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Buyers agents articles & tips

Many people are still in the mind-set that using a buyers agent is only for those with plenty of cash, but regardless of whether you are a first home buyer or a seasoned property investor, having a buyers agent at your side can result in many different benefits. Empower Wealth have made available many videos, articles and a blog to help you understand what the role of a buyers agent is and help you decide whether their service is right for you. Start learning now!

The property self assessment test

When we’re building property portfolio plans for our clients, there is a section we go through as part of learning about them. And that section is what we call the property self assessment test. We ask them whats their level of skill and what’s their level of experience in being able to do this themselves. So we ask them to rank that between 1 ...

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Putting theory into practice in asset selection

One of the things that I think is really difficult for property investors is bringing the theory and then putting it into practice. We've always talked about the bigger picture of what we should be looking for in an asset selection. So you know, in terms of owner occupier appeal rather than investor only appeal. We've talked about it needing to be ...

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When is the right time to buy residential properties

Here in Empower Wealth, we are often asked, “When is the right time to buy residential investment properties?” And the question is really back on you in terms of how is your financial circumstances? Are you in the position that you can afford to buy now and hold on to the property for the long term? Because I want to show you something here as ...

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How important is asset selection?

So I am always asked the question, "How important is Asset selection?" Because fundamentally, it is THE very thing that we are investing in as our vehicle of choice if we are property investors. Now I just wanted to show you that just getting a slight change in performance in asset selection can make an enormous difference. Let's have a look at ...

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Home Buyer’s Big Dilemma

With a booming property market and record low interest rates, most home buyers are wondering if they should buy now or wait for the market to correct itself. But what if that never happens? In the February 2016 issue of Money Magazine, Ben Kingsley was given a case study of a home buyer in his early 30s, married, currently renting and is wo...

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Seven habits of highly effective property investors

I've always been a really avid reader of positive mental attitude books and one of my favorites is the Stephen Covey classic, seven habits of highly effective people and there are seven really cool habits that you can apply into your life if you really want to be the cream of your field, your life and your industry. So I thought it will be really f...

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Private Sales vs Auctions

Have you ever wondered why some properties are sold privately and some others via auction? Who determines which method should be used to sell a property, and why? This time on 774 ABC Radio Melbourne, Ben Kingsley put on his buyer’s agent hat to talk about private sales vs auctions. In some states such as Victoria, we often see more auction a...

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Off Market Opportunities

If you are active in the property industry, chances are you would have heard about this thing called "off market opportunities". To some, this almost seems like a VIP only access and exclusive to a selected few. In this issue of Australian Property Investor (API) Magazine, Bryce Holdaway was asked to share his opinion as a Buyers Agent and to help ...

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How to Buy an Interstate Property

I'm always a really strong advocate that property investors should be buying outside of their own backyard if their city or their state isn't in the right part of the property cycle right now. So that's what we call a Borderless Investor but it's important that people don't just flippantly buy a property interstate because there are lots of things ...

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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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