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February 5, 2016

10 lessons you can learn from the rich and successful


Have you ever looked at the BRW Rich List or reports on the richest people in the world and wondered what they were doing that you’re not?
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BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

Well… they’re probably doing things very differently to you according to my good friend and bestselling author Tom Corley, who conducted a five-year study of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty, and then wrote the book Rich Habits.
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January 29, 2016

The property boom’s over, but what’s in store for 2016?


Here’s my first prediction for 2016 – most predictions will be wrong! How do I know? Because they always are.
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BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

Twelve months ago no one would have predicted the Reserve Bank dropping interest rates twice in the first half of the year, fuelling our already hot Sydney and Melbourne property markets.
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December 11, 2015

So, what price should I offer?


We all want to buy our house or our next investment property at the lowest price possible, or at least get good value for our money. You now know that the asking price quoted by the selling agent will usually be more than the owner is willing to take for their home.
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BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

It’s just part of the real estate game – they expect to come down in price as part of the negotiation process. So, how much do you offer? Where do you start this negotiating game? Read more →

December 4, 2015

Some facts about foreign property investors in Australia


Foreign ownership of Australian property has become an emotionally charged issue. Of course there’s nothing new about foreign investment in Australia – it dates back to when we first became a colony and has continued ever since.crawford

BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

 

However, as property prices increase – particularly in Sydney and Melbourne – many are pointing the finger at foreign buyers.

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November 27, 2015

What type of property investor are you?


When speaking to property investors they all tell me much the same thing – they bought their properties because they want to develop a degree of financial freedom.

BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

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Some are looking to quit their jobs, others just want to have the choice of whether they work or not. Some are trying to save for their retirement while others want to leave something for their children.

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November 20, 2015

7 reasons Australian property won’t crash


Is Australia’s property market really a precarious house of cards waiting to topple? There’s a property debate raging at present – some say the future for property is bright while others suggest our markets are set to crash.

BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

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After a number of boom years, especially in the Sydney and Melbourne property markets, we’ve entered a more mature stage of the property cycle and obviously it would be good to know who’s right if you’re considering investing in property or about to buy a home.

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November 13, 2015

What are going to be the property “hotspots” in 2016?


I was recently contacted by a journalist from one of the major daily news sites asking me for my predictions on the property hotspots for 2016. Apparently, an article he wrote two years ago predicting the hotspots for the coming year was one of the most popular on their website, and now comicrawfordng to the tail end of the year it seemed opportune to write one for 2016 and for me to update my opinion.

BY MICHAEL YARDNEY

While I love giving my opinions to the media, I hate being asked for “hotspots” because that’s not how I work.

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November 6, 2015

7 things that stop young people getting on the property ladder – and 12 ways to overcome them


Houses are unaffordable aren’t they? Just open any paper and you’ll read how hard it is to get a foot up the property ladder these days, particularly for those not yet in the fortunate position of owning a home.

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Therefore, today I’d like to discuss seven things that stop many young people from getting on the property ladder, and suggest 12 practical ways to overcome the affordability barrier and kick-start a property investment career or get into your first home sooner.

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October 30, 2015

Two things 90% of investors fail to do


In my experience, the two big things most property investors fail to do are have a formulated property investment strategy and regularly review their property portfolio’s performance.

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Looking at it this way, it should come as no surprise that most investors never get past owning one or two properties. If you don’t really know why you want to build a property portfolio or how it will one day get you out of the rat race, and if you don’t really know where you’re heading, how will you know which properties to buy? And how will you know if you’re on track and on target?

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October 23, 2015

Should I fix my loan now that rates are rising?


Last week Westpac announced that it’s raising its variable mortgage rates on home loans and, if history repeats itself, and it most likely will, other banks will follow their lead [indeed, Commonwealth Bank announced yesterday that it’s raising its standard variable home loan rate by 0.15 per cent, and Nab has raised its variable home loan rate by 0.17 per cent]. So, is it time to lock in and fix interest rates on some or all of your mortgage loans?

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This is a question many property investors and homeowners are asking, so how do you decide what’s right for you? And what do you need to consider to ensure you make an informed decision?

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