LATEST PROPERTY NEWS AND FEATURES

Here is where you’ll find the latest property news  as well as original feature articles about real estate investing, personal finance, tax and money, written by our team of experts

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Expect the unexpected from property
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Expect the unexpected from property

Wouldn’t it be great to know how our property markets are going to perform this year? However my many years as a property investor have taught me not to try too try too hard to predict our markets year by year, but instead to take a long term view, then allow for cycles around this…

Do you really understand what productive debt is?
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Do you really understand what productive debt is?

Do you know the difference between productive and unproductive debt? In my experience, too many people have too much unproductive debt, and not enough debt that actually works for them productively to increase their wealth over time. The debt equation  I had a conversation with someone recently who was considering paying off their home loan…

Rentvesting - Paving the way to prosperity
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Rentvesting – Paving the way to prosperity

More new homeowners are rejecting yesterday’s sentiment of owning their own castle, and buying investment properties before their own home instead. Driven by affordability and smart financial forecasting, Australians are investing as they’re starting to see the benefit of owning rental properties as a strategic move up the property ladder. In 2016, a Mortgage Choice…

Melbourne & Sydney are amongst the top cities best positioned for long-term success [infographic]
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Melbourne & Sydney are amongst the top cities best positioned for long-term success [infographic]

Australia has come a long way since I was a kid. We’re no longer a big country a long way away from everywhere else. Well…we are in fact a big country a long way away from everywhere else, but now we have 25 million people, we’re an economic powerhouse and a financial hub and we…

What does it really cost to own an "investment grade" property
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What does it really cost to own an “investment grade” property

We all know that holding a high growth property with a reasonable mortgage will have you out of pocket. That’s because high growth properties tend to have low rental yields. Well I was recently given a challenge. Last year the editor of Money Magazine asked me to write an article for their annual property special edition….

Here's the big difference between the rich and the average Australian
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Here’s the big difference between the rich and the average Australian

What the big secret why the rich are rich? Many have studied this topic and written about it. Napoleon Hill wrote about the “16 laws of success” after studying wealthy people for 20 years in his  classic book published in 1937, “Think and Grow Rich,”  Tom Corley studied the rich and the poor for 5…

Beware of the new breed of property experts
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Beware of the new breed of property experts

It seems we have become a nation of “experts.” Just check your inbox or turn on the television and there they are.  Experts on politics who have never run a business, let alone a country Experts on football, even though they couldn’t run from one side of the field to the other. Experts on celebrity…

5 home expenses renters don’t pay
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5 home expenses renters don’t pay

First-time property buyers sometimes forget that the purchase price is not the end of their home ownership financial outgoings. There are a number of expenses that will continue for as long as you own the property ­ – and even after the mortgage is one day paid off. So, if you’re in the market for…

How to get started in property development
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How to get started in property development

Have you ever wondered how you get started in property development? I’ve recently noticed a trend in budding developers – they are looking for an overview of the property development process and they want it in a simple and accessible way. That’s why I’ve created this comprehensive guide covering the basics of property development. I want to…

5 statistics property investors must understand
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5 statistics property investors must understand

One of the major changes in the property investment industry over the past two decades has been the rise and rise of publicly available statistics.  Pre-2000, there was generally very little data available to property investors to help guide their decision-making. Today, of course, you have expert blogs and magazines, as well as a plethora…

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