The crucial property market research you can’t afford to screw up

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 screw up”

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?”

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”

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”

Micro vs Macro vs Big Data: Which is best at predicting future capital growth?

When researching the property market, are you better off looking at micro-indicators or taking a big picture approach? Can you rely on big data to gauge an area’s potential?

With so much property data available for investors nowadays, it can be confusing to figure out how you should focus your research.

Are you better off looking at a smaller geographical area or taking a big picture approach? Should you just rely on big data? Continue reading “Micro vs Macro vs Big Data: Which is best at predicting future capital growth?”

Perth: Buying opportunity or money down the drain?

The consistently weak data makes for scary reading for investors in Perth. Some experts say now is a good time to start looking for opportunities before the market starts to turn, but is it too soon to get back in?

With Perth property prices at rock bottom and vendors desperate to sell, should you buy there now?

It’s a no-brainer that the best time to buy an asset is when it’s cheap and unloved. That’s usually when the asset provides its best opportunity.

This window usually occurs at the bottom of the market when despondency and mass depression rule the day.

Often times, it only takes a bit of positive news to lift sentiment and the market grows again.

Based on this logic, does it mean that Perth is the place you should be looking if you want to maximise your investment return? Continue reading “Perth: Buying opportunity or money down the drain?”

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”