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7 ways you can lose money in property

It may seem strange for a buyers agent to say this, but you can lose money in property. And not just when the market slows down – but at any time. There’s a report that comes out every three months by Corelogic and it’s called the “Pain & Gain Report”. That’s right, PAIN and gain. […]

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What to do when buying a house for the first time?

8 steps to buying a house for the first time: Step 1: Save a deposit It sounds really obvious, I know, but it is the hardest thing to do if you’re buying a house for the first time in Sydney. Ideally, you’ll save 20% of the property’s value and that way you can avoid paying lenders […]

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Should I buy property now or wait for prices to crash?

“My mortgage broker tells me that many property investors whose interest only terms are due to expire will be forced to sell their properties, making them desperate vendors.  So, should I buy property now or wait for this to happen?” Well, this can be a great reason to hold out on buying a property. I’m […]

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9 Reasons You Should Avoid Buying A Property

It may seem odd to hear me say this but there are some seriously good reasons not to buy a property. Recently I was listening to one of my old pal Bryce’s podcasts and it got me thinking about this. Bryce Holdaway and his business partner Ben Kingsley chew the fat weekly on The Property […]

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Price is what you pay – Value is what you get

Warren Buffett is an American investor, industrialist, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world (ref:Wiki). “Price is what you pay, value, is what you get” is one of his many wise sayings. And this principal applies with property, just as much as it does with the share market. […]

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How to know when you know enough to buy without paying too much

When I was a selling agent I learnt that buyers become experts in their price bracket for the period of time in which they are seriously looking for a property. They have an intimate knowledge of what they can get for their money in a way that a local real estate agent can’t. The agent […]

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Do property investors really need to fear a Labor election win?

Negative gearing, capital gains tax, superannuation are all under attack! Or are they? There has been a lot of fear-mongering going on in the lead up to this July’s Federal election and it seemed until last week that property investors needn’t worry because the Libs were most likely to return to power. But with recent polling, […]

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Where are the best locations for investment properties?

Where are the best locations? We get asked this quite a lot while talking to investors and owner/occupiers alike. Our preference for investment location is as follows: Within a 10km radius (ideally 5km) of either Sydney or Melbourne’s CBD Suburbs with a village or cafe/shopping strip that attracts people both day and night Good transport options […]

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