Investing for cash flow rather than capital growth

The more you know about the most common mistakes that investors make, the better your likelihood of building lasting wealth.  Each week in this series of short videos, we discuss the common mistakes we’ve seen investors make. Today we discuss the choice between investing for Cash Flow vs. Capital Growth. Which way is right? Points […]

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15 Unfortunate truths about property investing

Despite what some people will tell you, property investment isn’t easy.  But it’s simple. Now that isn’t a play on words. What I’m trying to say is that if you do what most property investors do, you’ll get the same results as most property investors get — and that’s not pretty. And that’s partly because the […]

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Why Property Investing Should be Like Planning for a Holiday

When was the last time you went on a holiday? For some that may be a touchy subject, as we find both national and international borders closed. I am sure I’m not the only one that is eagerly awaiting the borders reopening. When they finally do and holidays are back on the agenda, I would […]

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3 mistakes of a different kind that will sabotage your investing

There are plenty of mistakes that novice property investors make that can derail them. These can range from simply buying the wrong property for the wrong price to not having any rainy day money in their kitty (a buffer). However, here are three mistakes which are a little more tricky to overcome because they are […]

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Is successful property investing an art or a science?

Investing in property isn’t as straightforward as you might think, and if you don’t do it right, it could end up costing you a fortune. I always say: “Don’t let your emotions get in the way of your property investment decisions.” In fact, of all the common mistakes property investors make, this is where most […]

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7 Lessons I Wish I’d Known When I Started Investing in Real Estate

They say hindsight is 20:20 – and that is certainly true when it comes to property investing. Most of us start out without much knowledge behind us, and only realise we are making mistakes when it’s too late to do much about them. Here’s a list of seven things I wish I’d known when I […]

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5 ways we talk ourselves out of investing

“What if?” – two little words that could have meant the end of the modern world as we know it. What if our fore bearers had been so paralysed by doubt and fear that they never ventured beyond their comfort zone in the cave? Interesting thought, isn’t it? Fear of the unknown leads humans to […]

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The One Person to Listen to When Investing

If you’re anywhere near my age (I’m going to be 50 very soon), you know you need to be investing a sizeable portion of your income. Not should be. Need to be.  There are plenty of reasons for this, not least of which is the uncertainty around how much money you’ll need when you’re done working. But there’s another […]

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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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The exciting investing strategy that’s so boring, it works

When you first thought about buying property as an investment vehicle, did the words ‘quietly boring’ ever pop into your mind? I’m guessing they didn’t. Real estate is often seen as an exciting affair and whatever names you have to describe it, “boring” isn’t like to be one of them. But investing isn’t just for […]

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