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Left out in the Cold: Are Seasonal Properties Right for You?

6th August, 2018
Passions fluctuate and so do prices. Seasonal properties tap into our desire to combine everyday living with our holidays, but they can be volatile.

The Hows and Whys of Rentvesting

24th July, 2018
We talk a lot about how breaking into the property market can be tough. Is rentvesting the solution for the next generation of investors? Particularly with the stigma about renting, slowly, yet surely shedding it's misguided view.

Finding Clarity as a Castaway: What we can learn from Island Living

4th July, 2018
Isolation doesn’t always mean being alone. Here in Australia the Island life is closer at hand than you might expect, and it has the potential to tell us some interesting things about the way we live.

HOW CAN I OPTIMISE MY RESALE VALUE?

19th June, 2018
To maximise your potential profits on a property it pays to plan ahead and combine a good estate agent with some self-acquired knowledge of the market. You’re going to want your main focal points to be where it currently stands and where it’s heading.

SIZING UP SELF MANAGED SUPER FUNDS

5th June, 2018
Self Managed Super Funds are perceived as a relatively straightforward means to make the golden years of retirement shine that little bit brighter. The set-up and upkeep however, can be an administrative nightmare plagued by fluctuating legal technicalities. So how do you ascertain the true benefits of SMSFs?

MY LIFE IN FIRSTS, 12 MONTH REVIEW

5th June, 2018
It’s been a big year for me in all sorts of respects. I owe a lot of that to pushing myself further and harder. So I’m going to share with you what I’ve been up to, and the great many firsts of the last twelve months, as a means of inspiring and encouraging you to have more firsts in your life.

HOW MUCH OF YOUR HEART IS IN YOUR HOME?

21st May, 2018
If it's not you, there is someone you know that is completely attached to their home. But as time goes on the definition of home is changing. The world isn't as big as we once believed. We can change homes, we can change countries, in a matter of no time. We are regarding experiences more important than things, and this has impacted our view of how we regard our home. From the binding of a family unit and the bedrock of memories and emotions to the modern idea that home changes.

THE ROUGH AND TUMBLE WORLD OF COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT PROPERTY

21st May, 2018
Commercial Property Investment is an excellent to diversify your portfolio. There are the key areas that you need to consider before venturing into this type of investment. Commercial investment is often better suited to more experienced investors with a refined skill set, prior residential experience is advisable.

Size Matters: Big Apartment Block or Small, Which is Right For You?

10th May, 2018
Apartment living isn’t monolithic. When it comes to size, there’s plenty of sizes and considerations to make. It may be an emotional decision but that doesn’t make it trivial or unimportant. Big or small, Size matters, when it comes to what is best for the short and long term. With cities sprawling and high rises climbing, more and more people are choosing to live in apartments over houses. That isn’t to say you can’t have a bit of both worlds.

Best Laid Plans: What to know before Buying Property Off The Plan

10th May, 2018
Investing in property that doesn’t exist beyond paper, ink and potential carries a lot of risk. There are ways to minimise it though, and with the right guidance and a touch of luck, buying off the plan can pay big dividends. Those that are selling off the plan are always going to sell hard. They have to, because the property can’t speak for itself yet.
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