How to avoid the property sharks…

Warning flags on the beach people You know how much I’ve made from sales commissions over the years? Zero. Nip. Nada. I haven’t made a cent. I don’t find deals for people and I don’t regurgitate deals for a fee either. And let me tell you, it’s not for a lack of property developers wanting […]

Lots Of Government Money Going Into Property

Where is government money going now? The First Home Owners’ Grants (FHOGs) weren’t particularly popular. Well, they were if you got one. They were great. But as far as economists went, they weren’t seen to be all that fabulous. Effectively the government just poured a whole lot of cash into the housing market, via the […]

The tipsy top-end could topple

Should we be worried about the bubble in commercial property? One of the key concerns last year was that an oversupplied high-rise apartment market might weigh heavy on the market overall. So far, as much as we’re seeing any fall out from this, it’s been fairly contained. It certainly hasn’t been the house of cards […]

WTF? You can only own 2 properties?

This is the key thing that makes me different from all the others So Australia’s supposedly largest residential property investor was in the Australian Financial Review last week, taking a pot shot at APRA. Kevin Young reckons 20,000 of his Property Club members can no longer afford their mortgage after the banks shifted them from […]

Will RBA hike in 2018..? Ha!

My outlook for rates in 2018. A few people thought the RBAs decision to leave rates on hold came with a wiff that rates might be rising soon. The key statement the hike hopefuls pointed to was this one: “Employment growth has been strong over 2017 and the unemployment rate has declined.” That is, the […]

12 worst calls in the history of tech

Often, people get it wrong. Way wrong. I’m starting to get a little nervous about putting myself out there at my Next 10 event this weekend (Come and check it out for yourself, see if I make a fool of myself!). – You can get a ticket here. It’s not about getting up in front […]

Why are rents rising?

  Look how quick rents are rising. As I’ve written about recently, the housing market is striking a bit of a flat note right about now. Just in the last few weeks, things have felt a little ‘glummer’. But if that’s the case, no one seems to have told landlords or renters. In fact, rental […]