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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.

What is The Practicality Test?

Hi, Ben Kingsley here. In this Expert How to Video, I want to talk to you about or introduce another concept which flows on from The Buyers Decision Quadrant. Now you can check out the Buyers Decision Quadrant video in this area of the expert session under our How to Videos but I want to basically bring that further. I want to talk about the Practi...

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Are women better at property investing?

When it comes to property investing, the question is who actually makes for the better property investor? Is it the men or is it the women? Now, I'm probably not the most balanced person to answer that question because clearly I have an agenda out of that but I was recently chatting with Veronica Morgan who is my co-host on Location Location Locati...

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Property for $250 a week

Is it possible to own a property for $250 a week? In this Money Magazine's Special Edition 2016, Ben Kingsley said yes and will be briefly demonstrating how he come up with this figure, the loan structure to put in place and what investment formula you can use to ensure you purchase an investment grade asset that would work well with this strate...

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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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