Accountants are finally waking up to the fact that negative gearing is a dud strategy. I’ve never been a fan of negative gearing. I’ve seen it hamstring too many investors. Just as they’re getting a bit of traction with their portfolio, the banks look at their expenses and cut them off. And that leaves them […]
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 for a shortage of apartments. I know, right? That sounds crazy. I’m flying in the face of conventional wisdom here. The rule of thumb is that Brisbane, like most capitals, got a little too high […]
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 Sydney property prices, there’s only one culprit: APRA. APRA – the bank regulator – has been tightening the screws since the middle of last year, going hard on investors and interest-only lending. APRA threatened the […]
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 good deal. But I also love a deal that does good things. So If I can find something that delivers a great return, and does a lot of good in the process, then it’s winner, […]
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 up for property? To me it’s starting to look pretty good. It’s got a bit of extra shine to it. The real estate market is a complex animal, and there’s different things going on from […]
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 where I think the property market is heading. My prediction: “steady as she goes”. I know people normally put numbers on their predictions, but what’s the point of making meaningless predictions about things nobody cares […]
[PODCAST] The Highest Paying Job For Stay At Home Mums
When I started my property career I was a single mum. I wanted to be there for my kids as that was the most important thing for me. If you are a stay at home mum and you want to be there for your kids, but you also want to earn good money, there are […]
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 comes to investing and I don’t like getting caught up in all the noise and drama. Now that it’s all over, next week I will weigh in with my views. Look out for that …but […]
6 stealth auction-killing tricks that you’ve never heard of…
Auctions can be brutal. And heartbreaking. Especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. And there are more and more of them. So if you want to win, you’ve got to get this. In today’s podcast I share my top secret tips. Secrets I’ve used to win auctions… Even when the competition is ruthless! ==> […]
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 that about? Things seem to be hotting up in the South China Sea. As far as I can tell the dispute seems to be about who owns a solidly performing exchange traded fund. Or what […]