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Is an SMSF right for you?

Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) are the largest and fastest growing super sector in Australia and for many good reasons. But before you start an SMSF, it’s important to weigh up both the advantages and disadvantages and consider seeking advice to determine whether an SMSF is right for you. The advantages SMSFs can offer a number of features ...

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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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How to use data to find your next investment property

The use of big data these days are unavoidable. With the internet boom in the 90s, most things are now digitalised from online forms that capture your information to the automatic geo-tracking on our smartphones. As scary as this may sound, it provides a wealth of information out there for us to based our decisions on and property investme...

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RBA Rate Decision – July 2016

Wow, to be a fly on the wall at the latest RBA Board Meeting. It would be fascinating as the conversation would have move to the political uncertainty that we currently got in federal politics. Really important to understand that this 'circus' that is happening in Canberra and this new structure of our government, the lower house and the upper hous...

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24 Key Questions Answered (Property Investing FAQ)

When it comes to investing in property, there are a few Frequently Asked Questions that constantly get asked by our fellow readers. In this Money Magazine's Special Edition 2016, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley join forces with other property experts and help shed some light on some of these common questions. Here are the list of question in this a...

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A Will isn’t always the only way

You would have heard the saying: “where there’s a will, there’s a way”. This statement is usually used to encourage people who are losing enthusiasm for a task or goal. But it also reflects the way many people feel about estate planning. They think that so long as you have a Will, you have a way to ensure your wealth is passed correctly t...

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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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New vs Old – Renovation Guide 2016

We've talked numerous times before on old or new properties and which one make for a better investment property but what if you are looking to renovate? First of all, how are they defined? Does a newly refurbished established properties considered old? Is it worth renovating an established property? Jeremy Sheppard uncovers this in the May 20...

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