Want to know what will make me a better property investor in this difficult market?

I expect that the property market is going to pick up. And I expect that the Melbourne and Sydney property markets will go gangbusters. I have no idea when this will happen. Now just to make things clear…those aren’t contradictory statements. The first is an expectation, the other is the rejection of a forecast. And […]

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Here’s the bank economist’s forecasts for property prices in 2021

Westpac recently released an upbeat forecast for house prices in the next couple of years and just like the CBA has backtracked from it’s more pessimistic outlook and predicts house prices rebounding from mid next year. Westpac expects Brisbane house prices to surge 20 per cent over two years after the market bottoms out in […]

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4 key reasons why the property pessimists are changing their minds

Why were all those property pessimists wrong? In fact, why are they becoming more positive about property? Of course it wasn’t just the usual band of Negative Nellies making dire predictions of significant property price falls earlier this year, it was also some credible economists suggesting property values could fall by up to 20%. Yet […]

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This is a critical, but little known indicator of the status of our housing markets

How are our property markets doing? With so many indicators regularly mentioned in the media – which should you rely on? Firstly, it’s worth understanding some statistics are lagging indicators – they tell you what has happened in the past. Others are leading indicators – they are a sign of what’s ahead. Here’s what I […]

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How to overcome the biggest fear of beginning property investors

There are a number of reasons why a person may want to invest in property, but they never actually get around to it. They have all the best intentions and they really, truly want to take action. They do the research. They attend the seminars and the courses. They get educated, they learn what’s possible, […]

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6 Things the financial media won’t tell you about Property Investing

There are many commonly held beliefs about property investing that aren’t only questionable but are also utterly false. Sadly, some investors go through their entire property journey believing them. And that’s a shame. They’d waste precious time buying the wrong property or using faulty strategy because they listened to bad advice. Most financial publications and […]

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What the bad news for airline pilots may mean for you as a property investor

Just look what’s happened to Qantas and Virgin. Like many other businesses they are being crushed by the COVID-19 economic slowdown. Qantas lost billions of dollars and has shed thousands of employees. Virgin went broke and similarly its employees, including pilots, are facing layoffs or job losses. While a gate attendant might easily transition into […]

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The wealth gap in Australia is growing wider

You may have heard journalists and economists use the phrase “two-tiered economy” in the past, and wondered: what does it actually mean? Without over-simplifying, it’s exactly what it sounds like – it means there are two streams of the economy running concurrently. In one, many people are struggling to make ends meet, and in the […]

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How important is timing the property markets?

Is it a bad time to get into property investment? Some experts are suggesting it’s a great time – a countercyclical opportunity to take advantage of the next stage of the property cycle, while other property pessimists are suggesting the fallout from Coronavirus will decimate our markets. Of course no one wants to buy a […]

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10 Psychological tricks our mind plays on us as investors

What is standing between you and property investing success?  It could be YOU! Maybe you’re too biased to be a successful property investor?  What do I mean by that? Well…did you know that as property investors we can sometimes be our own worst enemy? It’s not because of the decisions we make, the opportunities we […]

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