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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 […]

A new way to think about investment property value

A new way to think about investment property value

When it comes to buying an investment property, it’s safe to assume (we sure do hope!) that you all do your due diligence before deciding to purchase. You consider the median sale price of the area, comparable properties on the market, historical value trends, recent sale data and you might look into some professional or […]

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 […]

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 […]