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Is your home really an investment?

At this stage in the property cycle, everyone who has bought property is a winner. Just ask them. “Mate I sold my home for $300k more than what I paid for it, listen to what I say.” The question is, did they actually make money? The simple answer is yes, The complicated answer is maybe…
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Buy – Build – Develop – Divest

I often get asked, What do you even do? Now, I hate selling and ‘big noting’ myself at the best of times. I much rather speak about someone else, than to sound like every other real estate agent in town. In fact, when at business networking events people used to ask what I did, I…
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AirBNB loans and lending

AirBNB Loans and Lending For a Queenslander (me) it was chilly. Not Hobart or Melbourne cold, but cold enough for me to have a beanie on. The line where I stood was long, well before open time, and a cool wind was making the wait even more noticeable. Finally, there was movement and even with…
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Everyone wants to be an agent

Everyone wants to be an agent Can you hear it? I know you can see it. It’s all around you. Maybe you even know someone who is doing it? Perhaps it might even be you? I used to joke that you can tell the second stage of a property cycle by how many of your…
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The Yield Gap

The Yield Gap Let’s say the long term interest rate average sat around 7.0% and a certain market gross yield (rent return) was around 5.0%. Can we all agree there was a minus 2.0% ‘gap’, before you even began? Adjust these figures how you want, but something similar is what has been the accepted norm…
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The Real Olympic Games Winners

The Real Olympic Games Winners The winner is Sydney…. These words become iconic after being uttered by President Juan of the IOC in September 1993. Most of us probably don’t realise it was that long ago, I didn’t. Looking back with hindsight, the cost for Sydney to become an Olympic city was $5 billion dollars.…
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Infinite Equity

Infinite Equity “All you need to do is buy 10 properties and refinance one property each year, pull out money to live on and you never need to worry about money or tax again.” In 2003/4 Mortgage Managers were the cool thing. Taking a more active approach than a bank or a broker (supposedly) Mortgage…
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Turn a Gamble into Science

Turn a Gamble into Science In past articles I have covered some of the basics of planning and making sure your financial foundations are set up before you begin. You can review those here and here and here. Today, I am going to dig deeper into the process specifically relating to making a purchase decision…
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How to buy in a HOT market

Prices up 20% Enquiry up 200% Sales up ???% More than ever before in my 17 years as a buyer’s agent, we are working with homeowners. First home, second home, downsizers, all types are contacting us for help to get into the property market. As a fee for service advisory, our clients invest money into…
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The boom is all your fault – and it’s not about to end…

Booms and Bubbles seems to be the topics of the year so far. A very different rhetoric from the same time last year when it was all about being locked up and staying protected from each other. On the show this week we covered the topic of ‘How big will the bubble become?’ You can…
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