Articles by Rob Balanda

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Rob is a partner in the Gold Coast based law firm MBA Lawyers. He is a highly regarded educator of property investors and estate agents and the author of the "Made Simple" series of books and CD's.
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  In your quieter reflective moments, the thought may cross your mind about buying or giving property now to your children, or even skipping a generation and buying property now directly in the name of your grandchildren.  If this is you, lay down immediately until the feeling passes. Seriously though, isn’t it better to give…

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The self discipline that you have displayed over the last 15 years and your self education about property strategies has seen you grow a property portfolio of ten properties over that time through the establishment of three separate companies acting as trustees for three different family trusts. You now have a property portfolio worth close…

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If the owners in a duplex or triplex you want to buy into have let the operation of the body corporate lapse, what can you do to protect yourself? Property investment is a bittersweet mixture of successes and mistakes.   As an investor, you’ll have triumphs and victories, as well as misadventures and mishaps. Persisting…

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The growth in prices of quality residential and commercial properties has put many such properties outside the reach of single investors. This has led to the explosion of property trusts and syndications, which captured many small property investors who otherwise would have been unable to invest directly in those properties.   The downside to investing…

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All too often property owners sign up a real estate agent and engage them to sell their property as either their sole agent or exclusive agent without really appreciating the difference between the two. Some investors think they should only ever use a sole agency, just in case they can sell the property themselves and…