Why Most Real Estate Agents Don’t Back Up What They Say

Some agents are not will­ing to back up their word I recently came across some people online com­plain­ing about real estate agents, telling sellers that they can get them a price for the prop­erty above their expect­a­tions, but not will­ing to back it up in their com­mis­sion structure. Hon­est agents don’t par­ti­cip­ate in overpricing Here is…

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Tying the financial knot – 4 do’s and don’ts of borrowing as a couple

Many homebuyers are, not surprisingly, happy couples looking to fly the old family nest and establish their own, new residence. Without second thought, they go through the motions of acquiring said house in their blissful state of togetherness; often putting both names to the mortgage contract. But there are some important considerations when it comes…

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What to do when your property doesn’t sell | John McGrath

A while ago I caught up with John McGrath,  probably one of the most highly respected agents in Australia, on my weekly Real Estate Talk show and asked him what advice he gives people when they ask him “Hey, why hasn’t my place sold?”   Here is the transcript of that interview: Kevin Turner: If your property hasn’t sold, there’s got…


Capital growth or cashflow –which is better?

When it comes to property investment you’ll often hear two somewhat conflicting philosophies being bandied around. A common question beginning investors ask is – which is better? Cash flow investment strategy  Firstly there are the “Cash flow” followers; they suggest you should invest in property that has the capacity to generate high rental returns in…


21 Great Investment Lessons

With all the mixed messages in the media investment can seem daunting, but there are some basic principles of success both beginners and pros can learn from. In one of his regular insights Dr Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital shared 21 great investment quotes and the lessons you can glean from them. Here’s…

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