5 common mistakes that novice investors make

A common misconception is that property investing is easy.  In fact, many people falsely believe that they can buy any old piece of real estate, then sit back and watch their wealth grow. In reality, successful property investment requires a number of skills as well as the right education. Even when I started out investing…

Michael Yardney's net worth - The truth about building wealth through property

I know a reasonably common Google search is “what is Michael Yardney’s net worth ?” In fact, a question I’m asked frequently  is, “Michael, what’s your net worth?”  And while I can understand that this may be of interest to some people, I’m sorry to disappoint you… I don’t answer this question with a definitive…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Property Investors

Have you noticed how some people seem to rise to the top of their chosen field, or journey even higher up the property ladder, while others consistently achieve the same “average” results?  In the 1990’s, management guru Dr. Stephen Covey explained what he believed to be the defining characteristics that distinguish “highly effective people” in…

Should you pay off your home loan before you invest?

Paying off your home loan sounds like a great idea. So does investing for your future. If you don’t have enough money to do both – and a lot of people don’t – which do you go for?  Most people are actively paying off both the principal and the interest, because that’s what they’ve always done….

With only 10 years to retirement... Can you actually build wealth through property investment?

It takes time to build financial freedom, but if you only have a short timeframe ahead of you to build your nest egg, all is not lost. I was recently asked by Your Investment Property Magazine to devise a strategy for success to help readers James & Elizabeth. INVESTOR SCENARIO James and Elizabeth are a…

4 rules for property renovation profits

The Block was a hugely popular TV show last year. Three gruelling months of sleeplessness and renovations paid off for the couples competing in last years series of The Block, who on the face of it seemed to sell their apartments for a profit. Not surprisingly it encouraged a new generation of property investors to turn…

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