Why I Rentvest And You Should Too


As a unique approach to property ownership, rentvesting is quickly becoming a popular choice for investors in the real estate market. It involves purchasing an investment property at an affordable area while continuing to live at your preferred location. With this option, you’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle benefits you desire while also consistently increasing your funds and growing your portfolio.

Being a current rentvestor, Esther has found quite a number of advantages when it comes to rentvesting. In this article, she shares what her experience has been like throughout the process and the key learnings she has gained. 


To put simply, what does rentvesting mean to you?

Rentvesting means you can have your avocado toast and eat it too.

By opting to rentvest, I enjoyed having more flexibility, can prioritise my needs and preferences, be able to adapt to changing circumstances and explore a whole array of living choices.

Along with being a proven innovative step to owning property, it also opens doors to financial gains for the long term and a great way to diversify your investments.
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How did you get into rentvesting?

I wanted to buy a property to live in but I found it really difficult to find something that I could afford as a person on a single income and in an area that I wanted. As my options were quite limited, I didn’t really know where to go from there.

After I contacted iBuyNew, I spoke to one of the consultants and he helped me understand what my property requirements were. We discussed my aspirations and he helped me understand that through rentvesting, I could take smaller steps to the goal of owning my dream home later down the track.

Rentvesting was something that I had no idea about but with the iBuyNew consultant’s help, I was able to be introduced to the concept. I was then given advice on where the best locations would be to rentvest.

Why should others consider rentvesting?

Because I chose to rentvest, it means I don’t need to save for a deposit for 10 years to afford something and I don’t miss out on any of the good deals.

Now that it wasn’t my dream home, it really took the emotions out of all the decisions I needed to make in regards to buying a house such as the colour schemes and floorplans.

I was able to speak with the consultant who gave me tips and advice on different upgrades and additions to help put myself out there as a landlord and attract the best renters. Some of the small upgrades that I included were high ceilings and stone bench tops. We just gave the place a little edge to all the other rentals that would be on the market at the same time as mine.

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What kind of investment property did you end up buying?

I ended up buying a house and land package in regional Victoria as there was a lot of development and growth in that area.

It was actually the iBuyNew consultant who was more informed in that type of investment so with his experience and knowledge, he knew the best areas in the state that had high growth.

He advised me on what were my best options and he provided me with a couple of different choices. Although it was up to me to make my own decision in the end, it was great that he was able to present the different opportunities that I could go for.

Working with iBuyNew opened up opportunities I didn’t even know existed for a first time buyer!

I can’t believe I got my very own investment property all by myself!

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If you’re wanting to learn more about rentvesting or are keen to buy an off the plan property, get in touch with iBuyNew.
You could speak to our team of experts on 1300 123 463 or book a call back to find out how we can help.

Published on 14th of June 2023 by Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao
Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Journalism. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests in property and design grew and became a strong pursuit. Davina has been writing for iBuildNew Group since 2019.


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