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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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Pillars of Strength

It’s not much use having an awesome roof, if you have nothing holding it up. This statement is very relevant to scribbles today. The difference between tin on the ground and tin as a roof, is what’s holding it up. Walls, supports, structure, posts or pillars. Further to our last scribbles on the Palazzo De…
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Starting with Good Foundations

Building is expensive. Buildings are expensive. Everything about building takes time and energy and focus and planning. If you have ever tried to build something large or tall you understand the importance of good foundations. If you have ever built a home you will also be aware that the best time to amend the plans…
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A tool to navigate the market – RPA Compass

247 B.C. is when the first compass was made. No one currently living was around to verify this event, so we need to rely on the drawings and notes handed down over time. Fast forward to 2018 A.D. This year saw the creation of the next generation of compass. One designed to direct its user…
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Property Advice for Real People

Recently I had the privilege of talking to a new client who found us via our website and was looking for some property advice. (I guess he found the right website then!) Let’s call him Mark and his wife Jane. Mark gave me an outline of his current financial and property status and their goals…
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Watch the Worlds Tallest

123 acres of space, straight up, rising from the dust. Visible from 95kms away and tall enough to see the same sunset twice. Burj Khalifa officially opened on January the 4th 2010. It was a major feat of engineering and about a decade later, now about to be superseded by another building 20% taller. Pop…
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Swiss Army Knife of Property

Christmas morning 1990. A younger me was unwrapping gifts in my mind, while shaking and prodding them under the tree. One of the addressed boxes was too small to be lego (hopefully) and too big to be money. It was quite heavy and solid. Were my parents playing a joke, was it a rock or…
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