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2019 Australian Property Crash – The Truth

2019 has started with a Bang. Waking up, January the first, and it seemed like the whole week of the first week of January, all we got was negative news from the media.   Which is probably called for, and fair enough. So what I’ve done is, compiled a few of the news reports, that…
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Clocks, Cycles and Markets

Property Clock, Property Cycle, Market Trends – do they mean anything and if so, how do we make sense of them? These are questions I get asked on a weekly basis. It seems the topic of market cycles and property clocks is top of the list in the minds of property investors looking for a…
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When is the right time to buy property?

Recently I sold my home It was a cute unit on the water at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast. As head of research at Real Property Advice I review all sorts of data and trends and believed that my suburb was peaking at the top of its property cycle. Yes, I am now temporarily homeless,…
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Auction Inaction..

Auction Inaction.. The other week I saw Angela, an old friend of our family who I had not seen in about 6 years. I told her I was surprised to see her as I thought they had moved away from that suburb. The last time I had seen Angela and her husband, they had sold…
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Owning property in a managed complex – Beware

Time to get personal… (Following on from our article about buying in a managed complex, this article focuses on ownership of a property within a managed complex.) In 2004 I had left my last career and was starting our buyer’s agency business. While I was waiting for licensing and other things to get moving, I…
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Buying in a Managed Complex

What is a Manged Complex Buying and owning a property in a managed complex is more popular than ever before.  The words Body Corporate or Onsite Management once sent chills up the spines of many people, including investors. However, by choice or by necessity, managed complexes are now a more common property option and are…
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Try This Simple Strategy – Dollar Cost Averaging Your Mortgage

Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is an investment technique of buying a fixed dollar amount of a particular investment on a regular schedule, regardless of the share price. Do you consider your home loan on ‘special’ when it is a low rate? (www.investopedia.com/terms/d/dollarcostaveraging.asp) Stock market investors use Dollar Cost Averaging as a way to buy a…
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First Home Buyers, I just saved you $100,000 in 10 minutes

I get very agitated at the misinformation and bias in the property industry. Sure, most people start out in the property industry with good intentions. (Yes others do start out with the focus on making the most money possible, no matter what.) Few maintain that philosophy however. Or perhaps it is simply a fact that…
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