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Here's why you shouldn't speculate in property hotspots

After all these years in property I’m still surprised at how investors decide which property to buy, but it doesn’t surprise me why so many don’t get past their first or second property. You see… many buy for emotional reasons and while others think they’re investing in property, for some they’re really speculating.  By definition,…

Are you wondering what’s going on with the property market – whether you should buy, whether you should sell, how your property portfolio is performing? The media is full of mixed messages, so no wonder you’re confused.  There’s no doubt we’re at the next phase of the property cycle, what some call the slump phase….

Rich Habits, Poor Habits | Top 10 Common Habits of High Achievers

High Achievers are people who achieve some level of greatness in life. They might be successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, Olympians, famous writers/authors, painters, engineers, singers, prominent religious figures, etc. Essentially, they are individuals who, through their actions, achieve greatness. And these high achievers all share certain common habits. Relying on my vast stores of knowledge…

How does your property portfolio compare?

Ever wondered how you compare to the average property investor? A new study has revealed the average number of investment properties currently held by Australian investors. Before you compare yourself, here’s a disclaimer… The 2018 Property Investor Sentiment Survey was conducted as a collaboration of Michael Yardney’s Property Update,  Your Investment Property Magazine,  and  and the fact that 88% of respondents to…

Here's what the ABS says is happening to house prices

We’re used to monthly, weekly and even daily house price reports.  That’s very different from when I first started investing and housing stats only came out once a year. Interestingly the Australian Bureau of Statistics only released its Residential House Price Index Quarterly  believing this gives an more accurate assessment and smoothes out the ups and…

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