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What to do in tighter lending conditions
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What to do in tighter lending conditions

Housing finance is in the news more often than it’s not these days. One of the reasons is that as capital cities move through their respective cycles so does reporting on the property market. One day, strong market conditions were a bad thing, and then the next, softer prices are suddenly concerning.  This time around,…

Are substantially renovated properties exempt from new depreciation legislation?
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Are substantially renovated properties exempt from new depreciation legislation?

Last year new laws have been enacted to deny deductions for depreciation for “previously used” depreciating assets related to the use of residential investment properties. In simple terms, for affected taxpayers, from 1 July 2017, depreciation deductions for items of plant and equipment (e.g. dishwashers, ceiling fans, carpet, and hot water systems) in residential investment…

Here's how to outperform 99% of your Neighbours
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Here’s how to outperform 99% of your Neighbours

Investor behaviour matters a lot. In fact, it probably matters more than skill. To understand why this is true, first you need to understand one fundamental concept: Investment returns and investor returns are almost always different.  In 1999, I was working diligently doing my job as an investment advisor or financial planner (I was never sure what…

Mining town hot spots now worth half as much as 10 years ago
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Mining town hot spots now worth half as much as 10 years ago

You know what they say about hot spots? “Last year’s hot spots become this years not spots!”   So have you ever wondered what happened to all those mining town hotspots? You know…those darlings of the hot spotting websites, spruikers and many of the property commentators who’ve now moved on to looking for the next hotspots.  Well,…

A ticking time bomb for property investors. Prices will fall 40%. Is 60 Minutes right?
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A ticking time bomb for property investors. Prices will fall 40%. Is 60 Minutes right?

Are property prices in Melbourne and Sydney really going to fall by 40 percent? Well if you believe Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes show last weekend we’re really in for trouble. Here’s how reporter Tom Steinfort opened the segment:   “It’s no secret that Australia is experiencing a downturn in the property market. But for Aussies who…

Investing for cash flow | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]
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Investing for cash flow | Common Investor Mistakes [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.  Each week in this series of short videos, we discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss the choice between investing for Cash Flow vs. Capital Growth. Which way is right? Points…

CoreLogic Pain and Gain report | Houses vs Units
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CoreLogic Pain and Gain report | Houses vs Units

Across the nation, a higher proportion of houses are resold at a profit than units. This trend is also evident across the combined capital city and combined regional markets.  In Melbourne, units were higher than 9 times more likely to resell at a loss than houses while in Brisbane units were 7 times as likely…

What’s ahead for Brisbane’s property market?
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What’s ahead for Brisbane’s property market?

Is it the right time to follow the sun and move into the Brisbane property market?  That’s a question now being asked by more and more property investors who have been priced out of Australia’s two big capital cities. While currently property values are falling in many locations, the Brisbane property market seems to be steadily gaining pace….

Even More Inspirational Quotes From Jim Rohn
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Even More Inspirational Quotes From Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn’s philosophy was an important influence on me, so here’s even more of his quotes for some inspiration: 1. If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. 3. Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion. 5. Either you run the day or the day runs you. 7. Get around people…

What can tennis teach us about succeeding in the property markets?
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What can tennis teach us about succeeding in the property markets?

Dr. Simon Ramo, a legendary American engineer wrote a book in 1970 about, of all things, tennis, titled Extraordinary Tennis for the Ordinary Player. The engineer in him noticed that the game of tennis involves two games – one is played at the professional level and the other is played at the weekend warrior level….

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