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Small apartments set for a big future

Recent reports reveal that Australia has overtaken the US as titleholder for “home to the world’s largest houses.” Large McMansions on expansive suburban blocks have long been held as the ideal “Great Australian Dream”, while smaller inner city apartments copped a pretty bad rap as the cheap and nasty end of the property market. However…

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5 great habits property investors can learn from Warren Buffett

In a recent blog post I listed the 23 winning investment habits of Warren Buffett and George Soros as identified in his excellent book by Mark Tier. Although in many respects equities and real estate present very different challenges, in today’s blog I’ll take a brief look at what parallels property investors might be able…

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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…

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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…