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Long-term wisdom is the key to investment success

Investors don’t often react as rationally as they might think to the ups and downs of the market. In fact, in times of extreme volatility or poor performance, emotions threaten to hijack our common sense and potentially twist our memory.  This is called recency bias  and it’s where investors evaluate their portfolio’s performance based on their perspective of the most recent results. It’s basically the tendency to think...
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More Australians are behind on their housing loans, how worried should we be?

Increasing mortgage delinquencies is a warning sign for lenders, especially if the economy starts to turn, writes… Harry Scheule, University of Technology Sydney The number of Australians who are 30 days behind in their mortgage payments is at the highest level in three years, according to ratings agency Moody’s. It projects this will keep rising....

Sharp fall in unit approvals in October likely marks the peak of the residential construction cycle

The Australian Bureau of Statistics October dwelling approvals data likely marks a significant turning point for unit supply, with the latest numbers showing unit approvals have plunged to their lowest levels in 2 years. The October data showed unit approvals have consistently trended lower since reaching a recent high point in July earlier this year....
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4 tenant ‘deal breakers’ and 5 ‘must haves’ you need to know about

One of the most important things you need to understand as a property investor is your tenant market.  After all, these are the people who help you pay the mortgage each month and ultimately, maintain a healthy cashflow position for your investment portfolio. A survey conducted last year by provided an interesting insight into...

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