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The property self assessment test

When we’re building property portfolio plans for our clients, there is a section we go through as part of learning about them. And that section is what we call the property self assessment test. We ask them whats their level of skill and what’s their level of experience in being able to do this themselves. So we ask them to rank that between 1 ...

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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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The Buyers’ Decision Quadrant

I'm always finding when people are buying real estate whether they are buying it for themselves to live in or they are buying it for an investment property, they are faced with some form of compromise. We've thought about this a lot and usually it is one of four things. So we've come up with what's called the Buyers' Decision Quadrant. It's really ...

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What is Rentvesting?

So what is Rentvesting? Rentvesting has come about through the fact that housing is getting more and more difficult to buy closer into the city. So we are actually seeing values in those city areas starting to increase beyond what say the average household can buy. Yet that average household still wants to have all the conveniences and lifestyle d...

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Are you Paying Too Much for your Property?

Today I want to talk to you about the three biggest reasons why you might be paying too much when buying property. Number 1, the justify that they can afford it. Let me tell you a little story. Husband and wife couple, do their budget at home and then they head off to speak to their mortgage broker. Their mortgage broker has a suite of lenders a...

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What’s FOMO and why should you avoid it?

FOMO is very much the story of a significant portion of the Australian property investment market right now - especially in Sydney - but unfortunately for those investors who fall victim to it, it could all end in tears…. So what is FOMO then? Wikipedia defines the Fear Of Missing Out as “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having r...

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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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Top 153 Unit Hotspots

Just like many hot button issues, the debate on whether houses make better investments compares to units continues to divide investors. Whether you prefer to invest in houses rather than units, the reality is that units are no longer the laggard they once were, thanks to soaring demands from homebuyers. While houses are still the dominant force,...

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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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