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“The best investment I’ve ever made cost me $10”

As well as his cover story Why Negative Gearing Still Works featuring in October’s edition of Money Magazine, Bryce also appears in The Hot Seat! In this one-pager, Bryce explains how flipping burgers for his first job taught him negotiation tactics and why the best investment decision he’s ever made only cost him $10!! As you might be able t...

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Bad Time for Property Investment?

Ben appears again in Money Magazine’s Special Edition issue, this time in a Q&A surrounding some hard questions about the current market climate for property investors. With the spotlight on changes to borrowing, Federal Budget restrictions and depreciation claims, a light shadow looms on certain investors. Is it a bad time for property inves...

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Four Ways to Make A Real Estate Agent’s Day

When you're engaging with a real estate agent, their job is to negotiate with you and try to extract as much information out of you as they can. So that they can ultimately get a good outcome for their client who is the seller, generally at the buyer's expense by trying to get that extra money out of you. So for today's How to Session, I thought we...

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Seven Tactics of a Property Spruiker

As a property investment Advisor I'm often asked by people: “How do you actually avoid property Spruikers?” “What is it that you're actually looking out for?” And I think it's important to revisit what the definition of a property spruiker is. There are three groups of people in my mind that you can take your advice from when you'r...

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Beating The Lending System

Hi, Ben Kingsley here with another How to Session. This one is a little bit more of a serious How to session because I want to talk about potential fraud in regards to lending fraud. Now we've seen the APRA which is the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority make some significant changes to the way in which consumers can borrow money to inve...

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Are women better at property investing?

When it comes to property investing, the question is who actually makes for the better property investor? Is it the men or is it the women? Now, I'm probably not the most balanced person to answer that question because clearly I have an agenda out of that but I was recently chatting with Veronica Morgan who is my co-host on Location Location Locati...

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Common complaints from property investors

I've been involved in the property industry now for 18 years since 1998. I bought my first investment property in 1999 and during that time, I've seen a lot of things. I've helped a lot of investors across multiple states and I've also bought personally across multiple states. And one of the things that I often find interesting when I do speak to p...

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The $500,000 Mistake

Ben is often seen as the expert in the property investment industry and the fact is, he IS an expert. Not only is he one of the top Australia's property investment advisor, he's also a property investor himself and like everyone, he has gone through some ups and downs. In the May 2016 edition of the Australian Property Investor Magazine, Ben writes...

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Seven Mistakes Property Investors Make

Look, I'm in this privileged position where I get to see a lot of property investors and the decisions that they made, not only in the last couple of years but quite often over a period of many many years. It's not until you get the opportunity to look backwards and see the decisions that people make to see where you can fine tune and make some dif...

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Case study: How to make $140,000 loss in 10 years

I had this interesting conversation with someone on the phone this week where they were tossing up whether or not they could justify the expense of getting a buyers agent to be involved rather than just doing it themselves. So I unpack that conversation a little bit and the good news is they were a property investor already which is great. Let's be...

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My Big Fat Property Mistake

If you ask any property investors out there if they've made any mistakes along the way, the answer would most probably be yes. It doesn't matter if you've invested for a long time, you would make some property mistake along the way. That is the way most investors learn and hopefully, those mistakes aren't irreversible. In this issue of Australian P...

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