Understanding Assets

Understanding Assets

Assets An asset is generally understood to have a current value to meet debts and commitments and a future economic value. It is usually expressed in dollars. There are different classes of assets you can invest in: cash or bonds,…

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Leverage The Investment Philosophies

Leverage the Investment Philosophies

“When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” —Confucius Are you investing for income or for capital growth? This is a fundamental question property investors have to answer. As an investor, you need to be clear on your strategy. While…

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Overcoming Your Fears

Overcoming Your Fears

Overcoming Your Fears In my own property-investing journey, I started with the fact that I didn’t know very much. I was new to the country and new to the tax laws here. I decided that, if I was to break…

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Common Fears

Common Fears

Common Fears Many of my clients came to me with very similar ‘fears’ to what I had when I started out. The number one fear is, ‘What if I cannot find a tenant for my property?’ The average vacancy for…

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Don’t Let Fear Control You

Don’t Let Fear Control You

Don’t Let Fear Control You I had a couple come to seek financial advice who had Superannuation accounts to consolidate and credit card debts to refinance. As they had already maximised their home equity, there wasn’t any more that could…

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Personal Experiences

Personal experiences

Personal experiences Renovating an investment property In 2001, we bought an old dump in an inner city area called Brunswick, four kilometres from the city. When I inspected the property, I fell through the wooden floorboards. Despite that, the rest…

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Strategies Within The Property Continuum

Strategies Within the Property Continuum

Strategies Within the Property Continuum Buying to hold Most people when buying their own home buy an established property and are likely to hold it over a medium to long term. Capital growth – expected at 5–7% per year –…

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The Property Continuum

The Property Continuum

The Property Continuum A continuum is a continuous series of elements with so few differences that they do not seem to differ from one another. My reference to the property continuum is that the investment may change in character gradually…

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Investing In Property

Investing in Property

Investing in Property All wealthy people have substantial investments in property. In this book, we are addressing only residential property investments for capital growth and rental income. Properties consist of two key components – land and building. The land component…

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