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September RP Data Housing Update

Source: RP Data Housing values eased their way into Spring, with the RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index posting a 0.1% capital gain across the combined capital cities over the month of September.

The two biggest risks in property investing – Property WOD |Ep. 101|

We have made it a priority to create a well structured and thought-out process when guiding clients through their property investment journey, in order to minimise the risk involved in investing in property, but it is a fact that there is risk involved so today we wanted to address what we think are the two…

21 Invaluable Investing Quotes

Why do the greatest investors have all the best lines? Is it just a coincidence? Repost from The Motley Fool www.fool.com We don’t think so. Great investing and great communication are very similar in that both require focus, and the ability to decide what’s important and what’s not. Hedge fund manager Mark Sellers has said…

The 10 biggest mistakes made by property investors!

By Cam McLellan In a rapid fire interview with Matt Lewison former Qld GM of Peet Limited and Co-Founder of OpenCorp discloses the 10 biggest mistakes made by property investors. Here they are, in no particular order…….. The 10 biggest mistakes made by property investors! • Buying a property close to home (so they can…

Retirement Years Not So Golden

By John Collett The retirement years of many people are not as “golden” as is commonly believed, with 40 per cent of retirees saying they have been forced into retirement due to redundancy or illness before they were financially ready. A survey by Mercer reveals a significant gap between expectations and the reality of retirement….

Understanding property contracts

By Cam McLellan The main thing to remember about signing contracts is that whilst a lot of contracts may seem the same, contracts are different if you’re buying house and land, if you’re buying land only, if you’re buying an apartment. They also vary depending on the state you are in, every developer and every…

The Golden Rule of Investing

By Cam McLellan and Al Lewison Today we’re going to talk about the Golden Rule of Investing. This was a rule I learned when I was a young teenager, reading my first property book which was by Jan Somers, who most of you will know. The one thing that I will always remember, and I…

Navigating the property expo mine field

By Al Lewison and Cam McLellan Today we wanted to give you an insight into how we used to feel about attending property investment expos and how we learned to navigate the minefield. Consider everyone in a booth as a sales organisation that are trying to get your business, the main things to try and…

Glamping

By Cam McLellan I’ve got a favour to ask you, but first let me explain why… I’ve created a new thing – Glamping. Last week during school holidays Felicity and I took the kids Glamping, which is similar to camping but instead of heading to the bush, you head to the city and instead of…

How the tall poppies in the property world operate

By Cam McLellan and Al Lewison Today we’re going to talk about Tall Poppy Syndrome – in Australia we have a tendency when someone stands out from the crowd, to want to go along in a group mentality and chop them off at the head, to bring them back to the level of everyone else….

Is commercial property right for you?

By Al Lewison and Cam McLellan We purchased a block of land a few years ago, worked through the planning process, constructed a large commercial building (we were lucky enough to find a government tenant take a 10 years lease). But what we wanted to talk to you about today was the pros and cons…

Assessing risk vs return

By Cam McLellan and Al Lewison Let’s talk today about risk versus return and how Al and I assess it. When I look at risk, risk comes down to one thing and that’s control or my understanding of how I can control a situation. By controlling the situation when investing, I’m able to deliver a…