Author: Michael Yardney
Buying your next home can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first home. It’s exciting but full of complexities. While it’s likely to be the largest financial transaction you will ever make, we’ve found that many home buyers are poorly prepared to ensure they make a good purchase decision. And it’s not their fault.
Is property still a good investment? The last few flat years in our property markets and concerns about the potential for future capital growth has some investors worried. They are wondering what’s ahead for property, especially as they’re hearing some commentators suggesting we’re in unprecedented times. You just have to look back further. The problem
Property investors seeking free advice can sometimes come at a very high price according to this article in the Australian. The article gives a case study of Brisbane mechanic Danny Baltzer who sees real estate as his investment of choice, as he plans for retirement in 10 to 15 years “We are a typical family;
Failure is painful, right? And I’m not just talking about property investment. Well according to an article in Inc.com Geoffrey James says that’s not the case for successful people. The most successful people in every field (including real estate investing) don’t consider failure to be a particularly painful experience–because they think about it differently. Successful
You make your money when you buy your property, but I’m sure you know that. If that’s the case, why are so many investors lured by property developers’ incentives into over paying? Recently Sam Tamblyn, managing director of valuation firm Urban Property Australia, warned that buyers are overpaying as they are being lured by developer discounts.
Weekend property auctions have become almost a national pastime all around Australia. People go along to have a sticky beak, to get an idea of the market, to fantasize about their dream homes or just to watch the street theatre unfolding before them – it’s a bit like watching buskers, you see an auction and
There are many ways to make money and there are some people that would argue that real estate investing isn’t really that easy. They complain that it takes time to develop the knowledge to understand the property market. It can take months to research areas and find the right investment property. Then when you’ve found
In this week’s 2 minute property investment news video I talk about the increase in NSW’s First Homeowner Grant claims. Western Sydney is leading the charge for first homeowners’ in New South Wales. Western Sydney suburbs make up 70 per cent of the top 20 suburbs claiming the First Homeowner Grant in New South Wales.