Why the smart investor is circling the market right now

Why the smart investor is circling the market right now I apologise; I wasn’t going to mention the C-word. But there’s no getting away from it – COVID is still very much in our midst. Although in Victoria we’re pretty much free from restrictions, the spectre of the pandemic will loom over our lives for [...]

By |2021-07-14T13:48:46+10:00July 14th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

I’m in my mid-50s – should I invest in property?

I'm in my mid-50s – should I invest in property?  Age is just a number when it comes to building a property portfolio, argues OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford  I often get asked by people aged in their mid-50s whether property is a good investment option at this point in their lives. My answer is, unequivocally, yes. [...]

By |2021-06-28T09:01:20+10:00June 28th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Thinking big: Is it possible for me to own six or more properties?

Thinking big: Is it possible for me to own six or more properties? Adding to your property portfolio will help to maximise the rewards of compound interest, writes OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford.   Buying your first investment property is a daunting prospect. After all, we’re not talking about a small amount of money. This is why [...]

By |2021-05-26T11:08:43+10:00May 26th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Melbourne vs Brisbane vs Sydney vs Perth – which is the best market to invest in and why?

Melbourne vs Brisbane vs Sydney vs Perth – which is the best market to invest in and why? OpenCorp’s Michael Beresford discusses which of our major cities is the best-placed for property growth.   There’s a healthy rivalry between our major cities for the best place to live in Australia. Melbourne is regularly voted one [...]

By |2021-05-12T10:21:21+10:00May 12th, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Ask the right questions and you won’t end up in a mentor muddle

An investment mentor can help steer you away from property pitfalls, writes Michael Beresford No matter how well you do your homework before buying an investment property, you sometimes need someone in your corner. Look up the dictionary definition of a mentor and you’ll find, ‘an experienced and trusted adviser’. Keep those key words in [...]

By |2021-04-12T12:42:37+10:00March 31st, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Proposed relaxing of lending laws a big plus for property investors

How property investors can benefit from relaxed lending laws Expanded credit approval would be a shot in the arm for the economy Credit is often called the lifeblood of the economy, and it’s an essential part of our post-COVID recovery. That’s why we’re keeping a keen eye on the Federal Parliament’s debate on proposed [...]

Matthew Lloyd: From AFL superstar to property investment champion

Bomber great Matthew Lloyd shared his property investing journey with OpenCorp's Michael Beresford for one of our educational webinars. Here is his story.   When someone can play 270 games of AFL during their professional footy career and still find time to build a successful property investment portfolio, then it’s clear there is something very [...]

By |2021-03-10T16:48:58+11:00March 10th, 2021|Case study, Written Articles|0 Comments

Understanding the five golden rules of property investing

Once the rules of property investing have been explained, and you apply them effectively, you’ll have the right foundations for building an outstanding property portfolio, writes Michael Beresford Property investment provides a path to wealth like no other. It’s open to just about everyone, regardless of your age, social status or employment. The rewards can [...]

By |2021-03-09T10:23:25+11:00March 3rd, 2021|Written Articles|0 Comments

Shifting the Australian economy out of idle: Housing, infrastructure, education, tourism & healthcare

The Australian government’s dilemma is to keep the economy running, but not waste funds revving the motor with the handbrake still on, writes OpenCorp director, Cam McLellan   To get a sense of future house prices, and which parts of the market will fare best, you need to get your head around government stimulus. JobKeeper [...]

By |2021-02-23T12:43:29+11:00February 24th, 2021|News, Media & Market Updates, Written Articles|0 Comments

How to build wealth in 2021 – and beyond

Property investment is less about the actual property and more about the system to create wealth, writes OpenCorp Director – Investment Services, Michael Beresford Without question, 2020 will go down in the history books as the year that a pandemic froze the world’s population, and their economies, in their tracks. But with the benefit of [...]