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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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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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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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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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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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Case study: How to make $140,000 loss in 10 years

I had this interesting conversation with someone on the phone this week where they were tossing up whether or not they could justify the expense of getting a buyers agent to be involved rather than just doing it themselves. So I unpack that conversation a little bit and the good news is they were a property investor already which is great. Let's be...

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Property spruikers named and shamed

>> Play Audio here   More than 86 property spruikers have been nabbed in a coordinated effort to stop promoters duping investors with unfair rent-to-buy schemes and “free” investment seminars. In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner talks to Ben Kingsley about the findings, the culprits and how you can protect yourself ...

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