The real secret to success is how to communicate

You know that old saying: “Success is 90 per cent perspiration and 10 per cent inspiration”? Well, I’d like to modify that equation slightly. I think success is made up of a number of important parts, but at least 50 per cent is good communication. What do I mean by that? In today’s tech age,

How to help your children into property

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

Property owners are "more financially secure" than renters : RBA

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

These are the top performing suburbs over the last 10 years

Want to know which suburbs exhibited the most capital growth over the last decade? Recently the REA group complied the top 10 list and not surprisingly they were all in Sydney and Melbourne. Leading the pack was the Sydney suburb of Tamarama where the median house price increased at an average of $300,000 a year