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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 [...]

Investing in property wisely – why 200 hours is the magic number

An investment property can be the route to financial security – but without sound advice it can become a burden, writes Michael Beresford of OpenCorp   Here’s the bad news: there is seldom a quick fix to owning an investment property. We’ve all got a ‘friend of a friend’ who bought on a whim and [...]

By |2020-10-07T11:13:16+11:00September 25th, 2020|Property selection fundamentals|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 [...]

Property investment: 4 exit strategies

By Cam McLellan, Director & Co-founder   When it comes to property investment, like many other endeavours in life, it's critical that you begin with the end in mind. Not having a clear view of the outcome you're trying to achieve can potentially derail your efforts: you’ll more likely be distracted and may stray from [...]

By |2020-07-10T10:53:20+10:00July 10th, 2020|Property selection fundamentals|0 Comments

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 [...]

Five investment properties in 12 years? Here’s how to do it!

By Cam McLellan, Director & Co-founder   Building a property portfolio that will provide strong growth and – in the not-too-distant future – the lifestyle you aspire to could be more straightforward than you think. The key to building a strong portfolio is identifying when your usable equity has increased. Banks will convert this usable [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:25:17+10:00December 17th, 2019|Property selection fundamentals|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:18:23+10:00December 4th, 2019|Property selection fundamentals|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-07-06T11:18:23+10:00November 26th, 2019|Finance, Property selection fundamentals|0 Comments

MARKET: How to pick the right market to invest in

In this Wealth Workout of the Day video, OpenCorp's Cam McLellan and Al Lewison go into detail on the 'Market' component of their MAP (Market/Area/Property) process. They discuss which capital cities you should be looking at, as well as what drivers you should be zeroing in on in those locations, for example, population growth figures [...]

By |2020-07-20T12:45:09+10:00November 5th, 2019|Property selection fundamentals|0 Comments

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 [...]