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Property investment advice articles & tips

Investing in property is not as easy as just buying houses and renting them out; there are many different aspects to consider. To help you learn more, our property experts have put together a host of different learning tools covering a range of topics, including the four elements in building a property portfolio, buying property interstate, what to look out for and mistakes that can be avoided, and so much more.

The 7 Biggest Property Investment Mistakes

If I were to ask you what do you feel more comfortable with, investing in shares or property? The majority of people would say property.  The reason for this is because property is something that we all have experienced in our lives, so naturally we automatically assume we understand it better than shares or managed funds.  Shares on the other...

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Having your Cake and Eating it too?

I’ve educated, met with and advised thousands of people and households about money, finance and their wealth creation endeavors for many years now and on occasion I reflect on the many types of investors, their money management and investment habits as well as their general financial and personal goals and I thought it might make for some intere...

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The 50 Something Couple

With retirement possibly around the corner, an investor in their 50's might not have the flexibility that younger investors do, but they can still make great money through property as this strategy shows. This time around, we are given a case study by Your Investment Property Magazine, of a couple in their early 50's with a combined income of $220...

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Are we about to experience a Property Boom?

Recently, the Australian property market had had a good run. Properties prices are growing rapidly, banks' interest rates on the other hand are dropping, home loans are increasing and even rental rates are increasing. It has been great on the property market but like always, what ever that goes up must come down. Are all these a symptom of a proper...

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Game Plan: Never too young to retire

Ashley is a 25-year old operations manager with a medium-sized coach business in the Hunter Valley region of NSW. Considering his young age, he is earning a good salary and prides himself on being fiscally conservative - saving money by living at home with his parents and consistently putting more than a quarter of his income into savings each mont...

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Million dollar portfolio

Everyone aspires to have a million dollar portfolio. How nice and comfortable will it be? On top of that, let's not forget the additional recognition and boasting power that will give you during the weekend and Christmas barbeques. But let's face it. It's not easy. Buying the first property can already be hard for some let alone buying a few of the...

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Stamp Duty; friend or foe?

There is a lot of news in the media right now about Stamp Duty on the Transfer of Land. For a buyer, the cost of stamp duty is a significant upfront cost when buying property. We often get asked by the media about stamp duty and how Australians (and in particular, Melburnians) feel about it. It was an interesting topic to discuss because many p...

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