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From first home buyer to property investor

2021-12-01T14:01:19+10:00November 24th, 2021|First home buyer, Property investor|

If you want to buy a home but you’re struggling to get your dream off the ground, it’s really important to stay focussed, keep your eye on your goal and turn down the volume on all the negatives. There are always ways to make things happen and sometimes you just need to think outside the box. The important thing is to get into the [...]

Tax time!

2021-06-28T16:38:41+10:00June 17th, 2021|Property investor|

We're at the wind-down of the financial year and for property investors, that means one thing... tax write-offs. Investing in property is more than just buying a property. It's about having a strategy behind that investment. Whether your strategy is to minimise tax or create wealth, it makes sense to claim every deduction possible related to the management and maintenance of your property. If [...]

Investing in property

2020-11-19T22:16:59+10:00November 19th, 2020|Property investor|

The Great Australia Dream has always been to buy a home. In more recent years, it seems to have progressed to “buy two homes” - or more. Property investing is now such a highly desirable goal of so many Aussies that it’s become pretty commonplace and it seems that everyone is an expert on the subject. There are lots of opinions about where to [...]

Is now the time to invest in property in Queensland?

2020-11-17T15:56:08+10:00November 17th, 2020|Property investor|

There’s a whole lot of talk about the sea change that’s coming where everyone flocks to Queensland to live in harmony in the wake of the pandemic chasing lifestyle and affordability. Headlines in one publication are saying that COVID could push Queensland property prices up by 20% and, in another, that Sydney and Melbourne residents are flocking to the Sunshine Coast for a lifestyle [...]

Are you growing or saving for retirement?

2020-10-28T22:10:39+10:00October 14th, 2020|Property investor|

Retirement… is this something you’re planning for now or something that will just happen when you get there? It seems that you’re in one of two camps - the active wealth creators or the passive savers. The active wealth creators have strategies in place to “grow” their money. They’re investing in shares or property - or both. They have a number that they’re aiming [...]

The early bird catches the worm and the prepared buyer gets the property.

2020-06-01T20:51:48+10:00June 1st, 2020|First home buyer, Next home, Property investor|

It’s not always as cut and dried as that, but if you turn up to an auction or a real estate agent’s office ready to bid or negotiate, with your finance pre-approved, then you’re in a much better position than someone without pre-approved finance. There are a few “must do” things before you start negotiations or set your auction budget. The first is to [...]

Brisbane unit market – is it still oversupplied?

2020-03-02T16:37:40+10:00March 2nd, 2020|Property investor|

Brisbane's unit market has been a hot topic for the last five years or so. It's been oversupplied, unit values have dropped, demand has fallen as supply has increased dramatically. The market has under-performed and disappointed many unit owners and investors. It's important to note that we're only talking about units here. The housing market, on the whole, has been performing well and houses [...]

The positives and negatives of positive and negative gearing

2019-11-26T23:32:50+10:00November 15th, 2019|Property investor|

When you're investing in property, you need to know whether you should be aiming for positive or negative cashflow. This should all be part of your investing strategy and will have implications on your tax. Positive  cashflow
 This occurs when the property earns more from rental income than it costs you to hold it. This is a great strategy for new investors or for [...]

Which property investing strategy is right for you?

2019-11-10T20:14:38+10:00November 10th, 2019|Property investor|

Investing in property is a whole different ballgame to buying a home, and there are a whole lot of strategies that you need to consider before you decide on which is best for you. And this is before you even start to look for the property! My advice: Do some research, talk to a professional about your circumstances and goals for investing BEFORE you [...]

9 mistakes investors make

2019-09-30T20:44:09+10:00September 18th, 2019|Property investor|

Property investing is a different game than buying a home. It requires a different mindset and different criteria. The rewards can pay off big time, but there are some mistakes that investors make that you need to avoid. Buying with the home owners mindset. You're not going to live in this home. You're buying it for someone else to live in, so switch your [...]

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