buying property investment

How many investment properties do you need to retire?
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Have you wondered how many investment properties you would need for financial freedom? I’ve found that while most property investors hope to one day replace their personal exertion income with cash from their investment properties, most don’t have a strategy to achieve their goal. So just how many properties does it take to enable you…

Understanding the property investment cycle
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I’ve often said that until you have invested through a full property investment cycle, you won’t fully appreciate how the real estate market actually works. So if you’re a little confused about what’s currently happening in our property markets and keen to understand what’s going to happen to the value of your home or investments, I’m going to…

Perth property update [Video]
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Perth has finished as the weakest performing capital city over the three months with a -0.9 per cent result.  Perth has moved through it’s respective cyclical market peaks more than a year ago. Perth’s housing market peaked in December 2014. Since then, it’s been one of the few states where home values have fallen by a…

The week that was in Property
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Earlier this week the Reserve Bank (RBA) released the minutes of their April board meeting. At the meeting the RBA decided to keep official interest rates on hold at 2% for the 11th consecutive month. The minutes noted the following key points: GDP had increased by 3% in 2015 which was stronger than forecast and recent…

4 most dangerous words in property investment | Michael Yardney [podcast]
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I came across one of Michael Yardney’s blogs – it attracted me, and it probably did to you, too – “The Four Most Dangerous Words in Property Investment.” Well, it sucked me in, and they’re pretty good, too. I was laughing all the way through it, only because I’ve actually fallen into this trap. In…

House prices drop almost everywhere
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According to Domain, house prices fell in every capital city this quarter, except for Melbourne and Hobart, where prices rose by 1.2 per cent and 4.3 per cent, respectively. Apartment median prices fell in every capital city following a record number of apartments being built in most capitals. The media is full of stories gloating that Sydney median house…

A short lesson in leveraging equity
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If you’re actively looking to buy your next investment property by using some equity in your current portfolio, there are a few things you need to know before you dive in. First of all, the good news: As you probably know, equity allows you to have your cake and eat it too. It means you…