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How 5 Personality Types Manage Their Money

You realise that your personality has an influence on your relationships with others, but have you ever considered how it impacts the way you look at, and manage, money? Take a look at the following personality types. Individuals don’t have to fall squarely within one...

How To Profit From Subdivision

If you’ve been investing for any length of time you likely will have heard that property investing “takes time” and that you should exercise patience while waiting for capital growth to increase your wealth. Although this is true, it’s only partly true. Yes, it does...

Which Property Type Should I Choose?

Different property types deliver different results. The property type you choose will depend upon a number of factors.: Your personal risk profile - how much risk you’re comfortable with Your financial capacity What stage of growth you’re in When you expect or need to...

10 Common Tax Mistakes Made by Property Investors

Property investing is a tried and true means of wealth building that delivers benefits to investors in terms of capital growth and tax reduction. While we have no real control over investment property gains we do have control over what we claim on our taxes....

Are You Making One of These 5 Common Budget Mistakes?

Budgeting, together with saving is the foundation of every successful wealth creation plan. If you don’t know where your money is going, and if you’re not diligently saving it, you’ll lack the resources to build a comfortable future for yourself and your loved ones. A...

Houses of Horror

We don’t often think of homes as having a “reputation”, but they do. Consider, for example, the home at 6 Collins Street, North Ryde in New South Wales. The former home of Sef Gonzales and his father, Teddy, mother Mary and sister Clodine was the subject of litigation...

Pets: Should You Allow Them In Your Investment Property?

There’s a large population of pets in Australia....approximately 25 million of them according to the ASPCA. Each of these pets are owned by people who need accommodation. While some of these pet owners own their own homes, many of them are renters in search of a home...

How To Negotiate A Discount

Have you ever noticed how some people are able to get great discounts on their investment property while others pay the asking price? What’s their secret? There’s really no secret - they’ve just learned how to negotiate well. Of course the market will dictate how much...

Wealth Building: Is it Luck or Is it Strategy?

Does it take luck to become wealthy? Some people say so, but I say that a smarter choice than waiting on luck to visit your doorstep is to make your own luck...at least you have more control over that. So how can you make your own luck? By doing what countless others...

Why Understanding Buyer Demographics Is Key To Better Returns

You’ve found the right marketplace. All of the market signals indicate that this suburb is on the cusp of growth. So you decide you’re going to finally take the plunge and buy a property for investment. While it’s great that you’ve finally decided to buy an investment...

7 Key Questions To Ask When Choosing an Investment Property

Buying an investment property comes with no guarantees, however much of what you achieve is a direct result of the choices you make. You will enjoy great success as a property investor if you have the right knowledge, and to acquire the right knowledge it helps to...

Property Market Research Tips

One of the most important skills a property investor can develop is the ability to analyse a marketplace. Not only do you need to understand where to buy, but you need to know what type of investment property will deliver the results you need. Market drivers...

5 Ways to Fail at Property Investing

There are a lot of ways to fail at property investing. However, did you realise that in many cases, an investor’s actions, not the property market, keep them from achieving their goals? The following 7 mistakes are often seen among investment property owners, but they...

8 Valuation Risk Factors Lenders Use

While your personal situation; savings, credit, income, etc. play a part in a lender’s decision, there is another type of risk factor that banks concern themselves with; valuation risks. Lenders rate each factor on a scale from one to five, then make their finance...

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