The crucial property market research you can’t afford to skip

With buyer competition still running high despite the slowing market, make sure you avoid the temptation of skipping this important property market research step if you want to succeed as an investor. John Lindeman, researcher and educator with 7 steps 2 Success property market education program explains. Continue reading “The crucial property market research you can’t afford to skip”

13 surprisingly simple yet powerful strategies to deal with the APRA crackdown

How do you navigate the tighter lending conditions Post-APRA crackdown? These simple yet powerful tips from Australia’s leading finance experts might help. Continue reading “13 surprisingly simple yet powerful strategies to deal with the APRA crackdown”

Property education isn’t overrated. Don’t skip it if you want to succeed

Some experts say that property education can be a curse when starting out as an investor. 

Because of the sheer amount of information, you could easily get lost and overwhelmed.

They argue that rather than make you confident, too much information could make you even more confused than when you started.

They say that getting thoroughly educated would divert you from your main goal and you could get bogged down with the unimportant details.

Getting educated can cause analysis paralysis that could cause you to miss out on the opportunities at hand according to these experts.

But before you’re tempted to forgo learning about property investment, ask yourself this. Continue reading “Property education isn’t overrated. Don’t skip it if you want to succeed”

4 counterintuitive strategies you may want to consider now

Sometimes the smartest thing to do is to go against the grain and explore some counterintuitive strategies if you want to hedge your bets during a downturn. Continue reading “4 counterintuitive strategies you may want to consider now”

Property investment truths experts don’t want you to know

When it comes to property investing, what you don’t know could hurt you. Sadly, half-truths and downright lies are still pervasive in this sector. So it’s time to shine some light and expose some property investment truths experts may be hiding from you. Continue reading “Property investment truths experts don’t want you to know”

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?”