your service suitable for someone like me?
Yes. We have first-time investors as well as experienced multi-property investors in the group. We understand that investing for the first time can be a nerve-racking and stressful process – we started the same way! Please don’t hesitate to ring us for a chat so we can address any concerns and questions you may have.
What research do you do?
We have an exhaustive checklist that is diligently completed for each potential area. All the ticks have to be in the right boxes before we will even consider going any further.
The areas subsequently chosen are thoroughly researched and we travel extensively to check them out personally. In our view you’ve just got to have a good understanding for what is going on in a location and that can only be done when you are physically experiencing an area and ‘pounding the pavement’.
We consult with the experts that are in the business of forecasting future real estate values and town planning. We obtain historical and projected data for capital growth and rentals and meet with local developers, councils, builders, rental agents, designers, suppliers …etc.
And, last but not least, remember that we ourselves are investing in these areas, we don’t put anything forward to you that we would not do ourselves.
What types of property do you source?
We tend to stick to new residential housing at or below the median price that has a high rental return and high tenant demand. We consider that we have worked out a winning formula, and why change it when you are onto a good thing.
How do I know you are getting me a great deal?
Our results speak for themselves. We could go on about tens of thousands of dollars in equity gain, even prior to the property being settled, and rental yields of 7% plus. But perhaps rather than us conveying what may appear as bragging, we feel it’s better to let some of the members of the group tell you what they think about the services and results achieved by Property Friends™.
Please refer to the Testimonials section on this website.
Plus, note that we always say – it’s YOUR MONEY – do your own research – and if you want help, we can give you references where you can do independent research. It’s essential that you do your own due diligence and consult your own legal, financial and other advisers.
Why do you specialise in brand-new house and land packages?
The method we use accelerates the process of building equity in the investment property, thus allowing a revaluation and then use of that extra equity to buy another investment property.
Being able to buy the land separately and build a new house on it enables us to buy in bulk as a group and keep costs down. Getting in early with developers and builders means we have time working on our side as well. For example: If we lock in a deal with minimal deposits. Say, land settles in 12 months (during that time we have capital growth working in our favour). Say, builder takes 6 months to build a house (during that time we have inflation, building costs, labour costs all working in our favour). Of course, it all depends on each specific deal, some are “ready to go pretty much right away”, others take more time to develop.
Either way, by the time our property is ready to be settled the land has usually gone up and the price of the house has gone up too …, so now we have equity built into the property that we can generally use to buy another investment property.
There are other benefits of buying new house and land, such as: maximum depreciation allowances for tax deductions; lower stamp duty; new home 6-year warranty; more appealing for tenants; higher rent returns; lower maintenance, etc.
Do I sign a contract for the property with you?
That way you have complete transparency, peace of mind and you are in totally control. We go to great pains to distance ourselves from any unscrupulous ‘two tier marketing’. Note that we ourselves are paying EXACTLY THE SAME PRICE for our package, that you are paying for your package. Quite often we are one part of the buying group ourselves.
Can’t I just go out into the market and do this by myself without your help?
Sure you can …if you have the expertise, the contacts and the time. You will get something, BUT how do you know you can get as good a deal as we do?
Remember, we invest together as a group to obtain significant discounts and a jump-start to building equity. We invite you to at least speak with us first. Our service could be something that fits your requirements and provides more benefits to you than trying to do it all yourself. We actually have a great testimonial from Garry Mayer that explains it very well at,: http://www.propertyfriends.com.au/en/testimonials/view/10-garry-mayer
In fact, we go one further. Our promise is if you haven’t increased your equity by at least double our fee by the time the house and land package is finished, we will refund you our fee back and you transfer the property to us – no questions asked!