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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 […]

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, […]

Tips and tricks for property negotiations

Tips and tricks for property negotiations

Too often we hear stories from clients who have been looking to buy a property and have missed out because they offered too low, too little and someone else came in and swooped up the property. They often tell us that they were doing what they thought was the best thing, come in low and […]

Pre-approval: a property buyers’ asset  

Pre-approval: a property buyers’ asset  

When you buy property, there are some things that can make the process easier and some things that can make the process more difficult. By having some things in order first, you can have some distinctive advantages to your purchasing game. One of them, is mortgage pre-approval.   Pre-approval for a mortgage is when a […]