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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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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Eight Signs You’re not a Real Property Investor

A lot of people think they’re property investors, but they’re kidding themselves. Instead, they’re playing at being investors. I see this a lot with the self-employed, too.  They like to think they’re in business, but again, their processes, their mindset and their inability to scale their operations show they’re just ‘playing pretend’. Anyone who’s taken […]

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5 ways a buyer’s agent will make you an extraordinary investor

Buyer’s agents have really come into their own in recent years, as home buyers and investors alike have begun to realise their muscle power in the real estate industry. Just as a seller’s agent will achieve the most money possible for the sale of a home, a buyer’s agent will negotiate the best buying price […]

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I would have been a better property investor if I knew these 12 things earlier in life

Recently one of my children, who has suddenly taken an interest in property, asked me: “Dad you’ve been investing for a long time – If you could go back 40 years what would you have liked to know then that would have made you do things differently?” Now that’s a great question isn’t it? It made […]

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Emotional mistakes every property investor should avoid

We all know that we shouldn’t allow our emotions to rule when making property decisions.  It’s had not to let your heart rule your head when buying your investment property, and even harder when buying a home That “gut feel” isn’t usually perspective- it’s often fear or excitement. Belinda Punshon wrote on Finder.com that trusting your […]

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Property Investment: Complete 20-Step Investor Guide

If you’re looking to get into property investing or move up to the next rung of the ladder, here are some words of advice on how to invest in property. Property investment is simple, but not easy –  and that’s not a play on words. In other words it’s not something you should enter into […]

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Coronavirus and property investor demand

What are property investors going to do in this Covid-19 affected property market? While our property markets are in general driven by home owner demand, investors obviously play important role in determining where property prices are headed. How these forces will play out moving forward was the subject of recent commentary by Westpac in their […]

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