Property investment

What’s the right strategy for this stage of the property cycle?
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When it comes to property investment you’ll often hear two conflicting philosophies – invest for capital growth or invest for positive cash flow. We’re in for a long period of low interest rates, low inflation and low wages growth, meaning that we’re also likely to experience generally lower capital growth for some years, and this…

How old is TOO old to invest in real estate?
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You’re never too old for anything in this life.  Well at least that’s my motto – but how do banks, lenders and property industry at large regard older investors?  Many people come to me asking if they’re too old to invest in property, fearing they’ve missed the boat and will no longer have the opportunity…

What all property investors should understand about the six stages of suburb gentrification
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One of the significant changes to occur in Australian cities over the past 50 years, which has pushed up inner and middle-ring suburb property values, is gentrification. Interestingly this wasn’t caused by deliberate planning policy, but resulted from a set of demographic changes that occurred in most major capital cities around the world, and especially in the inner-ring of city suburbs. Gentrifiers were…

The real cost of getting property advice
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In most every area of our lives, we’re comfortable with the idea of paying an expert for their expertise. If you want fantastic photos at your wedding, you’ll pay a professional photographer rather than relying on your friends and relatives to capture the moment. And even if you’re handy around the house, you’re likely to…

Five myths about borrowing money to invest
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Property investment can sometimes have a mythical quality, but not in a good way! There are a plethora of myths out there that prevent us from starting, or growing, an investment portfolio to our financial detriment. Let’s look at five of the myths I’ve heard about borrowing money to invest: 1. Leverage is too risky …

4 tips for aspiring young property investors
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The world of property investing can seem daunting to an inexperienced young hopeful, yearning to get his or her foot on to the ladder – but this needn’t be the case! So, here are my top tips to help you take the first steps to building your real estate empire, without making costly mistakes along…