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Victorian Windfall Gains Tax
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Victorian Windfall Gains Tax

Victorian upper house passes the Windfall Gains Tax. What does this mean for land and property costs? The Windfall Gains Tax (WGT) was first announced by the Victorian government in May 2021. On 20th November the ‘Windfall Gains Tax and State Taxation and Other Acts Further Amendment Bill 2021’ was passed into Parliament. The WGT is […]
APRA Lending Changes
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APRA Lending Changes

Have you heard about the most recent APRA lending changes?  On Wednesday 6th October 2021, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) sent a letter to all authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) – that includes banks, building societies and credit unions – to advise them of changes to mortgage serviceability buffers. This letter stated that the minimum interest […]
NDIS. What is it? And what do you need to know about it?
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NDIS. What is it? And what do you need to know about it?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme or ‘NDIS’ is an Australian Government program that funds costs associated with disability. It was legislated in 2013 and went into full operation last year (2020). You probably already know someone who’s benefiting from it, so what are your chances of making it work for you? Let’s start by saying […]
VIC Shared Equity Scheme
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VIC Shared Equity Scheme

What’s the Victorian Homebuyer Fund all about? On the back of a tough couple of years for Victoria, the Victorian Government has launched a new home-buyer fund called the Victorian Homebuyer Fund (VHF). This is essentially a shared equity scheme which allows successful applicants to purchase a property with a minimum deposit of 5%. The […]
Top 6 things to invest in while in the military
[Blog]Top 6 Things To Invest While In The Military

Top 6 things to invest in while in the military

Most ADF members are so busy working they don’t have time to focus on other aspects of their life, not to mention long-term planning. Sure, the idea is to work an eight-hour day and then make time for you, but with training, exercises and deployments it sometimes seems impossible get off base. We know, we’ve […]
The finance process for the Defence Force property investor
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The finance process for the Defence Force property investor

How important is the finance component to the property buying process? Very. In fact, aside from choosing the right property, in the right location, finance is the most important component to property investment. So, it’s essential to get it right. But nobody’s born knowing this stuff. And many financial institutions seem to love making the […]
$10k to get you on your way
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$10k to get you on your way

If you’re in the Australian Defence Force and based in NSW a $10,000 Government grant may be available to give you a great kick start. Conditions apply.
The Big Shift towards the ideal Australian lifestyle
[Blog]The Big Shift In Au Demographics

The Big Shift towards the ideal Australian lifestyle

Question: What does a sea change, tree change and smashed avo have in common? Answer: A bloke by the name of Bernard Salt. Question: Is it important to understand and interpret demographic data when purchasing property? Answer: Yes. Question: Are the 2 questions above in any way related? Answer: Absolutely. And if you’re interested in […]
Building Supplies Property Investor Market Update
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Building Supplies Property Investor Market Update

Have you heard that building costs are on the rise? And we’re not talking the usual inflation here, costs have significantly increased since this time last year. You may be wondering why? And if you’re an investor, you’re probably also considering what impact it’ll have on the property market. You certainly won’t be the only […]
Desktop, Kerbside & Full Property Valuations – What’s what?
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Desktop, Kerbside & Full Property Valuations – What’s what?

One of the first things you’ll need to do when you’re buying a property, refinancing your home loan or trying to access the equity in your property, is to get a valuation of the asset. This valuation will be used by your lender to make sure they’re lending responsibly. Your bank/lender needs to make sure that […]
The Property Investor Planner
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The Property Investor Planner

What is the Property Investor Planner? The Capital Properties Property Investor Planner has been designed by professional property investors specifically to assist other property investors. This planner shares tools and tips to help you stay focused and learn to prioritise goals and tasks like a seasoned property investor. Like any well-executed plan, we’ll help you […]
Rinse and Repeat Your Property Investor Trade Craft
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Rinse and Repeat Your Property Investor Trade Craft

The Capital Properties Pinnacle Program – Property Investor Review Capital Properties’ 7 step process to successful property investment recognises that in order to master our trade craft, it’s vital for property investors to continuously review where we’re at and what our current, short-term and long-term objectives are. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take […]
What the heck’s going on in the property market?
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What the heck’s going on in the property market?

Wow! What a crazy last 6 to 9 months it’s been! Could anyone have predicted the current market events? Yep, we kinda did! And we’ve got a lot of grateful clients who followed our guidance and have fared exceedingly well, beyond even our high expectations. But if you’re still reeling and wondering what’s going on, […]
Run your property on P&I or I/O?
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Run your property on P&I or I/O?

Why choose an interest-only loan? In the past, one of the best features of an interest-only loan was that it gave first home buyers the ability to start sooner and get a foot on the housing ladder. That’s because it allowed first-time buyers an increased opportunity to purchase without being under the pump to make […]
Why interstate investment is so hot right now
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Why interstate investment is so hot right now

Looking to expand your portfolio? Have you considered interstate investment? Australia has always supported a nomadic lifestyle with one of the highest levels of internal migration in the world. In fact, almost 40% of Australians change their address every 5 years. That’s a whopping average of 13 moves in their lifetime! And in the past […]
Defence Force Investor Night Brisbane
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Defence Force Investor Night Brisbane

MAKE YOUR DEFENCE JOB FUND THE LIFESTYLE YOU WANT TO ENJOY! Speaker: Marcus WestnedgE Topic – How to effectively research your property before you buy In this workshop we will take the smoke and mirrors away from this elusive topic of ‘property research’ to give you clear and practical steps towards helping you gaining insights before […]
What’s the deal with risk? How do I deal with it?
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What’s the deal with risk? How do I deal with it?

Risk means different things to different people. For example, why do so many people put themselves at potential risk with different sports? I love to go surfing at my local beach. But I know many people are terrified about the thought of going into the water where I surf. I’ve had people question the threat […]
Going once Going twice Gone
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Going once Going twice Gone

Been to an auction lately? Then you’ll have heard these words more than ever before. Because right now the property market is seriously hopping! In fact, according to Australia’s leading online property settlement platform, PEXA, there were more than a whopping 60,000 sales settlements recorded in February 2021. Not bad given the effect that the […]
The difference is perspective!
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The difference is perspective!

Early 2020 saw some of the foremost Australian property markets in a major upswing, however it wasn’t long before awareness of the pandemic started to become more apparent. Australian media began reporting major property market correction and buyers began to question if it was a good time to buy. It’s not surprising then that many […]
The Great Government Grant Stimulus Update
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The Great Government Grant Stimulus Update

You’d need to have been living under a rock if you haven’t already heard about the new HomeBuilder Grant introduced on the 18th of June 2020 – was reduced to from $25,000 to $15,000 on the 1st of January 2021. It’s the Governments’ fundamental response to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy. […]
The great interstate migrate
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The great interstate migrate

The great interstate migration. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Australia and the rest of the world significantly so where we choose to live and therefore our housing markets are also changing. Prior to the pandemic, the growth of Australia’s largest cities including Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, was fueled mostly by immigration from overseas as well […]
Crumb’s!? My Property is Close to Handover. What’s Next?
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Crumb’s!? My Property is Close to Handover. What’s Next?

So, you’re building your investment property or owner-occupier home and the construction’s been ticking along nicely. Then all of a sudden, you check your email and BANG! You see the Practical Completion Invoice! For some this may be a long-awaited announcement, but it might catch others a little by surprise. No matter how ready you […]
Have you heard about the 5% Deposit Scheme?
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Have you heard about the 5% Deposit Scheme?

If not…listen up! You might not think it, but the Australian Government is actively committed to helping younger generations to achieve the great Australian dream of home ownership. And this commitment means constantly thinking of new ways to make it happen. We call one of these schemes “The 5% Deposit Scheme.” Formally known as: The First […]
To solar or not to solar, that is the question!
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To solar or not to solar, that is the question!

Solar power is a great, clean way to power your home and your investment property. With solar energy you can reduce your dependency on high-priced electricity while you simultaneously reduce your carbon footprint. Here at Capital Properties, we’re all for reducing our carbon footprint. We’ve written about how we try and make our lives more […]
The Defence Force First Home Buyers Guide
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The Defence Force First Home Buyers Guide

Are you ready to make your move? The hint of Government Grants becoming available over the last few months, plus the talk of some property markets softening means there’s an emerging segment of First Home Buyers in the affordable Australian Property Markets. If you’re thinking of investing, make sure you take a look at Capital […]
Yay! My property settled. Now what?
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Yay! My property settled. Now what?

Congratulations. If you just purchased a block of land and have settled, then it’s time to celebrate! But don’t too carried too away, because there are still some things you need to do to make sure the build goes to plan. Read on as we share some tips to make the next stage of post-settlement […]
Great Government Grant Grab
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Great Government Grant Grab

You’d need to have been living under a rock if you haven’t already heard about the new HomeBuilder Grant introduced on the 18th of June 2020. It’s the Governments’ fundamental response to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy. And they’ve made the package very attractive to Defence Force Members. On the go? […]
Why use a building inspector when constructing
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Why use a building inspector when constructing

Construction almost completed? Don’t drop the ball now! Here at Capital Properties we make it our mission to help you with every stage of the finance and property investment journey. We hear stories of some poor souls doing all of the hard work only to have something go wrong at the last minute because they weren’t fully […]
Why being finance ready pays dividends
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Why being finance ready pays dividends

Are you in the buying zone? One big mistake many investors and home buyers make is looking at deals and properties before they are finance ready. Because if you want to buy a property and you’re not really sure how much you can spend, it’s difficult to know where to look. The best place to […]
Make uncertainty your ally
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Make uncertainty your ally

In uncertain times we can turn to fear, we can shut down and freeze. Or we can see possibilities and opportunities. It all comes down to cultivating the right mindset. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: Uncertainty is the only certain thing in life. How we respond to it and the decisions […]
OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE
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OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE

There’s no denying the impact that COVID-19 has had on stock markets and property markets. But what does this mean for property investors? Is there opportunity to be found in our current situation? In this article we take a look at how COVID-19 compares to previous market downturns and consider exactly what impact it may […]
Hey property investor have you id’d?
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Hey property investor have you id’d?

Research is one of the biggest, and most important, parts or your property investment journey. But finding credible, reliable information that’s easy to interpret can be tough. Today we’re sharing with you our go-to source for all your demographic insights. And the best part? It’s completely free. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take […]
The One Property After the Other Myth
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The One Property After the Other Myth

If you go to property investment seminars, read those ‘1 to 100’ books and follow enough so called ‘experts’ you might start to believe the property game is all about buying one property after another until you’re wealthy enough to retire. And look, I’m not saying it can’t be done. But lots of investors we initially chat with […]
What’s the reason behind the reason?
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What’s the reason behind the reason?

Why are you investing? What is your vision for your life and how does investing in property help you achieve it? Thinking about your why and mapping out a vision for your life could be the driving force, the key to unlocking your success. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: Many first-time […]
Forward registration land titles
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Forward registration land titles

Exchange contracts now settle later! Small deposit required (Typically 5 – 10 % of the land purchase price or less) to lock the contract price of the land and contract build price for a delayed settlement. Sound interesting? What’s the difference between a property title and deed? What’s the difference between an untitled and titled […]
Due for a review?
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Due for a review?

When was the last time you checked in on your property investment and long term financial and lifestyle goals? Are you on track? Do you know what you need to do to take the next best step? Let us help you take stock and make smart decisions for now and for the long-term. On the […]
How I first started
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How I first started

I’ve been in the property investment market for most of my life. It all started when I turned 17 years old and joined the Australian Defence Force. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: I joined the Defence Force at 17 years old in June of 1996. From my first regular wage I […]
How to set up an equity loan for your investment property
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How to set up an equity loan for your investment property

Growing a property portfolio to fund your lifestyle goals (and give your parents bragging rights…) requires regular review of your financial position and investment artillery. Find out what to look for and how to arrange a property valuation to help you set up your equity loan. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: […]
Why being in the Defence Force puts you on top of a mountain of opportunity
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Why being in the Defence Force puts you on top of a mountain of opportunity

If I had a dollar for the number of times, I heard a Defence Force veteran say, “geez Marcus, I wish I’d started sooner!” Well, let’s just say I’d have more than a few extra dollars. But seriously, I believe that Defence Force property investors have an unfair advance when it comes to getting ahead […]
Should I invest in an old property or a new one? Finding the balance
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Should I invest in an old property or a new one? Finding the balance

Making the decision to invest in an established property or going for a new build can be tough. But considering the pros and cons, as well as factors like finding a good balance between the lot size and property improvements can make the decision easier. In this blog, we’ll look at how to find a […]
20k Government Grant
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20k Government Grant

Being in the Military has it’s perks and this is one! Capital Properties know and understand Defence Force, let us show you how you can get a jump start. Are you based in Victoria? Are you interested in property investing? Are you a Full Time Defence Force Employee? Would you like some extra cash to […]
CAPITAL CITY RESEARCH REPORTS
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CAPITAL CITY RESEARCH REPORTS

The 3 individual reports contain: The top reasons why to invest City statistics Population statistics Infrastructure and employment break downs House price statistics Rental statistics Community statistics Get your FREE reports, to help you quickly identify the key property investment drivers for investing in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.
THE DEFENCE FORCE PROPERTY INVESTORS KIT
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THE DEFENCE FORCE PROPERTY INVESTORS KIT

We’ve compiled some of our best content to show you a road map providing key insights to help you get the best start in your property investment career, thus achieving your goals in the shortest amount of time possible. Download The Defence Force Property Investors Kit to receive: Goal Setting – Personal Action Sheet Goal Setting – […]
Exclusive Property Investor Event
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Exclusive Property Investor Event

BIANNUAL REVIEW OF YOUR PROPERTY INVESTMENTS – AS PART OF THE CAPITAL PROPERTIES PINNACLE SUPPORT PROGRAM BIANNUAL REVIEW OF YOUR PROPERTY INVESTMENTS – AS PART OF THE CAPITAL PROPERTIES PINNACLE SUPPORT PROGRAM Pinnacle Support Program – VIP Investor Night Dear valued Capital Properties Property Investor, this is your opportunity to review the property market you’ve […]
Ten things when you’re starting out as a property investor
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Ten things when you’re starting out as a property investor

Starting out on your investment journey can feel daunting and challenging.
What does it look like to work with Capital Properties
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What does it look like to work with Capital Properties

Why working with Capital Properties is your wisest investment move
How to determine value when constructing your investment property
[Blog]Knowing Whether An Advertised New Build Is The Real Deal All Comes Down To Your Research When Investing In Property

How to determine value when constructing your investment property

Defence Force members looking for a hassle free, low maintenance investment that help them to lower their tax are getting great results from new build investment strategies.
APRA are changing the debt service calculator
[News]Apra Are Changing The Debt Service Calculator

APRA are changing the debt service calculator

You could borrow up to 20%-25% more soon!
What to look for when signing Land and Building Contracts
[Blog]House And Land Contracts For Property Investment

What to look for when signing Land and Building Contracts

Land and building contracts are legally binding documents. Once you’ve signed one you’re responsible for following through on the full terms and conditions.
Double your income
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Double your income

Doubling your income might sound like a pipe dream, but with a popular two for one property – the dual key – it’s achievable. Find out why these investments are a great option for Defence Force owner occupiers and investors. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: Dual key properties can provide the […]
The 3 things your future investor self should know right now
[Blog]New Property Investment Technologies Equal Smart Property Investment Decisions

The 3 things your future investor self should know right now

Being in front of the latest data can help you make informed investment decisions.
Changes to investor interest only lending
[News]Apra Are Changing The Debt Service Calculator

Changes to investor interest only lending

ANZ announces today they will be allowing Interest Only lending up to 90% for investment loans
How to enter the property market without a deposit
[Blog]Explore Alternative Options To Securing Your First Investment Property

How to enter the property market without a deposit

One of the biggest challenges I see with first-time investors is coming up with a sufficient deposit to apply for a loan.
The Financial Freedom Myth
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The Financial Freedom Myth

Financial freedom is a damaging myth that perpetuates the idea that we should all be striving to escape from our lives through early retirement. Here’s why I think we should be shifting our perspective from financial freedom to financial independence. On the go? Here’s 30 seconds of take outs: Financial freedom is a hot topic, […]
Is now the right time to invest in the property market?
[Blog]How To Read The Property Market Cycle And Strike At The Ideal Buying Time

Is now the right time to invest in the property market?

If you look hard enough you can always find a reason to invest, or not invest, in the property market. So, how can you really tell if now is the right time to invest?
Should I raise the rent? Q&A with the Beau Miller
[Blog]8 Essential Questions You Need To Ask Your Property Manager For Your Investment Property

Should I raise the rent? Q&A with the Beau Miller

When a fixed lease expires on your investment property it can be tricky to decide what to do next. In this blog we take you through the 8 essential questions you need to ask before increasing the rent.
How seasoned property investors avoid analysis paralysis
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How seasoned property investors avoid analysis paralysis

As a first-time investor, you might feel a deep fear of making the wrong move. Maybe you’re stuck trying to choose the right market to invest in. Or maybe you’re waiting until you find the perfect property.
Dream big to live life large through goal setting
[Blog]Dream big to live life large through goal setting

Dream big to live life large through goal setting

As we move to a close this year it is a great opportunity to reflect on how far you’ve come and what you’ve achieved. Then, the stage is set to look forward. It’s what I’m doing right now before New Year’s resolutions are usually made.
Should I buy a [PPR] house to live in or invest in?
[Blog]Defence Force Home Buyer Benefits Vs Purpose Driven Property Investment

Should I buy a [PPR] house to live in or invest in?

One of the big questions that Defence Force home buyers ask is whether they should invest in a property before buying a home to live in.
Capital gains tax on your investment property with David Shaw
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Capital gains tax on your investment property with David Shaw

Sold an investment property this year? You could be up for capital gains tax. In this article, we cover exemptions and rules that will impact how much capital gains tax you will pay.
How to build your dream home and lifestyle
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How to build your dream home and lifestyle

With few exceptions, everyone I chat to about their ultimate life goal wants to be living in their dream home, in a dream location, surrounded by people they love.
Small development project investments
[Blog]Things Everyday Investors And First Time Developers Need To Know

Small development project investments

Surely, you’ve considered a small-scale development project, who hasn’t?! It’s an exciting prospect and the potential upside is better than your standard ‘buy and hold’ strategy.
Keep your investments Ship-Shape with this pre-deployment checklist
[Blog]A Step By Step Pre Deployment Property Investment Checklist To Prepare For Your Next Deployment

Keep your investments Ship-Shape with this pre-deployment checklist

If you’re about to head off on deployment for a chunk of time, getting your personal administration squared away is a priority. If you’re a property investor, even more so.
Tax depreciation reports 101
[Blog]A Property Investors Tax Depreciation Report Is An Essential Tool That Allows You To Take Full Advantage Of The Tax Deductions Available

Tax depreciation reports 101

As a property investor, you could be receiving hundreds or thousands of dollars in tax deductions every year for depreciation on your investment or commercial property.
6 Strategies to keep your investment property(s) working for you
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6 Strategies to keep your investment property(s) working for you

If you’ve bought an investment property, or are building a portfolio of them, well done you! Buying an investment property or three is not the solution to growing wealth. Actively managing your investment property strategy is.
Tips on maintaining your investment property: Interview with Beau Miller
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Tips on maintaining your investment property: Interview with Beau Miller

If you’re considering renting out an investment property it’s important to understand what you’re responsibilities are as a landlord when it comes to maintaining the property and carrying out repairs.
Which national economic indicators sway the property market
[Blog]Australia’s Economic Conditions Can Affect Your Investment Property

Which national economic indicators sway the property market

While key property selection criteria is the smarts behind choosing an investment property to support your lifestyle goals, Australia’s economic conditions play a big part too.
Going green and ideas for sustainability
[Blog]My 2¢ On Going Green And Ideas For Sustainability

Going green and ideas for sustainability

As a surfer, the ocean plays a huge role in my life. But I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that, in the past, I’ve been naive about the threat that climate change and global warming poses on our oceans and the planet as a whole.
Mind map your way to the lifestyle you want to live
[Blog]Property Investment Research Is Awesome But A Successful Investment Strategy Is Always Preceded With Clarity On The Why.

Mind map your way to the lifestyle you want to live

You may well be the most well-read property investor around, but do you know why you’re stepping into the property investment trade? What is it that you want to achieve and how does this align with what you truly value in life?
‘On the level’ connections will move you in more ways than one
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‘On the level’ connections will move you in more ways than one

I felt compelled to share some of my life’s learnings with you, as I know that wherever you are in your own life’s journey you can benefit from those that have been there before you.
How to win in life by kicking a potential sucking habit
[Blog]How To Win In Life By Kicking A Potential Sucking Habitv1

How to win in life by kicking a potential sucking habit

Bad habits simply get in the way of the good life and have a nasty side effect of keeping you from reaching your full potential.
Pay off your mortgage faster and enjoy a better lifestyle sooner
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Pay off your mortgage faster and enjoy a better lifestyle sooner

The faster you pay off your home loan, the less money you’ll have to pay out in interest. More cash in your pocket rather than the bank’s, means more opportunity to achieve the lifestyle you’re working towards.
10 questions to find the right mortgage broker for you
[Blog]A Switched On Mortgage Broker Is A Key Member Of Your Property Investment Support Team

10 questions to find the right mortgage broker for you

You need to find a mortgage broker with serious nous. A switched on mortgage broker is a key member of your investment support team, that will take the time to understand your goals and find solutions to help you reach them.
How to climb that next step of the property investment ladder
[Blog]Climbing The Property Investment Property Ladder

How to climb that next step of the property investment ladder

Whether you’re an investor at the peak of your property investment trade or you are just getting started, you’ll always be looking out for your next deal.
Investing in a good house design makes good investment sense
[Blog]Buy Off The Plan And Property Invest In A Good House Design

Investing in a good house design makes good investment sense

House design is an important factor when looking to purchase a house as an investment or otherwise.
A changed financial landscape for property investors
[Blog]Over The Past Couple Of Years The Lending Space For Property Investors Has Changed For Investment Property Loans.

A changed financial landscape for property investors

Over the past couple of years the lending space has changed for investors like you and I. It is tougher than it was a few years ago.
How to ease the hurt of a property downturn and keep going
[Blog]Adopt Some Key Property Investor Mindsets And Can Stay In Control Of Your Property Investments

How to ease the hurt of a property downturn and keep going

Everybody talks about the upside of investing in property. While there are many positives, property investment isn’t always smooth sailing.
How to get a better valuation on your property
[Blog]How Do You Get A Better Valuation On Your Investment Property?

How to get a better valuation on your property

To get the best valuation on your investment property, you need to understand what a valuation is and what criteria a qualified valuer will be assessing. With knowledge under your belt, you can take some simple steps to lift the valuation of your property without over capitalising.
5 top tips to start your savings plan
[Blog]Saving Strategies To Help You Invest Into Property

5 top tips to start your savings plan

The idea behind investing in property will make sense to most of you. But how in the world do you get started in the first place?
Casting the net on renovating vs maintenance on your investment property
[Blog]Is It A Property Renovation What You Need

Casting the net on renovating vs maintenance on your investment property

When you’ve owned your property for a number of years you’ll need to weigh up the overall net cost of a renovation. Is it a renovation you need, or will some repair and maintenance do the trick to make your property attract good tenants?
7 key habits of a successful property investor
[Blog]Investing In Property And Developing Habits That Move You Toward Your Goals Go Hand In Hand

7 key habits of a successful property investor

According to the English Oxford Dictionary, a habit is: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.
Choose your friends wisely and enjoy a rewarding life
[Blog]Become A Wise Property Investor By Walking With The Wise Property Investors

Choose your friends wisely and enjoy a rewarding life

Prioritising spending time with friends who challenge and inspire you will change your life in many positive ways.
The 7 pillars of smart property investing for Defence personnel
[Blog]The Seven Key Pillars Of Successful Defence Force Property Investment

The 7 pillars of smart property investing for Defence personnel

This article is an extract from my soon to be released book, Property Investment SOP. Watch this space!
A must read: depreciation changes for residential property investors
[Blog]Changes To Depreciation On Investment Properties That Property Investors Should Be Aware Of

A must read: depreciation changes for residential property investors

In the 2017 Federal Budget, changes to Plant and Equipment deductions and the impacts on tax depreciation, got investors talking.
The Homes for Heroes Project
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The Homes for Heroes Project

The Property Investment SOP Book - Helping to raise awareness and transform lives for the better.
Online tools to make property investing easier
[Blog]Free Online Property Investor Tools To Help You Zoom Out Before You Zoom In

Online tools to make property investing easier

There are online property investment advice and tools beaming out of cyberspace offering glowing promises, everywhere.
Hey property investor, how organised are you?
[Blog]Keep A Finger On The Pulse When You Are A Property Investor In The Australian Residential Property Market

Hey property investor, how organised are you?

The worst thing in the world for a property investor is not to know what is happening with your investment[s]! Get on top of your research and track how your investments are performing, keep up to date on cash flow and and tools to check the property management statements by reading this blog post.
How to build your property investment ‘A-team’
[Blog]7 Questions To Help You Choose Your Property Investment A Team

How to build your property investment ‘A-team’

Building your go-to ‘A-team’ to keep you moving toward your property investment goals, can take a lifetime.
Understanding the benefits and risks of property investment
[Blog]Pros And Cons Of Property Investment

Understanding the benefits and risks of property investment

There is no such thing as a risk-free investment! All investing carries some risk. A good investment strategy is one where the benefits outshine the risks over the longer term.
Getting to know your cash flow: it’s power to you!
[Blog]Switched On Property Investors Always Know Their Cash Flow Position

Getting to know your cash flow: it’s power to you!

Switched-on property investors always know their cash flow position. They know this because understanding cash flow is how they’ve got to where they are.
How do I make a [re]start with property investing?
[Blog]Your First Step To Property Investing Is To Know What Your Investment And Lifestyle Goals Are!

How do I make a [re]start with property investing?

If you’re young and in secure employment you’re in a unique position to get ahead in life. If you’re yet to start a family, you also have disposable income to put toward investing in your future.
Know your alphabet (of first home buyer entitlements)
[Blog]Great Entitlements For The Defence Force Member Dhoas

Know your alphabet (of first home buyer entitlements)

As a member of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) there are some great entitlements to help you along the way to buy property for investment.
Perth Investor Evening
[News]Property Investment Seminars And Workshop Perth Western Australia

Perth Investor Evening

One night, one chance, investor evening in Perth. Get the latest insights on why Perth is the next investor hot spot, rub shoulders with industry professionals experienced investors, find out where the next opportunities in Perth are , enjoy free cocktails and canapes!
Are you a property investment flipper or yogi?
[Blog]Short Term Property Investor Strategy Or Long Term Property Investment Strategy?

Are you a property investment flipper or yogi?

My parents are property flippers. They’ve made it their trade. They buy a property under market value in a good location that needs a bit of a makeover. They plan and renovate with a goal to list put the property back on the market and turn a healthy quarterly profit.
How to build wealth and enjoy a purposeful life
[Blog]First Time Investors Next Steps To Growing Your Base Of Assets

How to build wealth and enjoy a purposeful life

As a first-time property investor, what steps do you need to take so you will reach a stage where you can tap into equity, and continue to grow?
How to keep your property asset earning you income
[Blog]Monitor And Review Your Investment Properties And Do It All Over Again

How to keep your property asset earning you income

If you’ve managed to stick to your guns, save your deposit and buy an investment property, well done!
How a property depreciation schedule will reduce your tax on your investment property
[Blog]A Property Depreciation Schedule Will Reduce Your Tax On Your Investment Property

How a property depreciation schedule will reduce your tax on your investment property

A depreciation schedule on your brand new residential construction is your ticket to paying less tax and putting more money in your pocket.
How to deal with problems with tenants
[Blog]How To Prevent And Manage Problems With Tenants With Your Investment Property

How to deal with problems with tenants

Effective problem solving smarts is a must when you’re a property investor. If you’ve been in the property trade for a while you will come across problems with tenants that you’ll need to sort out.
Are you getting ready for tax time?
[Blog]Get In Early For Tax Time And Sort Your Investment Property Tax Return

Are you getting ready for tax time?

If you spent your working life, paying tax on your income without looking into legal and ethical tax deduction claims available to you, you may end up handing over almost $1 million to the government.
When is a good time to refinance an investment property loan?
[Blog]Chat With Qualified Mortgage Broker To Save You Both Time And Money

When is a good time to refinance an investment property loan?

If you crunch the numbers and find you can save money in the short or longer term, then refinancing your property investment loan is a wise move.
Defence qualities shared by smart investors
[Blog]Australian Defence Force Members Can Make Great Property Investors

Defence qualities shared by smart investors

During my personal experience serving in the Navy, I noticed a strong correlation between the skills and mind sets that the RAN taught me, and those that have seen me succeed in property investment.
How to keep good tenants eager to renew their lease
[Blog]The Benefits Of Keeping Good Tenants Are Significant In Your Investment Property

How to keep good tenants eager to renew their lease

LOVE YOUR TENANTS. These people are most likely strangers to you that are getting in and helping you reduce your risk by covering most, or all, of your mortgage repayments!
The story of two young, cashed up Oppo’s in the Puss
[Blog]Use You Disposable Income To Fuel A Property Investment Portfolio!

The story of two young, cashed up Oppo’s in the Puss

Read this classic tale of two brothers in arms [Oppo's] that end up in vastly different financial positions due to choices made with a decent disposable income. And it’s a tale, not a fable – a true story but names have been changed.
How to choose the right insurances for your investment property
[Blog]Right Property Insurances For Right Investment Property

How to choose the right insurances for your investment property

Being great at risk management is a part of your job as a property investor. Having the right insurances in place will lower your risk, with minimal outlay.
Switched-on-Strategy-Series
[Blog]How To Start And Where To Start The Investment Phases Aligned With Your Lifecycle

Switched-on-Strategy-Series

How do you build wealth? Here is the secret to building wealth in less than 5 minutes read time.
How are you tracking toward your lifestyle goals?
[Blog]How Do You Track The Progression Toward Your Goals Effectively?

How are you tracking toward your lifestyle goals?

Property investment is all about setting goals. The cash flow you generate from investing in property will fund the lifestyle goals you’ve set for yourself.
Imagination is more important than knowledge
[Blog]Successful Property Investors Imagine That They Are Successful Property Investors.

Imagination is more important than knowledge

Well known physicist Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “...imagination is more important than knowledge.”
What to expect during the maintenance and warranty period of your new build investment property
[Blog]New Build Investment Property Your Builder Is Obligated To Provide You With New Home Warranty And Maintenance Period For A Legislated Period Of Time.
Why invest in property?
[Blog]Do You Know Your 'why' Invest In Investment Properties

Why invest in property?

This fantastic nation of opportunity and sunshine is keeping us alive and well for years longer than the generations before us. So what we do between now and retirement is so important.
How to find quality tenants
[Blog]How To Find Quality Tenants

How to find quality tenants

Congratulations! You are now a property investing landlord. Now it’s time to make your hard work, build wealth for you. Finding quality tenants will be a big next win!
Leverage, gearing, equity, wealth growing assets. What the..?
[Blog]Property Investment Strategy Capital Growth Builds Wealth

Leverage, gearing, equity, wealth growing assets. What the..?

Why do property investors buy multiple investment properties?
How is the year 2030 shaping up for you?
[Blog]Do You Have A Long Term Vision Of The Next Ten Years?

How is the year 2030 shaping up for you?

What does your future look like in five years time? Ten years? Fifteen years? If you haven’t already, it’s time to commit some goals to paper.
Switched-on Strategy Series
[Blog]Local Area Property Investment Selection Criteria

Switched-on Strategy Series

8 property selection criteria to drive switched-on investment decisions
6 Reasons why a new residential build is good for capital growth
[Blog]New Investment Properties Vs Old And Existing Investment Properties

6 Reasons why a new residential build is good for capital growth

Buying an established residential property or a brand new build is a hotly debated topic in property investment conversations.
10 property investment mistakes I made, so you won’t!
[Blog]Property Investment Mistakes To Avoid | Buy And Hold Strategies For Defence Force Property Investors

10 property investment mistakes I made, so you won’t!

Invest five minutes of your time for a great return! Reading this article could save you thousands of dollars and keep stress minimal.
Switched-on Strategy Series
[Blog]Property Market Overview With 6 Key Factors For Right Property Investment Area

Switched-on Strategy Series

Where do you start in choosing the right property investment?
Tax Minimisation Strategies
[Blog]Tax Minimisation Strategies Investment Property

Tax Minimisation Strategies

On a simple calculation, if you earn $60 000 in 2016 and do nothing about minimising your tax – around $12,000 of your earnings would go to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as income tax, including a Medicare levy.
Property investors squash distractions by setting goals
[Blog]Learn About The Power Of Goal Setting | Develop Your Why To Invest

Property investors squash distractions by setting goals

Once you’ve set your sights on a goal, it’s simple to focus your energy on hitting the target - and to do it again.
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