For those who are tired of avocado talk…Here’s a better topic to discuss

Like you, I have my own opinion about the now viral advice by a property mogul about giving up your avocado on toast and coffee if you want to buy your own home.

Quite frankly, I’ve had enough of it. So let’s focus on the things that matter. Continue reading “For those who are tired of avocado talk…Here’s a better topic to discuss”

Negative gearing changes that could squeeze your profits

With the much-anticipated budget finally released, you may be wondering how it will impact you as an investor.

Let’s start with the good news. Continue reading “Negative gearing changes that could squeeze your profits”

Want to succeed as a property investor? Think like a photographer

What can a landscape photographer possibly teach a property investor?

It turns out, quite a bit. Continue reading “Want to succeed as a property investor? Think like a photographer”

Are you making these seriously fatal property investment mistakes?

You may not even be aware of it, but chances are, you could be putting your financial future in jeopardy by making these deadly property investment mistakes. Continue reading “Are you making these seriously fatal property investment mistakes?”

Group buying: What you need to know before jumping in

At a time when property prices are soaring through the roof, any chance of getting a discount is exceedingly tempting to buyers. Group buying also known as bulk buying promises to save you tens of thousands of dollars on your property purchase. But there are traps to be aware of before jumping in.

By now, you’ve probably heard about the strategy known as group buying as a way to buy under market value.

Currently the flavour of the month for first home buyers struggling to break into the property market and for investors looking for juicy deals, group buying is taking over the property market by a storm.

While there are obvious advantages to this strategy, there are also hidden traps for the unwary. Continue reading “Group buying: What you need to know before jumping in”

What’s next for the ‘ridiculously’ hot Australian property markets?

While it’s hardly a surprise to see continuing property price increase given investors’ exuberance, the magnitude of the broad price growth were unexpected. Experts warn a number of factors are now lining up to bring prices down to earth.

Just when you think Australia’s property prices can’t grow any faster, they speed up again. Continue reading “What’s next for the ‘ridiculously’ hot Australian property markets?”

4 deadly research mistakes to avoid at all costs

Research is the lifeblood of a profitable property investment. Do it right and you’ll avoid buying a lemon. Do it wrong and you’ll end up losing a lot of money.

So what are these fatal research mistakes to avoid?  Continue reading “4 deadly research mistakes to avoid at all costs”

4 reasons why investing with others is a risky strategy

There’s no doubt that co-investing with other people could help you fast-track your property portfolio. But there are hidden traps you need to be aware of.

With property prices continuing to rise across Australia, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to crack the market on your own. As such buying with other people, who are not your spouse, is becoming attractive. Continue reading “4 reasons why investing with others is a risky strategy”

Forecast 2017: What’s next for Australia’s property markets?

While 2016 has recorded some of the largest numbers of celebrity deaths in the recent history, the past year has been generally a good one for Australian property owners particularly those in Sydney and Melbourne. Continue reading “Forecast 2017: What’s next for Australia’s property markets?”

What’s really driving Australia’s property markets? Hint: It’s not what you think

Supply and demand aren’t the only things driving Australia’s real estate markets. There’s a more powerful, subtle force at play according to an expert.

We’ve been told that property markets move based on the fundamental law of supply and demand.

If there’s any imbalance in the demand and supply dynamics, you get price growth or fall.

If you have more supply coming into the market compared to willing buyers, prices are likely to drop.

The opposite is true when you have more buyers than available housing, then prices are likely to rise.

But apparently, there’s another factor or market player that’s even more powerful than this basic supply and demand dynamics. Continue reading “What’s really driving Australia’s property markets? Hint: It’s not what you think”