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Property Investment Strategy

What is a property investment strategy? A property investment strategy is the approach you take to build your wealth through property investment. ...

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Why every millennial should be a ‘rentvestor’

The benefits of rentvesting come down to two main elements: cash flow (the return generated on money spent) and compound growth. Source: The Real Est...

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How can you maximise your tax return?

We all pay tax, but how do we make sure our tax return efforts benefit us in the long term? *This is a transcript from a conversation with Michael (B...

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Behind The Scenes With James McCoy – Senior Investment Consultant

CONTINUAL EDUCATION, MOTIVATION, AND ONGOING INSIGHT ARE CRUCIAL FOR ANY INVESTOR LOOKING TO BUILD A SUCCESSFUL PROPERTY PORTFOLIO. AS A SENIOR INVEST...

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House & Land Packages – What you need to know

Source: Your Investment Property Magazine House and land packages remain a firm favourite among many investors, including OpenCorp's Michael Bere...

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The deal of a lifetime – it may be outside your city – and more common than you think

Forget market hype. Smart property investment means looking much further afield than the convenience or desirability of the area you live in. by Cam ...

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Behind The Scenes with Natalie Ravaneschi – Relationship Manager

As a Relationship Manager, Natalie get's to see how much property investment changes everyday lives. She shares why she thinks she has 'One of the bes...

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Why the Pension isn’t a Retirement Plan

Don’t count on the pension. Plan to retire financially fit. Learn why property investment is the smart way to set up your long term financial securi...

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Investing without emotion

Source: Your Investment Property Magazine One of Australia’s most experienced property investors says it’s surprisingly easy to let sentiment sta...

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How Do You Stay Confident When The Media is Boom Or Bust?

Here’s how to make a confident property investment in the wake of media gloom and doom. News headlines consistently paint the picture of an Austral...

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How To Identify When The Property Market Is In A Danger Zone – Property WOD |Ep.252|

Knowing how to identify indicators within a market that show signs of market health and danger is key to choosing a smart investment property. We ofte...

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Tapping Into Property Equity

Source: Your Investment Property Magazine Accessing property equity is not just important, it’s absolutely essential if you wish to grow your por...

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Rentvesting: Invest for Growth, Rent for Happiness

Every year, the Oxford Dictionary announces its  Word of the Year. ‘Post-Truth’ was last year’s winner, beating stiff competition from the like...

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What Type of Investment Property is Best for You?

Entering the property investment market can be a big decision but working out what type of investment property is best for you can be even bigger. ...

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Owning a Home vs Renting and Investing

Many people looking to get into the property market have heard the saying, rent money is dead money. Who wouldn’t feel the urge to jump into homeown...

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2017 Footy Tipping Winners!

After wrapping up another big year in the footy, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 OpenCorp Footy Tipping Competition. The 2017 seaso...

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Budget 17/18 – what does it mean for property investors

https://vimeo.com/216936554 Michael Beresford, OpenCorp's Director of Investment Services and resident finance expert covers the budget. Find out how...

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The OpenCorp Property Greatness Games

To become great at anything takes preparation, training and commitment. That goes for whether you’re an elite athlete or yes, even a property inves...

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Negative Gearing Announcement Welcomed

Source: HIA The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister and Treasurer that negative gearing arrangemen...

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Investment decisions shouldn’t hinge on election campaign

Source: Your Investment Property Investors have been warned not to confuse political posturing with fact in the lead up to the Federal Election on 2 ...

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Global housing markets saw prices rise in 2015, led by Australasia

Source: Property Wire The real estate price index covering key property markets around the globe increased by 3% in 2015, up from 2.3% in 2014. Conc...

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Australian economy grows 0.6 per cent

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Australia's GDP, in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, grew 0.6 per cent in the December quarter 2015, a...

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Five Minutes With OpenCorp Director Matt Lewison

Source: The Urban Developer OpenCorp are a Melbourne-based property developer and fund manager. Their current national portfolio exceeds $500 million...

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Is 2016 the right year to sell my investment?

Source: Homesales The heat has come out of Sydney’s property market and many experts are predicting slow price growth in 2016 – not just in the...

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Toorak Road Apartment Site Sells For $6.55 Million

Source: The Urban Developer Melbourne-based property investment specialist OpenCorp has paid $6.55 million for a residential site with plans for a ne...

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OPENCORP TAPS INTO THE CROWD FOR GROWTH

Source: Business News Australia MELBOURNE developer Matthew Lewison started out by giving friends and family a piece of the action from a string of d...

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Citro West End Development

Source: The West End Magazine OpenCorp, a Melbourne-based property investment firm and fund manager, is making waves with its unusual way of sourcing...

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Is investing your New Year’s resolution?

Source: Your Investment Property By Phil McCarroll It may be somewhat cliché, but the New Year period can serve as the perfect motivator for those ...

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OpenCorp. crowd-funds developments in Albion and West End

Source: The Weekend Edition Two new residential projects are slated for development in Albion and West End, with funds for development sites being pa...

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Property developers follow Sydney buyers to Brisbane

Source: Financial Review Apartment developers from Sydney and Melbourne are heading to Queensland following buyers who have been priced out of the s...

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OpenCorp To Develop $360 Million In Queensland Projects

Source: The Urban Developer Melbourne-based property investment specialist and fund manager OpenCorp has acquired sites to develop an estimated $360 ...

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OpenCorp expands into Queensland development

Source: Property Observer Melbourne-based property investment company OpenCorp has acquired sites in Queensland to develop an estimated $360 million i...

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OpenCorp. opening real estate doors to mum and dad investors

Source: Property Observer Melbourne-based OpenCorp, a startup founded by Allister Lewison, his brother Matthew and Cam McLellan, has become the sixth...

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OpenCorp. looks to crowds to fund developments

Source: Sydney Morning Herald Crowd-funding projects have become de rigueur in the past few years, but boutique developer OpenCorp has used a similar...

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Changes to the lending landscape

By Michael Beresford UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK OR OVERSEAS for the past few months, no doubt you’ll have heard about the changes the...

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How the states are stacking up

Source: Australian Property Investor Commonwealth Bank of Australia's research department has released its latest State of the States report, which gi...

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Fringe seller: meet Allister Lewison, the one Young Rich property mogul who stayed out of the inner cities

Source: BRW Allister Lewison was working at Woolworths managing a team stacking shelves at night when he bought his first investment property at the ...

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Warren Buffett’s five tips for investing in real estate

He is known as the Wizard of Omaha and considered to be one of the world's most successful investors. And for thousands of investors around the world,...

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Virtual Reality: The Property Industry’s Next Frontier?

Imagine if  property buyers could ‘walk’ through a new off the plan apartment or home without even entering the building. Sound far-fetched? It m...

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Tax implications of selling

By Pat Mannix In recent months I’ve had a number of conversations with clients who are building new residential properties, a couple intending to k...

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How to find properties with subdivision potential

Source: Your Investment Property By Sarah Meggison Just because it can be a little complicated, it doesn’t mean you should disregard this strate...

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What If Money Was No Object?

If money was no object, what would you be doing? Video produced and hosted by blog series Tragedy & Hope. The video is a remastered version of th...

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9 Steps to Gearing Property Through Super

By ALYSHA VAN DREUMEL & PAT MANNIX When the government allowed property gearing through superannuation in 2007 it didn’t explain the steps invo...

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Dwelling approvals March to new record

Media release New home building approvals hit yet another all-time record high during March, said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Aust...

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Property Glossary

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 t...

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The car that James Bond wants

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 ...

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Zombie economics: the notion China is to blame for Australia’s property bubble refuses to die

By James Laurenceson, University of Technology, Sydney Despite valiant efforts by commentators such as Bernard Keane and Michael Pascoe to slay claim...

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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 ...

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Importance of claiming tax depreciation

Source: Smart Property Investment By Paul Bennion The importance of claiming legitimate tax deductions such as depreciation has been highlighted by ...

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Love your parents, but don’t listen to them

Source: Property Observer By Ed Chan Now that is a dramatic headline and I left off 10 extra words: 'If you want to be rich and they are not'. By t...

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Melbourne Property Investors Expo Wrap Up

By Cam McLellan Had a fun week in property last week. It was the Melbourne Property Investors expo at Jeff’s Shed. I took Angus, my five year old i...

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Memo to the IMF: there is no housing bubble

By Ross Guest, Griffith University It says radical policies are required to deflate this emerging housing bubble, such as a stamp duty on house purch...

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Property market myths and common facts; Melbourne

Source: RP Data research Quite often, myths or commonly accepted facts about the property market can turn out to be incorrect when a review of the ac...

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Tax time preparation tips for property investors

Source: YIP magazine It is that time of the year again to get your documents together in readiness for your accountant to lodge your annual income ta...

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New guidelines bring forward infrastructure

One of the big drivers in an area’s price growth is value add in the form of infrastructure. One area that is in desperate need of additional infras...

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Where in Melbourne do most of the houses sell?

Over the past twelve months 4.25 per cent of all houses in Melbourne have been sold. While this result is lower than the very strong years of sales ov...

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Why Brisbane is the place to buy: John McGrath

If you're a new investor or an investor who only has a few years left to make your fortune. Brisbane is the place to be investing. In the below artic...

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I’m more excited than this kid about Queensland at the moment!

By Cam McLellan Great news for a large portion of our clients with house prices cranking in the Morton Bay area. I've spent most of this month bangi...

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I’d rather stick a fork in my eye than buy an NRAS property

Jennifer Duke has now moved down to Melbourne to join Property Observer as the new Editor. Here's an article from Todd Hunter who shares his thought ...

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Could Chinese tourists bring more money than both the mining and agriculture industries?

By Cam McLellan Matt Lewison is constantly reminding me about the Chinese tourists that are expected to arrive on our shores each year. Here's an ey...

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Cashed up young blokes end up living at home

I always enjoy reading Shannon's articles. He has a casual writing style and seems to peppers his articles with a touch of data to back his points whi...

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NSW attempts to spur property market

By Steven Cross and Jennifer Duke, Smart Property Investor Magazine The NSW government is planning to stimulate the property market, announcing plan...

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