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The world's most expensive and cheapest cities 2018
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The world’s most expensive and cheapest cities 2018

While you may be finding the cost of living expensive, globally we’re not in the top 20 most expensive places for employees working abroad. While four of the five most expensive cities in the world in which to live are in Asia,  according to Mercer’s 24th annual Cost of Living Survey, Australian and New Zealand cities could become top…

How’s Life? Pretty good if you’re in Australia
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How’s Life? Pretty good if you’re in Australia

How’s life? Obviously, there’s more to life than how many properties you own or how much money you have in the bank. The OECD has created a Better Life Index allowing you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and …

Buyer beware - are you dealing with a double agent?
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Buyer beware – are you dealing with a double agent?

If you’re in the market for property, beware of a potential conflict of interest from double dipping agents. The Real Estate Buyers Agents Association (REBAA) has warned consumers are becoming increasingly more vulnerable to potential conflicts of interest through real estate agencies that have “double agents” offering to act for both sellers and purchasers.   And they’re not talking about the…

Avoid these common investor mistakes | Investing because of infrastructure [video]
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Avoid these common investor mistakes | Investing because of infrastructure [video]

The more you understand the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth. In this series of short videos, I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss why it’s wrong to invest in locations just because there are infrastructure changes planned. As opposed to common…

These are the world's happiest countries
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These are the world’s happiest countries

What makes a happy country?   Is it their economy? Health system? Employment rates? Recently the World Economic Forum released the World Happiness Report and Nordic countries took four out of the five top spots as they are well known to be stable, safe and socially progressive and there is very little corruption, and the police and politicians are…

Avoid these common investor mistakes | Trying to time the market  [Video]
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Avoid these common investor mistakes | Trying to time the market [Video]

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth will be.  In this series of short videos, I discuss the common mistakes I’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss every investor’s dream of “buying low and selling high” to maximise gain. But the reality…

Is a buyer’s agent just more money out the door?
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Is a buyer’s agent just more money out the door?

When you’re already handing over hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, for a property, you’re often motivated to cut down on your expenses. The last thing you want to do is add unnecessary expenses to your list, right?  Perhaps… But if you’ve been actively searching for your next investment, then you may have…

Is it time to be fearful or greedy in property?
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Is it time to be fearful or greedy in property?

Today our property markets are flat in some locations and prices are falling in other locations and there are so many mixed messages out there forecasting what’s ahead for interest rates, our economy and our property markets, that many investors are confused Last year FOMO drove our major property markets – Fear Of Missing Out…

These are the top 100 suburbs for long term capital growth
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These are the top 100 suburbs for long term capital growth

Want to know which suburbs will exhibit the best capital growth in the future? You know how they say “the best indicator of future performance is past performance.”  Now that’s not always correct, but obviously the longer a suburb has outperformed the more likely it will continue to at least perform well and at best remain…

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