Frequently Asked Questions
One of the most common questions we get asked at the DG Institute is why to invest in property in Australia.
As a famous crook said to a reporter when asked why he robs banks; "because that's where the money is"
If you look at the BRW rich list, you'll see that property is the primary source of wealth for many of Australia's wealthiest people. And those that didn't make their money from property invest their wealth in property.
Property is also a relatively safe bet for Australians. The market has ups and downs. But over real estate has steadily increased in value. Over the past 40 years, real estate in Sydney and Melbourne has doubled every seven years. This consistent growth is why the banks are happy to lend up to 90% of the property value to borrowers.
Finally, property has no barriers to entry. With the right systems, attitude and help, almost anyone can get started.
Property flipping is the process of purchasing a property, adding value, and then reselling it quickly for profit.
It's an excellent way to potentially generate fast cash flow from real estate - if you understand how to find the right deals.
But the question is; how do you flip a house? Here are a few simple tips to get you started.
- First, focus on finding the right property at the right price. If you can buy below the market value, that's' ideal.
- Second, get clear on who your target market is and what type of property will sell in your area. Many investors make the mistake of renovating a home in the style they like, rather than what buyers want.
- Finally, know your numbers. It's essential to be clear on costs and potentially returns before you do anything.
If you would like to learn more about how to flip a house, have a look at our Real Estate Rescue program, which you can view here.
There are many ways you can find distressed properties in Australia. These include real estate agent websites and paid reports by companies like SQM Research.
If you want an up-to-date and free list, The DG Institute offers a complimentary distressed property list on our website.
This list includes thousands of properties for sale by motivated vendors across the country.
You can filter the properties by state, suburb and even street. You can also search for dozens of keywords like bankrupt, divorced, deceased. And you can even view details like the court date, first listed price, last listed price and more.
If you're interested in finding out more about investing in distressed property, you can also look at our Real Estate Rescue program. In this program, you will discover how to secure property at up to 10% - 40% below market value.
Property flipping is an investment approach that involves buying properties, adding value and selling them for profit.
The goal is to complete the entire process as fast as possible so that you can minimise holding costs, maximise profits and move on to your next flip.
TV shows like The Block popularised property flipping in Australia back in the 2000s. Today, while the strategy is not as common as it once was, there are still potentially significant profits to be made by property flipping.
At the DG Institute, we teach students to find and potentially secure properties at up to 10% to 40% below market value from motivated vendors. Many of our students choose to renovate these properties and flip them for profit.
If you would like to know more about flipping properties, you can view our Real Estate Rescue program here.
If you want to know how to find an undervalued property, there are several ways to go about it.
The most common approach investors use is to look on real estate agent websites. The problem is that often a lot of other people are looking at these properties, too. After all, every investor wants to buy low and sell high.
Another option is to buy distressed property lists from research like SQM.
Or if you prefer, you can download the free distressed property list on our website. This list is an up-to-date listing of thousands of properties nationally that are on sale by motivated vendors. You can sort it by type of purchase, listing date, location and more. Using this list, it's possible to secure these properties at up to 10% to 40% below market value.
The DG Institute also offers a Real Estate Rescue program. This program teaches you how to find and secure undervalued property using a unique system.
As you may know, instant equity means that you have purchased a property that's worth more than you paid for it.
A typical example is when you secure distressed real estate at below the market value. Another example is a renovating property to increase the value fast.
One of the most significant benefits of instant equity is that you can use it as security with the bank. This approach means you can borrow against the capital to fund further investment and grow your wealth. It is an excellent way to achieve your investing goals faster because you can invest in more property without waiting for capital gains.
Another option is to sell the property with instant equity. You can then take the profits to fund your lifestyle or pay down existing debts.
In the Real Estate Rescue program, Dominique shares strategies to generate instant equity. If you're interested in finding out more about the benefits of instant equity, and how to get it, click here.