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The Great Population Growth Myth

We have previously discussed if future population growth has meaning for some property investment locations. Does this mean population growth has a direct impact on property values? Well, if you think so, you should probably give this article a read. In the May 2015 issue of YIP Magazine, our Research Director, Jeremy Sheppard writes about why p...

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Three Unexpected Benefits of Investing in Property

There are many reason why property is a popular investment selection - some better known than others. In the January 2014 Issue of Smart Property Investment (SPI) Magazine, Ben Kingsley outlines three key benefits you might not have previously considered. Here's a snippet of the article: "Investment in residential property is currently at...

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Property vs Shares

Ben Kingsley on MPTV - Property vs Shares. This topic has always been a can of worms and Ben shares his opinions surrounding: what aspects of properties that make it an attractive investment asset in terms of risks, market regulations and potential in growth what aspects of shares and superannuation that make it a fast growing option for inve...

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The Impact of Leverage

In earlier articles in this series, we have been discussing the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy talking about the different ways that money, time and knowledge will be required to plan, implement and manage an Investment Strategy and their impacts on the outcome of that strategy.  In the previous article, we discussed...

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Return on Investment

What defines Return on Investment and how it differs for Property and other Financial Assets? And how do you align your expectation and the reality of the returns? In previous articles we've been discussing the “outputs” that we are seeking from an Investment Strategy.  Most importantly, we will be looking for ongoing capital growth o...

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The Impact of Knowledge

Previously, we've discussed the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy starting off by talking about the different ways that money and time will be required to implement an investment strategy and their impacts on the outcome of that strategy. Another key input that will be required of any prospective investor is knowledge...

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The Impact of Time

In a previous article, we began discussing the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy by talking about the role of money. Another key factor in any investment will be time, and time influences the outcome of an investment strategy in a number of different ways. The Investor's Time The first aspect of time that we need to c...

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Apartments vs Houses

Ben Kingsley, Founder, Director and Property Advisor of Empower Wealth on Melbourne Property TV (MPTV) Panel discussing on which is better, Apartments vs Houses. Although this is a very simple question, people often mistake the difference between the size of the dwelling vs the land value. Ben will be explaining why there are no definite answers...

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The Impact of Yield

In an earlier article, we identified that there are many different investment assets available to use in a strategy designed to deliver long term wealth creation, and that different investment vehicles differ in a number of key characteristics.  In the previous newsletter, we talked about the capital growth of an asset and how it could affect the ...

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The ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy

There are many property investment strategies available to investors looking to create wealth through investing in residential property. This month I am going to share with you one of my strategies I call the ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy. Property values are made up of two components, the land value and the ‘improvements’ (more communally ref...

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