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Why is property investing so hard?

Hi Ben Kingsley here, today on our How to Session, I'm going to talk about why is property investing so hard. Now I'm here on the whiteboard but today we are using some cards. We are going to basically look at the whole complexity surrounding property. You've heard us talk before if you've watched some of our other videos about owner occupier appea...

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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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Why do Character Homes get the Best Returns?

Why is it that character homes or lifestyle homes get the best returns and why is it that they outperform the market place? Well the reason is quite simple. It's based on the popularity. Let me explain what I mean by character homes and also lifestyle homes. So character or period home have ornate features, they represent strong statuses, they n...

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Pros and Cons of Buying Off the Plan Apartments

The Pros There's lots of reasons to consider why you should buy an off the plan purchase because there's nothing that can replace that sort of brand new feeling. You're the first person to actually move into the property. There's got shiny taps, it has got beautiful clean tiles, the carpet smells fresh and its got that really nice cozy feeling abo...

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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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Recognising an ‘Investment Grade’ Property

We are often asked by people "What are the good suburbs to buy in?"  If we could pick a better question to ask a Buyers Agent though, we would ask them "What makes a property an investment grade property?"  The answer is not all that detailed, however SO many people get it wrong.  Like one of team member says, "it's simple but it's not easy!" ...

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Scarcity Value – Not Just in the Land

Statistical evidence shows us that when it comes to property  the land portion is the portion that historically appreciates in value.  This is a result of the scarcity of the land combined with the demand for that land, as once a lot of land is allocated and built on , the amount of available land decreases and the lot of land can’t be re-used ...

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