There are four main ways you can invest in property: directly through either residential or commercial real estate, through a real estate investment trust (REIT) or as part of a property syndicate.

As long as you have a long-term focus property can be a powerful way to grow your wealth over time.

Investing in commercial property

Investing Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

Property syndicates

Exploring direct real estate investments

  • Direct real estate investment is generally buying a real estate asset, usually a home to either live in or rent out.  The purchase would be made in your own name or in the name of a trust or company that you directly control.
  • Investopedia has a series of articles looking at the ins and out of direct property investment.

What to look for in an investment property

Buying and managing an investment property

  • Buying a property to rent out is a popular form of long-term investment for Australians. ASIC’s Moneysmart explores the topic and talks about the tactics of some dodgy property spruikers to avoid.

Investing in property at a young age

  • To get the most out of your investment and to reduce the risks associated with property investing, ensure that you get in touch with professionals, leverage educational resources and shop around for a competitive investment loan is the advice in this detailed article on investing in property – worth a read and the website also has a range of other property articles for you to explore.

8 steps to getting started in property investment

  • Property investing isn’t as difficult as it’s made out to be. Here are eight steps to invest in your first property.

Avoiding property scams