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Warning Signs

Ben appears in Money Magazine’s November article, Warning Signs, this time speaking with the prospective of his position as Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). Why? As the article title suggests, unfortunately many property investors are falling prey to the spiels and spruiks of “advisors” who are making over...

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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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Too High a Price for Property Advice?

When it comes to finding trustworthy property advice, it can be a daunting task to find someone that you know will give you the best advice suited to you. With so many spruikers out there claiming to be able to help property investors find worthy investments; it’s hard to tell who is genuinely trying to help investors or the ones who are only try...

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Is the Advice worth the Price?

Did you know that property is not a financial product as defined in the Corporations Act? And what does this means? This means, property advisors are not required by the Corporations Act and Future of Financial Advice to have a certain qualifications and a best interests duty. And how does this affect you? Well, technically if you are not carefu...

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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 Right Advice

With the property market as it is now and the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), most people often forget that the property investment industry is an unregulated one and there are a lot of spruikers lurking around.  In this issue of Australian Property Investor (API) Magazine, Ben Kingsley was asked to share his opinion as the chair of PIPA and explain m...

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Property spruikers named and shamed

>> Play Audio here   More than 86 property spruikers have been nabbed in a coordinated effort to stop promoters duping investors with unfair rent-to-buy schemes and “free” investment seminars. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner talks to Ben Kingsley about the findings, the culprits and how you can protect yourself ...

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Property Spruikers

In the first episode of Look at Property Season 9, Ben Kingsley, CEO & Founder of Empower Wealth and chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and Andrew Crossley join Des Dowling to talk about property spruikers. The property investment industry is an unregulated one and it doesn't take a lot to put on a nice suit and star...

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How Do You Spot a Property Spruiker?

I've been in this Property Investment industry for over 16 years and I'm often asked this question, "How do you actually spot a Property Spruiker?". Lots of people talk about property spruikers but what actually is it? In my view, there's actually three, I guess, people that you can take your information from in this property investment industry. T...

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Property Professionals: Who do you Trust?

As a Property Investor, you want to work with the most reliable and trustworthy people to help you build up your portfolio. But how do you know who's in your corner or who's out to get you? In the December 2014 Issue of Your Investment Property Magazine, Miriam Bell interviews a panel of property professionals like Ben Kingsley to ask for their opi...

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