By Cam McLellan While the growth in the projected pool of superannuation savings is impressive, it belies the harsh reality facing those not far off retirement. Increasing life spans, the effect of the GFC on superannuation accounts and the fact that the superannuation guarantee started only in 1992 is leaving older workers underfunded. And most…
Take a peak in to the past and check out Al Lewison’s first property purchase and how it performed.
When you’re holding a larger asset base how do you go about ensuring more asset for little out of back pocket expense and make your tax work for you.
Source: API Magazine For newcomers to property investing or home buying, the jargon can get confusing, so here is a guide to the most commonly used terms. AAPR – annualised average percentage rate, sometimes referred to as the comparison rate. This figure takes into account all the costs associated with the loan and is used…
Only around 15,000 people in Australia own more than six investment properties – so how do you gain the confidence to build your portfolio to six or more properties and become financially secure? And is it better to rent or own?
By Cam McLellan Who should you be dealing with? It’s time to finally understand each of the bank’s internal departments. The bank’s attitude towards you will change as your portfolio grows and your business becomes more valuable to them. This being the case it’s important that you understand your progression through the bank’s different departments….
Established property or new build? How do I get a new build for the same price as an established property? Established property or new build? How do I get a new build for the same price as an established property? How does depreciation affect my decision? How does depreciation affect holding costs? Long time WODer,…
In every property market there are ups and downs but how do you identify when a market is in the danger zone, boom or stagnant? Cam McLellan and Al Lewison explain.
We have started a number of small businesses that have ranged from window cleaning to telecommunications, some were successful and some weren’t but what enabled us to take these chances was the fact that we had already grown a strong property portfolio. Here’s what we have learnt along the way. Featuring Cam McLellan and Al…
Whilst we advocate learning as much as you can in order to be a savvy investor, we want to make sure you take that information and assess every investment opportunity for risk and return when growing your portfolio. Featuring Cam McLellan and Al Lewison.
If you want to invest using your Superfund, what should you be doing and where do you start?
Getting your initial deposit to launch yourself in to investing in property this day and age is pretty difficult, so how are most people doing it? And what’s the best way to get your foot on the ladder.
Posted by OpenCorp Staff It looks like an ordinary Range Rover – but it bristles with enough gadgets to make James Bond envious. The new armoured vehicle, dubbed the Chelsea tank, is designed to cope with small-arms fire – and even a chemical weapons attack – to foil would-be kidnappers. With thick armour plating, gun…
The point of building an investment portfolio is to create financial freedom – so don’t get sucked in to overcapitilising on your properties when you won’t get the return.
We keep saying – Education is King – so what books will help you keep on track on your investment journey? Here are our favourites.
Cam McLellan and Al Lewison explain why buying below market value is not necessarily the best strategy when investing in property.
In the early days of building your portfolio you will have more than likely put your purchased properties in your own name, as well as with your partner. So what’s the best way to mitigate the risks towards you both?
What is the best way to manage ongoing investment property costs, and how to not get caught out by an unexpected cost when managing your portfolio.
After locating a suburb and a potential property to buy, what are the seven keys things you should look for whilst inspecting a potential ‘buy’ property?
Is there merit in buying a slightly larger block in an area, above the median house price when keeping in mind growth potential.
By Cam McLellan One of the easiest ways to supercharge your property portfolio is by making a few small sacrifices today and delaying that gratification until you have built your wealth. For years I drove around in a beat up old Hilux worth half the amount of money other people I knew were spending on…
What structures do you need in place, in order to retire early and live off the equity of your investment properties?
Long time WOD fan Gary Long explains duplication in property investing. Apologies for audio quality, but we thought it was such a great WOD we’d pop it up.