Articles by Kieran Clair

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Kieran Clair is editor of Australian Property Investor Magazine and an active investor and small developer, spending 23 years working as a registered property valuer. Visit www.apimagazine.com.au


Eight tips for equity hunters
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Eight tips for equity hunters

When it comes to building your portfolio, the bedrock is often equity. There’s no denying cash flow is an important component of serviceability, but long-term investors want to make sure they select property that has upside value potential. Whether you’re buying blue-chip in our most in-demand suburbs or looking for a more modest holding in…

How valuers …value
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How valuers …value

There are reasons a valuer’s assessment and an agent’s estimate are different and they’re liability and independence. Valuers need to come up with a reasoned argument that supports their findings, and they have no vested interest in getting your listing or currying favour. In terms of liabilities, these experts can be sued and our increasingly…

9 numbers budding property developers can’t ignore | Kieran Clair

‘Use your head, not you heart’ is the mantra for successful property developers, and no tool is more useful than the cold and, literally, calculating feasibility analysis. An emotionless and well-considered feasibility isn’t something you want to snuggle up to on the couch. It won’t bring you a hot chocolate in the dead of winter,…