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Property Market

What is the world’s most expensive property market? You need to read this!!

What is the world’s most expensive property market? Some of you may have guessed Sydney. And to be fair you are close. Sydney is the 2nd most expensive housing market in the world. However, the clear leader (by far) and the least...
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Investor

The dos and don’ts of successful investors

Real estate investing used to be a rather niche industry, confined to the few Australians who had significant reserves of cash and a genuine interest in the property market. These days, you could be forgiven for thinking that everyone is a real...
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Recession

What happens to property values in a recession?

Are we heading for a recession and what would it mean for the property market? That’s a question I was recently asked by Yahoo Finance where I’ve been writing a regular property column for well over a decade. Now that’s...
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Housing Affordability3

Housing Affordability the Best it’s Been Since 1999

Who says housing is unaffordable. O.K. I admit it’s expensive in our big capital cities – it’s a first world problem that comes with living in world class cities on the bay in the best country in the world at...
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Predict

This is what is going to shape the future of our cities

What is going to shape the future of our cities? What factors are going to make some locations and certain properties outperform the averages in the future? Now these are important questions for home owners and particularly for property investors...
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Property Prices

Which direction for property prices now that we have a coalition win

The results are in and to the surprise of many, Scott Morrison has led the Coalition to win this year’s Federal election. And this means our housing markets are likely to pick up by the end of the year. The...
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Invest Fail

Here’s the top 7 reasons why property investors fail

There seems to be a disconnect between what is myth and reality when it comes to the number of investment properties that people own. We sometimes hear about “greedy” investors who own dozens of properties when this is not really...
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Property Down

10 Common mistakes investors make during a property downturn

2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year with the value of many properties still falling. While this is the eighth property downturn I’ve experienced in my 40+ years of investing, and I saw it coming and I’m taking...
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Golden Eggs

How much do you need in super to retire comfortably?

The majority of Australian baby boomers don’t have enough superannuation for a comfortable retirement and that’s a worry! So how much do you need in your super to retire comfortably? It may not surprise you that a research paper  released by REST...
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Duck

The dangers of investing by following the crowds

In many situations, being part of the crowd can be rewarding.crowd group individual motivation fish win contest race diffferent Outdoor festivals, markets, concerts, stage shows: these are all events that are considerably better when enjoyed with the buzz and energy...
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