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How Should You Invest in this ‘Interesting’ Phase of the Property Cycle?

How Should You Invest in this ‘Interesting’ Phase of the Property Cycle?

If you are like many property investors, you’re probably wondering whats the right thing to do at present. Should I buy or should I wait?  It’s impossible to escape the cold hard fact that the Australian property market is undergoing major changes. Thanks to our good friends, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority’s macro prudential measures […]

The 6 Most Important Life Lessons of a Property Investor

The 6 Most Important Life Lessons of a Property Investor

You’ve read the books, magazines and reports. You’ve been religiously checking realestate.com.au for properties. You’ve been in contact with numerous builders, realestate agents, buyers agents and developers, but yet when the push comes to shove, you stop! You’re not alone. In fact less than 6% of Australians, or roughly 1.3 million people own an investment […]

The great debate: Shares or property?

The great debate: Shares or property?

For as long as both have been in existence, Australians have argued for and against shares or property holding the leading spot for the best investment. But the reality is, they’re both good – but for different things. So what really leads to financial freedom? Let us try and convince you…   Stability To have […]

Understanding Stamp Duty

Understanding Stamp Duty

We all know stamp duty exists, but exactly what it is or why it exists is often lost in translation. So we’re going to go back to the basics today and lay down everything you need to know about stamp duty.   What is stamp duty?  Stamp duty is a tax paid to a state […]

Understanding property valuations

Understanding property valuations

Property valuations are one of the trickier parts of investment. We know they exist and we know they’re important – but why? To the unexperienced, it seems as though they could be subjective and each person could perceive a property’s worth differently, but in Australia there are very strict regulations on not only how to […]