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FULL-LENGTH VIDEO: Property investment education session

Our popular Live Q&A Show is back for 2020 … but with a twist! Instead of the normal Q&A format with our expert panelists answering viewers’ questions, for our opening show of the year we recorded a property investment education session presented by OpenCorp’s Michael ‘Boz’ Beresford to the South East Melbourne Phoenix community. (OpenCorp…

Investing in Property: When is it the right time to buy?

By Cam McLellan, Director & Co-founder   When investing in markets like Melbourne and Sydney, it’s important to understand what drives property values to ensure you’re going to buy at the right time. Let’s discuss the different types of buyers and how their purchasing patterns affect market movements and price cycles. The property market is…

Assets and liabilities: Appreciating the difference

By Cam McLellan, Director, OpenCorp   An asset is something that makes things better. Let’s look at a few basic examples of assets and liabilities before I explain them in more detail – and you can try to pick which is which. An investment property that puts money in your pocket each month and has…

Insight & Tips for Investing in Property

The team members here at OpenCorp have been in property investment a long time. Some might say we’ve been around the block a few times. And we’ve noticed a few things during our forays around said block, including the imbalance between male and female property investors. Hence, we wanted to write a helpful piece about…

Property Investing: Taking the First Step

By Al Lewison Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? I’m not talking about that excellent movie featuring Ashton Kutcher, but a scientific paper, written in 1967. The paper posed the question: Does the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil, create a tornado in Texas? The idea being that a really small action…

The Top Things You Should Know as a Property Investor

By Cam McLellan I often get asked, “What is the top thing you need to know as a property investor, what’s the number one rule?” There isn’t one rule. Al and I have rules for every area of property investing, whether it’s taxation law, identifying an investment, duplication, cross collateralisation, finance structure or picking a…

What’s your time worth?

By Cam McLellan Property investing takes a lot of time and to be frank without good time management you will never be able to build a portfolio. From most people I hear the same thing; “I want to be financially free, but I just don’t have enough time in the day to spend researching the…

Dealing with setbacks when building your portfolio

By Cam McLellan I was recently asked what the difference is between myself and those who are still great with general life but don’t ever acquire financial freedom. After thinking about this for I while, I realized it’s because I find it mentally easy to absorb a setback. In fact I love a road block….

Understanding property finance is a must!

Whether you’re a first time or experienced investor, understanding property finance is a must! The number-one reason most investors never own more than one property is finance. Listen to established property investor Michael Beresford discuss the importance of setting up your property finance correctly.

What comes first – the chicken or the egg?

By Cam McLellan When it comes to property investing what comes first the chicken (your borrowing capacity) or the egg (the property). Most people would say it’s the property, but today I’m going to tell you why the chicken should always come first. Last year a friend went and signed a contract for a house…

Starting Over

By Cam McLellan My business partner Al Lewison and myself have been investing for a while now and one of the questions we get asked regularly is, if we had to start again knowing what we know now, what would we do differently? The obvious answer to this is raise ten million dollars! But I…

Financial freedom

By Cam McLellan Even when I was a kid, it was my vision to retire at 40. For me, this was the definition of financial freedom. I pictured a never-ending round the world adventure holiday filled with extreme sports. I’m now 40 and have an entirely different view of financial freedom. My kids changed all…

Getting started: Ready.Set.Go!

By Cam McLellan The first deposit is the most difficult to save. Once you’ve started building your portfolio, your appreciating assets will help you fund future deposits and you’re off and running. My first house was a 10sq three-bed brick veneer in Bayswater, Victoria on a 900m2 block. Just imagine a brick box in the…

Why Property Investing Is a Long Term Wealth Creation Strategy

Now you’ve worked out your property investment visions and kicked them into action, all you need to do is get yourself into the market, then sit back and watch your portfolio grow. In today’s Workout of the Day (W.O.D) property investment video, Cam and Al discuss why it’s important to remember that investing in property is a long…

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…

Our financial literacy workshops kick off

By Cam McLellan Al my business partner and I were recently out at one of the secondary schools talking to the students about the basics of investing and property as an investment option. But I decided to start my property section a little different from usual and I think it really woke them up. I…