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What to Look for in a Financial Planner

If you’re already in the market for a financial planner, you’ve come to the realisation that: Goals are difficult to define and plan for; Your financial situation isn’t as simple as it seems; Getting the most out of your income requires professional advice; and There’s no-one in your immediate network that you can call upon to help. An experienced and committed financial planner will help you on your journey by…

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Are You Sitting on a Gold Mine?

Your primary residence could be your dream home as well as a building block in achieving financial wealth and independence. If you’ve been paying off the principal on your home mortgage and living in a high-growth area, chances are you’re sitting on a gold mine that can be used to further your dreams faster than you thought possible. If you’ve been paying off your mortgage for a few years, you…

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Your Guide to Negative Gearing

As the most popular investment strategy used by Australians, it is important to understand how negative gearing can create wealth. Gearing is a term that means borrowing money to purchase an investment property. Negative gearing is when that money is used to purchase a property that generates less money than the cost of owning and managing the property. This effectively means that your investment is running at a loss. The…

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How to Find and Retain Golden Tenants

Finding great tenants that look after your property and pay their rent on time is one of the keys to investment success. Great tenants provide financial stability, regular rental income and peace of mind. To find the ideal tenants, start by looking for the right property management team. A good property manager will combine expertise and experience with knowledge of the local community to make your tenant search simple. Today…

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How to Start Investing in Property

It’s never too early to start acquiring property. If you’re in your 20s, it’s the perfect time to begin assessing the right kind of investments for building long-term wealth. As long as population numbers continue to rise – and they show no sign of slowing – the demand for property will continue to grow; particularly in cities, where schools, jobs and social amenities are easy to access. Queensland continues to…

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Real Estate Investment Mentors – Should I Get One?

Two things are certain when we’re preparing to make important decisions. Firstly, we’ll change our minds about what to do more than once, and secondly, there will be plenty of people on hand to give us advice. Sometimes this advice can be useful and it will guide us to a better outcome, while at other times it will just be noise in your ear from someone who knows nothing more…

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Buying Real Estate in Your 20s – Get the Right Advice

When we’re in our early 20s we don’t often put much thought into money. Budgeting means successfully surviving from one pay day to the next while an investment might be considered a new car, or perhaps even a new videogame. Generation Y is often branded as generation why bother, but there is a growing trend that is defying this expectation. Around Brisbane and Australia, entrepreneurial investors are putting their money…

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What Kind of Real Estate Makes the Best Investment Property?

No matter who we are or what we do, most people want their money to work harder and smarter for them. When it comes to income, the dream is that it can generate itself. Not everyone wins the lottery though, so for most of us this dream is achieved through investing. Many people turn to property to generate some extra funds, and this is undoubtedly one of the smarter choices.…

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Buying Property in the Big City – How the Economy Affects Housing

For many aspiring first homeowners, buying their starter property seems like a distant dream and a constant nightmare. Young people who are looking to start families are often confronted with the reality that they can’t afford the house they want in the current property market. For this reason many people opt for the outer suburbs over the inner city, swapping convenience for affordability. But why is it often difficult to…

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