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October 17, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The adventurer that never leaves home
Can you access the benefits of travel without leaving home? I love travel. I think I’ve got the bug. It[...]
October 17, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The adventurer that never leaves home
Can you access the benefits of travel without leaving home? I love travel. I think I’ve got the bug. It[...]
October 12, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This ‘boom flag’ just went up
Few things matter to property prices like population growth. But look at what’s happening… I’m travelling at the moment and[...]
October 3, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Daylight saving is proof that time is ‘unnatural’
Why is daylight savings so hard to get our head around? We don’t have daylight savings in Queensland. But I[...]
September 21, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
School of hard knocks now accepting enrolments…
Where would you raise $2,000 from if it was an emergency? Going broke hurts. I know from experience (divorce can[...]
September 19, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: When stuff takes care of itself
Humans are naturally bad at understanding probability. That gives the demons of laziness a way in. Sometimes, stuff just takes[...]
September 14, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
When They Zig…
Some very strange data, but it could be pointing to an amazing buying opportunity. I found this really bizarre. Apparently,[...]
September 12, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Reflections on Being Sick
If you’re sick you should take it easy. But that doesn’t have to mean being unproductive. Seems that’s there’s a[...]
September 7, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why I’m relaxed about Aussie debt
Here’s some talking points next time someone throws that “highest household debt in the world” line at you… One of[...]
September 5, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Invite tomorrow, empower today.
There’s a delicate balance between dreams and drive. I’m road testing a new motto. What do you think? “Invite tomorrow,[...]
August 29, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Find Your Chill Down Distance
Is your life on fire? Is it just a question of distance? I was out camping the other weekend. I’m[...]
August 25, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Get paid for your vision
Living the dream is closer than you think. People often make the mistake of thinking that property investing is a[...]
August 22, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Good on you dick… Sort of…
Dick Smith is determined to kick a few hornet nests. Good on him I reckon… A few people have asked[...]
August 18, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Are the kids staying at home longer? Nope.
Shedding a bit of light on the myth that kids are forced to stay home longer. Housing affordability is one[...]
August 15, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How to bomb-proof new habits
Most new habits fail in times of stress. This is the one ingredient you need to make your habits bullet[...]
August 1, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A 5-step plan for power habits
Success is all about tapping the power you already have. Habits are the key. We’ve learnt a lot about habits[...]
July 25, 2017 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Train that Poodle
If you want to change a habit, you need the right tools. So I was in this woman’s living room[...]
July 18, 2017 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The one key to tapping your power
Success is all about tapping the power you already have. There is a great deal of power in you. I[...]
July 11, 2017 by Dymphna 12 Comments
TBT: Two steps to finding your tribe
Experiment -> Live -> Belong. I never really felt like I fitted in. It took me a long time to[...]
July 4, 2017 by Dymphna 2 Comments
TBT: Why China banned Peppa Pig
Have you stopped and taken stock of your own personal culture? So I thought this article was kind of interesting.[...]
June 27, 2017 by Dymphna 11 Comments
TBT: Accountants getting shafted
The exploding scandal over at the CPA highlights a real mentality problem in this country. I don’t know whether to[...]
June 22, 2017 by Dymphna 8 Comments
5 secret reasons why this market will go bang
This is Wave One in a new housing mindset. And almost nobody sees it. You know me, I love a[...]
June 20, 2017 by Dymphna 10 Comments
TBT: Defusing the fear of the unknown
There’s nothing wrong with being scared. I overheard a conversation at one of our gatherings a little while back. A[...]
June 13, 2017 by Dymphna 4 Comments
TBT: You don’t care if you’re happy
You’re biologically driven towards survival and mating. Happiness doesn’t even rate. You don’t want to be happy. I’m serious. You[...]
June 8, 2017 by Dymphna 10 Comments
WTF? The boom still has 20 years to run?
Glenn Stevens lays down some cold hard truths about a so-called property crash. There’s still 20 years left in this[...]
June 6, 2017 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The one key to living YOUR life
Pretend to be someone else and you’ll end up with someone else’s life. “You don’t look like an economist!” I[...]
May 30, 2017 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Make it about the money
Money can teach you how live a better life of service. No, seriously… You’re not here to make money. I[...]
May 23, 2017 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Has the whole world gone ‘Labor-lite?’
One of the most influential ideas of the past 30 years died this month… One of the cutest criticisms of[...]
May 16, 2017 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Don’t build… “work” your life
This country-girl-come-builder had the framing all wrong… I was thinking about the phrase “build the life you want” the other[...]
May 11, 2017 by Dymphna 11 Comments
A budget to annoy real investors
Investors keep taking hits as budget disappoints. Ok, a few people have been asking what I made of the budget.[...]
May 9, 2017 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Love Your Zombie
Why are zombie movies so popular? Are they giving us a reflection of something? I once read about a fascinating[...]
May 4, 2017 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Property Peak? Should we believe him?
ScoMo says property is a no-go, and other b.s in the papers this week… So it’s been a weekus horribilius[...]
May 2, 2017 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: What they don’t want you to know about 457’s
When I put on my economist hat, 457 visas look like a real problem. We seem to live in an[...]
April 25, 2017 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Just ‘copping it’ is not a road to enlightenment
Maybe we need to switch out “acceptance” with “sacrifice”. Her mother-in-law was a pain in the arse. I only ever[...]
April 20, 2017 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Some good news for Brisbane (and Australia)
One of the key risks for Australian property seems to have more bark than bite at this stage… One of[...]
April 18, 2017 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Get back in your comfort zone!
Busting some dangerous myths around some common advice. Here’s a danger to watch out for. We all know the saying,[...]
April 11, 2017 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Whose life are you living?
Goal setting is an immunity building exercise. Are you living your own life? Are you sure? If you don’t have[...]
April 4, 2017 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You are what you eat (and think!)
The next stage of evolution probably begins with this simple idea. Do you remember that 90s TV show, Lois and[...]
March 28, 2017 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Goals as an antidote to overachieving
Who do you reckon needs goal-setting more – under-achievers or over-achievers? I’ve written a lot about the importance of setting[...]
March 21, 2017 by Dymphna 23 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Communism, capitalism or strong rich leader?
Communism was a disaster for its people, but maybe it kept capitalism in check. Anger is brewing and its looking[...]
March 14, 2017 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The “I’m Ready” Brain Hack
This simple language hack can help clear obstacles and put your in a more receptive space. “With our thoughts, we[...]
March 7, 2017 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Let’s Get Excited!
Why do we get so righteous about being anti-money? Why do we single out money? Why not go all the[...]
February 28, 2017 by Dymphna 8 Comments
TRUTH BOMB TUESDAY: High property prices… Blame these guys?
The media is giving Dick Smith a rough trot. I step into the ring for him… “Has Dick Smith lost[...]
February 24, 2017 by Dymphna 1 Comments
But what about supply?
Last week, I gave a lot of airtime to demand, but not so much to supply? It was deliberate? Why?[...]
February 21, 2017 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Truth-Bomb Tuesday: Sandals are the key to happiness
Ok, I wanted to introduce something a little different here…When we were doing The Property Games there was one stage[...]
February 17, 2017 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Property Affordability: So how do I buy a house, Grandma? [Part 3]
I’ve been getting a great response to this series so far. A lot of young people have told me how[...]
February 16, 2017 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Property Affordability: How Did House Prices Get So Expensive? [Part 2]
On Tuesday, I showed you that young people are actually not smooshed avocado eating hipster whingers. (Who would have thought?) I[...]
February 14, 2017 by Dymphna 13 Comments
Property Affordability: BS or Reality? My take on it… [Part 1]
As a successful property investor and as someone who has done their time in the trenches of the market, people[...]
February 8, 2017 by Dymphna 17 Comments
Kids, what happens if negative gearing goes?
This is going to be most relevant to younger buyers, but it should also be interesting to investors in general.[...]
February 1, 2017 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Is having no money a plus?
Who do you think does better? Students who come in with money, or students who come in with nothing? I[...]
January 25, 2017 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Negatively gearing the family home?
In America you can negatively gear the family home… Could it happen here? I don’t know if it was a[...]
January 19, 2017 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Predictions: 3 Kings of 2017
What are the key themes for property in 2017? I see three kings and three pretenders. How is 2017 shaping[...]
January 17, 2017 by Dymphna 1 Comments
[PODCAST] How A Single Property Could Change Your Life
There are certain key ideas that you need to get if you want success in real estate. One of the[...]
December 22, 2016 by Dymphna 3 Comments
My predictions for 2017 – not what you think.
My thoughts for 2017. Giving the year is coming to a close, I thought I’d take a quick stock of[...]
December 6, 2016 by Dymphna 11 Comments
A rate hike just in time for X-mas… thanks, bastards!
What’s behind the latest rate hikes. There’s a growing list of banks hiking interest rates just in time for Christmas.[...]
November 23, 2016 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Time to lock in rates… Really?
Has the rate cycle really bottomed? I’m not convinced. There’s been a curious clamour of analysts and economists saying that[...]
November 16, 2016 by Dymphna 1 Comments
[PODCAST] Why Your Will May Be Leaving Your Family Nothing But Heartache.
It’s the one topic that most people would rather not think about. The one thing that can give rise to[...]
November 11, 2016 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Did someone say 16%?
I've stayed out of the US election commentary on purpose. You know that I'm a practical, straight-to-the-point person when it[...]
October 26, 2016 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Why low interest rates are bad news for mortgages
Why do mortgages hurt more than they used to? The property game is always changing, and low interest rates are[...]
October 18, 2016 by Dymphna 9 Comments
The only reality TV I watch
I’ve got a fascination with US politics, but its not what you think. There’s a surprising lack of ‘reality’ in[...]
October 5, 2016 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Who is lending to these things?
Tell me it isn’t you. But are you sure..? Are you exposed to the high-rise bubble? Ok, ‘bubble’ is pretty[...]
September 28, 2016 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Why you don’t feel as rich as they say you are
You didn’t miss the boat because there was no boat. I thought I’d drop a few economic truth-bombs today. More[...]
September 19, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Let the blade do the cutting
Building the life you want shouldn’t take any effort at all. The last couple of weeks I’ve laid down some[...]
September 7, 2016 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Is the economy failing older workers too?
Times are tougher for older workers, but are things actually tougher than they seem? Last week I laid out a[...]
September 1, 2016 by Dymphna 11 Comments
No jobs for the blokes
The employment data is hiding a lot of pain. On the face of it, an unemployment rate that’s still below[...]
August 24, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Even Glenn Stevens has to help his kids with property
More and more folks are feeling forced to help their kids get into property, but is there another way? Parenthood[...]
August 10, 2016 by Dymphna 25 Comments
There’s a debt-bomb brewing
Debt seems to be a growing problem. That’s a concern. Time to set your position now. Seems more and more[...]
August 3, 2016 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Rate cut explained…
The RBA cut rates again yesterday. Here’s three things you need to know. I’ve been getting a few questions about[...]
July 26, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
40% deposits. Could it happen here?
Tough new lending limits across the pond in NZ. Why did they happen? Could they happen here? So the Reserve[...]
July 19, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Land, the real asset
Land is the fundamental unit of value. It’s why wars are always fought over it. What else can you say[...]
July 13, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Not a property investor? You need a Plan B.
The world is changing… fast. The old rules don’t work. Whatever it is, you need a Plan B. It’s not[...]
July 6, 2016 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Guardian visa rules (impact property demand)
The Government has found a way to get Chinese buyers legally into the existing market. In between all the election[...]
June 28, 2016 by Dymphna 6 Comments
What Brexit means for property
Popping out some thought bubbles about what Brexit means for Australian property. The interesting thing that Brexit has shown us[...]
June 15, 2016 by Dymphna 12 Comments
Not time to panic… yet.
Is the apartment construction boom going to wipe out the market? A few people have been asking me if I[...]
June 8, 2016 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Market Review: The real story in Perth
The Perth market has just deployed its stabilising fins. Some interesting lessons here on how property markets actually work. There’s[...]
May 31, 2016 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Triguboff’s golden rule of property
Triguboff made his fortune following a simple rule, even when it meant going against the grain. The Business Review Weekly[...]
May 25, 2016 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Spruiker Warning: How to spot a property scam…
Two things to watch out for from the bad-eggs in the property industry. Someone forwarded a video on to me[...]
May 17, 2016 by Dymphna 9 Comments
When you’re afraid of the thing you love
If you’re feeling blocked, maybe fear is the gateway into the life you love. I’m sure I don’t need to[...]
May 10, 2016 by Dymphna 8 Comments
The secret to why I’m chill.
An extra dose of panic in the markets today. Let me let you in on a little secret. Let me[...]
May 9, 2016 by Dymphna 1 Comments
[BUDGET PODCAST] What does it mean for property investors?
The budget is out! What does it mean for property investors? Not much talk about that in the main press.[...]
May 5, 2016 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Negative Gearing killed my frog!
We’re finding out that negative gearing is responsible for more and more evils every day. Who would have thunk? Wow,[...]
April 27, 2016 by Dymphna 64 Comments
Why I might vote Labor – SHOCK!
If voting Labor is the only way to get a Royal Commission into the banks, then I might just have[...]
April 19, 2016 by Dymphna 17 Comments
WTF? Auction boom in Perth…
This has got me puzzled. Seems that times are a-changing in Perth. Is it a new love affair with auctions,[...]
April 11, 2016 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Why is everyone so angry?
There’s a lot to be angry about. But I’m a woman of action and I’m trying to do my part.[...]
March 22, 2016 by Dymphna 17 Comments
The Reserve Bank of Mum and Dad…
More and more kids are leaning on their parents. This isn’t about property. This is just how the rat race[...]
March 16, 2016 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Are mortgage brokers the weakest link?
Have we finally found the Achilles heel in Australian property? For years know I’ve watched people try to find the[...]
March 9, 2016 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Warning: Interest rate hike? (Must read)
A few more out of cycle rate hikes are starting to look inevitable. Looks like the banks are going to[...]
March 3, 2016 by Dymphna 18 Comments
Out of town economists gone mad!
Let me dubunk some foreigners read on the Australian market… again. A few people have sent me this clip from[...]
February 24, 2016 by Dymphna 23 Comments
Are property prices ‘crazy’?
I keep hearing people say that house prices are ‘crazy’. But relative to what? I remember quite some time ago,[...]
February 16, 2016 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Negative gearing armageddon… about bloody time!
Labor wants to scrap negative gearing. What’s that going to do? So Labor dropped a bomb-shell over the weekend, announcing[...]
February 9, 2016 by Dymphna 12 Comments
Early 2016 data out, and the signs are…?
It’s been a make-or-break time for the market, but it’s starting to look like we made it. Just don’t look[...]
February 4, 2016 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Shh! Getting money becoming easier…
To understand the property market, you need to understand what’s happening with credit, and it’s moving quickly. Martin in Melbourne[...]
January 27, 2016 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Fact-checking the fear
There’s a lot of fear out there right now… Let me fact check a few of them for you. “Right[...]
January 20, 2016 by Dymphna 4 Comments
How to turn an average $350 per week rental into a $1,500 a week cash-producing monster…
In October 2012,  Mark and Amanda couldn't cover living expenses. After applying what they learnt in March 2013 they had created[...]
January 18, 2016 by Dymphna 2 Comments
If you’re an implementer, here’s what is possible!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Ioj9qnF9g This is a great story. She had a lot of reasons why she shouldn’t even be thinking about real estate,[...]
December 9, 2015 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Twilight-zone Economics
We have entered the Twilight Zone, and all the rules have changed. Taking a look at what’s going on in[...]
December 3, 2015 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Empowerment is the new revolution…
People talk about how ‘empowering’ movies like The Hunger Games are. I’m not so sure. Seems that in Hollywood, dystopian[...]
December 2, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
The end of the property boom?
You’ve probably missed this. Page 7 today of the Financial Review. Two headlines on the same page. One reads, “Sydney,[...]
November 26, 2015 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Have the wheels come off
Some people say that falling rents mean the wheels have come off the property market. They’ve got their thinking backwards.[...]
November 24, 2015 by Dymphna 12 Comments
The real driver of ‘apartment life’
Most explanations for the rise of apartment living are a bit wishy-washy to me. But I’ve got a theory… For[...]
November 18, 2015 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Fear or courage, which one controls you?
Are you fearless or courageous? Does the difference matter? Ok, this one goes out to those people who are a[...]
October 26, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Negative Gearing becomes Nigel No-friends
Negative gearing is becoming increasingly isolated. Negative gearing has always been a pretty divisive topic, but more and more its[...]
October 21, 2015 by Dymphna 12 Comments
Finally! A property millionaire as Prime Minister
How does Turnbull stack up as a property investor? Malcolm Turnbull is far and away the richest Prime Minister Australia[...]
October 16, 2015 by Dymphna 12 Comments
The end of the property boom…?
“Westpac rate rise ushers in end of the property boom.” That’s the headline. Is it true. After Westpac’s surprise decision[...]
September 29, 2015 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Move on, Grandpa.
The government is trying to make it easier for retirees to downsize their homes… what will that mean? It’s back[...]
September 24, 2015 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Real property economics by an expert… (Me)
Forget all the faff being peddled by economists. This is the one thing you need to know to understand property[...]
September 16, 2015 by Dymphna 5 Comments
After the Turnbull pause, Aussie will turn south
Reading the papers over the last few days, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think that Malcolm Turnbull’s sudden[...]
August 24, 2015 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Saving ‘pumped’ for a rainy day
Don’t skimp on motivation because you feel pumped already. Stash some away for when you need it most. Sometimes people[...]
August 5, 2015 by Dymphna 16 Comments
Shop. It makes you happy.
Anyone else find they’re more drawn to shopping when they’ve lost sight of their meaning and purpose. People enjoy shopping.[...]
July 27, 2015 by Dymphna 13 Comments
The first wall is the hardest
Why does life test you, just when you make that decision to change? In my experience, almost everyone gets tested[...]
July 22, 2015 by Dymphna 32 Comments
Are we selling the farm?
Seems that selling farms to foreigners is big business. Isn’t it time for some ‘real’ investment? I was trying to[...]
July 20, 2015 by Dymphna 8 Comments
RBA dishes out some inconvenient truths
Behind the sound-bites, there’s some real wisdom in the RBA latest statements. Awkward, inconvenient wisdom. Negative gearing tends to be[...]
July 15, 2015 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Time to update your resume?
Our identity is nothing but a story we tell about ourselves. Has your story past it’s use-by-date? It’s been a[...]
July 13, 2015 by Dymphna 14 Comments
‘Houses 30% undervalued’ – RBA …Really?
RBA says houses are 30% under-valued. What do they know that we don’t? Someone asked me what I made of[...]
July 8, 2015 by Dymphna 10 Comments
When there was a shortage of TVs
Price controls, like most government messing with the market, just forces pressures to pop up elsewhere. It fixes nothing. There’s[...]
July 6, 2015 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Who’s spending your money?
Do you decide how to spend your time and money? Or you on auto-pilot, letting life spend it all for[...]
July 1, 2015 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Jump investors a game-changer
Another housing inquiry probably has no idea just how much the property investment game has changed in the past 3[...]
June 24, 2015 by Dymphna 1 Comments
5 insights into Aussie millionaires
Aussie millionaires keep their cards pretty close to their chests, but a new report shows you what millionaires here and[...]
June 1, 2015 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Do what you want, kid
We’re scared to live lives doing what we want, but without it, we’ll neither be successful nor happy. “What would[...]
May 25, 2015 by Dymphna 20 Comments
80% LVR limits have landed
Tighter credit conditions for investors have landed. This is why and what it means. There are more and more reports[...]
May 18, 2015 by Dymphna 17 Comments
Selfishness and the art of generosity
It’s a fine line between being clear and strong in what you want, and becoming a spoilt brat. The art[...]
May 13, 2015 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Where newbie investors get burned
The property market isn’t what it was 20 years ago, but a lot of newbie investors are still investing like[...]
May 11, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
A tale of eight cities
All this talk of a bubble can’t see the trees for the forest. There is no Australian property bubble. There[...]
May 6, 2015 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Are we going to zero?
The RBA cut rates again yesterday. Where will it all end? Stardate 05052015: Captain Stevens from the USSS Reserve decides[...]
May 4, 2015 by Dymphna 6 Comments
How to value expertise
It’s hard to value an expert’s services when you don’t know much about their industry. Here’s a few tips. There’s[...]
April 29, 2015 by Dymphna 14 Comments
The forgotten questions in negative gearing
My two cents on negative gearing is that it might not really matter. It’s what’s going on in the policy[...]
April 27, 2015 by Dymphna 6 Comments
‘Whoops,’ said the master accountant
Have you chosen your area of speciality, or was it chosen for you? Life gives us smaller and smaller windows[...]
April 21, 2015 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Extreme reality check
In every hot market, there are stacks of people saying it can’t possibly go higher… until it does. Time for[...]
April 8, 2015 by Dymphna 13 Comments
What a bursting bubble looks like
Chinese leaders look increasingly panicked about the real estate market, and with good reason. It shows us just what we[...]
April 2, 2015 by Dymphna 24 Comments
Does the plumber even care?
I remember quite early on in the journey I got an email from the plumber: Dymphna, Have finished other jobs[...]
March 27, 2015 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Legacies of Love
“How do you want to be remembered?” I was filling out some interview questions for a glossy magazine. They were[...]
March 23, 2015 by Dymphna 19 Comments
Why is Reno TV so popular?
Ok, quick survey guys. For my own interest, why is Reno TV so popular in Australia? I’m genuinely curious. Something[...]
March 18, 2015 by Dymphna 32 Comments
Thought bubbles and tears for young buyers
Hockey is just the latest politician in a long line who want to pump demand to try and cure ‘affordability’.[...]
March 16, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
What is your time really worth?
Who decides what your time is worth? Whoever’s willing to pay for it? What happened if you actually valued your[...]
March 12, 2015 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Why restaurants don’t charge for reservations
“Every transaction has a personal dimension. Restaurants show us how to be better negotiators by keeping the relationship front and[...]
March 10, 2015 by Dymphna 16 Comments
Do we really love apartments?
“An apartment construction boom shows just how much Aussies love apartments now.” Really? ‘Love’ is a strong word. If you[...]
March 4, 2015 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Where to start the property development journey
Students usually like to start small doing splitters and renovations but at some point almost all of the action takers[...]
March 3, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Income Replacement Process
Ian Ugarte gives an example from his own live of the income replacement process and how he was able to[...]
March 2, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Organise Your Thoughts, Plan Out Your Dreams
Near as I can tell, if you don't organise your thoughts and plan out your dreams nothing will happen. Simple[...]
March 2, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Should we be worried about the children?
“Investors are pricing first home buyers out of the market.” Have you heard that? It’s a theme the media’s been[...]
February 26, 2015 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Learning not to listen to your intuition
“I’ve just got a good feeling about it.” “No you don’t. You just think it looks cute.” We were looking[...]
February 25, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Goal Setting and Goal Getting… and Example
Here's a quick example of goal setting and goal getting when it comes to investment property and having the right[...]
February 24, 2015 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Manufactured Growth Strategy For Property Investing
Here's a quick discussion of how to choose the right strategy depending on where you are at and where you[...]
February 21, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Importance Of Vision, Precision and Realism
The reason some goals turn into fizzers and others turn into fireworks.[...]
February 20, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Some Examples Of Property Development In Different Markets
Here's a short vid with examples of different markets and the kinds of deals you could do.[...]
February 19, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
SMART Goal Setting And Achievement
February 18, 2015 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Firm hand kung-fu
“Someone had even written the C-word on one of the bedroom walls.” That was Anna, talking about the last property[...]
February 18, 2015 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Your Developer Team and Your Path To Wealth
Just a quick video for all you budding (and experienced) developers on the importance of setting up a good developer[...]
February 17, 2015 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Making The Right Decisions Subconsciously
February 16, 2015 by Dymphna 12 Comments
Getting your news from a drug-dealer
I once knew a bloke in Sydney who was addicted to the news. He’d read The Australian and the local[...]
February 11, 2015 by Dymphna 39 Comments
How to build a slum
I’ve been keeping a close eye on the Melbourne inner-city apartment market, and right now, there’s red flags going up[...]
February 9, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
What happens when rates rise?
In October last year, I reported to my students that 26 out of 27 market economists were predicting a rate[...]
February 2, 2015 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Are you really a renovation genius?
“$140,000.” That was his answer. The question was, how much did he make on his last renovation. This is at[...]
January 21, 2015 by Dymphna 59 Comments
The Big Property Picture for 2015
Alright guys. Let’s jump into it. 2015 is shaping to be a year rich in possibilities (and profit!). As I[...]
January 19, 2015 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Wisdom of the ancients
What do I know? I’m just an old fart. Dave was joking, but only sort of. He’s still the sunny[...]
December 23, 2014 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Three wishes for Christmas
So I’ve been thinking about how to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I was thinking about how to get past[...]
December 17, 2014 by Dymphna 11 Comments
The greatness of sliced bread almost never happened
“The greatest thing since sliced bread.” What a saying. It’s hard to believe that something as simple as cutting bread[...]
December 9, 2014 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Oh no. FOMO stole my mojo!
F.O.M.O – the Fear Of Missing Out. It’s a real thing apparently. The term started taking off on-line a few[...]
December 1, 2014 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Understanding the popularity of Vendor Finance
It seems like the popularity of vendor financing has really taken off in the past ten years. It seemed to[...]
November 26, 2014 by Dymphna 19 Comments
How much happiness can you actually handle?
4 seconds. That’s my guess. I reckon you can probably only actually handle about 4 seconds of happiness. If you’re[...]
November 24, 2014 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Peak oil, peak car, peak house?
There’s been a bit of talk in the media over the past week or so about ‘peak car’ in Australia.[...]
November 20, 2014 by Dymphna 17 Comments
An economist’s blind spot
It’s one of the great puzzles about Australian property. Why do prices keep rising, year after year? In recent history,[...]
November 17, 2014 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Are you strong enough for win-win?
Negotiation is one of the key arts in real estate, so how can we become better deal-makers? I reckon successful[...]
November 13, 2014 by Dymphna 10 Comments
The inspiration-less cake of success
I was around at Jenny’s for dinner. Her hubby had taken the kids out to a movie and it was[...]
November 10, 2014 by Dymphna 15 Comments
Someone left the money taps on
There’s been a subtle shift in global money flows over the past couple of weeks. It started when the US[...]
November 5, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
A mythical love affair with gambling
This time every year, we’re reminded of the fact that “Aussie love to gamble.” Having a flutter on the Melbourne[...]
November 3, 2014 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Maintaining houses and relationships
There’s a surprising amount of people-work in this gig. Most people come into thinking it’s all about market analysis, or[...]
October 29, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Don’t be a day-dreaming daisy
Sounds like a bunch of hippy-trippy bollocks… … you know, no offence Dymphna. No, that’s ok Rob. None taken. Rob[...]
October 27, 2014 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Rate Hikes?!? Talk is cheap…
According to a Bloomberg survey, 26 of 27 market economist are expecting an interest rate hike somewhere in the next[...]
October 22, 2014 by Dymphna 20 Comments
Reno Rule#1: Buy low, pull to the middle
When thinking about manufacturing growth through renovations, there’s a principle I always keep in mind: “Buy low and pull to[...]
October 20, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Is the RBA playing games?
I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the RBA’s strategy to prick Australia’s ‘property bubble’ and what I[...]
October 15, 2014 by Dymphna 12 Comments
A recipe for rich and unhappy
Here’s a fool-proof recipe for becoming rich: Take an old emotional wound – the older the better. Something that shakes[...]
October 13, 2014 by Dymphna 13 Comments
Does this townhouse make my bum look big?
A little while ago a student, Julie, joined our program. She had spent most of her life working as a[...]
October 8, 2014 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Blow me a bubble
My old economics professor used to have a saying: “Bubbles are like pornography. It’s impossible to define, but you know[...]
October 1, 2014 by Dymphna 9 Comments
When Pain = Comfort
I was at the park a while ago watching this scene play out between a mother and a toddler. Somehow[...]
September 29, 2014 by Dymphna 13 Comments
The Accountant and the Lion Tamer
There’s a golden rule of lion taming: Always enter the ring before the lions. Always. There’s some really interesting animal[...]
September 24, 2014 by Dymphna 12 Comments
The end of housing shortages in Australia?
I wanted to look today at one of the strangest features of the Australian property market, but also one of[...]
September 22, 2014 by Dymphna 20 Comments
When The Deal Goes South
Today I want to talk about what it means when a real estate deal doesn’t go the way you thought[...]
September 17, 2014 by Dymphna 24 Comments
Fishing for economic truth
You know how the saying goes: Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man[...]
September 11, 2014 by Dymphna 2 Comments
What’s The Best Deal?
This is the question that every beginning real estate investor asks himself… When you’re just starting out, you’re looking at[...]
September 4, 2014 by Dymphna 2 Comments
A Common Development Project Pitfall
Last time I talked about an iLoveRealEstate.tv member who is shifting her investment strategy from “low-end cashies” to property development…[...]
August 26, 2014 by Dymphna 18 Comments
Want Cash Flow From The States?
As much as I love being a real estate investor in Australia… And teaching all of you to do the[...]
August 22, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
EXCLUSIVE: Video and photos of what really happens at one of my events…
I just finished the first event of my National Tour and I thought I’d shoot a quick video to give you a[...]
August 12, 2014 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Exclusive Video: How to Create Manufactured Growth… Forever!
If you want to find out how to make consistent profits in real estate and take out a lot of[...]
August 8, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Be The Preferred Buyer
How do you get the best deal on a property? By making yourself the preferred buyer. Because, as you know,[...]
August 6, 2014 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Don’t Be A Legal Target
Want to feel like a wanted man? Or how about walking about with the feeling like there’s a target on[...]
July 31, 2014 by Dymphna 6 Comments
The Ultimate Wealth Strategy
As we’re now well into the second half of the year, it’s time for bit of mind maintenance… You know,[...]
July 15, 2014 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Find What You’re Looking For
Do iLoveRealEstate.tv success stories inspire you? Do they make you want to go out there and give real estate property[...]
July 10, 2014 by Dymphna 16 Comments
Are You REALLY Willing To Make The Leap?
It never fails to surprise me, but I guess it really shouldn’t anymore… Perfectly healthy and capable people who want[...]
July 1, 2014 by Dymphna 32 Comments
Is Snob Appeal Keeping You From Investing?
I had an interesting conversation with a bloke and his girlfriend the other night… It was at a nice gathering[...]
June 26, 2014 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Have You Outgrown Your Goals?
Last time I talked about evaluating your progress as we reach the midpoint of the year… And the middle of[...]
June 24, 2014 by Dymphna 1 Comments
The Year’s Half Over—Now What?
Do you know what time of year it is? If you know me at all, you know what time of[...]
June 17, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Getting From Here To There
I want to thank all of you for your passionate and brutally honest emails and other communications to me… Personal[...]
June 12, 2014 by Dymphna 23 Comments
Take Action In Your Finances!
Last time, I talked about the difference between being a passive and active investor… The differences are absolutely huge, aren’t[...]
June 10, 2014 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Passive Income Yes, But No Passive Investing!
One of the biggest obstacles that novice real estate investors face is getting to their first deal… Aside from educating[...]
June 4, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Is That Splitter Worth The Cost?
If you’ve got your eye on a property block and you’re thinking, “I’ll do a splitter with that”… Be sure[...]
May 22, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
LIFEChanged: Paid off the family home and replaced his wife’s income…
[niceyoutubelite id="MS96Bo2o5eU"] I first met John in 2008. His first priority was to pay off the family home to be[...]
May 19, 2014 by Dymphna 2 Comments
LIFEChanged: Video reveals how a couple replaced their income in just 18 months…
[niceyoutubelite id="e5iQgE7wdls"] Let me say this out loud. You don't have to wait 20 years to achieve you financial dreams.[...]
May 14, 2014 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Sue’s Amazing Cashflow Positive Transformation
[niceyoutubelite id="LZlOAu5CX_0"] I first met Sue in 2009. She and her partner, Phil both came from a background in the[...]
May 13, 2014 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Two Duplexes…Or One 4-Plex?
As a beginning real estate investor, once you get those first few rental homes in your portfolio… Almost inevitably, your[...]
May 6, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Beware Of That Best Bargain You Just Found!
When I talk about getting a good bargain on a property… It all starts with the purchase price, doesn’t it?[...]
April 22, 2014 by Dymphna 6 Comments
The Reno/Demo Dilemma
It’s a question that the real estate investor asks himself often… “What’s the best way to make money out this[...]
April 15, 2014 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Should Your Hire A Project Manager For Your Reno?
One of the first things that you will learn as a real estate investor is that things don’t always go[...]
April 8, 2014 by Dymphna 12 Comments
Your First Deal – An Exception To The Rule
When should your first ever deal be a property development deal? If you’ve had any exposure to one of my[...]
April 1, 2014 by Dymphna 21 Comments
Use Your Superannuation Fund To Buy Property
I want to talk about your super today, because it's such an important subject to real estate investors… But, because[...]
March 28, 2014 by Dymphna 17 Comments
The Real Estate Recovery Has Just Started!
It’s easy to come to the wrong conclusion on things when you’re only given incomplete information… And when it comes[...]
March 25, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
How To Walk INTO A Deal
Last time I talked about when to walk away from a deal… There are many more reasons to do so[...]
March 18, 2014 by Dymphna 4 Comments
When To Walk Away From A Deal
As a real estate investor, finding the right property at the right price determines whether you make a profit on[...]
March 4, 2014 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Everything You Need To Succeed!
What fantastic Live Training Sessions we had last week with Real Estate Investar! The amount of information covered, I think[...]
March 3, 2014 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Avoiding Your Worst J.V. Partner
Have you just finished a 3-Day Boot Camp? Or maybe just you’ve completed an iLoveRealEstate.tv Seminar and now you’re keen[...]
February 28, 2014 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Look! It’s An Investor’s Market!
Depending on where you are, chances are good that the house for sale down the street will be bought by[...]
February 12, 2014 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Fire Yourself And Hire Experts!
It may sound a bit daft, but sometimes the worst person handling the details of your real estate career may[...]
February 6, 2014 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Where’s Your Growth Market?
Have you ever read the headline of a newspaper or on a website and find that the article is not[...]
February 4, 2014 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Don’t Be Ruled By The Macro Economy!
Recently some of you have asked me why I spend so much time teaching real estate investing from the level[...]
January 28, 2014 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Getting To “Yes” In Real Estate Investing
How do you get to “yes” when it comes to real estate investing? Let me explain what I’m talking about…[...]
January 23, 2014 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Leaving A Part Of You Behind To Get Ahead
As many of you know, I spend quite a bit of time on the many ways you can make life-changing[...]
January 21, 2014 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Stop Dreaming And Start Doing!
Have you put off taking a nice holiday this summer because you’re saving your money for your first investment property?[...]
January 16, 2014 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Real Estate Starts 2014 Red HOT!!
Well! After a few weeks of recharging my batteries, it’s great to be back at the real estate life again![...]
December 10, 2013 by Dymphna 6 Comments
It’s Not All About You – Thankfully!
You know what’s fantastic? Getting such a big response from such a “little” e-letter as the last one about Natalia[...]
December 5, 2013 by Dymphna 21 Comments
When The Smallest Success Becomes The Biggest Of All
Today I want to tell you about a different kind of success story… It’s a success story that is only[...]
December 3, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Why You Didn’t Reach Your Goals In 2013 – And Why You WILL In 2014
Now that we’re in the month of December, we’ve got the holidays coming along and before you know it the[...]
November 28, 2013 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Why I Focus On YOU — The Beginning Student
Well! I must tell you that I am quite gratified by the number of emails and personal questions I received[...]
November 26, 2013 by Dymphna 10 Comments
Get Inspired! From Zero-To-Nine Properties In 3 Years
[niceyoutubelite id="Z_KMXnzhCq8"] If you’re on the outside of the property game looking in but you can’t seem to get your[...]
November 21, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Turn Your Bad Debt Into GOOD Debt!
When it comes to positive cash flow properties, what should you do with your passive income? Now before you answer[...]
November 19, 2013 by Dymphna 9 Comments
How To NOT Get Stuck On Your First Deal(s)
I always tell my students to get their first deal in such a way as to set up their second[...]
November 15, 2013 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Your Future Is In Your Hands!
Never doubt the power of an encouraging word…or a discouraging one. As any of my students will tell you, I’m[...]
November 12, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Get “Your Foot On The Deal” With The Right Contract
Sometimes, the simplest aspects of the buying process are also the ones that are most overlooked. This is especially true[...]
November 7, 2013 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Go That Extra Mile To Find THE BEST Deals
I know how it is when you’re looking for your next real estate deal… You’re perched in your chair in[...]
October 24, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Strata-Gise BEFORE You Buy!
It’s happened again… A real estate student of mine joins my coaching after having put a tonne of money into[...]
October 17, 2013 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Get Back On Track and Succeed!
Now that we’re well into October, it’s a good time to review where you are with your real estate investment[...]
October 15, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
China’s Hunger for Oz Property Means Money in Your Pocket!
Here’s a bit of news for you if you’re looking for just one more reason to get into the real[...]
October 10, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Property Management Keeps Passive Income Passive
Do you know what one of the best feelings is when you first get into real estate investing? It’s not[...]
October 8, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Build Your Portfolio in Perth!
Sometimes, it not what you say but what you don’t say that gets people’s attention… Not too long ago I[...]
October 3, 2013 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Your Real Estate Investing Career Begins NOW!
Are you reading my Journal posts like these and wondering just how you can get into real estate investing if[...]
October 1, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Putting Your Money Where Your Heart Is Brings Success
Hello everybody! I can’t believe how excited I still am after this weekend… No, I haven’t been racing a catamaran[...]
September 26, 2013 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Stay In The Fat Part Of The Rental Market
A student came up to me recently and asked me a very pointed question regarding rental strategies… YOU NEED TO[...]
September 24, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Are You Ready For The Next Aussie Housing Boom?
Last time, I talked about the $4.5 billion in infrastructure spending that the new government plans over the next four[...]
September 19, 2013 by Dymphna 10 Comments
New Infrastructure Spending Means Opportunity!
Some of the questions that I get asked all the time are ones like, “Where should I invest?” Or, “Which[...]
September 17, 2013 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Leverage Your Dream Home For Passive Income
Well, I’m glad to see from your comments and emails that my cash cow analysis has hit home with so[...]
September 10, 2013 by Dymphna 17 Comments
Make Sure Your Cash-Cow Is Really Cash Positive!
Last time, I talked about how important it is for you stay on track in order to meet your goals[...]
September 3, 2013 by Dymphna 16 Comments
Want To Make Your Millions? Stay on Track!
So many of my students have done incredibly well in building their portfolios by following my iLoveRealEstate.tv courses… And you[...]
August 29, 2013 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Making The L-E-A-P To An Overseas Portfolio
One of the questions that I get from my iLoveRealEstate.tv students is when they should make that big move and[...]
August 22, 2013 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Know Your Reno Market Or Lose Thousands!
As I talk to many of you on my iLoveRealEstate.tv Aussie tour, One question that I was asked was about[...]
August 20, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Get Yourself Educated And Get Going!
Last week I talked about knowing what and where your market really is…and why you may have to move to[...]
August 15, 2013 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Know Your Market BEFORE You Buy!
I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised by the attendance levels I’m seeing at every event… Certainly I expect strong[...]
August 13, 2013 by Dymphna 18 Comments
Rental Trends Mean EXTREME Income
Greetings from the road everyone! I’m just about through week number two of my Aussie tour and I’m so happy[...]
August 8, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Are you accountable for your actions?
I can’t believe that the first week of my iLoveRealEstate.tv Aussie tour is already behind me. On the one hand,[...]
August 6, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
My Aussie Tour: Success Begins NOW!
Well, after a month traveling around the U.K., I’m back home in Oz and I couldn’t be happier… Traveling around[...]
August 1, 2013 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Get Your Ticket To Success!
Hello everybody! Just one last note from the U.K. while I’m still here… It’s been a fantastic trip and a[...]
July 30, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Great Profits in Great Britain
Well, our 2013 U.K. tour is almost at an end. Not quite, but it’s getting there quickly. Hard to believe[...]
July 25, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
The Real Beginning of Our U.K. Adventure…And Yours!
It's funny what a bit of time away does for your perspective on things.... If you read my email earlier[...]
July 22, 2013 by Dymphna 17 Comments
Where is Dymphna?
If the title seems just a bit off the real estate track, well, you’re right! It is off the track…[...]
July 15, 2013 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life!
Today I want to talk about what you can do to change your life and how you can go about[...]
July 12, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The MEGA-MILLIONAIRE Track – Is Commercial Your Next BIG DEAL?
If you’re me, you always want to be learning more, doing more and mastering new things… And if you’ve been[...]
July 10, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Build Multi-Million Dollar Relationships!
Ready for some GREAT NEWS? You’re going to make MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in real estate investing… BUT ONLY if you[...]
July 4, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Need Money To Invest? Make Yourself Valuable!
So you’ve got the itch for real estate investing, have you? FABULUOUS. You desperately want to get on the track[...]
July 3, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Getting a Million Dollar-Portfolio is Easy… Keeping It is the Hard Part!
If you’re like so many of my successful students, you’re on your journey to financial independence and you’re getting there[...]
June 27, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Follow this Process BEFORE You Subdivide!
Recently, I talked about “Smart Subdivision Strategies” in this space and how to create value and manufacture growth out of[...]
June 18, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Sweet Vendor Financing Techniques You NEED to Know!
Most of you know what a big fan I am of using vendor financing to get into a property. Many[...]
June 13, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to REALLY Use a Second Mortgage
Last time I talked about caveats and their uses, but today, I want to shift our focus just a bit[...]
June 11, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
What You Need to Know About Caveats
Today I want to talk about caveats—what they are, how they work and why you need to be aware of[...]
June 6, 2013 by Dymphna 3 Comments
Wealth and Health: You Need BOTH!
Today I want to talk about where you are and how you are today. At the beginning of the year[...]
June 4, 2013 by Dymphna 11 Comments
Where Are You in the Investment Life Cycle?
Today I want to talk about the “cycle of life” as an investor and where you are…or should be. Now,[...]
May 30, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
When you KNOW HOW to invest but have NO MONEY to start with?
Today I want to talk about when you should really consider doing a seller JV. I know it may sound[...]
May 28, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Smart Subdivision Strategies
Today I want to talk about one of the smartest ways to increase the value of your property--that is, to[...]
May 16, 2013 by Dymphna 4 Comments
Unleash the Power of Your Brain for Success
In my last blog, I talked about the critical importance of using the reticular activating system (RAS) as a means[...]
May 14, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Performance Enhancement: Use RAS to Excel!
Today I want to return to our conversation on performance enhancement. I’ve talked about some wonderful performance enhancement techniques in[...]
May 9, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Get Into the Money Zone!
Today I want to talk about how you can take advantage of the many zoning changes that are happening in[...]
May 7, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Prepare Yourself for Tax-Savings!
Today I want to talk about something that is everyone’s favorite topic. Of course I’m talking about tax! You know[...]
May 2, 2013 by Dymphna 1 Comments
The Trade Off: Less Debt Or More Income?
First of all, I want to thank you for all the emails and letters you’ve sent me the past week[...]
April 30, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Income Property Update: Stick to the Fundamentals!
After a few relaxing days in the Whitsunday islands, it’s good to be back at it again. Although, as you[...]
April 23, 2013 by Dymphna 3 Comments
A Day In The Life of Passive Income
As many of you are aware from my podast, I’ve been spending a few days in the Whitsundays for a[...]
April 18, 2013 by Dymphna 1 Comments
7 Smart Debt Secrets That Will Protect Your Success
As many of you know, helping you to become a successful real estate investor is not the only goal of[...]
April 16, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Deal Negotiation 101
Today I want to talk about the art and science of negotiation. Both are very important to know and master.[...]
April 11, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Your First Reno Project Is You!
In the past several letters to you, I’ve focused on areas within your own personal space, or just you, in[...]
April 9, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
“As you behave, so shall you live…” (The Mind-Action Relationship)
As I talked about last time, rewarding yourself for accomplishing your goals, whether on a daily basis for small goals[...]
April 4, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Achieve Peak Performance in Your Daily Accomplishments
I am continuing our conversation on peak performance tools because it’s a very important part of the success formula in[...]
April 2, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Discipline and Habit Brings Peak Performance
Last time I talked about using peak performance tools to get where you want to go; to reach the goals[...]
March 28, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Do you use peak performance mind tools?
Performance enhancers aren’t just for athletes; they’re for anyone who wants to do their very best in life or in[...]
March 26, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Do What It Takes to Make It Happen!
As you all know by now, there are many ways to make your dreams come true in real estate investing[...]
March 21, 2013 by Dymphna 9 Comments
Get Ready for the Next Boom in Oz
Last time we looked at the minimal impact that both Europe’s and America’s GFC problems have had on Australia. We[...]
March 21, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Last week’s comment winner is….
April's comment on Boomtown Investor Challenges April was able to add to the conversation, proposing a theory that the next[...]
March 19, 2013 by Dymphna 8 Comments
Down Under is a Good Place to Avoid Europe’s Storm
Today I want to talk about the affects that international economic events may or may not have on Australia’s economy[...]
March 14, 2013 by Dymphna 7 Comments
Seeing the Big Picture Means Seeing Big Profits
As you must know by now, in my view, education is the key that unlocks the opportunities that lead to[...]
March 12, 2013 by Dymphna 14 Comments
Boomtown Investor Challenges
Boomtown Investor Challenges Where is the next place for growth that makes sense for investment? Which mining town will be[...]
March 7, 2013 by Dymphna 5 Comments
Give Your Children a Healthy Relationship with Money
As many of you know, I try to make myself available to my students on almost any topic as it[...]
March 6, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Cover your Assets!
If you’ve ever heard me speak at a seminar or one of my boot camps, or even just taken a[...]
February 28, 2013 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Make Your Money Work Hard For You!
Making your money work hard for you should start with your very first home. “Fair enough”, you say, but what[...]
February 26, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to Positively Gear a Development Project
I was speaking to a friend of mine recently about--what else?--Real estate, of course.  He's a fellow I've known for[...]
February 21, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Selling Your Property in a Changing Market
I want to talk about some of the pitfalls and obstacles that come into play when you're selling a property.[...]
February 20, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Open Yourself Up To Opportunity!
I thought I'd take a moment to give you a quick I Love Real Estate market update on what's happening[...]
February 14, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Beware The Dream Stealers
It's that time of the year again, where we reflect on all the things we love. I love my children.[...]
February 12, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Passive Income from Property – This Is How You Do It!
I want to talk to you about a couple who started real estate investing doing some things right and other[...]
February 7, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A Tale of Two Investors – Which Are You?
Today I want to talk about how you get started in changing your life for a better future with real[...]
February 6, 2013 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Your Money Is Waiting–Now Go Get It!
Today, there are fabulous buys happening right now in real estate in many parts of Australia, and all the signs[...]
January 31, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Sad real estate mistakes… Then BOOM!
Today I want to tell you a very recent and true story of two of my students, Julie-Anne and Anthony.[...]
January 29, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Should You Own Or Rent Your Home?
I want to talk about a dilemma that so many people face in their real estate investing decision process. In[...]
January 24, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Maximize Profit Without Cost
I want to talk about some very good news for real estate investors that too many just don’t take advantage[...]
January 21, 2013 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where’s Your ‘Peg in the Sand’?
Today I want to talk about some very real problems that many real estate investors face: What do you do[...]
January 15, 2013 by Dymphna 6 Comments
Build Your Real Estate Portfolio With Zero Down
Happy New Year and welcome to 2013! There’s so much good news to celebrate and look forward to I almost[...]
October 31, 2012 by Dymphna 0 Comments
#40: Tamara: NRAS and how to develop, finance and sell a 16 unit development
How NRAS works from an investor/developer point of view Going through the development process. LOOK OUT! The legalities of GST[...]
October 17, 2012 by Dymphna 22 Comments
Thanks for your help!
A couple of days ago I sent out a cry for help. Well, it wasn't actually a cry for help,[...]
October 11, 2012 by Dymphna 197 Comments
I need your help!
I'm sitting here thinking, "What should I cover in my iLoveRealEstate podcast?" …and then I had this blind flash of[...]
August 2, 2012 by Dymphna 0 Comments
New Australian World Record!
Getting into the Olympic spirit and I'm happy to announce a new Australian world record.What am I talking about? It[...]
May 24, 2012 by Dymphna 0 Comments
iLoveRealEstate 3-Day Super Conference
I'm relieved. You don't know this, but behind the scenes for the last 6 weeks, I've been planning a brand-new[...]
July 4, 2017 by abhijit 0 Comments
With ice destroying his community around him, Jack took his last four dollars and gambled it all on The Property Games.
A deal-maker and player by nature, Jack had talent, but his biggest challenge was always going to be his own[...]
July 4, 2017 by abhijit 0 Comments
How a young woman used her gap year to help her father make $250,000… and pocket a quarter of a million herself!
Naomi Cooper joined The Property Games two months later than everyone else, filling in for a late scratching. Slow off[...]
July 4, 2017 by abhijit 0 Comments
How a 20 year old sets herself up to live 500m from the beach… rent free… in a house she owns… and that actually pays her $14,000 a year!
As Dymphna Boholt’s daughter, Samantha carried a heavy burden of expectation into The Property Games. At just 19, she was[...]
July 4, 2017 by abhijit 0 Comments
How “two boys from the bush” started with $60,000 in debt and bought a house they rent out on Air BnB.
Brothers Jayden and Murray Hansford are “best mates who do everything together”. Growing up on a farm out the back[...]
July 4, 2017 by abhijit 0 Comments
The Property Games took Mr Hickling’s ‘clueless’ child and gave him back a ‘developer daughter’.
When the starter gun fired and the The Property Games began, Emma Hickling was floundering. With no training, no major[...]