Articles by Jeremy Sheppard

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Jeremy Sheppard is a keen property investor and a self-proclaimed property data “nutcase.” He is a guest columnist for Your Investment Property mag and creator of the http://dsrdata.com.au/


To Sell or Hold
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To Sell or Hold

Almost every property investor at some time or another has asked themselves whether or not they should sell an investment property they currently own. There are so many variables to the equation that making a decision can end up feeling like guesswork. I’ll outline a few key points in this article hopefully to make it…

Are low deposit loans really that risky
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Are low deposit loans really that risky

All investing comes down to two considerations: risk and return. Ideally, you want to eliminate risk and maximise return. It doesn’t matter what type of investment you’re considering: buying property, buying shares, fixed interest deposits, small business, foreign exchange trading, you name it – these two key principles of risk and return govern how successful…

Buying under market value
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Buying under market value

One thing property investing has over share investing is the opportunity to buy under market value. There is no concept of buying under market value in the stock market since the only purchase you can make is at market value. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy shares at a bargain price. It just means the…

Property developers, Bad advice, Financial advice, Marketing, Investment myths
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Property developers, Bad advice, Financial advice, Marketing, Investment myths

Worst advice ever I read a blog titled, “The 6 biggest property investment myths”.  You won’t believe the rubbish it was filled with. The introduction was ironic… “Misinformation can stop your property portfolio in its tracks. Make yourself aware of the most common investment myths to separate fact from fiction.” The blog then started off…

Statistical and Fundamental Research
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Statistical and Fundamental Research

When identifying locations in which to invest, the research an investor performs can be broken down into two types: statistical research and fundamental research. Each is performed differently and each has its own merits and shortcomings. So when should one use statistical research and when fundamental? Demand and Supply At the risk of sounding repetitive,…

To sell or to hold
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To sell or to hold

At some time almost every property investor or another has asked themselves whether or not they should sell an investment property they currently own. There are so many variables to the equation that making a decision can end up feeling like guesswork. I’ll outline a few key points in this article, hopefully to make it easier for you to get back to sleep next…

Brisbane still no-grow-zone
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Brisbane still no-grow-zone

8 months ago I’d had a gutful of hearing that Brisbane is the next growth city and that Sydney is too hot now. The suggestion was for investors to move their money out of Sydney and into Brisbane. Some of this advice was easy to ignore – it was from developers with a vested interest….

The research revolution
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The research revolution

The way we research property locations is changing. New statistics are now available giving investors in the know a significant edge. The list of new stats is likely to explode over the next few years. The past Originally there were no vacancy rates. Instead an investor would try to get a “feel” for how long…

Abolishing negative gearing won't solve the problem
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Abolishing negative gearing won’t solve the problem

I’m a property investor and I’m OK with the abolishment of negative gearing – so long as it is done carefully. Too often the government mucks with things and there are winners and losers. But if the plan is phased in very slowly, it should have minimal impact on my investing. And that’s my point…

Desperate for capital growth drivers
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Desperate for capital growth drivers

Sometimes developers get desperate to find reasons why capital growth will take place in suburbs they’ve just built in. They need buyers and some buyers are investors. “How can we appeal to investors?” they ask. There’s plenty of half-arsed research that can be reported. And sometimes market commentators will get desperate trying to explain why…