We all like to believe that we’re experts in our fields. I’ve been in property for many decades and this has given me an expertise and knowledge I didn’t have when I first started out. I’ve seen property cycles peak and cool and watched as property spruikers encouraged people to buy into volatile regional hot
I know that many property investors are a little intimidated by the thought of bidding at a property auction. I can understand why – auctions are an emotional and exciting event. Even after bidding at hundreds and hundreds of auctions I must admit I still get that surge of adrenaline every time I bid. Then
Parents often ask me how they can help their children into property. Some even contemplate giving one of their existing properties to their children. For those more financially free, giving a property while they are still alive so they can see the joy it creates can be very heart-warming. But there are a number of
The RBA has found that new property owners are more financially secure than renters. And they recently released a 44-page report confirming this. Now I guess they haven’t been reading blog Property Update blog — I could have saved them a lot of time and trouble doing this research! However, they have concluded that young Australians
Did you know that there are now more than 600,000 Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) in Australia? Plus the average fund balance is more than $1 million? SMSFs have soared in popularity over the past decade, especially because funds can purchase certain types of property to help grow their retirement wealth position. However, as outlined in
Self-Managed Superannuation Funds or SMSFs provide another avenue for people to create and manage their wealth. Unfortunately, like many other highly regulated financial tools, they can be quite complex. In fact, there a number of common errors that people often make in SMSFs, which can be avoided with professional advice from the outset, of course.
Location, layout, size, nearby facilities — these are just some of the factors you need to take into consideration when you’re looking for an investment property. And while you can put in extra amenities such as a dishwasher and an air conditioning unit, there are a few property features that aren’t so easily added — like a