THE ULTIMATE MINI GUIDE TO PROPERTY INVESTING

This step-by-step guide illustrates why following a proven system is so important when investing.

WHAT’S IN THE GUIDE?

This mini guide provides the tools and checklists that successful investors use when choosing an investment property for their own portfolios. These systems will help you to reduce risk when selecting investment properties. They will also assist you in managing your portfolio and show you how to leverage equity and build wealth at a much faster rate.

  • SELECT A PROPERTY

    Learn how to select the right city, area and the best investment property in that area.

  • DEMYSTIFY

    How to see through smoke and mirrors surrounding the property industry

  • STAY ALERT

    Know how to spot – and avoid – a property industry shark

  • BE MARKET SAVVY

    Understand the six key signs of a healthy property market.

  • AVOID PITFALLS

    How not to make one of the 10 biggest property investor mistakes.

  • EXPERT TOOLS

    Access the checklists and systems elite investors use to reduce risk.

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Chapter 1

Inside The Property Industry: Why You Should Ignore The Hype

If you choose wisely, you can expect your property value to increase at around 8% a year, so property investment is a pretty safe bet. Smart investors get rich slowly.

Yet during a rising bull market, you’ll find seminar rooms full of people lapping up the advice of so-called experts. But once the party’s over and the market cools, these guys do a Houdini faster than you can say economic downturn.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in investing in education. So long as a weekend course is not the extent of your learning. After all, you wouldn’t expect to become a pro-golfer after just one weekend on the course, would you? If you really want to educate yourself, don’t just go to one investment seminar. Go to them all!

In the early 2000’s I considered myself a pretty savvy investor. Back then there was a very slick operator doing the rounds promoting property investment opportunities (I won’t name names). At the time I played in a band and one night our drummer told me he’d just paid $8k and was in the process of handing over another $15k (huge money back then) for a property course. He’d just signed on to buy three apartments off the plan with the aim of selling before settlement. He told me he was going to be a multi-millionaire.

I was intrigued and went along to one of these seminars to see if I was missing something. I was shocked by what I heard. T e advice given was based on the theory that prices would continue to escalate, as if the bull market would never end!

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About the Author

WHO'S CAM MCLELLAN?

A Director of OpenCorp, Cam McLellan has extensive experience across the property investment sector. An accomplished property investor, he has 20 years experience in residential, commercial and business real estate, property development and investment.

Cam joined forces with co-founder and director Al Lewison to turn their shared passion for property into a company. Cam is committed to sharing his passion and property investment knowledge with everyday Australians. In our Mini Guide series, Cam provides a jargon-free, step-by-step investment manual for those who wish to secure their financial future.

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