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[Investment Strategy] What is your limiting resource in property investing?

Have you ever wondered how some investors are just able to keep growing their portfolio? Most Australians never go beyond 1 Investment Property – so what is the trick?

[Investment Strategy] How to develop optimal offer price and forecast cashflow using the cashflow calculator

I think as an investor a cashflow calculator is an absolute minimum tool to have. At the end of the day investing is all about using money to make money – but before you can make any equity you should understand how much the holding costs are per week, month or year in order to…
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[Portfolio Showcase Series] CONQUERING PROPERTY #6 – NO ONE CAN RESIST A GOOD CORNER BLOCK WITH SUBDIVISION POTENTIAL!

Here it is – property #6 at another Logan suburb! Why back to Logan, you may ask? Trust me, I was trying to diversify at that time as well which is why property #5 was up at Murrumba Downs. And after property #5 I’ve also had a good and hard look out west – more…
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[Investment Strategy] How to effectively buy site unseen?

A question that I get asked a lot by fellow investors is – “when you buy in QLD, do you visit every property before you buy?” Very valid question, so I thought I’ll share my strategy on how I’ve done this when I was buying properties up at QLD. My answer is “no I don’t,…
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[Portfolio Showcase Series] Journey to property #5 – Selection Criteria

Since the Moreton Bay trip I have been monitoring listings around Kallangur in the hope to capitalize the new Moreton Bay rail which was due to open in couple of months. So that’s why I have been focusing more on Kallangur area instead of Deception Bay, despite the fact Deception Bay median price was lower. At that…
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[Investing Tips & Tricks] 10 tips for choosing an investment property

So, you’re thinking of buying your first residential investment property? There are a few things to consider before making the move. Here are our top 10 tips for avoiding potential difficulties and ensuring success.

[Portfolio Showcase Series!] Journey to property #5 – Heading North to Moreton Bay!

Having bought two IPs in Logan, even though I was quite happy with the result I’ve started to think that I will need to look at diversifying in QLD. My options were to go West or North. If you read my first time encounter with Ipswich, you’ll know that I’m not a big fan of heaps…
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[3 min Wed finance series] Thinking to refinance in order to renovate? Here’s how!

Refinancing your assets to renovate a property is a significant decision that will hopefully improve your standard of living or add substantial value to your property.   Refinancing isn’t as straightforward as you might expect. The type of renovation proposed goes a long way to dictating the loan required. If the wrong loan is chosen,…
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[Investing Tips & Tricks] Why you should be extra cautious working with cash job tradies

Let’s admit it, investing in property is not all rosy when you have maintenance issues. This is usually the biggest expense and it’s unavoidable. So as smart investors we all want to find ways to minimize outgoing expense. And tradies understand that. Investors are not looking for top notch jobs. They just want someone who…
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[Portfolio Showcase Series] KEEPING THE MOMENTUM GOING ON PROPERTY #4 (PART 2) – REMOTE RENOVATION SAGA

Continuing on from part 1, I have got all my ducks lined up, paid the builder and agreed on the start date. We are raring to go once property #4 in Woodridge is settled!!! Well, at least so I thought. The settlement date came, followed by the renovation start date. Learning from the last lesson about…
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