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”

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”

Research strategy: Insider’s guide for finding the next growth suburbs Part 2

Timing the market means investing in suburbs before they surge in value. But how do you narrow your research to find these growth areas?

In part 1, Jeremy Sheppard explained how to use the available statistics to find the next growth areas. In part 2, he will show you how to narrow down your research to find the best area to invest in Continue reading “Research strategy: Insider’s guide for finding the next growth suburbs Part 2”

Research strategy: How long should you look for a property?

While doing extensive research helps ensure that you understand the market you’re buying into, it can also lead to analysis paralysis and missed opportunities. So, what’s the research sweet spot?

When it comes to research, how much is enough? It depends whom you ask. Continue reading “Research strategy: How long should you look for a property?”

You’ll NEVER be a successful property investor (if you’re still making these excuses)

If you’re thinking of investing in property but still making these excuses, you’re doomed to fail

Yes, I’m talking to you. If you’re still sitting on the sidelines, wishing, wanting and waiting to get into the property market, you’ll never succeed as an investor.

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Things you DON’T need to start investing in property (and what you MUST have before you can)

Want to invest in property but worried you’re not ready yet? You may already have everything you need to get started

So, you’re thinking about investing in property but you don’t think you’re ready yet. Or maybe you think you don’t have what it takes to get started.

You’re not alone. Many aspiring property investors grapple with the same challenge.

Investing in property is a big commitment. It involves a lot of money. It involves taking a leap into the unknown. As such, it’s natural to make sure you’re prepared, both financially and emotionally. However, it’s also important to realise that you don’t have to have everything ready before you start.

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4 signs you’re dealing with a shonky mortgage broker

Despite the recent crackdown in the mortgage broking industry, some shady brokers are still operating in this space. Here’s what to watch out for

Despite the recent crackdown in the mortgage broking industry, there are still a number of dodgy operators in the mortgage broking space, waiting for their unsuspecting victims.

While the majority of Australian mortgage brokers are honest and genuinely care about their clients, many Australians still fall prey to these shonky characters.

So it’s important to know how to spot a questionable tactic to avoid losing thousands of dollars and risking your financial future.

Here are the signs to watch out for: Continue reading “4 signs you’re dealing with a shonky mortgage broker”

Australian Property Market 2016 Mid-Year Forecast: Darwin

The large decline in Darwin’s property prices looks set to continue, but there are reasons to be optimistic about the property market’s medium to long term prospects.

State of the Darwin property market

Just like Western Australia, the Northern Territory’s property markets continue to rack up large losses. While the near-term prospect remains grim, the long-term outlook is brighter for investors.
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Australian Property Market 2016 Mid-Year Forecast: Canberra

Canberra’s property market looks set to continue growing thanks to lower interest rates and rising confidence. While most experts are upbeat about the capital city’s growth prospects, they warn about the negative impact of the current apartment oversupply

State of the Canberran property market

Canberra’s property market managed to rack up modest gains during the July quarter. While experts are forecasting a strong showing over the near to medium term, they remain wary about the apartment oversupply situation.

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