Are property investors more pandemic resilient than homeowners?

Property investors seem to have an easier time keeping up the mortgage repayments than homeowners. One way the Morrison Government built a bridge to get us across to the other side of the Coronavirus induced recession was to give mortgage holders a holiday ( a deferral) on their repayments. This initiative was scheduled to end in […]

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Here’s what property investors will be doing in 2021

Are you planning to buy an investment property in 2021? Or maybe you’re hoping to buy a new home? Well you’ll be in good company because 74% of the respondents of a recent survey believe now is a good time to invest in residential real estate (significantly more than the 68% last year.) And 24% […]

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Here’s why most property investors fail to build a multi-million dollar property portfolio

Recently released statistics from Australian Tax Office show that most property investors fail to achieve the financial independence they are looking for. You see…these ATO statistics show that: There are 2,207,893 property investors in Australia Seven out of every ten property investors never get past the first investment property. 9 out of 10 property investors […]

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Answers to the questions on every investor’s minds

In the wake of the Federal Budget, a number of common questions keep coming up. In a recent article, Diana Mousina, Economist – Investment Strategy & Dynamic Markets at AMP, gave her views on the issues currently occupying the attention of many Australians. Can the Commonwealth afford this level of debt? 2020 was supposed to be […]

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How to overcome the biggest investment fears of many beginning property investors

Times are changing, no longer is the property news all good and the many mixed messages in the media are causing some would-be investors to doubt their decisions. Fear and uncertainty leads to procrastination and lack of action as you tell yourself “I’ll get around to it”, but you never actually do.  So, to overcome […]

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9 biases that property investors must overcome

Without always knowing it, property investors are pre-programmed with a range of biases which may cause them to interpret information incorrectly and thus undertake sub-optimal investment decisions. Let’s discuss 9 of the key biases that Australian property investors must overcome… 1. Hindsight bias How many know-it-all commentators now confidently proclaim that the financial crisis and […]

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Here’s why property investors develop financial freedom

We dream of it, we work for it, and sometimes we even plan for it – but can the average Australian really develop financial independence?  The simple answer is YES – because if others have achieved it so can you. I’ll let you in on a little secret… wealthy people don’t do different things; they […]

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Coastal Locations Booming in QLD, but is it a False Positive for Investors?

For many coming out of Lockdowns around the country, who wouldn’t be attracted to the sun, sand and surf that is the Queensland coast? I know many seaside locations that are fast becoming the destination of choice for many. You only need to pick up a paper or check a property market headline to see […]

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The major X-factor that property investors fail to appreciate

A property investor is, by definition, someone who purchases property with the intention of making an income or a profit.  But with less than 50% of investors sticking it out for more than 5 years and up to 90% never owning more than 1 or 2 properties, there is enough evidence to indicate that being […]

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5 great habits property investors can learn from Warren Buffett

In a recent blog post I listed the 23 winning investment habits of Warren Buffett and George Soros as identified in his excellent book by Mark Tier.  Although in many respects equities and real estate present very different challenges. In today’s blog I’ll take a brief look at what parallels property investors might be able […]

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