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Can you get out of a contract?

Opening the little post box door and grabbing the mail, I habitually ripped open each envelope on the walk back to the car.That’s when I saw it; a legal letter addressed to me.I was being sued.That ‘not so fun’ feeling was 18 years ago when I didn’t settle on a land contract. I was doing…
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Land Tax

Be careful what you wish for…

I tweeted about Land Tax this week.Yeh, I know I get all the exciting jobs hey!Tweeting only allows you a small window of text to get a point across, and this topic deserves more than 280 characters.Land Tax has been thrown into the spotlight once again, after NSW state government said it has released the findings of…
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Its not personal just business

Its not personal just business

Its not personal, just business.Ever been on the receiving end of that line?Or maybe you have been the one delivering it, lol.Used in situations where it might not be comfortable or nice it simply makes the deliverer feel better, no one else. What does it really mean?How do you not take things personally and what…
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The Next 4 Years...

The Next 4 Years…

Newspapers, online articles and talk back shows, are all promoting the same thing, inflation and interest rates.Guess what I am NOT talking about:Inflation and Interest rates.Well, not directly if I can help it!You really just want to know what is happening next, right?Being that it’s Saturday morning and we probably have lots of things to…
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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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