Property investment

How to overcome the biggest investment fears of many beginning property investors
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Times are changing, no longer is the property news all good and the many mixed messages in the media are causing some would-be investors to doubt their decisions. Fear and uncertainty leads to procrastination and lack of action as you tell yourself “I’ll get around to it”, but you never actually do.  So, to overcome…

8 property mistakes almost every investor learns the hard way
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I’ve said it before many times, and it bears repeating once more: as a property investor, you will pay for your education. You’ll either pay for it by actively seeking to educate yourself, by investing in courses, seminars and mentoring programs that help you grow your wealth. Or you’ll pay for it through making costly…

What makes a better investment: Brand new or established properties?
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Brand new properties deliver different benefits to existing properties, from depreciation power to capital growth potential. When it comes to deciding which one makes the best investment, there’s no blanket answer — but there are factors that could sway your decision. Rather than attempting to categorise one as better than the other, which is a ‘one…

How to spot a property lemon
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Some of the most attractive homes are hiding a stack of problems. That is the thing about property flaws: they’re hidden beneath the house, in the walls or are simply hard to detect with the naked eye.  You end up falling in love with the home, its attractive décor, and you buy it. Then six…

Sorry, newbies, but it takes money to get into property investing
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I’ve said it before: it’s always been difficult to buy your first property. No matter whether it was the 1960s, 1990s or now, scrimping and saving for that deposit takes discipline and dedication.  Now I admit that with property prices in both Sydney and Melbourne almost back at their previous peaks, saving the necessary funds…

Here's why you shouldn't speculate in property hotspots
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After all these years in property I’m still surprised at how investors decide which property to buy, but it doesn’t surprise me why so many don’t get past their first or second property. You see… many buy for emotional reasons and while others think they’re investing in property, for some they’re really speculating.  By definition,…