investing in property

I would have been a better property investor if I knew these 12 things earlier in life
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Recently one of my children, who has suddenly taken an interest in property, asked me: “Dad you’ve been investing for a long time – If you could go back 40 years what would you have liked to know then that would have made you do things differently?” Now that’s a great question isn’t it? It made…

Are All Real Estate Agents Rich And Overpaid?
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There is a debate in the world about the usefulness, and alleged obscene amounts of money earned by some professions. We are aware of the fact that real estate agents are not the most trus­ted pro­fes­sions in Australia. The Australian Reader’s Digest produces an annual list of most trusted professions. Here is where Real Estate Agents ranked in…

11 ways to improve your financial fitness
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Today I’d like to offer a list of simple strategies that can help Australians improve their financial fitness. If done properly, this includes assessing all aspects of personal finances, including strategies to boost retirement investments, such as including property and super, savings, a review of insurance policies, staying ahead of tax obligations and making an…

Property development guide part 12 — Enlisting the help of a town planning consultant
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In this article, Bryce Yardney, Property Development Specialist at Metropole Projects, explains the role of a town planning consultant and what you need to be asking yours.  Town planning consultants are professionals with a qualification in town planning or urban planning.  Those in private practice have usually been employed by local councils or planning organisations for a number…

Beware of the new breed of property experts
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It seems we have become a nation of “experts.” Just check your inbox or turn on the television and there they are.  Experts on politics who have never run a business, let alone a country Experts on football, even though they couldn’t run from one side of the field to the other. Experts on celebrity…