investing in property

Will “walkable” suburbs outperform in the future?
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You often hear location is paramount when choosing a great investment property.  But what makes a good location?  While a lot of factors come into play, easy access to facilities must be near the top of the list. Walking distance to transport, shops and the café lifestyle is one the strongest trends attracting buyers and…

How much do you need in super to retire comfortably?
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The majority of Australian baby boomers don’t have enough superannuation for a comfortable retirement and that’s a worry! So how much do you need in your super to retire comfortably? It may not surprise you that a research paper released by REST Industry Super showed that 74% of baby boomers have no idea how much money…

Learn from Warren Buffet’s greatest investing errors
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When asked about his greatest errors in investing, Warren Buffett could have given a number of responses.  Famously he made a number of investments over the years which just didn’t work out as he’d planned. Sometimes this was due to acquiring businesses (or management teams) that he was unable to turn around, and on other…

Have you considered gifting a property to your children?
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In your quieter reflective moments, the thought may cross your mind about buying or giving property now to your children, or even skipping a generation and buying property now directly in the name of your grandchildren.  If this is you, lay down immediately until the feeling passes. Seriously though, isn’t it better to give now…

How does a valuer value property?
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I have witnessed an increasing popularity in property investment as a viable alternative to other, more traditional methods of growing your retirement nest egg over the last decade. Once most Australians relied on their Superannuation, an aged pension or a combination of the two, with some dabbling in the acquisition of shares, more of us…