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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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Good Time Business

Why hard times are good for business

I write a lot about the cycles of investment and the importance of playing the long game. Short-term thinking is what kills a lot of investors and stops people from ever becoming financially successful. And tough times are interesting times....
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The Rich Are Getting Richer in Australia | Latest research stats

It’s happening all around the world – the rich are getting richer. And it’s the same here in Australia where the wealth has grown strongly over the past decade, in part on the back of rising property values. And the big...
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Property Finance

Why property investors develop financial freedom

Let’s be honest, most of us want to be rich and many of us are fascinated by those who already are. How did they do it? How can we do it too? The truth is wealthy people don’t do different...
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What We Can Learn From Australias Richest People

What we can learn from Australia’s richest people

It seems like Australia’s billionaires are getting richer while the rest of us struggle with record-low wage growth.  The recently released AFR Rich 200 list gives us some insight into what’s happening to the fortunes of Australia’s wealthiest individuals, and it...
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Negative Gearing

Impacts of Labor’s proposed negative gearing and CGT changes

Sydney and Melbourne’s house prices could slide by up to 9 per cent if  Labor gets into power and introduces its planned property tax changes. At our annual Wealth Retreat Conference over the weekend one of our guest speakers Doron Peleg, CEO of RiskWise Property Research and...
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