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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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The 4 Steps to Financial Independence

With our property markets booming in many parts of Australia and the media reminding us that some properties are increasing in … read more..

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[Video] The latest property news with Kevin Turner | 23rd April

In this week’s two minute property investment news video: warnings that a dangerous real estate bubble might be emerging in Sydney … 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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The 4 Steps to Financial Independence

With our property markets booming in many parts of Australia and the media reminding us that some properties are increasing in value by over $1,000 a week a whole new generation of Australians are choosing to invest in property to develop a degree of financial freedom and get themselves out of the rat race.  Some [...]

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Beware the cheapest property manager – Shannon Davis

One of the biggest mistakes I see investors make is choosing their property manager on price. Management fees are a tax deduction but the difference between the cost of a good manager and a bad manager can be substantial – both in a monetary sense and in the level of service received.

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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 [...]

More on Property Investment

The 4 Steps to Financial Independence

With our property markets booming in many parts of Australia and the media reminding us that some properties are increasing in value by over $1,000 a week a whole new generation of Australians are choosing to invest in property to develop a degree of financial freedom and get themselves out of the rat race.  Some [...]

[Video] The latest property news with Kevin Turner | 23rd April

In this week’s two minute property investment news video: warnings that a dangerous real estate bubble might be emerging in Sydney and Melbourne, Aussie teens are having a way better time than other kids & more.

How important is transport infrastructure for property investors?- Damian Collins

Why is transport infrastructure so important for property investors? And what type of projects can typically impact on property prices the most? In recent months, our various state governments has announced a number of significant investments in transport infrastructure. This may have pricked the ears of some property investors who recognise the importance of these [...]

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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Beware the cheapest property manager – Shannon Davis

One of the biggest mistakes I see investors make is choosing their property manager on price. Management fees are a tax deduction but the difference between the cost of a good manager and a bad manager can be substantial – both in a monetary sense and in the level of service received.

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 [...]

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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