Blogs

  • The true cost of keeping your home after divorce

    Friday, 02nd June 2017

    When your relationship breaks down, one of the hardest things to face is leaving the family home ...

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  • ​Tax variation key to supercharged cashflow

    Friday, 26th May 2017

    Residential investors, it's time to unlock your pay packet and start claiming what's yours with a...

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  • ​The most shocking retirement figure you'll ever see… and how you can help turn things around!

    Wednesday, 24th May 2017

    Hands up those who've calculated how much you'll need in retirement? And how did you calculate th...

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  • Investors urged to act now to avoid Victorian stamp duty increase

    Thursday, 18th May 2017

    Investors face an average increase of $15-20K on their stamp duty when concessions for new proper...

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  • ​New property best for depreciation in budget update

    Wednesday, 17th May 2017

    New build investment properties are the winners with incoming Federal Government budgetary measur...

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  • Best tips for getting into property in 2017

    Tuesday, 21st February 2017

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  • Starting again after a setback

    Friday, 25th November 2016

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  • How to make low interest rates work for you

    Friday, 18th November 2016

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  • Property Investment 101: when to invest in property over shares

    Wednesday, 09th November 2016

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  • ​The elephant in the room… Negative gearing is it here to stay? Or has it gone forever?

    Tuesday, 24th May 2016

    The upcoming July 2 election has left a trail of politicians in its wake. As they scam...

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  • ​Make sure your money lasts as long as you do…

    Thursday, 21st April 2016

    Without a crystal ball at hand, it's hard to know exactly how much money we'll need in retirement...

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  • ​How to be first in line for a new property development

    Tuesday, 19th April 2016

    You've decided to invest in Australian real estate, but where are you going to find a property?...

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  • ​How setting time aside today can help grow your wealth tomorrow

    Tuesday, 12th April 2016

    When's the last time you sat down and took a good look at your finances? It might be something yo...

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  • Making the most out of your money

    Thursday, 07th April 2016

    If you take a close look at the relationship many people have with money, it flows in and out of ...

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  • Why you should buy and hold property - investment portfolio strategies

    Thursday, 24th March 2016

    It's no surprise that there are many costs involved with the purchasing and selling of property. ...

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  • ​Emotional mistakes property investors should avoid

    Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

    Recently I spoke with Belinda Punshon from finder.com.au about...

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  • ​Why you shouldn't let your first bad experience with property investment put you off purchasing again

    Friday, 11th March 2016

    We've all had one defining experience that's put us off doing something again.It might...

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  • ​Early superannuation access not the right path to owner occupied housing

    Thursday, 03rd March 2016

    What if you could unlock superannuation to buy your first home? Tempting isn't it, but if it mean...

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  • Myth buster... There is no such thing as the perfect property

    Thursday, 18th February 2016

    Mary's currently looking for the ideal investment. She wants cashflow positive and high capital g...

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  • ​Our growing need for residential investment properties

    Tuesday, 16th February 2016

    As Australia's population hits 24 million a record 17 years ahead of prediction, it's little wond...

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  • ​The Bunnings indicator of residential investment property - and how using a Property Portfolio specialist can pay off

    Thursday, 11th February 2016

    When is a hardware store more than a hardware store?Bunnings coming to town is ...

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  • Ask Christine - What sort of annual depreciation should I aim for?

    Monday, 01st February 2016

    <What sort of annual depreciation should I aim for? I've heard you need to be looking for abou...

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  • ​Continuing to invest through lifestyle changes

    Thursday, 28th January 2016

    Who was it that said the only thing certain in life is uncertainty? Whether it's life, death, div...

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  • My investment aha moment

    Tuesday, 26th January 2016

    Suddenly single at the age of 35, circumstance forced me to start again. The moment I realised pr...

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  • Ask Christine - ​How do I get in on the ground floor with purchasing new developments?

    Monday, 25th January 2016

    The key here is to be prepared. Know your 'why' - your motivation for purchasing an investment pr...

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  • Are you ready to say goodbye to the Aged Pension?

    Tuesday, 19th January 2016

    Did you know that from January 2017, over 300,000 Australians are set to lose all or some of thei...

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  • Ask Christine: My tenants have signalled that they are interested in buying my investment property. How do I decide whether to sell or hold?

    Monday, 21st December 2015

    Firstly don't go into selling mode - this is when a landlord starts to think "Well if they want t...

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  • ​Wealth building through residential property investment

    Thursday, 17th December 2015

    I always knew property made money - it was something I'd learnt through buying and selling my own...

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  • Essential risk management steps for residential property investors

    Thursday, 10th December 2015

    Anyone who's studied basic science will remember Newton's Third Law which states that for every a...

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  • ​What to do when your adult children won't leave home…

    Thursday, 26th November 2015

    You've seen your children through higher education and into their first steps as full-time employ...

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  • ​How to overcome the top 3 financial fears after divorce

    Tuesday, 17th November 2015

    The paperwork is signed, finances divided and you're about to start again - welcome to life post ...

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  • ​How starting a family and property investment can work hand-in-hand

    Tuesday, 27th October 2015

    The pitter patter of tiny feet are on the horizon and your brilliant investment plans have been s...

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  • ​Houses vs. Apartments - where should I invest my money?

    Thursday, 15th October 2015

    The question of whether to invest in houses or apartments is one that won't go away, but the answ...

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  • Residential investment property cashflow considerations

    Tuesday, 06th October 2015

    Whether you have an apartment, townhouse or freestanding home, each has its own particulars to co...

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  • ​Building a property portfolio - why stop at one?

    Tuesday, 29th September 2015

    Did you know at least 1.6million Australians have ownership share in an investment property?...

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  • Why property investors shouldn't buy the house next door…

    Thursday, 24th September 2015

    It sounds like the perfect match - you want to buy a residential investment property and the hous...

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  • ​The best place to invest in Australian residential investment property is…

    Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

    A great question! There's no hard and fast answer to this as everybody's needs are different....

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  • ​How many properties do I need in my investment portfolio?

    Thursday, 03rd September 2015

    I'm often asked how many properties people need in their portfolios and I always say it's up to t...

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  • Income protection for residential property investors

    Tuesday, 01st September 2015

    Did you know that income protection insurance is 100% tax deductible if you have an investment pr...

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  • Landlord insurance - a must for property investors

    Tuesday, 25th August 2015

    Did you know that for as little as $400 per annum, you can protect your investment property?...

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  • 7 SMARTER steps to residential property investment success

    Thursday, 21st May 2015

    The first task on the table when I meet with new clients is to develop goals specific to t...

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  • Why your solicitor, financial planner, accountant and mortgage broker will become your best friends

    Tuesday, 12th May 2015

    You may not think you need them for residential property investment, but after 30 years in the bu...

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