Broker win is market’s gain

It was a change no one was calling for, but now that it won’t happen, what does it mean for the market? Mortgage Broker’s have had a win. When Kenneth Hayne delivered his Royal Commission into the banking sector, he recommended that mortgage brokers be moved to a user-pays system (as opposed to the commission-based […]

Struggling property investors turn portfolio costing them 22k a year into 77k positive cashflow

Experience and education are key when it comes to property investment, no story exemplifies that more than Sue and Marks. Before joining I Love Real Estate their investments were plagued with issues, dodgy accountants, and classic property missteps. Throughout their journey and learning they overcame not only their trials in investment but also trials within […]

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 rental prices across the country. That’s the view according to new data from Rents for Brisbane house dipped by 2.2% in February, while Darwin and Canberra rents were up 2% and 1.8% respectively, according […]

How to Move Forward and Avoid Self Sabotage

I sat down with life coach and motivational guru Pip Mckay to discuss all things “road block”. Whether that be emotionally, physically, or even literally. We talk about the fear of failure and the road block people don’t even know their facing; the fear of success. If you’re not afraid of success and want to […]

How to fall into success

The Buddha had some gentle advice for people trying to do the best they could. There’s a legend about the Buddha that I really love. And when I say legend, I don’t mean to imply that I don’t believe it. But there do seem to be a lot of stories about the things he said […]

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 about the place. Not everybody is freaking out. But a few folks are losing their heads. You’d think this was the first property price downturn they’d ever seen. Oh… it probably is. I’m an industry […]

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 it could make property prices boom. There’s some twisted economics at work here, but it’s not too hard to follow. The first thing to get our head around is the revelation last week that Australia’s […]

What beauty really is

When we try to define beauty, we realise that there’s something wonky in the mix. I mean sure, in a world where our standards of beauty are set by photo-shopped teenagers, I know I’m probably a long-shot for Australia’s Next Top model. But that’s the thing about beauty. It’s not a form of perfection. It’s […]