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


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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…