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You Heard It Here First

You Heard it here only a few months ago!     For the last few months our good friends (not), the banks, have been slowly pushing up the rates on fixed term loans and yes, you guessed it, all the other rates will probably follow in the very near future....

How Busy Has It Been?

Wow! Has this year been super busy or what? Who would have thought that we would see a market like this in our lifetime and especially riding the back of a global pandemic? As far as property searches go, some people are just “over it!”.Having said that, there are the...

Do You Buy Now or Drop Your Standards Later?

Choices are getting difficult.For the moment at least, choices are getting harder to make. If you’re trying to keep up with property prices by working harder and saving more, you’re currently fighting a losing battle. Right now, you’d be flat out keeping pace let...

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

This age old saying in the vernacular also works with mortgages. But why? Fixed interest rates on a home loan are often higher than variable rates, but it’s all dependant on the global bond market. Fixed rates are funded by the global bond markets, meaning the bank...

Why Haven’t Prices Plummeted?

We’ve got Covid, a recession and had lockdown all over the place, but property remains strong and seemingly getting stronger?We all remember the dire predictions in the press this time last year with most property pundits espousing everything up to a total collapse of...

How Many Property Booms Have You Missed So Far?

You can count them on this graph.Personally, I haven’t missed any since 1998. Can you guess why that is? The reason is because I bought my first property in 1998, so I’ve had my toe in the water ever since then. Sure, there have been a couple of slower periods in that...

How Fast is Your Dream Slipping……Ahh…..Powering Away From You?

Have you been keeping a close eye on the market lately? Haven’t we all! It’s hard to believe some of the crazy things going on at the moment. This makes it all the more important to take action so you don’t see your dreams like you see a jet fighter…………disappearing...

The Cheap Money Boom!

Are we really in a property boom period just now? Maybe, but is it really a property boom? What I believe we are seeing just now is the largest, most concentrated cheap money boom that I for one have ever seen in my entire life and I’ve lived a lot of my life, so...

Perfect Urban 5 Bed Oasis

522Have you got a ‘Brady Bunch’ family? Are Mum and Dad living with you?If either of these are true, this is the house for you. If you’re up for dual occupancy as an investment strategy, this works as well. The original home as a renovated self contained granny flat ...

Are You Positive that You’re Negative?

Jehoshaphat, “Negative gearing is the best property investment strategy”. Geraldine, “Are you positive?” Jehoshaphat, "Huh???" OK, so we’ve all heard about positive and negative gearing with regard to property investment. But which one is the best strategy? Put...
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How many “property experts” do you know?

Friends, family and workmates who all know the best property to buy, the best location and the best strategies. There are plenty of them and they are all ready and very willing to give you their advice. Here’s the best way to deal with all that free advice – ask them how many properties they own.

 

There are soooo many people out there who “want” to invest in property. There are also soooo many people out there who go to all the seminars, they read all the books, pay for all the online courses and get all the knowledge they can fit in, but then they never actually get around to buying anything. All the best intentions. No problem there. They are very motivated to “learn” all about buying property and property investing, but they just never actually get around to “doing” it. That doesn’t stop them giving you plenty of advice though.

Many people are afraid of buying the wrong property, afraid to face the bank manager, don’t like wasting all their weekends looking at available properties only to miss out when someone else beats them to it or they don’t like dealing with the selling agents. Maybe your partner isn’t quite on board with the whole buying a house thing. There are plenty of excuses to not get started.

There’s no point standing at the bottom of the stairs looking up.

You have to take that first step to get to the top.

“Intention” and “action” are two vastly different concepts, especially when buying property. One can lead to success, happy retirement, also maybe early retirement, increase in personal wealth and a generally great feeling knowing that you’re well on the road in life. The other can lead to a never ending rent cycle, living on the old age pension and maybe more than a few regrets later in life. What’s the point that we’re driving at here?

The point is this:

If nothing changes, nothing changes!

You have to actually do something to change your situation. There is only one person who looks after your future and that is you. There’s also no point in taking on all that education and not putting it into practice.

That’s how it was when I bought my first property. There were so many things that I had never even thought about doing before, but I knew one thing for certain; if I didn’t get off my backside and do it, nobody else would do it for me.

The one thing that I did do, was assemble a good team so that I stayed on the right track. I had a good accountant, I looked around and found a good conveyancer and the same with a mortgage broker. With that experience on my side, I set out to start my property investment portfolio. Actually, I was just after a house to live in at first and it just branched out from there.

I have now bought eight properties in two States and one Territory of Australia and I have three holdings overseas of my own.

Do you think that’s what I started out to do? Do you think that’s what I was thinking right at the start when I was doing all that thinking……….and procrastinating? I can tell you it wasn’t. I just knew that if I didn’t get started and buy my house, I would never get started. I knew that not getting started would be a huge mistake.

Well, now I help other people to get started. The first few people I helped were some family and a couple of my old Army mates. Why? Because they didn’t know what to do, how to do it or where to buy. They were worried they’d get it wrong. It’s all good feelings for me now because they all have their own homes and a couple of them are now what we call – Investors.

If you’d like a hand, start your journey with Premier Property Buyers Australia and contact us today.

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