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 host the Olympics. Up you go Brisbane. Well done. But, we do know that hosting an Olympic games costs a lot of money these days. Is it really worth it? Now, I don’t want to […]

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 under some sort of lockdown, has our luck finally run out? Is this the end of our dream run. I don’t think so… yet. But the clouds are definitely looming. Westpac’s greybeard Bill Evans reckons […]

Video: Intelligent Property Investor Update

Misleading real estate myths are nothing new, but like a bad game of telephone, an innocent line can turn ugly very quickly… Especially when it’s affecting the bottom line of Aussie property investors. So! I scrubbed the grime off these rumours, and decided to dedicate this weeks Intelligent Property Investor to nothing but the cold […]

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. He’s earning six-figures. But that’s the thing. Anyone can be broke. It’s surprisingly easy. I’m not talking about one person here – I’m talking about high income millennials. The so-called Henrys – High Earners, Not […]

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 here is up. Let’s make something clear: It’s not. Rates could still go lower. Rates could go negative. I know that sounds radical, and it is. But we’re all set to go. It was actually […]

Video: Intelligent Property Investor Update

I never thought this day would come. But Australia is now the wealthiest nation on the planet. Or should I say, Australians are now the wealthiest people on the planet. While you might not see us topping the GDP charts, in 2020 we rocketed ahead of the median wealth per adult. What does that mean? […]

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 contact with the agent. Now is the time to put in an offer. This can be a scary experience if you’ve never done it before. So before you go in, let me walk through some […]

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 a feedback loop that will keep prices growing quickly through to the end of the year. I call it the ‘boom loop’. So we’ve got the latest results from Corelogic. Monthly price growth is down […]

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 those words that has come out of nowhere recently, and now you hear it everywhere. “I was talking to my mum and she got totally triggered.” I has taken on a tinge though that I […]

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 you’re going to have to answer as a property investor is whether to engage a property manager, or manage your rental properties yourself. I’m agnostic on the question personally. It’s really just a question of […]