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The worst & the best property advice I’ve been given

Recently one of my sons, who has taken a keen interest in property investment, asked: “Dad – what’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given on real estate investing and what’s the best advice you could give me?” The worst advice: I explained that the worst real estate investment advice I was given was that…


Renting versus buying – which one puts you on top of the property ladder?

With growing concern over housing affordability plaguing would be first home buyers, the issue of whether to rent or buy is more hotly debated now than it has ever been. As property prices continue to rise, many young Gen Y’s are concerned that they may have missed their opportunity to get onto the property ladder…

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A surge of singles hits Sydney’s inner suburbs

As a property investment strategist I’m very interested in demographics – how we live and where we live – and how this is changing. In fact I think demographic changes will be more important in shaping our real estate markets over the long term than will the short term influences such as interest rates or…

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Another study shows the inner suburbs are where to invest in property

If you’ve been following my blogs you’d know I strongly believe the inner and middle ring suburbs of our capital cities are the place to invest in property. I’ve quoted a study which proves not all land is created equal and that’s why you should invest in the inner suburbs So it didn’t surprise me last year…

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Why median price growth doesn’t really mean regional makes good property investment | Pete Wargent

Some fascinating studies have been carried out into the human tendency towards confirmation bias. We tend to gather information selectively in order to support our preconceived notions and tend to frame our questions accordingly. I remember an interesting property report released a while ago by CoreLogic which stated that  ”The majority of suburbs that have recorded…


Should property investors diversify or put all their eggs in one basket? | Pete Wargent

It was Malcolm Gladwell in his 2008 work ‘Outliers’ who made the “10,000-Hour rule” famous. Gladwell repeatedly referred to the rule whereby he says that the key to success in any field is a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of 10,000 hours. Some key data behind the rule came from Swedish…


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