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  • Asset Protection

    Asset protection is a set of legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. The goal of all asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without concealment or tax evasion.

  • Auctions

    An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. In economic theory, an auction may refer to any mechanism or set of trading rules for exchange.

  • Buying

    A collection of books that deal with the processes, strategies, tips and tricks that you can use when you are purchasing property in Australia.

  • Commercial Property

    Commercial property includes office buildings, industrial property, medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, farm land, multifamily housing buildings, warehouses, and garages. In many states, residential property containing more than a certain number of units qualifies as commercial property for borrowing and tax purposes. Here is a collection of books that specifically deal with commercial property investment.

  • Finance

    Financing your property can be a scary thought, this collection of titles covers off on the different financing options available to Australian Property Investors.

  • Investing General

    A collection of books that cover off on all different areas of investing from property to the sharemarket to bonds and options.

  • Lease Option

    A lease option can have the following two components: A residential lease over a property. The rental charged under the lease is usually slightly above market rates due to the unusual nature of the transaction and unlike a normal residential lease, the tenant pays all repairs and outgoings; and A call option that allows (but does not compel) the tenant to purchase the property at a future date for an agreed future price. An initial fee is charged for this option which is then deducted from the purchase price if the option is taken up. If the call option is exercised then a portion of each rental payment is applied against the purchase price. If the option lapses then the initial fee is forfeited and all the payments received under the deal are treated as rent.

  • Negative Gearing

    Negative gearing is a form of leveraged investment in which an investor borrows money to buy an asset, but the income generated by that asset does not initially cover the interest on the loan (interest > income). In a few countries the strategy is motivated by taxation systems that permit deduction of losses against taxed income, and tax capital gains at a lower rate. When income generated does cover the interest it is simply a geared investment which creates a source of passive income.

  • Personal Development

    Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. The concept is not limited to self-help but includes formal and informal activities for developing others in roles such as teacher, guide, counselor, manager, life coach or mentor. When personal development takes place in the context of institutions, it refers to the methods, programs, tools, techniques, and assessment systems that support human development at the individual level in organizations

  • Personal Finance

    Personal finance refers to the financial decisions which an individual or a family unit is required to make to obtain, budget, save, and spend monetary resources over time, taking into account various financial risks and future life events.[1] When planning personal finances the individual would consider the suitability to his or her needs of a range of banking products (checking, savings accounts, credit cards and consumer loans) or investment (stock market, bonds, mutual funds) and insurance (life insurance, health insurance, disability insurance) products or participation and monitoring of individual- or employer-sponsored retirement plans, social security benefits, and income tax management.

  • Positive Gearing

    Positive gearing is a very popular strategy employed by many of the authors on PropertyBooks, this involves purchasing an investment that has a positive cash after all expenses have been deducted.

  • Property Development

    Property Development, is a multifaceted business, encompassing activities that range from the renovation and re-lease of existing buildings to the purchase of raw land and the sale of improved land or parcels to others. Developers are the coordinators of the activities, converting ideas on paper into real property.Real estate development is different from construction, although many developers also construct.

  • Psychology

    Becoming wealthy has more to do with your ability to tackle problems head on and make the right investment decisions. These books help you think positive and over come obstacles that may be hindering your success.

  • Real Estate Agents

    Dealing with Real Estate agents can be a touch exercise, this collection of books arm you with the strategies and tactics you need to engage in successful outcomes. You can also read our article on the Top 5 Tips to selecting a great real estate agent

  • Renovating

    The Australian Property market and property investors have a love for the properties that need renovating. This is proven true by the success of Australian Television Series such as The Block, Renovation Rescue, and other property dedicated shows such as Hot Property. When it comes to renovating there are thousands of dollars that can be added in value to a property with the right knowledge. Renovating does not require you to be a qualified carpenter, it just requires some elbow grease and a sense of style. There are a large number of books written by Australian Authors that focus on Renovation such as 101 Ways to Massively Increase The Value of Your Real Estate, 151 Handy Hints to Add Value to Your Home or Investment Property, The Renovator's Survival Guide and The Insiders Guide To Renovating For Profit. We have also put together a pack of the most popular renovation books so you have a head start. Enjoy our Renovating Section.

  • Self Build

    Taking the challenge to self-build involves many aspects to dealing with suppliers to successfully negotiating with your local council, this collection of books will help you make the process a little bit smoother.

  • Selling

    When it comes time to sell your property you want to make sure you get the absolute best price. Here are a selection of titles that will give you the extra knowledge you need to sell your way to financial retirement.

  • Share Investing

    Share investing can be a daughnting experience, there are many traps for young players and you need the right knowledge to put you in the right direction. Whether you are a day trader or a long-term buy and hold type of investor you are sure to find the right book here for your needs.

  • Superannuation

    The government is always changing the rules and regulations around Superannuation Investments. Often titles can be written one year and be of no use in a few years time, it is extremelly important to keep up to date.

  • SMSF

    Self Managed Superannuation is one of the fasts vehicles for investment in the australian economy today. More and more people are taking control of their own destiny and choosing their own investments via SMSF, we have experts from all over Australia to provide you with the information you need.

  • Taxation

    When it comes time to do your tax each year it can be a nightmare. There are thousands of different rules and regulations in the Australian Tax System and making sure you do not breach any of them can be a difficult task. The experts here will give you all the information you need to have a squeeky clean tax return each year.

  • Trusts

    The Australian taxation system allows for many vehicles to be used when investing in different assets, some have more protection from creditors than others and some have different tax consequences. You will find the perfect book in this category to enable you to select the correct structure for your investments.

  • Vendor Finance and Wraps

    Vendor finance is a form of lending in which a company lends money to be used by the borrower to buy the vendor's products or property. Vendor finance is usually in the form of deferred loans from, or shares subscribed by, the vendor. The vendor often takes shares in the borrowing company. This category of finance is generally used where the vendor's expectation of the value of the business is higher than that of the borrower's bankers, and usually at a higher interest rate than would be offered elsewhere.

  • Wills and Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of an estate. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of a probate and maximize the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses. Guardians are often designated for minor children and beneficiaries in incapacity.

  • Women and Investing

    Women are starting to shape the Australian landscape for property investment. Successful women investors such as Margaret Lomas are paving the way to help other women in finance achieve their goals of financial freedom.