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May 23, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How shared-truths prevent JV disasters
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you want honesty, get it in writing. “I just wish they would be honest with me.”[...]
May 23, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How shared-truths prevent JV disasters
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you want honesty, get it in writing. “I just wish they would be honest with me.”[...]
May 18, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Super plan to lift prices by $100K?
The Coalition is staking the final week of the campaign on a plan to let people raid super to buy[...]
May 16, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Beware the time-leeches!
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Guard it jealously. You won’t get it back. You have a lot of resources at your disposal.[...]
May 9, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The hidden gold in jealousy
Truth Bomb Tuesday: We tend to shame jealous feelings. There’s something being missed there. I was talking to a friend[...]
May 8, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The surprising winners from Labor’s housing policy
Labor’s pitch to voters has a surprising winner So we got Labor’s contribution to housing policy last week, with their[...]
May 4, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How much rate pain can households take?
The RBA has launched its rate hike cycle. Can Australia hack it? So the RBA hiked rates as expected this[...]
May 2, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Success is simple, but hard
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The ingredients for success are simple. So why aren’t more people successful. People often want to know[...]
April 27, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
3% mortgages – can Clive do it?
Clive Palmer is making some big promises on interest rates. Can he deliver? So Clive Palmer is promising to keep[...]
April 26, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to call in what you really want
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Are you sending a clear message to the universe? I want you to imagine something. Imagine there’s[...]
April 24, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
First jobs boom, then property boom
This jobs market truly is one for the ages. I don’t know if people really get that. So we got[...]
April 21, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why a rate hike recession is not happening
Rate hikes are so not happening. Not like this anyway… Right now, markets are still pricing in a riduclous outlook[...]
April 19, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: who is telling your story?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The stories we tell matter, but who is telling yours? I’ve written a few times about the[...]
April 12, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: don’t rush your healing to market
Truth Bomb Tuesday: It’s beautiful to share. But don’t be in a rush. We are all merchants of our own[...]
April 11, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Shock! Inflation is coming for tim-tams!
Inflation is here, but it might be worse than you think. Andrew Leigh, the shadow assistant minister for Treasury, was[...]
April 7, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How NOT to enter a joint venture deal
Sometimes trust is just a way of avoiding responsibility. There’s a saying in the Muslim part of the world that[...]
April 4, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why aren’t they teaching this in schools?
I’ve been calling for this for years. Time for Australia to listen. I’m certainly not a fan of Australia follow[...]
April 4, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: why happy = who cares?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There’s no useful information in happy. I’m going to tell you why you don’t actually want to[...]
March 30, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What the Budget means for property
No major news for property in this year’s budget, but a few interesting things to note. So here’s a few[...]
March 29, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to find your ‘why’
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you can get clear on your why, it will unlock a mountain of energy. The first[...]
March 15, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Floods show us what real compassion is
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Compassion is less active than we think. These are some dark days. The war in Ukraine bleeds[...]
March 10, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A newbie’s guide to purchase costs
In the market for a new place? Make sure you understand all the costs involved in sealing the deal. In[...]
March 8, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: A message to those who “don’t get it”
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There’s power in someone who ‘gets it’. I’m really not sure you can do it alone. I[...]
March 1, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why I’ll never tell you to ‘just get over it’.
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Your fears aren’t irrational… just waiting to be worked with. You can’t just “let go of your[...]
February 28, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Landlord strike to drive rents higher?
Rental markets are tight, but you have to be a little careful how you interpret it. One of the interesting[...]
February 21, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is the regional boom about to end?
Regional markets have had a blinder. Can it continue? So the regional property markets have had an incredible couple of[...]
February 17, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Time to fix rates?
The rate cycle has turned. But that’s no reason to panic. So the rate cycle has definitely turned. Rates aren’t[...]
February 14, 2022 by Dymphna 1 Comments
T-Bomb: how to slay dragons
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Before you can slay dragons, you have to tie up your shoes. The road to your great[...]
February 9, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What the ‘race for space’ means for property
The race for space defined 2021. What about 2022? Now one of the more interesting property trends that came out[...]
February 7, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: when your job is Japanese water torture
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You hate your job, but is it actually the job. “You know, maybe your job isn’t actually[...]
February 3, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Your complete guide to Lender’s Mortgage Insurance
Everything an investor needs to know about LMI. K know some people might be across this already, but I had[...]
January 27, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why this strategy sucks in a market like this
Markets are in a flap, but my advice to these investors is to stay calm. The whole economy is a[...]
January 24, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why there was no ‘pink recession’
Another super-strong set of numbers from the jobs data… So we got the unemployment data last week, and for me,[...]
January 20, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why beaches are the business in 2022
Can you guess where the money is flowing right now? So on Monday I started looking at the five big[...]
January 18, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A year to get it sorted
Sometimes nothing happens unless you make it happen. Is this the year you’re going to get it sorted? Tell me[...]
January 17, 2022 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Who won the property market in 2021?
The property market keeps serving up winners. So, here we are 2022. How did that happen? Now, I hope you’ve[...]
December 13, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What will households do with all that money?
I gave you three reasons why 2022 will be big for property. Here’s two more. So I flagged a couple[...]
December 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The second biggest boom in 150 years!
How 2021 became the most epic boom in my lifetime. I don’t think most people realise how epic 2021 has[...]
December 7, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why your tribe can’t find you
Truth Bomb Tuesday: To find your tribe, look within first. We had our super-conference a few weeks ago and it[...]
December 6, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How big is Bitcoin, really?
To get a sense of how big Bitcoin is, look backstage… I think people don’t really appreciate how big the[...]
December 2, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Do I think crypto is a revolution?
Crypto has created the first global-scale network of trust. Do I think Bitcoin is revolutionary? Look, Bitcoin and the whole[...]
November 30, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Two questions before the end of the year
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you get your push and pull sorted, you’re sorted. As we roll into the end of[...]
November 29, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why are kiwi policy makers freaking out?
The Kiwi government is worried about the boom… about 18 months too late. There’s a bit of a funny situation[...]
November 25, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why Tarantino can’t NFT his movies
More proof that cryptos will change how we do everything. Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are the latest craze to come out[...]
November 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Brisbane to benefit from “Millenial Migration”?
Everything is lining up for Brisbane Do you reckon Brisbane is about to boom? That’s my sense. I reckon Brisbane[...]
November 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why we’re all slaves to this social construct
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you don’t think you deserve it, it’s not going to happen. Do you deserve to be[...]
November 17, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Cash is dead. Who is the new king?
We have no idea where most of the cash actually is. So cash is dying a slow death. It was[...]
November 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How we ducked a ‘tidal wave’ of bankruptcies
Free money has set the economy on course to boom. Interesting story last week. So not only have we avoided[...]
November 11, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WTF? CBA offer crypto now?
This will probably go down as the date that crypto went mainstream in Australia. So for a while now, crypto-currencies[...]
November 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Want to know how I spend my money?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You’ve got to be generous with money AND time. I spend my time the way I spend[...]
November 2, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Some rules are not fair
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Is it even possible to live up to your own expectations? A lot of people live under[...]
October 25, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to win the Rat Race
Why is it so hard to get ahead? How did we get here? One of the richest nations on earth,[...]
October 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: What your emotions are really there for
Truth Bomb Tuesday: We die when we stop allowing. I want you to do a little exercise for me. I[...]
October 13, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why you MUST get landlord insurance
Landlord insurance is just a cost of doing business. If you’re like many Australians, you might think that buying insurance[...]
October 11, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to stay alive
Truth Bomb Tuesday: We die when we stop allowing. Just make me one promise: Don’t resign your aliveness. Not now.[...]
October 7, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What happens if your tenant stops paying rent?
When it comes to managing bad tenants, prevention is worth an ounce of cure. As a property investor, the last[...]
October 4, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Humanity’s great test in Covid
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If we can do this, the sky’s the limit. I know I’m a glass-half-full kind of girl.[...]
September 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The true cost of buying property
Make sure you understand the full costs involved in purchasing property. In property, the price tag is never the price.[...]
September 21, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Who to cut out of your life
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Sometimes you need to cull the dead wood… but get first things first. Sometimes you need to[...]
September 20, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
My hot tip for the next boom market
I reckon the experts are wrong on this one… again. So I reckon the ‘experts’ have it wrong. In the[...]
September 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to nail a bathroom on a budget
Renovating a bathroom? Here’s a few tips for overdelivering under-budget You’re about to list your place and you’ve got it[...]
September 13, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: What I changed in Covid
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Change is hard… but sometimes easier than you think. I sometimes you just wake up one day[...]
September 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Will land prices really double?
This is nothing short of a paradigm shift. I saw a report from some analysts the other day saying that[...]
September 6, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The super-power most of us never use
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Humans have one super-power… and most of us never use it Can you imagine if you had[...]
August 30, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Look who loves lockdown
More proof that lockdown isn’t fair. So lockdowns are dragging on, dragging us through the dirt behind them. And case[...]
August 30, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: If you want results don’t do this
Truth Bomb Tuesday: It's amazing how many people make this simple mistake about motivation I'm going to tell you why[...]
August 26, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The “I hate you” property boom
I think I know why the rental market is so unusually tight… The political atmosphere is feeling pretty charged right[...]
August 23, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: My secret – I’m an introvert.
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Most people would never guess, but my energy comes from a surprising place. Confession time: I am[...]
August 16, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Will lockdown stall the rental boom?
In normal times, this should put a pause on rental growth. But these aren’t normal times. One of the interesting[...]
August 12, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Lessons from a bad-ass saint
This is a great way to work with fate. I’m running an event called Women of Cashflow, and I’ve taken[...]
August 9, 2021 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Wow! This chart blows my mind
The property boom is moving at an incredible pace. It’s actually getting hard to describe how big this property boom[...]
August 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to make a bad job seem great
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Without this, everything is hard. You have to make your own meaning. Now this isn't some generalised,[...]
August 4, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What technical tools do investors need?
A good investor has a good set of tools. A lot of investors – even investors who have been in[...]
August 2, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The universe is not a teacher. That’s not its job.
Truth Bomb Tuesday: This sounds good on paper, but it’s a bit dangerous. “Don’t ask why this is happening TO[...]
July 26, 2021 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Are the Olympics worth it?
We won our Olympic bid. Here I look a gift horse in the mouth. So Brisbane won the right to[...]
July 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Are we headed for a double-dip recession?
Are the current round of lockdowns going to undo the Aussie economy? So with over half the population of Australia[...]
July 19, 2021 by Dymphna 1 Comments
T-Bomb: Why rich millennials can’t make ends meet
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Anyone can be broke. Ask me how. Henry is broke. Poor Henry. But Henry shouldn’t be broke.[...]
July 15, 2021 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Revealed: APRA’s secret plan for negative rates
Negative rates could be a thing I’ve heard a few people say that the only way for interest rates from[...]
July 8, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to make an offer that WILL land that deal
Five tips for making your offer count. So you’re ready to go. You’ve found a property and you have made[...]
July 5, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The ‘boom loop’ in full effect
Sellers are freezing up. The boom loop is in effect. So the boom keeps on booming. And we’re now in[...]
July 5, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why its ok to be triggered
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Do you know how to work with your triggers? Do you get ‘triggered’? This is one of[...]
July 1, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
When a property manager isn’t worth it
I don’t care who it is, but someone needs to be looking after your investment property. One of the questions[...]
June 28, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Beware decoy desires
Truth Bomb Tuesday: This is a hack for knowing what you should set your sights on. Gun for your most[...]
June 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Switch this off to find peace
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Most of your suffering is served up to feed your ego. I dropped a line last week[...]
June 21, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Kids asking you to go guarantor? This is how it works
As the market takes off, more buyers are turning to the bank of mum and dad. What are the risks?[...]
June 16, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why freedom = high house prices
The OECD has shown us a link between democracy and house prices. One of the key questions I hear a[...]
June 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Psst – you are the cure to your suffering
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You won’t believe you’ve been sitting on a cure your entire life… I’m going to tell you[...]
June 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Negative Gearing’s dead. Good riddance.
The market has bailed out a bunch of investors. They got lucky. A good market makes a bad strategy look[...]
June 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The exponential property trend anyone can use
This trend is consistently behind the biggest gains in property value we’ve seen. In these ‘New Normal’ times, location is[...]
June 7, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to conquer negative self-talk
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There are two places negative self-talk comes from. One is bad. The other is a disaster. Where[...]
June 6, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Property carries the Aussie economy
There was a surprising driver behind last weeks strong GDP result… Property to the rescue again! So amongst all the[...]
June 3, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Proof Victoria’s budget was a mistake
Victoria’s lockdown adds insult and injury to insult and injury. Poor Victoria. I am so so so sorry for you![...]
May 31, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Are you a cat or a possum?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Despite all my rage I am still just a possum in a kitchen with the lights on.[...]
May 24, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Loving yourself is not loving your ego
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Most people get this completely wrong. It’s easier than they think. I’ve got one question that will[...]
May 17, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Korean House Price Horror Show
Australia property isn’t boom. Global property is booming. I think because we’ve seen house prices in Australia boom so much[...]
May 17, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Found it! The hole in the budget.
Truth Bomb Tuesday: I did a bit of forensic accounting on the budget. What I found might surprise you. Ok,[...]
May 13, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A property-friendly budget
Tuesday’s budget contained a few pieces of good news for property I’m still getting across everything Tuesday’s budget means for[...]
May 10, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to weaponize time
Truth Bomb Tuesday: I don’t think kids realise the power they have in their hands… Tell your kids: time is[...]
May 6, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This has to be a glitch in the matrix
Have you ever thought about this quote? Like, really thought about it? I was thinking about that famous quote from[...]
May 4, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to avoid the project death-cross
Truth Bomb Tuesday: By the time we recognise that change is needed, it’s often too late. Ok, so I know[...]
April 28, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Apartments have never been this cheap. Why?
Do buyers like apartments, or do they just like a bargain? Apartments are cheap. We all know that. Apartments are[...]
April 26, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: What Anzac Day means in 2021
Truth Bomb Tuesday: We’re still all in this together. Anzac Day felt different this year. It’s a bit strange. In[...]
April 21, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Jobs boom get pinker
The jobs market goes from strength to strength, and has even started delivering for women. I’ve got some good news[...]
April 19, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Who is really driving this boom?
There’s a frenzy in first home buyers, but the baton might finally be heading over to investors… Who’s running this[...]
April 19, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: “your soul is hosted in the cloud”: Professor
Truth Bomb Tuesday: A new theory of consciousness opens up some interesting possibilities. So scientists are still baffled by some[...]
April 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Think you’re smart? Watch this pee wee
What do your instincts drive you to do? How sophisticated are you, really? I was watching a pee-wee the other[...]
April 14, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The financial conspiracy to fight Trumpism – pt2
Donald Trump gave the elites a scare. They’re not going to let it happen twice.  So on Monday I introduced[...]
April 12, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: the global agenda to supercharge money
There’s a new game in town. And Most people haven’t noticed. I want to introduce you to what I think[...]
April 12, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
My housing predictions 1 year ago: How did I do?
If you listened to me, you’re sitting pretty. Way back in late April last year I made the following prediction[...]
April 5, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: the selfishness conspiracy
Close up of hands holding the word Luv. Shot with selective focus. Truth Bomb Tuesday: This idea is really, really[...]
March 31, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Renew your contract with life this Easter
What I’m connecting with this Easter time. Easter is about the renewal of the world. Traditionally, and back in the[...]
March 29, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to get your kids to do the dishes
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Time to learn a new way of moving in the world. How do you get your kids[...]
March 24, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Will the US boom be bigger than ours?
Australia, New Zealand, America… this boom has gone global. I had some great response to the piece I did on[...]
March 23, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: money buys answers, not happiness
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You’re not silly to make money a focus “Money can’t buy you happiness.” If I had a[...]
March 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why are auctions booming?
Another cracker weekend for the auction market. I tell you how to make sense of it. So another weekend, another[...]
March 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where prices are growing 41.1% a year
If we’re still hot on the heels of NZ, we’re headed for the moon! Wow. Are you guys watching what’s[...]
March 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: the courage to say ‘enough’
Truth Bomb Tuesday: It starts when you decide to say “no”. Your life is defined by what you accept. We[...]
March 14, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is Brisbane really the ‘safest’ market?
Suddenly Brisbane is looking the goods Some property experts reckon Brisbane is now the pick of the capital city bunch.[...]
March 11, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where are new investors going?
Here’s a quick look at the next generation of investors. There’s a new kid on the investing block. Kinda literally[...]
March 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: why I would have been burnt at the stake
Truth Bomb Tuesday: I’m lucky to live in a time where my success doesn’t get me killed. But I’m not[...]
March 8, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Property in “strongest growth phase on record”
February set records. We’re just getting started. The boom dynamics are in full swing right now. Prices are rising, sales[...]
March 4, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Whoopsie! GDP booms.
While the price outlook is the same, this boom is different. So, who saw that coming? The Aussie economy is[...]
March 1, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: the meaning of life (I guess)
Truth Bomb Tuesday: how you should live your life, even if you don’t know why you’re here. I found myself[...]
February 28, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
5 reasons why this boom is different
While the price outlook is the same, this boom is different. How is this boom different? Let me count the[...]
February 24, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What the monk said shocked them!
One monk’s take on seriousness Money is a serious business. Well, it is and it isn’t. But some people take[...]
February 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
“Nothing but Boom” – CBA
Economists across the board are revising up their expectations for property this year. Things are accelerating quickly. Are you feeling[...]
February 22, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: the one thing holding you back
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Our conditioning leaves us ill-prepared for success. Sometimes I wonder if maybe there is just one challenge.[...]
February 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Whoa! The office market implodes
Have you seen what’s happening in the office segment of the property market? I know there’s not a lot of[...]
February 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Real Estate Reset 2021 Part 2: Who’s Behind the Financial Wheel?
This is part 2 of our newly budding series, originally part of a live-streamed event, we've cut it down into[...]
February 15, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: your excuses define you
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Want to know what you are capable of in life? This will tell you. I can tell[...]
February 10, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to romance the mystery
I’m thinking about starting mystery adventure tours… I remember when I was younger I didn’t understand the Greenies. I mean,[...]
February 9, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to declutter your life
Truth Bomb Tuesday: decluttering your life is all about vision: So some girlfriends of mine are doing a challenge –[...]
February 8, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Do people not get how big this is?!?
Why aren’t people making more of a song and dance about this? Ok, I’m not seeing enough people making a[...]
February 3, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WTF? RBA prints another $100bn?
Nobody saw it coming Wow. I’m stunned. So the RBA pulled a swifty on markets on Tuesday and announced that[...]
February 2, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to shine like a crazy diamond
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You might think you need to ‘shine’ more… It might be a dangerous idea. “I need to[...]
January 27, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
NZ property cops ‘perfect storm.’ Australia next.
New Zealand continues to show us what to expect. I’ve been making the case for a few months now that[...]
January 25, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
REVEALED: Why RBA is chill with 30+% property
The RBA is expecting property prices to boom. And they’re ok with that. So the RBA got hit with a[...]
January 25, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: how to accelerate consciousness
Truth Bomb Tuesday: What happens after you’ve been using affirmations as long as I have? Are humans complex creatures? Yeah,[...]
January 20, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why banks will pay you to borrow
The secret is that rates could go a lot lower yet. I noted in my wrap last week that there’s[...]
January 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: what I’m banking on this year
The outlook for property looks stronger every day. I’ve been saying since October or November that 2021 is going to[...]
January 18, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to rest properly
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You deserve some quality, gold-label rest. I’m going to tell you how to rest properly. I know[...]
January 13, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The 5 defining trends of 2021
The 5 mega-trends that will define 2021 Ok, I’m still finalising plans for what is going to be the most[...]
January 12, 2021 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: So much for normal…
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Well things ever be the same again? Well, I think our collective hopes have been well and[...]
December 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Am I crazy? You tell me.
How to get ready for the biggest property boom we’ve ever seen. What I’m going to share with you now[...]
December 15, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: 2021 – from Resiliency to Vision
Truth Bomb Tuesday: 2020 was a challenging year. But the answers that served us this year might not serve us[...]
December 13, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Roaring 20s will be thanks to this
What will households do with their warchest of money? Today, I’m going to show you what I think will be[...]
December 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: the boom is already here!
Most people don’t realise, but the boom’s already started. Right now, I’m going to let you in on a little[...]
December 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Well, that could have been worse
I’ll be honest. That panned out better than I expected… So, close of 2020. Where are we at? (Aka –[...]
December 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to know what’s right for you
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There’s a simple, 2-part hack for knowing if you’ve made a good decision. I want to share[...]
December 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to hack the economic data
Economics 101: What does normal look like, economically speaking? Is there a way to get a quick handle on whether[...]
November 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why we are anxious and frozen up
Thoughtful stressed young man with a mess in his head Truth Bomb Tuesday: There’s two ways to build culture. I[...]
November 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Who gave the RBA the keys to money?
Economics 101: What does the RBA even do? It’s probably the single-most important economic institution in the country, and most[...]
November 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
NZ boom goes ‘historic’
For once, New Zealand is about 12 months ahead of Australia. I’ve been saying for a few months now that[...]
November 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: A simple hack for changing your flows
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Could you make laziness a super-power? To reinvent yourself, try introducing the perfect amount of friction. Imagine[...]
November 18, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Nine ways to increase rental return, pt.2
People think there are no cash-flow positive properties out there. But if you can’t find one, make one. So on[...]
November 17, 2020 by Dymphna 1 Comments
Nine ways to increase rental return, pt.1
People think there are no cash-flow positive properties out there. But if you can’t find one, make one. At the[...]
November 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The trinity of change
Going Your Own Way on Blackboard Truth Bomb Tuesday: Most people get this wrong, but there is incredible power in[...]
November 5, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The only thing economists should worry about
Economics 101: How to build a DIY economics dashboard Ok, so last week I introduced you to economics, and told[...]
October 29, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: ‘the economy’ doesn’t exist.
3d Rusted grunge road sign over dramatic sky and rain, concept for economic recession Economics 101: Forget about the economy[...]
October 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Beware the ‘loneliness loop’
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Your social skills might not bounce back. I don’t[...]
October 22, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
RBA happy to let house prices boom
The RBA is pretty chill about the house price boom they’re in the middle of creating. The RBA is happy[...]
October 20, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The key to the conscious knock-off
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Who is going to tell you to stop? Let me give you something to aim for: You've[...]
October 19, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Yikes. 30% increase in unemployed
The jobs data is steady, which might be disappointing for some. The jobs data were released last week, and it[...]
October 15, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why investors should be scared
Proof that you can lose money in every market One if five investors are going to lose money in every[...]
October 12, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why time is running out for bargain hunters
Approvals surprised on the upside. Actually they shocked the pants off everyone. So we got word last week that mortgage[...]
October 8, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The most fun productivity hack
Fun is not a reward. It’s part of the process. People always want to know what productivity hacks I’ve got[...]
October 6, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: two numbers every investor lives by
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Here’s something I do with my students to get them clear on what they’re trying to do.[...]
September 28, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The timing on Westpac’s boom
Westpac is expecting a property price boom, but there’s more to it than that. Westpac made headlines a few weeks[...]
September 28, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: why ego is a goal killer
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Most students make this mistake with their goal-setting… You’ve got to get your ego out of your[...]
September 24, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Weirdest jobs data ever.
Don’t take the unemployment data on face value. So there was a lot of confusion around the most recent jobs[...]
September 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Property Myth Busters: Did the Boomers have it Easier?
In our premier epiosde of our new Myth Busters series, we take a look at property from the 20th century[...]
September 22, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: the two sources of hope
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you’re waiting for hope to come, I’ve got another trick for you. I’m hearing more and[...]
September 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: Banks insider-info
Want to know why CBA is backing a boom? What does CBA know that we don’t? I noted last week[...]
September 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
When she won the Nobel Prize… with magic
These tough times are squeezing the wonder out of us. But we can’t let go. This is a tough time[...]
September 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: working with wuss-bags
Truth Bomb Tuesday: What you do at the water’s edge can define your life. Everybody knows what it’s like to[...]
September 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
When the world is too sad to bear…
The world is full of suffering. How do we find the strength to keep showing up? How do we handle[...]
September 8, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: When to avoid taking control
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Caring for others doesn’t mean giving more of ourselves than we can afford. There’s a useful little[...]
September 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is Oz property really a “cockroach”
People are surprised that housing hasn’t crashed. They just don’t get it. After all that’s happened over the past 40[...]
September 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Recession is here. Now what?
Silhouette of a man in a business suit giving a shrug with a question mark Looking at yesterday’s GDP data,[...]
August 31, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: A warning for every investor
Truth Bomb Tuesday: More and more Australians are finding themselves in crisis. I’ve got one piece of advice: I feel[...]
August 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The dangers in denying your ‘genius’
You have a special genius. It will either make you or break you. There’s a passage from the Gnostic Gospel[...]
August 25, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why “it’s not fair” is dangerous
Truth Bomb Tuesday: A lot of people are having a rough trot of luck. But it’s dangerous to dwell on[...]
August 24, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The scariest Covid-stat I’ve seen
The nation’s parents are hurting… hard. I’ve got a question for Scott Morrison: What’s the point? Now, you know me.[...]
August 19, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Post-Covid boom takes shape
The next five years of the property market is already in the data. The groundwork on the post-Covid boom is[...]
August 18, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: What my worst winter taught me
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The thing I learnt from my worst winter… Winter is hard. Ok, yes, I’m a Queenslander. Yes,[...]
August 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WTF? US property is booming?
citizenship, residence, property, real estate and people concept - close up of living house model over american flag I tell[...]
August 13, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to buy property with a loaf of bread
If money printing creates inflation, how do we make money? Ok, let’s imagine that the huge amount of money printing[...]
August 11, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The rare opportunity in WFH
Truth Bomb Tuesday: maybe a bit of time on our own was just what we needed… Work from home is[...]
August 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Australia arming an inflation bomb?
Where does all this money printing end? 1920s Germany? What if all this money-printing crashes the economy? That’s what money[...]
August 6, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Relax. It’s not as bad as we thought
The herd is getting nervous, but some data is better than we thought. What if things aren’t as bad as[...]
August 4, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: “I’m just done,” she said
Truth Bomb Tuesday: A lot of people are doing it tough. Here’s one way I think about it… “I’m done.[...]
August 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Government stimulus to land here…
Targetted stimulus delivers targeted results… It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but we’re seeing more and more crisis[...]
July 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why you’re thinking about property wrong
Even experts make this mistake about property. There’s a sense that sentiment in the market might be shifting right now.[...]
July 28, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The magical third option
Truth Bomb Tuesday: This is how to care for others without losing yourself. I’ve been having this conversation a lot[...]
July 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why new borrowers are getting shafted
Bottlenecks are putting a break on new lending… There was some interesting analysis from Richard Wakelin in the AFR last[...]
July 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Government just took a massive bet
The fiscal cliff is no longer a threat. But that new ‘slope’ I’m not so sure about… So, as we’ve[...]
July 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why people have this totally wrong
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Want a life full of miracles? Be prepared to get dirty. “Everyday is a miracle.” This statement[...]
July 16, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why NZ is booming
New Zealand shows us just what we can expect on the other side of Covid. It seems that New Zealand[...]
July 16, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Don’t put up with it!
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Had a gutful? That says a lot. How do you make space for everything you need to[...]
July 14, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Bank holiday? You got another four months.
Banks have kicked the can down the road. You’ve got another four months. In big news for the property market,[...]
July 9, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This will test Melbourne’s property market
Melbourne’s property market is facing an epic test I know a few investors are eyeing the property market hungrily right[...]
July 8, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Humble Beginnings: Interview with ILRE coach Michael May
Today we're sitting down with Michael May, one of ILoveRealEstate's most esteemed coaches. As we go through his journey from[...]
July 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How an Immigrant Made More Out of a Small Living Space (And How to Spend Less and Earn More Out of Smaller Housing)
Affordability comes into the picture when we talk about homes in Australia. But with smaller housing, it’s a win-win for[...]
July 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Focusing on Smaller Spaces Allowed One Strategic Couple to Generate a Passive Income (And Why You Need to Turn to Smaller Housing Right Now)
Forget about the four-bedroom house. Smaller and smarter housing in Australia is where cash will flow. Australians love big houses,[...]
July 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The type of student I love to work with
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The secret to success is so simple, it’s almost boring. It’s one of my favourite sayings: How[...]
July 5, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Property Growth Under COVID: The Six Biggest Market Indicators
When it comes to the property market, natural growth is great. But if you want to know where the market[...]
July 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The problem with work-from-home? The work, apparently.
Resistance to work-from-home points to the fundamental problems with jobs themselves. So this is a bit of fun. As I’m[...]
June 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: What’s your lightning rod?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Emotional energy must be released, or the universe will find a way for you. What’s your lightning[...]
June 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Raiding super to buy property – I wouldn’t.
Property is already shaping as the financial destination of choice post-crisis… One of the things I’m expecting to come out[...]
June 29, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why Aussies now worry about ‘the Chinese threat’
The world is taking a different stand on China these days. Australia is at the pointy end. What the economy[...]
June 22, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
2.3m lose work and no one’s talking about it?!
The official stats are giving us a completely distorted picture of what’s happening in the labour market. A lot of[...]
June 22, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The worst investment I ever made
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Don’t sell yourself out. It’s never worth it. As a celebrity investor, there is one trade I[...]
June 15, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why I’m not banking on a V-shaped recovery
If you’re banking on a V-shaped recovery, you’ll get it.. and you’ll be disappointed. A lot of people seem to[...]
June 11, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The panic building in Australia’s money elite
We’re rushing at a cliff, and our money elite don’t know what we’re going to do… There’s a growing sense[...]
June 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Conquer the Chaos Part 1: How did we get here?
Welcome to part one of our new podcast series covering just how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected real estate, what[...]
June 1, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The China Effect – What’s Happening Right Now and What Can You Expect?
China has a huge impact on the Australian real estate sector. In this article, we talk about what’s going on[...]
June 1, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Triple-Shock (And its Impact on Property)
We have a crisis on our hands that will shock the economy in three ways. But what you may not[...]
May 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to make sure we never run out of food
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There’s been a boom in DIY food. That’s awesome, but it might not be enough in a[...]
May 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Market Warning: Black October coming?
The stars are lining up for a blood-bath In economics, things tend to move very slowly, then all at once.[...]
May 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WTF? Has the market turned already?
Some data is suggesting the market has turned… but can we trust it. Has the market turned already? Auction clearance[...]
May 20, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
It’s the Adaptable Who Survive – Don’t Misdiagnose a Crisis Situation
The COVID-19 situation has a lot of investors panicking. But what you may not realise is that opportunity still exists,[...]
May 20, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Art of Negotiation – Establishing a Need to Create an Ideal Outcome
To negotiate successfully, you must not go in with only the idea of “winning”. It’s all about ensuring that all[...]
May 18, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Housing demand weakest since 1916!
Immigration is going to drag on prices in the near term… but the picture is complex. One of the reasons[...]
May 12, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why I’m still a lone voice on property forecasts
The banks don’t seem to get how much mood matters these days… Now, I’m telling everyone to get ready. This[...]
May 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Habits and Real Estate – The 6 Things That You Need to Know
Nearly half of all the things we do in our daily lives are habitual. That’s why you need to form[...]
May 7, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Airbnb drops bomb on rental market
Rental listings are surging. What damage will it cause? The rental market is tough. It’s not a nightmare yet, but[...]
May 4, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The projections I shared with my inner-circle
These projections map out what might be possible in the next 5 years What happens if the GFC repeats? What[...]
May 4, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What happened to property prices AFTER the GFC?
Can the GFC help us understand what to expect this time around? Ok, in my last piece, I showed you[...]
April 28, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: The 3 false promises of Facebook
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Has you changed how you’re using social media? For better or worse? Here’s a rule of thumb[...]
April 27, 2020 by Dymphna 1 Comments
What actually happened to prices in the GFC
History doesn’t always repeat, but it often rhymes. What actually happened to property prices during the GFC? I’m hearing a[...]
April 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Parents! Don’t try to be perfect
We want to be the best parents we can be, but are we putting too much pressure on ourselves? Right[...]
April 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Too many of you have lost focus
Truth Bomb Tuesday: This is your chance to cement some new, and awesome, habits. Welcome to the age of ‘focus’.[...]
April 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How much property prices will fall?
The CBA model is pointing to price falls, but it’s what’s on the other side that’s interesting. Okay, number one[...]
April 16, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What will the Corona Resurrection look like?
Easter gave me a new way to think about this whole Corona thing. The Easter break (I know, what break?)[...]
April 14, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is Working from home all it’s cracked up to be?
A stern wakeup call to anyone "working from home" Okay, how was your long weekend? Have fun? Go anywhere interesting?[...]
April 9, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why I want you to cut corners
If you’re not working with deadlines, you’re just drifting through space and time. What time-lines are you working to right[...]
April 6, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is Aussie freedom under threat?
Freedom must always be fought for, but particularly in times of crisis. You know what keeps me up at night[...]
April 2, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Dealing with the ATO in Property Investing
All profits in real estate investing may be subject to tax. Learn what you need to pay attention to regarding[...]
April 2, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: will the govt seize your deposits?
I’m taking requests. Lately, people have been asking me if bank deposits are safe. This is my response. Are your[...]
April 2, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Economy is just a giant pass-the-parcel game
Truth Bomb Tuesday: There are things you should be worried about right now. The collapse of the global economy is[...]
March 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Corona an ‘economic wake-up call’.
The corona crisis shows just how economically vulnerable we’ve become. Things are going to have to change. Corona is proving[...]
March 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Interview with Michael Myer Part 1: Inside the mind one of Australia’s greatest investors
Dymphna dives deep into the career and origins of Michael Myer, one of Australias greatest entrepreneurs known for his prowess[...]
March 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where to Start with Property Investment
Getting into property investment can be a giant leap towards a secure future. But before generating a solid passive income,[...]
March 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Major Tips for Becoming a Successful Real Estate Investor
Real estate can add to your monthly earnings or even become your primary source of income. Here’s how you can[...]
March 24, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Time for a ‘role-model mindset’
Truth Bomb Tuesday: how to make the most of this crisis Look, I know we’re still deep in the woods[...]
March 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Charting the virus’ “synchronised king-hit”
I’ve lost count of the number of countries in crisis. The world has never seen anything like this before. As[...]
March 19, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Change Is Essential to Success
There is no success without change. You are responsible for the positives in your life, one way or another. This[...]
March 19, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Adapting to Real Estate’s Changing Markets
Knowledge of real estate market trends is a crucial aspect of being a successful investor. Here’s how to stay ahead[...]
March 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: Why There’s an Epidemic of Angry
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Is your anger hiding something from you? Why are people so angry all the time? Doesn’t it[...]
March 12, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why most investors try “too hard”
Maps have changed, but this wisdom hasn’t So I was out driving in the country with the hubby the other[...]
March 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: How to duck a heart-attack
Truth Bomb Tuesday: If you’re not doing this, you’re either an amateur or destined for a heart-attack. Okay, this is[...]
March 4, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Powerful Negotiator – Four Tips for Coming Out on Top
As a property investor, what do you do when you find an interesting property? If you’re like most people, you’re[...]
March 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: a strange new approach to anxiety
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Maybe your anxiety is here to bring you alive..? You are not broken. … Maybe just a[...]
March 2, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Investors! Are you watching this?
More homes are coming onto the market, but not fast enough apparently. Ok, here’s something that serious investors are watching.[...]
February 27, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What amateur investors do wrong
Wealth is a numbers game. The famous horror writer Stephen King has a saying: “Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest[...]
February 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How an Investor Went from -$33k to +$56k Cashflow in Just 13 Months (While Living 10,000 Miles Away)
Buying a property doesn’t make you an investor – profiting from it does. Nathan learned this lesson and now his[...]
February 26, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From $50,000 to $1 Million in Equity – How This Couple Multiplied Their Net Worth
What can you hope to achieve if you have to start from below the bottom? If you’re like Ed and[...]
February 25, 2020 by Dymphna 1 Comments
T-Bomb: a new way to fight depression?
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The brain is very strange and worrying is good for you. Worrying makes you happy. So does[...]
February 24, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Economist predicts: 30% house price jump?
Based on interest rate cuts, the market is set for a boom. But interest rates aren’t the only game in[...]
February 19, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Redundancy to a 42-Property Portfolio – How a Child of Refugees Now Earns $350,000 Per Year From Property
You can overcome even the toughest of starts if you buckle down and educate yourself. John’s journey with I Love[...]
February 18, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: why men suck at affirmations
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Affirmations are powerful, but only if you do them right… Ok, provocative subject line, I know, but[...]
February 17, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What’s next for property ? (look at the stock market)
I don’t always take an interest in the stock market, but when I do, I take a very keen interest…[...]
February 12, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How One Couple Went from $90,000 Negative Cash Flow to $27,000 Positive (In Less Than Two Years)
Even experienced investors can learn a ton with the I Love Real Estate (ILRE) community. And that especially goes for[...]
February 11, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to create “wealth worthy” mindset
It's a common problem all people face, the feeling fo being "unworthy", that you're simply not good enough for wealth[...]
February 11, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
T-Bomb: why it’s not as hard as you think
Truth Bomb Tuesday: It might not actually be as hard as you think Today, I want to tell you that[...]
February 10, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Peace declared! Where’s the ticker-tape?
The biggest threat to the property market just got scratched out. Peace has been declared. I really thought we’d be[...]
February 6, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Turmeric Lattes: my new secret to success?
The ingredients we need rarely come in ready-made bundles… I’m getting into turmeric lattes. I know, I know. Yep. Hipster[...]
February 4, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb: one thing my students don’t want to hear
Pretty woman closed her ears with hand Truth Bomb Tuesday: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but[...]
February 3, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: how many investors are losing money right now
You can still get burned, even in the best of markets. Here’s a stocktake of victims. Can you lose money[...]
January 30, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why you can’t be half-arsed about your path
There’s something incredibly special about your path… if you can find it. Look, why aren’t you looking for your path?[...]
January 28, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb: why hippies seem ‘selfish and entitled’
Truth Bomb Tuesday: When abundance goes bad, you disconnect from the most powerful growth engine there is. Let me riff[...]
January 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Negative $104,000 to Positive $114,000 – How One Builder Finally Saw the Bigger Picture
It may seem impossible to claw your way back from a negative cash flow of $104,000. But that’s exactly what[...]
January 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Peter used Property to Regain True Balance in Life, as well as 114k per year
Five years ago Peter faced the messy ending of a business partnership putting him in the hole, as a long[...]
January 23, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why the Frozen2 snowman is going to be disappointed
This freaking song is stuck in my head, but it has an interesting message My friend has a little girl[...]
January 21, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: When ‘abundance’ goes bad
How to do abundance mentality right Let me let you in on a little secret. Let me give you something[...]
January 20, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
2020 and these buyers have FOMO
The sentiment cycle has turned in text-book fashion… Domain was running an interesting story about mortgage brokers inundated with work,[...]
January 15, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Almost Losing Everything to $800,000 in a Single Deal – What You Can Learn from Neil’s Journey
Even the most experienced investors can learn how to do better. Neil’s story teaches us what a little more education[...]
January 14, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb: 2020 gives us a strange opportunity
Truth Bomb Tuesday: this could give you the kick in the pants you need 2020. I hope that number is[...]
January 13, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Drug and Alcohol Addiction to Property Success – Jack’s Amazing Journey
It doesn’t matter where you start. It’s what you do with what you learn so that you can create a[...]
January 13, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Three property myths that died with 2019
A new year and new opportunities… if you know what you’re looking for. Let’s look at the property market now.[...]
January 9, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A $240,000 Profit From his First Property – The Lessons You Can Learn From Liam’s Story
The old mindset doesn’t work anymore. Discover how Liam escaped the traditional way of doing things and succeeded with property[...]
January 8, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Emma Turned Real Estate Heartbreak into Positive Transformation
The journey that one hairdresser took can inspire you to succeed in real estate.  It’s tough for the younger generation[...]
January 6, 2020 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How a Business Owner Discovered the Million-Dollar Property Investment Secret
Mark’s seven-year real estate journey has culminated in him building a powerful portfolio. Learn his secrets here. Many investors come[...]
December 18, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Negative $30,000 to Positive $18,000 – How Liam and Kelly Turned Their Cash Flow Around
What do you do when the economy changes everything? That’s the question that Liam and Kelly had when they came[...]
December 17, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: What is ‘Golden Debt’?
Why you can never be free, and why you don’t want to. Ok, today I want to talk about something[...]
December 12, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Stretch to Grow – The Key Mantra Behind Tack Lee and Hoe Ping’s Investment Success
You’ll always struggle as an investor if you don’t have education and support. That’s what Tack Lee and Hoe Ping[...]
December 12, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From water crisis to housing boom?
Tamworth is facing a water-crisis. Can you grow your way out of trouble? Let’s think a little about investing in[...]
December 8, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Too poor to be a saint
There’s a mental blind spot a lot of people have… and the results get weird. There’s a strange little feat[...]
December 5, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Will 2020 be ‘The Year of Perth’?
Some people are now saying Perth will boom. Are they right? What do I think about Perth? A few weeks[...]
December 3, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Emily and Aaron Created a Cash Flow Positive Portfolio (And Three Lessons You Can Learn)
With I Love Real Estate, Emily and Aaron learned that positive cash flow properties are not a myth. Have you[...]
November 28, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Shocking fact: the longer you work, the earlier you die
People are talking about encouraging people to work longer, as if work doesn’t kill you. Apparently retire late = die[...]
November 27, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The “Homeless” Investor Who’s Building His Success With I Love Real Estate
You don’t get many successful investors who class themselves as homeless! Find out about Michael’s investment story and what you[...]
November 21, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Economists shocked by “phenomenal” rebound
The current rebound is one for the history books, shocking everyone but me. I’ve been saying for a little while[...]
November 20, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Henry Escaped $70,000 of Credit Card Debt and Built $350,000 in Equity
So many Australians get caught in the downward spiral of debt. With a series of real estate deals, one man[...]
November 19, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The power of asking for help
Why do such amazing things happen when we ask for help? Something powerful happens when you ask for help. What[...]
November 14, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why it sucks to be a real estate agent right now
The low volume puzzle remains one of the markets great unsolved mysteries. It’s still a tough time a real estate[...]
November 13, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
$1 Million+ in Equity and $71,000 Positive Cash Flow – Sue and Mark’s Story
Coming from a place of want shouldn’t stop you from being a property investor. That’s what Sue and Mark discovered[...]
November 7, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is your broker ripping you off?
This is how to think about our unusual economy. One of the things that makes my blood boil about the[...]
November 5, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why I hate the Melbourne Cup
Is it just a harmless gamble? I have mixed feelings about the Melbourne Cup. As someone who grew up around horses,[...]
October 31, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How Vicky Will Go From $31,000 Negative Cash Flow to $33,000 Positive Cash Flow
Plenty of property investors make mistakes along the way. Vicky is one of them. But she’s recovered and is now[...]
October 29, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: After the diagnosis, this is what we did
649-07279535 © Masterfile Royalty-Free Model Release: No Property Release: Yes Stethoscope sitting on laptop illustrating online healthcare and doctor's desk[...]
October 24, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Understand the economy in under 5 mins.
This is how to think about our unusual economy. Ok, I’m going to give you a handle on how the[...]
October 22, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Before you complain, read this
I’ve found the perfect building material. It’s not what you think Ok, I want you to imagine Goldilocks enters a[...]
October 17, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
From Living in a Car to Property Success – Andrew’s Story
Property investing can take you from dire circumstances to a hopeful future. Find out how below. There’s this perception that[...]
October 17, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WTF? ‘Old women’ to blame for weak economy?!?
Older women are digging in and staying in the work force longer. That’s not their fault. One of the weird[...]
October 15, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The great delusion of freedom
Freedom isn’t what most people think it is… How ‘free’ do you think you are? And how do you know?[...]
October 10, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Making money in the ‘boom-loop’.
This is a very unusual market. And I just don’t know how this ends… I think Australian property might be[...]
October 8, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: What a sook says about you
A sook is a life strategy, but it says an awful lot about a person. What is a sook? It’s[...]
October 3, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
RBA is just throwing fuel on the fire
Another rate cut this week. Almost looks irresponsible. So the RBA cut rates again this week. They followed up cuts[...]
September 24, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Is this dangerous idea making you a coward?
I want to talk a bit about the idea of ‘acceptance’. This is one of those faddy, new-agey words. We’re[...]
September 19, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why almost 50% of Aussies can’t save a thing
This stat is terrifying… but it’s not what you think it is. I read a statistic the other day that[...]
September 10, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: You’re not alone on your quest
Wow. I never knew we all made these three mistakes. You know, I said a lot of stupid things in[...]
September 5, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Incompetent or Corrupt? So angry right now…
Government data is painting a suspiciously weird picture… Late on Friday afternoon (after the journalists had knocked off for the[...]
I want you to do something the next time you’re on a bus. Go around and find out how many[...]
August 29, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What if China goes full suicide bomber on us?
Could China be this reckless? Yes. China is just a big knot of tension in the shoulders of the world[...]
August 27, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: Pain is the secret to success
I was at the physio the other day, getting some help with my lower back. He explained that the problem[...]
August 22, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Insider Reveals: Banks are gearing up for a boom
What do the banks really think will think to house prices? An insider reveals all… The banks had a big[...]
August 20, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: I never thought I had a “spiritual mission”… until now!
You need to guard your enthusiasm, jealously. Don’t let anyone take it away from you. Don’t let anyone make you[...]
August 13, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: Where your courage and excuses meet
Want to know what you are capable of in life? This will tell you. I can tell you where you’re[...]
August 1, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The truth about the gig economy…
I always thought the gig economy was a disaster! I never thought about it in this way before. Everyone complains[...]
July 9, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: How to weaponise your goals
In the right hands, goals are a weapon. I think we all understand their offensive capacity, but today I want[...]
July 2, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: The “I’m ready” brain hack
Ok, I want you to imagine two people.The first person says, “I want to go sky-diving.”What do you see? Maybe[...]
June 28, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Wealth secret of a multi-billionaire
Want to create wealth faster? The smartest thing to do is find people who have already done it and follow[...]
June 25, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: Your personalised key to success
If you ask Richard Branson what the key to success is, he’ll tell you something completely useless. Maybe it will[...]
June 22, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
[Haters get ready] The TRUTH about getting rich
This email might inspire you to the greatest heights of your life. Or it could leave you bitter and angry.[...]
June 21, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What the ‘young investors’ are up to
People often ask me… “Dymphna, why teach when you could put your feet up and take life easy?” Truth be[...]
June 20, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Freedom was closer than he thought
Adam’s story is inspirational. And hopefully a little confronting… “Freedom was a lot closer than I thought.” I wasn’t sure[...]
June 18, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: To All My Haters
I’ve received a lot of help over the years. This journey has been tough, but there were people who believed[...]
June 13, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why this billboard makes my blood boil
Ok, I took the bait. This is what I really think So a friend sent me a photo of a[...]
June 11, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesdays: Hunt questions, not answers
They say that you don’t win a Nobel Prize for your answer. You win it for your question. Ask the[...]
May 14, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why This Author Could Change Your Life!
Three authors that can ruin your life if you listen to their message,... and one that can save it! Reading is[...]
May 8, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Scandal: Are the pollies pulling a swifty on us?
Something is very fishy about our “skilled” visa program The election is shaping up as a tame (and lame) affair.[...]
May 1, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
“Housing bust is over!” – top economist says
A surprisingly weak CPI number means rate cuts are all but a certainty. Last week, Australian CPI inflation shocked everyone[...]
April 25, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The 5 stages of growth the ANZACs gave us
The ANZACs are still forcing Australia to grow up. It’s a role they never asked for. The older I get,[...]
April 24, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Revealed: Is the ATO coming after you?
The ATO is targeting investors – this is what they’re looking for. Looks like the ATO has got investors in[...]
April 16, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Vegans, leave the farmers alone
I just need to let farmers know that they haven’t been forgotten. I’m hearing reports of vegans attacking farmers and[...]
April 10, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Should nurses be able to negatively gear their house?
Category 5 rant warning – property investors are entrepreneurs too! Look, I want to clear something up. The whole debate[...]
April 9, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: rejection = death
Are you afraid of rejection? It is completely natural. “She’s just afraid of rejection.” I was a bit uncomfortable where[...]
April 3, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Brave or foolish? – Labor’s plans for negative gearing
Labor has doubled down… are they being a bit ‘courageous’? So it’s game on. Some people thought that Labor might[...]
April 2, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: if you’ve ever felt alone, read this.
We owe a lot to the curious and the driven, but it can be a lonely road. (Reproduced from a[...]
March 27, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A second job is not a solution. Do this instead.
There’s a million Aussies working multiple jobs. Are they being conned? The view from 30,000ft says that the Australian economy[...]
March 26, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: this little rule could save your marriage
There’s a little rule I use to slow me down and help me make good decisions… Ok, let me give[...]
March 19, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: the magic of the ‘ripple effect’
Many of my students have observed ‘the ripple effect’. But what’s actually going on here. Let me tell you a[...]
March 14, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Could you climb this mountain?
There are still peaks that no human has touched. Are you going to be the one?  “Everything has been done.”[...]
March 13, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Rents are up. Can that be right?
Data shows that asking rents are rising… Is that just crazy? It seems there’s a bit of positive movement on[...]
March 12, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why you can’t grab the happy beans
Sometimes, you and your body find yourselves at cross-purposes. Here’s how to take control. Ok, imagine I’m a magic genie.[...]
March 6, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
First downturn? Don’t be scared.
The IMF shows us just why we can be relaxed about the current market There’s a curious air of panic[...]
March 5, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: What the journey to wealth really looks like
This is a question everyone needs to ask themselves Being poor is easy. Ok, before you sik Alan Jones on[...]
March 1, 2019 by Dymphna 1 Comments
This ‘disaster’ just lit a fire under property prices
The biggest challenge in a decade could send property prices soaring. Seems that Australia’s building industry is ‘falling apart’… and[...]
February 26, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How To Get What You Want And Keep Others Happy
The last part in our little series – How to take people with you So over the past couple of[...]
February 21, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The secret meaning of Alice in Wonderland
There are (at least) three universal lessons in Alice in Wonderland Alice in Wonderland is a thinly-veiled argument for flat-earth[...]
February 20, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Sorry, Harry Triguboff. You’re Waaay Off!
Harry Triguboff knows property, but I’m not buying everything he’s saying. What does Harry Triguboff make of the current cycle?[...]
February 19, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why they blame you for their own pain
You are growing, but it is making people around you feel threatened. Here’s how to deal with it. How do[...]
February 14, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
A saucy poem for your lover
Hollywood has led us up the path. Try loving your lover like this. Ah Valentines Day. You’re everything I love[...]
February 12, 2019 by Dymphna 2 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Heartbreaking – but they don’t mean it!
When you get bigger, it can make people feel small, and they’ll want to hold you back. Here’s how we[...]
February 7, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
If you don’t feel free – Do this!
Not all freedoms are the same. What are you really hungry for? I must have been privy to the dreams[...]
February 6, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Broker Slaughter Will Make You A Better Investor
The Royal Commission has come down hard on mortgage brokers, but strangely enough, this is a free kick for investors.[...]
February 5, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why so many fail in February
February and January are worlds apart. Here’s how to navigate the change. So… February. How you doing? I'm still working[...]
January 31, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
WARNING: Fail this, and everything fails
I was surprised to find this overlap between Zen and the New Age I’ve been thinking a bit lately about[...]
January 29, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The three levels of income. Which one are you?
There are different ways of earning money. Some are definitely better than others. “What’s wrong with you?” I said. “You[...]
January 25, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This most interesting property sector in the country
The market is always presenting you with opportunities. This is one of them. What’s the most interesting segment in the[...]
January 24, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This will make you rethink David and Goliath (and the weapon you choose)
David was never the underdog. The hidden lesson in the legend. So turns out we have the whole ‘David and[...]
January 23, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The biggest influence on property in 2019
One factor will dominate property this year. This is how you can use it to your advantage. Today I want[...]
January 22, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why do I care about your ‘personal growth’.
I hope most of my students walk away with a lot less than they walked in with. Sometimes people ask[...]
January 15, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Dream big, step small
We are moving from dreaming into action. Don’t get carried away. Ok. Let’s check in. Third week of January… How[...]
January 8, 2019 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: My first NY resolution
There’s no shortage of glossy New Year’s hype at this time of year. Does it speak to you? I want[...]
December 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What The “Aussie Xmas” says about our psyche
Christmas gives us a unique insight into the Australia mindset… which is why I love it so much. I love[...]
December 19, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Prediction Inside: When I think the market will turn
My prediction on when the market will turn… and the biggest swing factor on the result. What market signals have[...]
December 13, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Chess Masters Guide Winning Life
An ancient chess strategy might hold the key to your success I remember how disappointed I was when I found[...]
December 12, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How this beginner earns $160K pa… tax free!
The follow-up onDesley’s amazing story – how just two commercial deals set her family up for life. So yesterday I[...]
December 6, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The elephant trainer’s guide to mind control?
This is how elephants trainers control their elephants, and why you are not stepping into your full power. Conditioning is[...]
November 29, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Work/Life Balance? Buddha says I got this Wrong!
Seems I had the wrong end of the stick with this one. This is how to really move from your[...]
November 28, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
10% growth in 2019? This indicator says so.
This indicator is pointing to a red-hot property market. What does it mean? There’s been a lot of focus on[...]
November 22, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This kind of Strength is NOT the kind you want!
We have never needed a god like Atlas any more than we do right now. Atlas is synonymous with strength.[...]
November 21, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What are the investment banks doing? Buying property.
The big money is already out in the market hunting for bargains. Is this downturn going to be shorter and[...]
November 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: We’re all stressed. It’s what you do with it that counts.
Here’s how to deal with the stresses of modern life. “The trouble with her is that I always feel like[...]
November 15, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why the devil is lonely
This is how to be a ‘good’ person. It starts with understanding what ‘evil’ really is. Where does loneliness come[...]
November 13, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The reserve tank you never knew you had
This is how to push yourself beyond your own boundaries. What capacity do you actually have? We have an idea[...]
November 7, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Insurance Companies Betting Against Us? The Truth!
What risk are underwriters putting on the property market? You’d be surprised. QBE is one of the largest underwriters of[...]
November 1, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The massive blind spot in most people’s vision
Before healing can begin, we have to make our wounds conscious. We’re all in a process of healing. I don’t[...]
October 31, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Market’s Dead… Good! This is a Win.
Stamp duties have ‘killed’ the foreign buyer market, according to this bloke. I’m not sure it’s true, and I’m not[...]
October 30, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Feel like you’re the only one who cares? Read this.
What’s the point of playing nice if nobody else is? Some of us put a lot of effort into having[...]
October 25, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Forget goals. This will make you happy.
Most of us forget to focus on the fundamental ingredient of happiness – ourselves. How many of your goals are[...]
October 24, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
“Pollies need an uppercut” – Economist
The privatisation of the land titles registry in NSW has had a predictable result. And we might be picking up[...]
October 23, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How to unlock powerful self-belief
  How to cultivate powerful (and practical!) self-belief. What does self-belief mean when the rubber hits the road? You hear[...]
October 18, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Did I Just Find The Meaning Of Life?
I found a new candidate for ‘the meaning of life’. Ok, I’m going to open up here. Be vulnerable. Admit[...]
October 17, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Immigrants moving bush? Should I buy regional?
The government has dusted off an old policy. Is there any hope for it this time around? So the government[...]
October 16, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Are you valuing yourself enough?
Most people don’t value themselves enough. I think this is why. There’s a story I love about the art professor[...]
October 11, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The elephant rider’s key to success
Modern life has given us the wrong metaphor for understand how we work… and how to master ourselves. Why is[...]
October 10, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Brisbane Apartment Crash Cancelled?
A lot of doom-merchants were selling the apartment crash in Brisbane. Looks like it’s not happening. Brisbane is actually headed[...]
October 9, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Emotionless Investing In NOT the Goal
“If only I wasn’t so emotional.” Have you ever thought that? Have you ever thought that this journey would just[...]
October 3, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Link Between Intelligence and Depression
We tend to think optimistic people are stupid. But maybe the opposite is true… So I stumbled upon a little[...]
October 3, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Ouch! Property investors getting fleeced for $120,000
This is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Don’t be fooled. I wanted to make sure everyone caught[...]
October 2, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: When your dreams become burdens
I want you to go hard, but I also want you to take it easy. Be gentle with yourself. I[...]
September 27, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where did all the legends go?
This legend comes up all over the place… what were ancient people trying to make us see? I find it[...]
September 25, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Commuting? Here’s a power hack for you
Another potent productivity hack from a student of mine. Will it work for you? Have you turned your drive to[...]
September 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Be happy and save the world. Here’s how.
Have we pushed out intellects to far? Is it stopping us from being happy? So, how’s the age of reason[...]
September 19, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Bank bribes customers. Did you get yours?
The banks are hiking rates, as I predicted, but one of them went the bribe instead. Back in July, I[...]
September 18, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Steal the ‘Master Key’ to Success
I’m starting to think there’s only one thing worth worrying about. What do you think? Is there a master key[...]
September 14, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What A Jerk! But He Might Be Right…
Malcolm Gunning maybe could have chosen his words better. But he’s pointing at a rental crisis no one else is[...]
September 13, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why I hate guys like this ?
He was one of the giants of literature, but he thought inventors, and all creatives, got way more credit than[...]
September 6, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Achieving greatness with your hair on fire
You have to bring a certain intensity to the journey, but it needs to be coming from the right place.[...]
September 5, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Think you’ve missed the boat? Read this.
If you think you’ve missed the boat in property, you’ve got to widen your view. “If only I’d bought 5[...]
August 30, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Hope or despair? What are these ancient stones saying?
It’s a reminder that humanity lives under the constant threat of tragedy, but tragedy is also an opportunity for the[...]
August 29, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Rate Hikes: Did I get it wrong?
Markets still think rate hikes are coming. Turn it up. Ok, let me give you a little update. Back in[...]
August 28, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How Hollywood keeps you unhappy (and what to do about it)
If you want to know love, do this… and then just keep doing it until you transform your life. “You’ve[...]
August 22, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Critical Data To Renovate for More Profit
Turns out there are some ‘generational differences’ in the ideal home. Good to know. I found this study in one[...]
August 16, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Axe This Ancient Emotional Block Now
We are all guilty of some wishful-thinking sometimes. Thankfully, the Tibetan monks are on to it. A lot of what[...]
August 14, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: I laughed, but it’s the easiest hack I’ve ever seen
  You’ve got to find what works for you. This is a great example. I asked him how he was[...]
August 9, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How to bounce back from seven failures
Some failures are easy. Some take massive courage There’s a Japanese saying that goes: nana korobi, ya oki – knocked[...]
August 8, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Govt hands lucky investor $160K!
This is how to play government changes There’s a saying in property that ‘they’re not making any more land.’ The[...]
August 7, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The common ingredient of success
What do all successful people have in common? This: I wanted to share a few examples of successful students with[...]
August 2, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The two keys to happiness AND productivity
There’s a line of hungers waiting for you. Don’t listen to them. There’s an idea that comes up in a[...]
August 1, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How this treasonous scandal affects the property market
This is crazy, almost treasonous policy. But how do we play it? One of the stylised facts about the Australian[...]
July 31, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Stressed? Try this brain hack.
I’ve got 99 jobs but a problem aint one. I’ve shared a few little brain hacks in these blogs. I’ve[...]
July 26, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The three great mistakes in life
We all make these mistakes. What matters is how you let them go. The Irish poet David Whyte says that[...]
July 25, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Fake cycle? Houses still selling like hotcakes!
Days on Market is pointing to a boom… so why aren’t we there yet? I sometimes wonder if Aussies are[...]
July 19, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
How you treat cabbages is the key to your success
An Indian parable that points to the essence of personal growth. There’s a teaching story out of India I really[...]
July 18, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Another tsunami of money coming? These charts say YES!
The property boom of 2014 might be set to repeat I’m watching ‘the trade wars’ between China and America very[...]
July 17, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: She took all the bacon, I was furious!
So I was having a dream the other night. I was in a hotel somewhere (you know I travel a[...]
July 12, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
What this Japanese Master taught me about life
This Japanese martial arts master is really on to something. Somehow I stumbled across this poem by Aikido Master and[...]
July 10, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why You Should Ignore The Work-Life Balance Lie
The idea of work/life balance is a dangerous lie. More and more I get angry whenever I hear the term[...]
July 5, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Take the Pressure Off – Just Do This
We don’t need intense objects of love, just to love more intensely. The story is that St Francis of Assisi,[...]
July 4, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Interest Rates are already rising
Why I think you might need to be planning for a rate hike in the short term. Slowly, and quietly,[...]
July 3, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The fame delusion
Why everybody wants to be famous, and why it has to make us unhappy. Why do so many people want[...]
June 27, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
This myth is making us alienated from each other!
We’re all buying into this story, even though it doesn’t match up to our personal experience. Do you know that[...]
June 26, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Nationwide dwelling prices are falling!
The RBA and APRA will be well pleased with how this ‘managed pause’ in the property market is playing out.[...]
June 21, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The guardian to your solitude
What this old German poet reckons love is about. I’ve been having a bit of fun with these Thursday blogs.[...]
June 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Chinese still buying up big
Chinese buyers and developers are still throwing their weight around. The anecdotal story doing the rounds over the last few[...]
June 19, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The language of creativity
If you’re coming from this place, you could be making it difficult for yourself How do you stay hungry? Some[...]
June 13, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Proof – Still world’s of opportunity
There are a lot more opportunities for property investors than there used to be. “If only I’d bought ten years[...]
June 12, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Does Sacrifice Help Or Hurt?
Who are you really making happy? Sacrifice can be the most beautiful expression of the human spirit. Or it can[...]
June 7, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
There’s wisdom in knowing what you don’t know
What “know what you don’t know” really means… There's wisdom is in knowing what you don’t know. This idea comes[...]
June 6, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
70% of the market is pumping
The mass media is posting some scary headline numbers (...again!), but scratch beneath the surface and it’s almost a good[...]
June 5, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Pfft. Humanity has beaten bigger challenges than this.
A phrase to keep your mindset properly tuned. I used to have a builder I liked to work with. He’s[...]
May 31, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Do you hate your body?
Time to stop hating these bodies. I can get why the old religions used to hate the body so much.[...]
May 30, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
My contradictory bet on interest rates
I’m way out on my own here, but hear me out and tell me what you think Over on sportsbet.com.au,[...]
May 25, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The Backwards Law
Why is it that sometimes the harder you try the poorer your results. The more you want the less you have. It's[...]
May 24, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Is it faith or are you lying to yourself?
  Do you have faith or just a complex way of lying to yourself? I saw a Facebook post the[...]
May 23, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
1M new jobs. Why aren’t we more grateful?
If there’s all these jobs going around, why don’t we feel better off? So the Coalition fulfilled a promise this[...]
May 22, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: 50 Shades of Failure
I think most of us have our success/failure grading scale calibrated all wrong. For most people, I think there’s one[...]
May 17, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Running from suffering only creates more suffering (The backwards law)
Running from suffering is itself a form of suffering I love this idea of ‘The backwards law’ from philosopher Alan[...]
May 16, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Housing debate plumbs new lows
This idea is an attack on seniors and marks a new low in the housing debate. There’s this odd idea[...]
May 15, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Slow is the new fast
Maybe the best way to be productive is to slow right down We all living in a state of burnout.[...]
May 10, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Giving Value = True Fulfilment
Value-creation is about finding that spark within you... that's unique to you. Push that out into the universe and watch[...]
May 10, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The universe is playful, if you approach it the right way.
The right relationship to have with existence One of the interesting ideas I see pop up in a few traditions[...]
May 9, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Sunny Skies For Perth Property Portfolios
Happy news at last for Perth, and how to read this particular piece of data. It’s always a risky business[...]
May 8, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Don’t strive for perfection.
If you’re holding out for perfect, you’ll never get anything done. I don’t have the luxury of firing on six[...]
May 3, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why your family roots matter
Get into the roots of your family tree I’ve always loved the traditional Maori greeting: ‘My ancestors greet your ancestors.’[...]
May 2, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
RBA says IO loans are A-OK
RBA flags that tight credit conditions have probably served their purpose. I’ve heard a lot of people say recently that[...]
May 1, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Robo-apocalypse?
Don’t want to live in a robotised world? Then stop calling it in. So China has unveiled a bank, the[...]
April 26, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Investors become collateral damage
How tough is the credit environment right now? This tough: The Royal Commission is practically unearthing the equivalent of bodies[...]
April 24, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Your Anxiety Solution
Is fuzzy, messy thought making you stressed? “I’m feeling anxious because I’ve got a lot on my plate right now.”[...]
April 19, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Thinking about thinking… ?
Our thinking about thinking is probably wrong. The idea that our thoughts are ours – that they arise out of[...]
April 17, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The Master’s Shame
Mastering a craft is more about avoiding embarrassment than anything There’s a story I like about two stonemasons. One was,[...]
April 12, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Rental Yields Up – But is it really good news?
  Just making sure you’ve got the right end of the stick with this headline number So CoreLogic is reporting[...]
April 10, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Plan Less Get More…
Manage your time like you manage your money “I don’t like to be too structured. I want to allow for[...]
April 5, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why Doubt is a Good Thing
Even Jesus had a moment of doubt. Is it part of the process? Within most wisdom traditions there are elements[...]
April 4, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
If you have a holiday home – read this!
ATO have a new campaign… and a new PR agency? Word from the ABC is that the ATO is gunning[...]
April 3, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Pain is a symptom, not the problem
Here’s a powerful new lens for understanding what’s wrong with your life I was at the physio the other day,[...]
March 29, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The markets that matter are holding up
People are talking about a soft market. But all of my properties are ok… Sydney is coming through a bit[...]
March 27, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Compassion is an empty heart
How to empty out and be the compassionate person you want to be To offer people real compassion, you almost[...]
March 22, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Did property just enter the ‘goldilocks zone’?
A senior reporter at the Australian Financial Review reckons that this is as about as good as it gets. Chis[...]
March 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The jet-ski filter for knowing what you really want
A simple trick that could save you a lot of energy and money Here’s a little game you can play[...]
March 15, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Have we just been sold up the river?
A lot of high fives and back slapping this week with the signing of the TPP… but I smell a[...]
March 8, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
National property review ( short – sharp – real)
  Zoom out a little and there's some interest data on the trends at play within our capital city markets.[...]
March 6, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Device Time, Vice Time
Should you let kids have device time? Should you let yourself? A student of mine was talking about how she'd[...]
March 1, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Clearance rates Showing Market Is On Upswing
Data suggest that sentiment in the market has turned. I get the sense that the ice is breaking and we're[...]
February 27, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Love is not a mystery
I was listening to a song the other day that was saying "Love is a mystery." Out of nowhere, I[...]
February 22, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
APRA- bunch of spankmonkeys
  APRA is just not doing us any favours. If you want to know what's behind the multi-week decline in[...]
February 20, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
If you’re going to blame someone, go all the way
Blame is a disempowering mindset On last week's truth-bomb I talked about why we can end up carrying hurts around[...]
February 13, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The investor-students who worry me most
You know I see a lot of students year to year. Which ones worry me most? There's a certain type[...]
February 8, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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.[...]
February 6, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Why the “Live in the moment” mantra is BS
What does 'living in the moment' really mean? I remember I used to have a JV partner who would give[...]
February 1, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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[...]
January 30, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The right time to photocopy your arse
Working productively with our rebellious instincts Australians are ratbags. That's one of the things we love about being Australian. We're[...]
January 25, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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[...]
January 23, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How To Make Life Beautiful
Do you want one beautiful or all the beautifuls? Life can be beautiful all the time. This is both 100%[...]
January 18, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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[...]
January 16, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The truth is kinda like this
I give you a fresh way to think about ‘reality’ What is it really like? I can’t tell you. I[...]
January 9, 2018 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The path of awesomeness
Your resistances have a reason. “Why am I afraid of being awesome?” I was talking to one of the students[...]
December 19, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Mowing grass when it gets too high
The three teachings of grass Right now, I’m watching grass grow. Like literally. Up where I live, when you get[...]
December 14, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Where the money in 2018 is coming from
Money is on a detour, but it’s still coming… Ok, here’s something juicy for you. I think I’ve found where[...]
December 12, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Stop At The Top Moment
Make time for this one ritual this December. There’s a particular brand of Aussie madness. It’s that end of year[...]
December 7, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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[...]
December 5, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: Pain medicine works slow
Are you running to your future or running from your past? “I want to be with the father of my[...]
November 30, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Could a 1916 house be your secret to property wealth?
As a property investor, what are you actually investing in? Things sure have changed over the last 100 years or[...]
November 28, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The worst case scenario no one is talking about
Mediation on our worst-cases is a very useful exercise – but there’s a key area of our lives we keep[...]
November 23, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
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[...]
November 21, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: You might already be immortal
We’re not ready to live forever. I’m having a weird reaction to the prospect of immortality. This is one of[...]
November 14, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: How can you be a technomist?!?
I think we’re going to be ok. Am I kidding myself? I’ve been working on my slide-deck for the Next-10[...]
November 6, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: A spirit of gentle determination
Go no quicker than you can. What is the boundary between the physical, the mental and the spiritual? We talk[...]
November 2, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Why are rents rising?
  Look how quick rents are rising. As I’ve written about recently, the housing market is striking a bit of[...]
October 31, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: The narcissist’s guide to self-confidence
    How to be a believer without losing yourself So the story goes that Kanye West has a life-sized[...]
October 26, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
The market gets freaky… but don’t panic yet.
You’d be forgiven for panicking. Is it getting harder to get a mortgage these days? You bet. How much harder?[...]
October 24, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Truth Bomb Tuesday: 3 tips for a light touch life
This is how I became a high-productivity individual… How do I get so much done? To a lot of people,[...]
October 19, 2017 by Dymphna 0 Comments
Are people really this ignorant?!?
This is the scariest statistic I’ve seen in years… Quick Quiz: How many people in the property market have no[...]
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 1 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
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