Articles by Nila Sweeney

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Nila Sweeney is the managing editor of Property Market Insider which publishes independent, intelligent and authoritative property investment information to help investors and home buyers make smart property decisions. Over the past 10 years, Nila was the managing editor of Your Investment Property, Your Mortgage and Canadian Real Estate Wealth while actively investing in property herself. Visit: propertymarketinsider


Things you DON’T need to start investing in property (and what you MUST have before you can)
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Things you DON’T need to start investing in property (and what you MUST have before you can)

So, you’re thinking about starting a property portfolio but you don’t think you’re ready yet. Or maybe you think you don’t have what it takes to get started. You’re not alone. Many aspiring property investors grapple with the same challenge.   Investing in property is a big commitment. It involves a lot of money. It involves…

What’s really driving Australia’s property markets? Hint: It’s not what you think
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What’s really driving Australia’s property markets? Hint: It’s not what you think

Supply and demand aren’t the only things driving Australia’s real estate markets. There’s a more powerful, subtle force at play according to an expert.  We’ve been told that property markets move based on the fundamental law of supply and demand. If there’s any imbalance in the demand and supply dynamics, you get price growth or…

4 deadly research mistakes to avoid at all costs
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4 deadly research mistakes to avoid at all costs

Research is the lifeblood of a profitable property investment. Do it right and you’ll avoid buying a lemon. Do it wrong and you’ll end up losing a lot of money. So what are these fatal research mistakes to avoid?  1. Taking research shortcuts Cutting corners with your research just to trump other buyers is likely…

Are you making these seriously fatal property investment mistakes?
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Are you making these seriously fatal property investment mistakes?

You may not even be aware of it, but chances are, you could be putting your financial future in jeopardy by making these deadly property investment mistakes.  We’re not talking about the classic mistakes such as not doing your research before buying. In fact, it’s in doing the research that could cost you the biggest financial…

Want to succeed as a property investor? Think like a photographer
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Want to succeed as a property investor? Think like a photographer

What can a landscape photographer possibly teach a property investor? It turns out, quite a bit.  As you may or may not know, landscape photographers are some of the most excruciatingly obsessive people on earth. I know, I was told this on multiple occasions:) They’re well known for creating images that simply stop time and…

Over-rated and under-rated amenities for capital growth
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Over-rated and under-rated amenities for capital growth

Amenities may have been touted to drive capital growth in a particular area, but not all amenities will lift values.  So, which ones should you be focusing on when doing your research?  You’ve been told that amenities are an important consideration when deciding where to invest in property. That is, you should target areas with…