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First home buyers are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors

If you believed what you read in the papers you’d think that first home buyers (FHBs) are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors, many of them from overseas. After all… currently our property markets are booming and the chart below clearly shows that first home buyers numbers (based on finance [...]

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Size doesn’t always matter when it comes to your property portfolio- Lauren Day

There are so many people who want to buy one property, per year, for the next 10 years. It’s a fantastic aspiration and there’s … read more..

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Learn from Warren Buffet’s greatest investing errors- Pete Wargent

Sage of Omaha When asked about his greatest errors in investing, Warren Buffett could have given a number of … read more..

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The Attributes of Successful Property Developers

In these changing times when property investors can no longer count on double digit price growth many are considering getting started in property development to help them ‘manufacture’ some capital growth. In fact one of the most read blogs on this site is How to Get Started in Property Development. It all sounds so simple. So what [...]

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Size doesn’t always matter when it comes to your property portfolio- Lauren Day

There are so many people who want to buy one property, per year, for the next 10 years. It’s a fantastic aspiration and there’s nothing wrong with having that dream at all. In fact, I’ve had the very same dream myself in the past and still love the idea of building a portfolio and holding [...]

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Melbourne & Sydney are the only cities where rents are rising.- Andrew Wilson

The APM Rental Report for the March quarter shows that rents around Australia are either static or have slid backwards in every capital city except Sydney and Melbourne. Melbourne house rents went up 1.3 per cent with apartments up 4.3 per cent. And Sydney’s apartment rents went up 1 per cent over the quarter. The rest of [...]

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First home buyers are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors

If you believed what you read in the papers you’d think that first home buyers (FHBs) are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors, many of them from overseas. After all… currently our property markets are booming and the chart below clearly shows that first home buyers numbers (based on finance [...]

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Size doesn’t always matter when it comes to your property portfolio- Lauren Day

There are so many people who want to buy one property, per year, for the next 10 years. It’s a fantastic aspiration and there’s nothing wrong with having that dream at all. In fact, I’ve had the very same dream myself in the past and still love the idea of building a portfolio and holding [...]

Learn from Warren Buffet’s greatest investing errors- Pete Wargent

Sage of Omaha When asked about his greatest errors in investing, Warren Buffett could have given a number of responses. Famously he made a number of investments over the years which just didn’t work out as he’d planned. Sometimes this was due to acquiring businesses (or management teams) that he was unable to turn around, [...]

Legal Loopholes in Property – PART- 1 Rob Balanda

In a past life, and when I was a young man (just before the outbreak of World War 2) I would teach night classes on Real Estate Law at the local Tafe College.  One evening I had just finished a segment on the legalities of Real Estate Contracts in a text book manner, outlining the [...]

More on Property Development

The Attributes of Successful Property Developers

In these changing times when property investors can no longer count on double digit price growth many are considering getting started in property development to help them ‘manufacture’ some capital growth. In fact one of the most read blogs on this site is How to Get Started in Property Development. It all sounds so simple. So what [...]

How to get started in property development

Many real estate investors are keen to step up to the next level and get involved in property development. They think “I’ll buy a block of land or old house, pull it down and build a number of townhouses, units or apartments. And then maybe I’ll sell some, keep some and move onto the next [...]

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Melbourne & Sydney are the only cities where rents are rising.- Andrew Wilson

The APM Rental Report for the March quarter shows that rents around Australia are either static or have slid backwards in every capital city except Sydney and Melbourne. Melbourne house rents went up 1.3 per cent with apartments up 4.3 per cent. And Sydney’s apartment rents went up 1 per cent over the quarter. The rest of [...]

The 7 deadly sins of learner landlords- Shannon Davis

Buying your first investment property can be both exciting and daunting . You’ve poured your hard earned savings and/or equity into a  expensive asset, and now you take on the responsibility of being a landlord and the challenges of property management to ensure you maximise the return on your investment property. Over the years I’ve see numerous [...]

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First home buyers are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors

If you believed what you read in the papers you’d think that first home buyers (FHBs) are being pushed out of the market by ugly greedy property investors, many of them from overseas. After all… currently our property markets are booming and the chart below clearly shows that first home buyers numbers (based on finance [...]

Is retiring mortgage free still an attainable dream

Not too long ago the Great Australian dream of home ownership was considered a way to fund retirement. Ask any Baby Boomer and they’ll tell you their parents taught them to get a good education, get a secure job, buy a home, pay it off and voila! You’ll be set for your golden years! Well… [...]

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