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Income for Life

Putting together a great property portfolio is as easy as A, B, C and D. In the August 2014 issue of Money Magazine, Bryce Holdaway wrote about the simple formula that he used to create an income for life with a property portfolio plan. "I stumbled on a quote last year that made me reflect on how well I actually understand the very topic I am so...

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It’s never too late to stop being scammed

As a property investment advisor you will inevitably be faced with the question at some stage of your career… “Will I chose PRIDE or will I chose PROFIT?” because in the property investment industry there are some very lucrative commissions that are on offer when a property transaction happens – particularly brand new property. At first ...

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Top 3 Tips for Buying Property at Auction

I must admit, I‘m incredibly fortunate to enjoy the professional life that I do.  I get significant job satisfaction in my role as Director of Empower Wealth helping our clients achieve their financial goals through residential property investment - as was recently featured in the cover story of the March Money Magazine  “Earn $2,500 per week...

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Checklist for a Great Property Manager

One of the many things we do that our competitor Buyer's Agents don't all do is offer an independent recommendation when it comes to the final stage in your property purchasing journey. We don't just leave our clients with a great property and wish them well, we actually take an active role in making sure their newest asset is managed by a professi...

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Fifty Shades of Underquoting

There are different levels of underquoting but when will it be considered unacceptable? As the media keeps reminding us, we find ourselves in the midst of a Buyer's market.  There are many aspects of this current market which also remind us of the current status; from lower than average auction clearance rates to reducing interest rates.  On...

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Nothing ever Changes if Nothing Ever Changes

Have you considered if your retirement income will sustain your lifestyle? If not perhaps it is time to put away the fear of change and act now. Households are going to be in for a rude shock in retirement, as they come to terms with reduced income and the impact on their lifestyle unless they start acting now. There is a rule of thumb to help ...

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Cooling Off Changes in Victoria

Recently the Victorian government made changes to the Cooling off legislation regarding purchasing residential property. Prior to this change if you sought legal advice from a solicitor then you couldn’t cool off on your purchase contract within the designated cooling off period. Following the changes you can now seek legal advice and still ha...

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From Plan to Strategy

In previous newsletters, we have discussed the first two stages in Money Planning - knowing where you are now and deciding where you want to be (and when).  The next step in the process is to develop some ideas about different strategies you may adopt to get from your current situation to your desired future state and the pros and cons of each pos...

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Property Selection Myth

Location, Location, Location was and still is the catch cry from most Real Estate agents when it comes to which properties outperform and which properties don’t. When a property investor is looking to make a property selection for investment, maybe we should adopt this principal but with a little more creative license.   Location One: Id...

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