Articles by Brett Warren

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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


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We have all heard the saying that a fool and his money are soon parted. Think of your social circle and business associates, as an example.  I am sure there are a few people who continually throw money at bad investment schemes and are always going broke. Throughout my career, I have seen people lose…

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You’ve heard me say it before… not all properties make good investments, and not all investors will profit from their real estate pursuits. So what’s the difference between those who succeed at property investing and those who struggle to get ahead and fail to make any serious progress towards their wealth goals? More often than…

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In my mind it’s important for people to go into property investing with their eyes wide open – which is to say, you should hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Too often I see investors get disillusioned with real estate because they simply have unrealistic expectations about what they’re likely to achieve….

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There’s nothing quite like buying your first home is there? I remember quite clearly when I became a property owner even though it was a long time ago now!   I was proud of what I had achieved, however, in hindsight I was buying with emotion rather than strategy. The thing is buying a home, rather…

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Why should you invest in real estate? Well…I recently had a discussion with a friend who knew my passion for property investment and he asked me to give him three good reasons why he should invest in real estate rather than in other asset classes. Rather than give him three reasons I gave him five reasons…

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The way property is bought and sold has changed a lot in Australia over the past few decades. Not only have we seen listings move from shop windows to online portals, but buyer’s agents have become a growing part of the sector, too. While they have been a part of the profession in the US for…

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Where should I buy my next investment property?  If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that question, I’d retire a rich man…never mind the property portfolio! But when it comes to purchasing residential real estate investments, there are generally two different approaches. One will succeed at all stages of the property…