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Smoke and Mirrors

Like any other sector, there are tricks of the real estate trade that a property investor needs to be aware of. In order to ensure that you aren’t paying any unnecessary costs when investing into a new property, this article provides tips and analogies of what to avoid and look out for when dealing with real estate agents. In order to help you st...

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Too High a Price for Property Advice?

When it comes to finding trustworthy property advice, it can be a daunting task to find someone that you know will give you the best advice suited to you. With so many spruikers out there claiming to be able to help property investors find worthy investments; it’s hard to tell who is genuinely trying to help investors or the ones who are only try...

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Is the Advice worth the Price?

Did you know that property is not a financial product as defined in the Corporations Act? And what does this means? This means, property advisors are not required by the Corporations Act and Future of Financial Advice to have a certain qualifications and a best interests duty. And how does this affect you? Well, technically if you are not carefu...

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What happens when the property passes in to you?

So if you are interested in buying particularly in the bigger cities of Melbourne and Sydney, chances are for the good properties you are going to have to go to auctions to purchase them. And for a lot of people, they really don't like the auction process. It's scary and it's in that public speaking environment but what happens if the property pass...

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Are women better at property investing?

When it comes to property investing, the question is who actually makes for the better property investor? Is it the men or is it the women? Now, I'm probably not the most balanced person to answer that question because clearly I have an agenda out of that but I was recently chatting with Veronica Morgan who is my co-host on Location Location Locati...

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Question of Trust in Property Adviser

We've said it before, the property investing industry is an unregulated one. Property investment advisors don't need to be qualified or have any formal education to be giving out property investment advice so how would be able to place your trust in property adviser. So if you are just starting on your investment journey, how do you know if the pro...

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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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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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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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The $500,000 Mistake

Ben is often seen as the expert in the property investment industry and the fact is, he IS an expert. Not only is he one of the top Australia's property investment advisor, he's also a property investor himself and like everyone, he has gone through some ups and downs. In the May 2016 edition of the Australian Property Investor Magazine, Ben writes...

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Five tips to get property advice

Its always an interesting discussion you have with someone who' s planning a wedding. They spend this huge amount of time in the lead up to the wedding. What they're going to have at the reception, what dress, what the groom is going to wear, where are they going for their honeymoon.. It's just so much planning that goes into this very one day but ...

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Seven habits of highly effective property investors

I've always been a really avid reader of positive mental attitude books and one of my favorites is the Stephen Covey classic, seven habits of highly effective people and there are seven really cool habits that you can apply into your life if you really want to be the cream of your field, your life and your industry. So I thought it will be really f...

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