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10 things to consider when buying an investment property

With our property markets performing well over the last few years there are more people interested in getting into property investment. However if history repeats itself, and it most likely will, while some will develop financial freedom through property, many investors won’t get past their first or second property. So how do you succeed? Where…

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

Recently one of my son’s who’s 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 property…

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

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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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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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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