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Ask the Expert [Video] - Are trusts the right vehicle for your property?

Setting up a trust can both protect your property and keep it in the family. But how do you know which trust is right for you? Watch as Ken Raiss and I discuss the benefit if a family trust when it comes to protecting your investment property. This week’s questions:  I read that successful investors control…

Melbourne's apartments — quality vs. rentability

Be careful when buying an apartment in Melbourne.  Melbourne has to house almost 100,000 new residents each year, and with housing affordability top of mind in Australia’s largest cities, we have seen an influx of apartment developments rising up in place of traditional housing. While investors remain interested in reasonably priced property and low vacancy rates,…

How to turn your weaknesses into strengths

Many people think that in order to be successful they need to be perfect — perfect at business, perfect at the gym, and perfect when socialising with friends. I’m here to tell you that’s not the case, and there’s no need to place that much pressure on yourself.  As I’ve written before, determination and persistence are…

How to tell a good idea from a bad one

I love a good idea. I also love hearing other people’s good ideas and then watching them take shape. Throughout my career, I’ve had many people come up to talk to me about their great ideas. Now, as you probably have guessed, I didn’t necessarily agree with them that their idea was great, or would even…

Why you can’t be successful on your own

I’ve worked with quite a few self-made men and women over the years. These are the people who have impressed me with their level-headed approach to wealth and achieving success. They walk the walk and not just talk the talk, and it shows in their achievements. Very often these people come in pairs. What do…

Ask the Tax Expert [video] — How can I avoid paying Capital Gains Tax?

Are there ways to avoid or reduce paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT)when selling a property? Yes, there are a few strategies that can help you minimise your CGT, and in this video tax expert Ken Raiis, director of Metropole Wealth Advisory, outlines some of them.   Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to avoiding Capital…