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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.

No place for emotion

When you are starting out in property investing, there is a very slim chance that you would be able to pull it off mistake-free. Sometimes, it gets even worse when emotion comes into place and affects how you make your investment decisions. So in this Money Magazine's Special Edition 2016, Ben and other property experts share their tips for choosi...

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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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Why is property investing so hard?

Hi Ben Kingsley here, today on our How to Session, I'm going to talk about why is property investing so hard. Now I'm here on the whiteboard but today we are using some cards. We are going to basically look at the whole complexity surrounding property. You've heard us talk before if you've watched some of our other videos about owner occupier appea...

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Are strata properties always a bad idea?

I’m often asked the question about whether or not an investor should discount buying strata properties. And my answer is always, depends. Because there’s no one answer for that and to be honest, it’s always preferable to be able to buy a house on its own piece of land. But let’s be honest, in a lot of the investment grade suburbs, a lot of ...

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Considerations for borderless investing

Anyone who’s a regular watcher of our videos will know that we’re proponents of borderless investing because not all of the states move in the same cycle. So whilst we think that time in the markets is a very good thing, we also think that an extension of that is actually timing the market to make sure that you’re in the state that’s got th...

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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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Five tips to get property advice

Its always an interesting discussion you have with someone who' s planning a wedding. They spend this huge amount of time in the lead up to the wedding. What they're going to have at the reception, what dress, what the groom is going to wear, where are they going for their honeymoon.. It's just so much planning that goes into this very one day but ...

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Rent and Invest

We've previously talked about Rentvesting before, what is it and how it'll work. This time on the Cover Story of the March 2016 Issue of Money Magazine, Ben Kingsley was invited to write about this investment strategy in more detail. It's definitely a growing trend but it is important to note that this rent and invest is not for everyone. Hence,...

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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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Retiring younger and richer

At one point or another, most of us would have thought about retiring younger and richer. It is not an uncommon dream and if you're lucky, you would probably achieved this already. But for the rest of us, this dream requires strategic planning. This time on the cover story of Australian Property Investor (API) Magazine, Ben Kingsley and other ...

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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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