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 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”

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”

Investing in property as a baby boomer? No, it’s NOT too late to get started. Just beware of the traps

Think it’s too late to get into the property market when you’re over 50? No, it’s never too late to start investing. It’s more challenging, but you can still succeed if you follow the rules.

Just because you’re pushing 50 or well into it already doesn’t mean you should give up hope of building a property portfolio you can retire on.

While there are obvious challenges such as the shorter time in the market as well as potential difficulty in accessing finance, you can still succeed as an investor even if you started late according to our experts. Continue reading “Investing in property as a baby boomer? No, it’s NOT too late to get started. Just beware of the traps”

Research tips for buying well in any market

Researching a suitable location for your next investment can be a daunting process. There’s a lot to consider.

Many investors don’t know where to start. Some become overwhelmed. Others cut corners while others simply couldn’t be bothered, to their detriment.

So how do you do your research effectively while covering all bases? Continue reading “Research tips for buying well in any market”

9 ways to avoid losing money on your investment property

Your goal as an investor is to make money, not to lose it. So how you can avoid losing your hard earned cash?

While property is one of the safest assets you can invest in, it’s not without risks. Your job is to minimise it if you can’t eliminate it altogether. But how? Continue reading “9 ways to avoid losing money on your investment property”

Property values rise amid falling sales and listing

Property values in Australia’s major property markets continue to rise amid record low-interest rate and despite rising supply according to new data. Continue reading “Property values rise amid falling sales and listing”