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The Thought Process when Buying A Home

Hello, in this How To session, I want to tell a story. I want to tell a story that goes through everyone's decision making process when they are looking to buy a home. Now, there's a few things that goes on in your head. You've grown up in area and you know the area well. You know its attractions, its benefits, you know the great coffee shop and yo...

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Detecting a turning market

>> Play Audio here   In this episode of Real Estate Talk, Kevin Turner interviews Ben Kingsley and ask him about the signs he looks for to detect a turning market. Here's the transcript:   Kevin:  One of the things I find that a lot of investors do is spend a lot of time trying to pick the market – that is, trying to...

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Choosing your first Investment Property

Your first investment property can be the most difficult purchase you'll make - but what happens next? In the Cover Story of November 2014 Issue of Smart Property Investment (SPI) Magazine, Vivienne Kelly interviewed Ben Kingsley and other property experts for some property investment advice and investigates why so many investors stop at one proper...

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Risky Business

Having an unregulated property investment industry presents some very real dangers and something needs to be done about it. In the May 2014 Issue of Smart Property Investment Magazine, Ben Kingsley, chairman of Property Investment Professionals Of Australia (PIPA) writes about the risky business in Australia's property industry and the differenc...

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Location is your Trump Card

It is easy to inspect a property and lose yourself in it, even if you are an investor and is trying your best to stay emotionless. After all, who can ignore the fancy but practical new kitchen, the newly renovated bathroom, spacious and cleverly built in robes. But what if the property is located right next to the rail line or in the wrong suburb? ...

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Buying Well vs …well,… buying.

Every aspiring investor is gripped with fear about the impact of their property selection when I first meet with them. Their questions range from “where should I buy?” to “what do you think of off-the-plan apartments?” The answer is simple – there are MANY factors that you need to take into consideration to ensure that you buy well; it’...

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Why we don’t like off the plan properties?

We all hear about the benefits of off the plan developments, but aside from stamp duty savings, groovy new dwellings and small holding deposits, what are some of the perils? Many investors have flocked to off plan developments in the past because they were either encouraged by the marketers who were promoting them, or lured by the stamp duty sav...

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Property Research in Property Investment

This time on Melbourne Property TV (MPTV), Ben will be discussing with Des Dowling, MPTV Host on the importance of Property Research in Property Investment. Ben will be demonstrating this with real-life figures and historical trends consisting of the past 37 years movements in the market, focusing particularly on property investment in Melbourne...

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When is the RIGHT Time to buy your First Home?

In the November issue of Money Magazine I contributed to an article written by Maria Bekiaris on the 10 Home Buyer Traps, which was all about the pitfalls waiting for home buyers to avoid costly mistakes. (It’s a great article by Maria, so get the November issue of Money). The article got me thinking about the first homer buyers and how I ofte...

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