property investing

Plan for the Outlier
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Many investors dream of buying a share at $0.10 and having it go to $50.    Unfortunately most do not consider the reverse – buying something at $50 and having it go to $0.10. It can happen in the property market too – sure the fall won’t be as big but the values of some…

Is it Better to Renovate or Buy a New Property?
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Your home is outdated and you’re trying to decide if renovating is your best option, or if you should sell and move to a new property.  I understand your dilemma – my wife and I faced a similar situation many years ago when we lived in the UK.   Our property needed modernising and we…

Property Scams and Schemes [video]
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There are so many ways to make – and lose – money through property. In this short video I look at some of the the more common property scams and how are investors impacted by them. As well as the most popular and successful scheme successful investors use to build wealth through property. The bottom…

Tighter lending policies see a reduction in investor and riskier lending types
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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released its quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) property exposures data for the March 2016 quarter.  This data is really valuable as it provides additional insight into the mortgage market, including data which is not available from the monthly housing finance statistics. The data initially focuses on outstanding total values…

Why investing in property doesn't add up
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Investing in houses doesn’t add up! The average investor buying residential property today is going to lose money over the next few years.  And that’s not because of any Doomsday Brigade price crash. It’s enough for prices to go flat for investors to lose money. Now… these are NOT my words, but those of respected…

They just keep getting richer | Michael Yardney [Podcast]
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Have you ever wondered why the rich keep getting richer and the gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening? In a recent  Real Estate Talk show Michael Yardney, from Metropole Property Strategists, addressees this topic . Here’s a transcript of the interview: (Alternatively you can listen to the short podcast at the top) Transcript: Kevin:  When…