What Do Interest Rates, COVID & Negative Gearing Have in Common?

2 August 2022

What do interest rates have in common with COVID ICU admissions and negative gearing? All three subjects have provided heaps of opportunity for the use and misuse of statistics.

What is a ‘Normal’ Property Market?

19 July 2022

Real estate is nearly always in the headlines. It’s either booming or it’s a bust. There never seems to be a balanced market, the idea of a “normal” property market seems to be a thing of the past.

Why Your Buyer’s Agent Needs More Experience

5 July 2022

Here’s why your buyer’s agent needs MORE than a couple of years of experience. Property is a complex beast. While enthusiasm is a great virtue, it’s really a mistake to trust your financial future to somebody who has LOADS of energy and optimism, but NO runs on the board.

Why Not All Property Is Equal

21 June 2022

Not all property is created equal. I’ve done a lot of research about this over the years, and I’ve come up with three categories of properties: flyers, floaters and flops.

Are YOU Vulnerable to Rising Interest Rates?

7 June 2022

The idea of rising interest rates scares people. Let’s face it, nobody wants to be paying more per month to own their home, especially if they’ve bought a property recently, because prices have been on the up.

When is Underquoting BULLSHIT?

24 May 2022

No buyers like underquoting. Yet there is a certain level of underquoting that we expect, and then there’s UNDERQUOTING. There are some agents who will deliberately underquote throughout a campaign, avoid ANY attempts to increase their price guide and resist ANY efforts to provide meaningful guidance to buyers.

Why Property Advice is MORE Complicated Than Superannuation Advice

10 May 2022

Property advice is actually more complicated than superannuation advice. I know, I know, there’s a lot of legislation and regulation around superannuation. BUT hear me out.

Why Property is a LONG Game

26 April 2022

I’ve been reading a lot of questions in property forums of late from owners of investment properties, who are saying, “Should I cash in? Should I take advantage of a hot property market and realise my gains?” and I guess I’ve got a couple of things to say to those people.

Why Cash Flow is NOT as Important as Capital Growth

12 April 2022

There are a lot of people out there, a lot of “professional people” in the real estate industry, a lot of “advisers” and a lot of actual investors as well as “would be” investors who think that cash flow is more important than capital growth when it comes to property investment.