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Brett Warren is Director of Metropole Properties Brisbane and uses his 13 plus years property investment experience to advise clients how to grow, protect and pass on their build their wealth through property. Visit: www.brisbanebuyersagent.com.au


The 3 common mistakes new property investors make (and how to avoid them)
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The 3 common mistakes new property investors make (and how to avoid them)

Do you want to make enough money out of real estate so that within a few years’ time you’ll be able to pay off your own home, buy a boat, or retire? If you answered in the affirmative, I’ve got disappointing news for you: it’s not likely to happen Real estate investing is a great long term…

9 ways to get an agent on your side
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9 ways to get an agent on your side

A real estate agent works for the seller but they only get paid if the property sells. So, even though a sales agent may be working for the other team, it doesn’t mean you can’t get them on your side. Doing so may mean a place at the front of the queue when viewing houses…

A name is just a name… or is it? Your options when buying a property
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A name is just a name… or is it? Your options when buying a property

Did you know that you have many options when it comes to deciding the entity that should own your new property? Most property buyers, even seasoned investors, default to simply buying the property in their own name, but this is not always the best and most financially savvy choice.  The legally recognised owner of a…

Why haven’t you invested in property yet?
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Why haven’t you invested in property yet?

You’re reading about it, so clearly you’re interested in property investing. So, why haven’t you done anything about it? In my experience, the number one reason some people can’t take that first step is fear. There’s excellent evidence to support the notion that wealth can be created through investing in property – so why are…

Best Websites for Money and Property Information
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Best Websites for Money and Property Information

One of the biggest changes over the time I’ve been investing in property is the abundant availability of property research data. Today there’s a plethora of statistics offered about Australia’s property scene – median house prices by the year, the quarter, the month or day, median advertised rents, rental vacancy rates, auction clearance rates, days…

4 Harsh Realities about Property Investing Every Newbie Should Know
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4 Harsh Realities about Property Investing Every Newbie Should Know

So after a few years of hard work, you’ve got a neat little fund set up, and you know that one of the best long-term ways to invest your money is to put it in property. You’ve heard the success stories of million-dollar portfolios, of investors who have managed to retire early on high-growth properties…

Gen Y are all grown up, but not looking for a mortgage – why?
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Gen Y are all grown up, but not looking for a mortgage – why?

A lot has changed since the Baby Boomers left the parental nest and ventured out into the big, wide world. Young people today are not looking to get married quickly, they’re not saving for a house, and they’re having children later in life. Heck – many are not even looking to move out of home!…

Why townhouses are the investment of the future and how to find the right one
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Why townhouses are the investment of the future and how to find the right one

Townhouses have been around for a long time, with demand picking up more recently and this will only get stronger. Where is all this demand coming from? I can break it into two separate demographics; young families and retirees, but only in the right location – let me explain. Young Families The demand I am…

The Projects that will become the Icing on the Cake for Brisbane
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The Projects that will become the Icing on the Cake for Brisbane

Right at this very moment, there is a great big cake being created in the Brisbane, that will transform the capital into a new world city. The cake being created, is going to provide our state with a huge amount of jobs and the knock-on effect will see our Economy skyrocket and it is already…

Why Interest Rates are going nowhere – in easy to understand terms
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Why Interest Rates are going nowhere – in easy to understand terms

It has been more than two years now since the Reserve Bank made a change to the cash rate and many experts are predicting it may be a long time yet before another change is made. There is even more uncertainty amongst the ranks whether that move will be a raise or lowering of the…