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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 […]

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 […]

How to manage property investment risk

How to manage property investment risk

We often meet people at our events (to learn about the next one – our last for the year – click here) who are thinking of property investment but are scared of the risk. When we ask what risks are they actually most concerned about, they tell us a myriad of reasons. The thing is, […]

Which investment strategy is best for you?

Which investment strategy is best for you?

Sophisticated investors are typically well educated when it comes to the different types of investment strategies, but they all started somewhere. Our mission is to empower more people to understand and use the wonderful resources around them to build wealth – so this article is going to cover four of the most common property investment […]

Five suburbs that should be on every first home buyers radar

Five suburbs that should be on every first home buyers radar

One of the most interesting things about property is how value grows. As population increases, the ‘hub’ of a city expands. At first look South-east Queensland first home buyers can be discouraged, looking across the plentiful supply of unaffordable suburbs around the Brisbane and Gold Coast CBD’s. But with a bit of forward thinking, there […]

Investing 101: The Real Estate Dictionary

Investing 101: The Real Estate Dictionary

Half of the difficulty for new investors and property owners comes down to understanding the complex and unusual terminology around real estate and investing. There are so many intricate parts of property and although most are simple concepts, they have new terms that take some getting used to. So get familiar with the lingo now, […]

Every property investor needs one of these

Every property investor needs one of these

On the whole, Australian’s aren’t great at saving money. It’s why investment platforms like shares, property and term deposits have been so successful – because they prevent us from doing what we’re good at… spending. In September 2016, Australians were saving just 8% of their income, down on the 11.8% they were saving after the […]

How easy is it to own your own home?

How easy is it to own your own home?

In September the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released their survey of household income and wealth. The statistics identified a trend that isn’t a good one for the Australian economy of the future of our families. Home ownership rates are continuing to fall. The statistics showed that very few Australian homes are owned outright with […]