August in review: Our top 10 trending articles for this month

Are you keen to keep up to date with the continual changing world of property investment, success, personal finance and wealth creationhouse-computer-searchstrategies?

Well…here’s a list of our 10 most read blogs over the last month, in case you missed them.

Did you know that more than 115,000 people subscribe to our Property Update blog?

Some subscribe to the daily commentary while others get the weekly summary.

And that over the course of the month, we’ve published hundreds of articles, but of course, some are always more popular than others.

So as another month comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to share the top 10 blogs our readers enjoyed so you can take another look at the stories that meant the most to our subscribers.

STATE BY STATE HOUSING MARKET & ECONOMIC UPDATE | CHART PACK AUGUST 2018

Who’s right about the property markets — the optimists or pessimists?

The media seems so preoccupied with what’s going wrong in Australia, they’re missing all the things that are going right.

The newspapers and online media outlets continually deliver house price collapse headlines because it gets clicks but our property markets are not collapsing and our economy is not going into recession.

We’re experiencing a soft landing.

See the chart below … Corelogic reports that combined capital city dwelling values fell -2.4% over the last year, while combined regional dwelling values are 1.6% higher over the year.

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A COMPLETE GUIDE TO CAPITAL GAINS TAX

The thing about property investing is that eventually you, or your beneficiaries if you hold for the extremely long-term, will likely have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

This is the time when the Federal Government gets their share of the profit that you’ve made from investing in property as it’s technically classed as personal income.

So, in this article we’ll outline what CGT is, how to minimise it, and how to calculate it, so no one’s surprised when the taxman (or woman) comes a-calling.

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THAT WAS NO PROPERTY BOOM. THIS WAS A PROPERTY BOOM

The property boom we recently experienced in Sydney and Melbourne ended about a year ago.

Initially the Sydney market started to fizzle out (it’s down -4.5% over the last year) and now Melbourne’s housing market has stalled (down -1.4% over the last quarter, but still  + 1% over the last 12 months.)

Remember the headlines not that long ago?

Sky high auction clearance rates and fear of missing out pushing up prices of any property that was put on the market.

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THE PROFESSIONS MOST LIKELY TO GO BANKRUPT

Why do people go bankrupt? And which professions are more likely to bankrupt.

It may not be who you think…

One of the largest registered bankruptcy Trustees in Australia, Aravanis has mined its data across 2017 and discovered that those with the following professions were more likely to go bankrupt than any other profession*…

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PROPERTY INVESTMENT IN MELBOURNE – 29 REAL ESTATE MARKET TIPS

The Melbourne property market has been one of the strongest and most consistent performers over the last few years.

In fact, Melbourne has been the best performing capital city market over the long term – over the last quarter of a century, but after peaking in late 2017 the market is now taking a breather.

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HOW TO OBTAIN MORE FINANCE IN THE CURRENT LENDING ENVIRONMENT [VIDEO]

It’s no big secret that it’s harder to get a loan today.

And it seems the more investment properties you own, the harder it is to meet bank’s serviceability criteria.

APRA have made things more difficult and more recently the Banking Royal Commission has made the banks allergic to risk

However, despite these regulatory interventions, that doesn’t mean that finance deals aren’t being done.

I recently had a chat with finance strategist Andrew Mirams of Intuitive finance and recorded a special video for the attendees of Welath Retreat 2018, but as this topic is critical for so many property invetsors, I wanted to now share the following video with all the subscribers to my newsletter…

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THE RBA’S VIEW ON DEMOGRAPHICS AND HOW THIS AFFECTS OUR PROPERTY MARKETS, INTEREST RATES AND THE ECONOMY

You’ve heard me say it before: demographics drives our property markets.

But someone much smarter than me – RBA Governor Philip Lowe recently gave an incisive view on how our demographic changes interplay with our property markets, the economy and interest rates.

What follows is the content of his speech which should of interest to all property investors as you’d realise that the RBA interest rate decisions (which are critical to our property markets) are not made in a vacuum –  they are influenced by structural developments in our economy.

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HOW I HIRED WARREN BUFFETT AS MY PROPERTY MENTOR

Have you been looking for a great property mentor?

I remember early in my investing career when I was keen to find a mentor I found the perfect one.

I was mentored by Warren Buffett.

In fact, Warren’s been mentoring me for quite some time now and it’s been inspiring.

But to be honest… I’ve never actually spoken to him…

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WATCH US DIVE DEEP INTO THE LATEST RBA STATS AND FORECASTS [THINK TANK VIDEO]

If you’re a property investor or in business you’ll love our latest educational think tank.

You see… recently RBA Governor Phil Lowe gave an perceptive talk filled with insightful graphs, but much of the media missed it.

So Ken Raiss and I sat in front of our computers and unpacked the graphs and shared our thoughts, commentaries and conclusions.

But fair warning, there are quite a few charts in our presentation – 26 in fact –  but I feel we’ve made the session highly informative and a little fun too – not to technical or stodgy.

Watch the instant replay of the Latest RBA Findings Think Tank.

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240 MINUTES A DAY SEPARATES THE RICH FROM THE POOR

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing.

Most people, rich or poor, consume about 1,200 of those minutes engaged in the following activities: work, commuting, family-related, sleeping, eating, bathing, bathroom, grooming and dressing.

That leaves about 240 minutes of time, each day.

And it is what the rich do with those 240 minutes that separates them from everyone else in society.

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