Property market forecast: Who should you trust?

Like them or loathe them, there’s no getting away from property market forecasters and prognosticators. But whose property market forecast should you trust? Continue reading “Property market forecast: Who should you trust?”

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”

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”

Beginner investor strategy: 3 ways to fail-proof your property investment

While building a property portfolio is exciting, it can also be a little scary.  But as Marissa Schulze explains, you can overcome these initial fears and reduce your risks if you have the right strategy at the outset

Starting out something as massive such as property investing can be frightening and overwhelming without the right strategy. Continue reading “Beginner investor strategy: 3 ways to fail-proof your property investment”