10 ways to a better valuation

Sometimes all that stands between you and your next purchase is a property valuation. Here are 10 tips to help you get a better assessment.  For mortgage security valuations, the guidelines are well defined. It’s the price of the property if traded between a willing buyer and seller at the time it was inspected, but […]

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Properties double in value every 7 to 10 years

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth. In this series of short videos, we discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make. Today we debunk the myth that all properties double in value every 7-10 years and we discuss why some locations are […]

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The 10 most common tenant complaints

Today we look at the most common tenant complaints and how to overcome them. It’s no secret..apartment living can sometimes be an exercise in diplomacy.   Keeping everyone happy in a multi-unit dwelling is no easy task. However, when problems arise and relationships sour all hope is not lost. You wouldn’t think having a vegetarian […]

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Top 10 Unit Oversupply Areas in Australia

Property markets around Australia are facing headwinds, in fact they are facing challenges from many directions. But as always our markets are fragmented. Some areas are performing well, especially established suburbs in our capital cities and some regional locations. While other segments of our property markets are best avoided. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said property […]

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10 Golden Rules of Property Development

With many property markets languishing at present many investors are looking at “manufacturing” capital growth  by getting involved in property development. While the process of property development can be a lot of fun, it is not without some pain and considerable risk. When all goes well the results are fantastic, but if things go wrong […]

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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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10 questions asked and answered

This is what you need to know about the bonds that tie tenants to landlords… and what it has to do with landlord insurance. Rental bonds cause confusion among landlords and tenants. Just what is the bond? What is it used for? And who can access the monies? These are common queries, with the latter […]

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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. A number of years ago I was asked by Your Investment Property Magazine to devise a strategy for success to help readers James & Elizabeth. Here’s what I […]

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Top 10 tips to help rental property owners avoid common tax mistakes

Want to avoid the taxman rejecting your claim? Even worse, do you want to prevent the taxman from digging deeper and auditing your affairs? The Australian Taxation Office has a lot of information on their website to help property investors. Whether you use a tax agent or choose to lodge your tax return yourself, the […]

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10 good reasons to consider renting to a pet owner

Did you know that over 60% of Australian households own a pet?  Now what’s also interesting is that many landlords and managing agents to have a ‘no pets’ policy on rental tenancies. Perhaps it’s because they think it’s easier to manage a property without pets, or they believe pets might cause damage, but I’ve always been […]

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