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What’s The Right Property For This Stage Of The Property Cycle?

As Australia’s real estate markets move into the next phase of the property cycle strategic investors are asking themselves: “what’s the right type of investment for the new financial era?” After a number of years of exceptional house price appreciation,...
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10 First Homebuyer Lessons to Teach Your Children

10 First Homebuyer Lessons to Teach Your Children

As parents, we all want to see our children succeed in life. And spreading their proverbial wings and flying the family nest to branch out on their own is a big move, particularly when they’re contemplating that first home purchase....
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14 Traits of Highly Successful People

What leads some people to be so more successful than others? I have studied and learned the common traits of highly successful people throughout my life, which has made me a better investor and business owner. Successful people think, talk...
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4 Property Investment Mistakes You Must Avoid

4 Property Investment Mistakes You Must Avoid

Here’s a startling but true fact: most Australians who get involved in property investment never develop the financial freedom they were looking for. Close to half of those who get into real estate sell up in the first 5 years,...
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Are you banned from a SMSF? You may be…

More and more Australians are trying to protect their financial future by setting us their own Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF). However, there are some interesting rules governing and who is legally allowed to run them. But very few of...
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Two million Aussies are experiencing high financial stress

A new report finds two million Australians lack the resources to bounce back when difficult circumstances arise, writes… Rebecca Reeve, UNSW Australia and Kristy Muir, UNSW Australia A new study shows two million Australians are experiencing high financial stress which...
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10 big factors affecting our property markets over the last decade

A lot can happen in 10 years. Last week I wrote the first in a series of 3 articles on the biggest changes in property over the last decade and explained how the economy, market forces and our property markets...
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Should your first property purchase be an investment?

The dream of owning your own “castle” has changed a little, with many first homebuyers today buying an investment property before they buy a home In fact, a Mortgage Choice’s investor survey last year revealed 36.6 per cent of investors...
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What you need to know before buying a residential property

Before you buy a home, you should be aware of a range of issues that may affect that property and impose restrictions or obligations on you, if you buy it. Consumer Affairs Victoria has created a checklist to help you...
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How negative gearing makes it cheaper to be a renting investor

Should you buy, rent or do both? More first home buyers are renting where they want to live and investing where they can afford to pay and are better off financially becuase of the benefits of negative gearing writes… Adrian...
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