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”

Think like a homebuyer and save $15,000?

Thinking like a homebuyer when buying your first investment property could save you a lot of cash. Continue reading “Think like a homebuyer and save $15,000?”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Underrated cosmetic renos you might be ignoring when selling your property

If you’re looking to sell your property this summer, you may want to consider these easy, simple tricks to maximise your selling price.

When is the best time to sell your property? Is it during winter when there is lesser competition or at springtime when market activity is at its peak? Continue reading “Underrated cosmetic renos you might be ignoring when selling your property”

13 ways to start powerfully as a beginner property investor

Succeeding as a property investor begins well before you buy your first property.

There is some prep work you need to do to ensure that your first foray will set you up strongly so you can continue to grow your portfolio. Continue reading “13 ways to start powerfully as a beginner property investor”