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Play it cool – why emotions can ruin wise property investing

Emotion can ruin sound investment decisions, says Michael Beresford of OpenCorp Emotions can get complicated. Being ‘in touch with your emotions’ is seen as a good thing. If a politician gets emotional, we warm to them – they’re human, just like us. In some sports, controlled emotion can be channelled into success. So, it’s good [...]

By |2020-11-25T12:58:14+11:00November 25th, 2020|Written Articles|0 Comments

Immigration in post-Covid Australia (and what it means for property investors)

One of the key drivers for growth of Australian property markets in recent times has been immigration. The steady inflow of migrants into Australia’s capital cities – especially Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney – has sparked demand for housing rentals, which in turn has been a positive thing for investors. But of course, everything changed with [...]

When it comes to investing in property, the winning formula is often the simplest one

Treat your investment property as a business and you’ll reap the benefits, says Michael Beresford of OpenCorp Everyone who ventures into property investment is looking for a foolproof recipe for success – so allow me to extend the cooking metaphor. Let’s use the analogy of MasterChef. These talented amateurs get an extensive recipe to cook something amazing. [...]

By |2020-10-23T16:54:26+11:00October 23rd, 2020|Finance, Written Articles|0 Comments

The media says one thing, the data tells a different story

The number-crunchers here at OpenCorp love nothing more than cold hard facts that, when pieced together, tell a story. We’ve been looking at the data and the story we’re seeing currently suggests to us that the property market in Australia is heating up. Consider these facts: 6 of the 8 capital cities went up in [...]

Four ways to amp up your borrowing power

By Cam McLellan, Co-founder, OpenCorp Investing in property requires belief, mindset and action, but it also requires finance! As an investor, if you don’t fully understand how lenders measure your borrowing power, you run the risk of losing control of your property investment journey. Here are four strategies to increase your borrowing capacity in the [...]

By |2020-10-07T11:11:47+11:00September 18th, 2020|Finance, Written Articles|0 Comments

How to win the battle of control with the banks

By Cam McLellan, co-founder, OpenCorp Of around 25 million Australians, 2.2 million own one investment property; 460,000 own two, and around 19,000 own more than six. From this, I figure that the top 19,000 investors own many more than six properties each. So, what are these people doing that all the others aren’t? Every successful [...]

By |2020-09-15T09:02:28+10:00September 15th, 2020|Finance, Written Articles|0 Comments

Is property investing right for you?

Let’s go back to basics. You’re reading this because you’re interested in … ta da! ... investing in property! But do you still have a million and one questions on your mind like: Is investing in property right for me? Will it help me achieve my goals? It’s good to ask (and answer) the ‘why [...]

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg

Why debt isn’t a dirty word for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg BY MATT LEWISON, DIRECTOR, OPENCORP OpenCorp's Matthew Lewison has been making sense of the numbers and demystifying the jargon. He goes into more depth in this audio clip: Coronavirus is an evil that has ambushed our daily lives on two fronts; the immediate threat to [...]

By |2020-07-27T12:21:47+10:00July 27th, 2020|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates, Written Articles|0 Comments

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update It’s been around 4 weeks since our last major update on Coronavirus and it feels like about 4 years. On a positive note, Australia seems to be moving in the right direction with its health outcomes as well as the financial and economic policies that have been implemented so far. Sadly, there are [...]

So you’re ready to purchase an investment property?

In this episode of our Wealth Workout of the Day video series, OpenCorp directors Cam McLellan and Al Lewison discuss what they look for when investing in property. Many people take a random approach to property investment, which can be very hit and miss. As in all businesses, there should be processes in place to [...]