Articles by Damian Collins

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Damian is managing director of Momentum Wealth, a Perth based property investment consultancy firm. A successful property investor in his own right, Damian formed Momentum Wealth to assist time poor investors in building their portfolios and applies his many years of experience to help clients accelerate their wealth creation. Visit

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Property Investors: How to tell the difference between a salesperson and an advisor

One of the things all property investors need to understand relates to who you should trust for advice and, specifically, the difference between a salesperson and an advisor. For anyone considering investing in property, there can be a lot of information to take in, and it’s not just about property.  You would think that this is…

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Is Buying a Tenanted Property a Help or Hindrance?

Acquiring a tenanted property can deliver many benefits, however, there can be various pitfalls as well. So what are the pros of cons of buying a property with existing tenants?  It’s a situation that many property investors find themselves in. After securing finance, spending months searching the property market, scouring the internet and attending countless…

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5 tips to maximise your property portfolio’s returns

Whether you’ve recently acquired an investment property or have a long-held portfolio, it’s always beneficial to review your assets to ensure returns are maximised.   If you’re the type of property investor that relies on your property manager for guidance, particularly for direction to optimise rental returns, you’d want to make sure that you’re using…


Understanding the property valuation process – Part 1

How does a professional valuer perform a valuation on a property, what are some of the challenges, and how can property investors use knowledge of the valuation process to their advantage?  The formal valuation process is an integral part of property investment and it pays for property investors to understand the ins and outs. In…

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Location or type of property – what’s more important for your property investment?

When buying an investment property two of the most important decisions you can make are where to buy and what type of property to choose.  So which decision should come first? Some investors choose a specific location and then find a property in that location that meets their budget and criteria. Others will have a…