February in review: Our top trending articles for this month

Are you keen to keep up to date with the continual changing world of property investment, success, personal finance and wealth creationhouse-computer-search strategies?

Well…here’s a list of our 10 most read blogs over the last month, in case you missed them.

Did you know that more than 115,000 people subscribe to our Property Update blog?

Some subscribe to the daily commentary while others get the weekly summary.

And that over the course of the month, we’ve published hundreds of articles, but of course, some are always more popular than others.

So as another month comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to share the top 10 blogs our readers enjoyed so you can take another look at the stories that meant the most to our subscribers.

HERE’S WHY MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY HAVE DECOUPLED FROM THE REST OF AUSTRALIA’S PROPERTY MARKETS

Have you wondered why the Melbourne and Sydney property markets have outperformed the rest of Australia?

Well according to Dr. Phillip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia their high property prices is partly explained by the fact that they have become “superstar cities.”

“Low interest rates have added to that, but basically people are prepared to pay a lot more to live in certain cities and we don’t fully understand why that is, but it’s a common thing across the board.” said Dr. Lowe

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THE OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE PROCESS WHEN BUYING A PROPERTY

Have you finally found the perfect pad but have no idea how to take the next step?

Don’t worry, like many buyers out there, you’re not alone!

Whether it’s a four-day cooling off period, no cooling off period, making a verbal offer or using a contract to put an offer in writing, the offer and acceptance process varies in every state and can be as confusing as, well, a contract.

To help make things a little easier for you, API gets down to the nitty gritty of making an offer and finds out exactly what you need to know.

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PROPERTY INVESTMENT FOR BEGINNERS – 10 COMMON MISTAKES

When it comes to property investment, there’s no shortage of information available about what budding investors should do in order to ensure success.

But perhaps more important are the pitfalls to avoid so you don’t become a statistic of the property game.

While many investors start out with the intention of making it big in real estate, only a handful will ever get past their first investment and even less will create real wealth by climbing to the top of the property ladder.

To help you out, I’m going to share with you a basic guide to property investment for beginners. In this article, I’ll explain 10 of the most common mistakes investors make and some tips on how you can overcome these to win big with real estate.

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THERE’S NOW A NEW MODEL FOR FORECASTING AUSTRALIAN HOUSING PRICES – AND IT WORKS!

Wouldn’t it be great to know what’s ahead for our property markets?

Sure lots of “commentators” have given their market forecasts for  2018, but what do they base these on?

While some do undertake detailed research, others seem to use “gut feel” based on their experience and yet others have vested interests used to confirm the properties they’re peddling.

So let’s be honest…no one really knows what’s ahead for property – there are so many individual markets and so many variables involved.

But recently ANZ Bank have built a new model which in their words: “accurately forecast housing prices over a longer-term.”

Now before I go into details of their methodology..

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Forecasting Australian Housing Prices

THE TRENDS AND FORECASTS FOR PROPERTY IN 2018 | WEBCAST

What will we be reading relating to property this year?

What mega trends will dominate our discussions regarding the property markets?

What markets are going to shine, and which ones will wane?

Of course everyone has their own ideas on a topic like this, but in this short (20 minute) webcast I’m going to suggestion what I think will be the significant influences on our property markets in 2018 and some tends that are likely to emerge.

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12 IMPORTANT LESSONS ALL PROPERTY INVESTORS SHOULD REMEMBER IN 2018…

I see every year as a time for learning and personal development. 

That’s one of the best parts of being involved in the property markets.

I’m also learning from the property markets because they are so dynamic that you never quite “solve the puzzle” because the puzzle is always getting reshuffled in front of you right when you think you’ve got it solved.

I’m learning from my clients, both the successful ones and the not so successful ones; I’m learning from my professional colleagues and mentors and I’m learning from my own successes and failures.

Having now invested for over 40 years I’d like to share a few of the lesson I’ve learned (often the hard way)…

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HERE’S ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THE PROPERTY CYCLE

We all know the property market moves in cycles.

And we also know that the markets have moved to the next phase of the cycle…

But today I’d like to introduce you to another way of looking at this cycle to help predict what’s ahead for our property markets.

Typically the cycle is depicted in 4 stages.

The boom is followed by the downturn, which is followed by the stabilisation phase, which leads to an upturn, which in turn sets us up for the next property boom.

I’ve drawn it as follows…

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THIS IS WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN TO INTEREST RATES IN 2018

One of the common questions I’m asked by the media as well as many investors is – “What’s going to happen to interest rates this year?”

And considering how our property markets are very interest rate driven and that currently many households have taken on considerable debt, the answer to this question is very important.

And of course no one really knows what’s ahead as Australia’s economy is dependant on what happens overseas, but recently the economists at the ANZ  Bank changed their view on what they think will happen to rates.

Previously they felt that we would experience 2 rate hikes this year.

Now ANZ believes that the RBA’s recent commentary most likely rules out a rate hike in 2018.

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THE NEXT HOTSPOTS REVEALED AND WHY I WON’T BE BUYING THERE

The property “experts” are out in force again as they line up to predict what the next hotspot will be!

According to a number of recent articles it is Hobart and Townsville, currently leading the way.

While they may or may not be good short-term options as an investor looking to grow an asset base over the longer term, they make a poor option.

We are looking for locations with above average, long-term capital growth and areas of low volatility.

Areas with strong regular population growth and job opportunities perform significantly better over the longer term.

So how do these locations stack up?

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6 REASONS MOST PEOPLE WILL NEVER GET RICH…

Fact is: most people will never get rich, despite their best efforts.

However, having worked with hundreds and hundreds of property investors over the years, I discovered that successful property investors do things in a certain way that helps them become rich, while others continue doing things differently and tend to struggle.

And I’ve come to the conclusion that when you do what most successful investors do, you get to become one of them, and if you don’t, you won’t.

So let’s look at six simple reasons most people will never get rich and how to make sure you do…

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