January in review: Our top 10 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-searchstrategies?

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.

2019 Forecast: The outlook to Australia’s economy and property | ANZ

It’s a question many are asking at the moment.

What’s ahead for Australia’s economy in 2019 and beyond?

And if you’re interested in property, as I assume you are because you’re reading this blog you’d be interested in ANZ Bank’s recent report to their institutional and professional clients, because it gives a good account of what’s currently going on in our economy and contains some insightful charts.

In summary the reports authors – Felicity Emmett and David Plank  – see solid economic growth ahead for the Australian economy, but explain that weak household income growth and falling house prices cloud the outlook.

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Property Investment For Beginners – 10 Common Mistakes

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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Where will house prices be 25 years from now?

While most real estate investors worry about the value of their properties today, particularly in light of our flat and falling property markets, in my mind a much better question is “where will property prices be 25 years from now?”

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Latest property stats show weakest property market in a decade – January 2019

Australian dwelling values fell 4.8% through 2018, marking the weakest housing market conditions since 2008.

Housing market conditions ended the 2018 calendar year on a weak note, with the rate of decline consistently worsening over the year.

National dwelling values were down 2.3% over the December quarter; the largest quarter on quarter decline since the December quarter of 2008.

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Do Property Values Really Double Every 7 to 10 years?

How long does it take for the value of a property to double?

After all capital growth is one of the main reasons people invest in residential real estate.

It’s often said that over the long-term the average annual growth rate for well-located capital city properties is about 7 per cent, which would mean properties should double in value every 10 years.

And the truth is…some do and some don’t!

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Property Investment In Melbourne – 29 Real Estate Market Tips

The Melbourne property market has been one of the strongest and most consistent performers over the last few decades.

However after peaking in November 2017 the market is now taking a breather.

But the Melbourne real estate market is not crashing as some property pessimists predict – it is experiencing a soft landing.

There are no forced sales by desperate vendors, instead we’re seeing an orchestrated slowdown created by our regulators who’ve tightened the screws on lending, particularly to investors.

Here are some stats from Corelogic showing the cyclical nature of the Melbourne real estate market over the last 20 years…

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10 things you’ll need to know about property in 2019

Here’s 10 things for to know to know in 2019 …

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Property Investment In Sydney – 20 Market Insights

Sydney’s property market has been the central focus of the real estate industry in recent years…

Particularly as it is Australia’s largest property market where median house prices soared into the seven figures in 2015.

But now that the Harbour City market has moved to the next phase with slow growth in some locations, no growth in others and prices falling slightly in certain locations, the media is again full of stories wondering what’s ahead for Sydney property values.

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A Complete Guide to Capital Gains Tax

The thing about property investing is that eventually you, or your beneficiaries if you hold for the extremely long-term, will likely have to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT).

This is the time when the Federal Government gets their share of the profit that you’ve made from investing in property as it’s technically classed as personal income.

So, in this article we’ll outline what CGT is, how to minimise it, and how to calculate it, so no one’s surprised when the taxman (or woman) comes a-calling.

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Know which properties to avoid if you want to succeed in these turbulent times

At any given time there could be over 350,000 properties for sale in Australia but in my mind less than 5% are what I would call “investment grade”, so let’s look at what type of property a property investor should not buy.

And at this volatile time in the property cycle, correct asset selection is critical.

In booming times a rising market covered up all manner of mistakes, a rising tide lifted all ships.

But now that the tide is going out…you can see who is swimming naked.

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