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”

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”

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”

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?”

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?”

Which amenities are overrated (and underrated) drivers of capital growth?

Amenities may have been touted to drive capital growth in a particular area, but not all amenities will lift values. So, which ones should you be focusing on when doing your research?

You’ve been told that amenities are an important consideration when deciding where to invest in property.

That is, you should target areas with desirable amenities if you’re after solid long-term growth.

However, the presence of an amenity is not enough to indicate future growth in the area. You also need to look at other factors. Continue reading “Which amenities are overrated (and underrated) drivers of capital growth?”

Capital growth vs cash flow: Which is the  right strategy for the current phase of the property cycle?

The current stage of the property cycle offers a lot of opportunities, but only if you have the right strategy. So which one would benefit you the most?

When it comes to property investment, there are two strategies that often divide investors: invest for capital growth or invest for positive cash flow. Michael Yardney explains which strategy works best for the current stage of the cycle.

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Is this the Holy Grail for finding high growth investment properties?

If you’re looking for a high-performing investment property, you need to look beyond its location.

You’ve heard it before. The location is the most important element when it comes to buying property.

However, property professor Peter Koulizos says not if you’re buying an investment property.

Continue reading “Is this the Holy Grail for finding high growth investment properties?”