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Investment education articles & tips

There is so much that goes into property investment and ensuring that you’ll reach your financial and lifestyle goals by retirement. We believe everyone should have access to quality information and have made available numerous resources to help you build your knowledge and learn what no to do when investing in property and planning for your retirement. Start reading our blogs, newsletters and articles and watching out videos today to start learning!

Return on Investment

What defines Return on Investment and how it differs for Property and other Financial Assets? And how do you align your expectation and the reality of the returns? In previous articles we've been discussing the “outputs” that we are seeking from an Investment Strategy.  Most importantly, we will be looking for ongoing capital growth o...

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Myth Buster on What drives Property Values

The "Great Aussie Dream" of owning property is part of our DNA and it's fair to say that most people have an opinion about what makes property values grow. For the Average Joe, these opinions are mostly educated guesses; for many people in the property industry they are often completely off the mark. In this article from Money Magazine (in conju...

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Time Poor to Time Rich – How?

Some days I wish it was more, but we only have 24hrs in a day less the 8 hours for sleep/rest and that leave us with about 16 hours. Then there’s the 8 hour work day, which is more like 10 hrs when you factor in travel etc, so that brings us to 6 hrs of leisure time to scram in socialising, running the house, feeding ourselves, exercise, hobbies,...

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The Impact of Knowledge

Previously, we've discussed the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy starting off by talking about the different ways that money and time will be required to implement an investment strategy and their impacts on the outcome of that strategy. Another key input that will be required of any prospective investor is knowledge...

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Why Does Generalised Commentary Help No-one?

It’s fair to say that the introduction of the internet in the real estate space has seen a vast transformation in the amount of information we have available to help us better understand the values of property, but in reality the average consumer is still being short changed with the data that really matters. I recently read an article about a...

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The Impact of Time

In a previous article, we began discussing the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy by talking about the role of money. Another key factor in any investment will be time, and time influences the outcome of an investment strategy in a number of different ways. The Investor's Time The first aspect of time that we need to c...

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Melbourne vs. Sydney

Melbourne vs. Sydney! Which state is a better property investment spot? Which state has a higher growth rate? In the Australia's Property Investment world, this has always been one of the hot debate topic and very often, we don't get any conclusion at all! So this time in  this time in Melbourne Property TV (MPTV) Ben Kingsley, CEO and Founder ...

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The Impact of Money

In recent newsletters, we have been discussing the “outputs” that we are seeking from an Investment Strategy. Most importantly, we will be looking for ongoing capital growth of our investment asset, i.e. that the value of the asset grows over time, a yield, or ongoing income stream, from the asset, e.g. dividends from a share portfolio or renta...

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The Block Post-mortem

I wonder if the same rating success would come from a TV program built on shares as what comes from the success of a show built around renovating a property.  Short answer is no – Why?  Well in very simple terms, people can relate to it because property is a part of their lives, it’s where we grow up, where we have some of our most fond memor...

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Apartments vs Houses

Ben Kingsley, Founder, Director and Property Advisor of Empower Wealth on Melbourne Property TV (MPTV) Panel discussing on which is better, Apartments vs Houses. Although this is a very simple question, people often mistake the difference between the size of the dwelling vs the land value. Ben will be explaining why there are no definite answers...

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