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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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We’re spending $3 billion this Easter : where is the money is going? [infographic]

Australians are expected to spend close to $3 billion this Easter, and the infographic below shows much of it will go on  high-end … read more..

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What would you be doing as a career if money were no object [video]

I was recently sent this video by a subscriber to my blog which really got me thinking... What would you like to do if money were … 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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What would you be doing as a career if money were no object [video]

I was recently sent this video by a subscriber to my blog which really got me thinking… What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? Enjoy this 3 minute video- it may also get you thinking. I know why I’m doing what I’m doing in [...]

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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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What would you be doing as a career if money were no object [video]

I was recently sent this video by a subscriber to my blog which really got me thinking… What would you like to do if money were no object? How would you really enjoy spending your life? Enjoy this 3 minute video- it may also get you thinking. I know why I’m doing what I’m doing in [...]

The 20 Traits All Happy People Share [infographic]

If you think being happy is something that happens as a result of having lots of money or because of your circumstances think again. Happiness is a mindset and that’s why you’ll find all happy people share the following 20 traits:

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 [...]

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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