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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

NOTHING CAN STOP THE PROPERTY MARKET – ARE YOU ON THE PROPERTY TRAIN?

CoreLogic’s National Housing Data Report released this morning shows property prices rose 2.2% last month, continuing the current property surge across Australia That’s an amazing $400 per day for every day this year…or $2,800 per week! The scary part is the Banks are forecasting further increases of 20%+ over 2021 and 2022… The best time [...]

By |2021-06-01T14:43:00+10:00June 1st, 2021|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates|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

PROPERTY MARKETS ARE FULL STEAM AHEAD!

PROPERTY MARKETS ARE FULL STEAM AHEAD! Last month we said some of the Core Logic numbers were simply mouth-watering. Core Logic’s Month Housing Data Report shows dwellings continue to rise a further 1.8% across the nation last month. This is the equivalent of house prices going up $340 per day, or $2,400 per week! Breaking [...]

By |2021-05-04T15:16:10+10:00May 4th, 2021|Finance, News, Media & Market Updates|0 Comments

Tim Lawless’ View of Proposed Relaxing of Lending Laws

What is Tim Lawless’ view of the government's proposed relaxing of the lending laws? I canvassed the opinion of Tim Lawless, one of Australia's leading property market analysts and commentators, and Head of Research at CoreLogic Asia Pacific, during an interview for a recent OpenCorp webinar.  Tim is regularly sought out by government and the [...]

By |2021-04-01T10:41:54+11:00April 1st, 2021|News, Media & Market Updates|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