No News is Good News

The Reserve Bank Of Australia (RBA) has met again today and — once again! — has left official interest rates on hold at 1.5% p.a. As we have said for most of 2017, official rates are unlikely to move in a hurry, as the world suffers from sluggish inflation and high asset prices in a [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:27:44+00:00 December 5th, 2017|In the news, Property Investment|0 Comments

The Past, Present, and Future of the Australian Property Markets

To see what’s coming in 2018 and prepare ourselves in the best possible way, we’ve got to understand the context. So as this year comes to a close, let’s take stock of 2017 with a view to look ahead at the year to come. Perhaps the biggest single global economic event to happen in 2017 [...]

What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

I want to let you all in on a little pet enjoyment of mine: I love all the obscure celebrations that are observed each year. For example, there’s International Fun at Work Day (1 April), International Talk Like A Pirate Day (18 September) or Wear Brown Shoes Day (4 December). Some celebrations even last a [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:40+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

I just finished watching the movie Founder; based on the story of Ray Kroc and the birth of McDonald’s. The movie was interesting in many ways, and I took away a few insights relevant to our quest as property investors. Throughout the movie they referenced this quote from former US President Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be rich, only to discover that in fact what I wanted was to become wealthy. So what’s the difference? Obviously, the terms rich and wealthy are often used interchangeably. You may have heard the term “stinking rich” as opposed to “stinking wealthy”, so maybe the wealthy [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Property Investment, Wealth Creation|Comments Off on Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

Let’s Start at the Beginning…

I just spent the last few weeks touring Australia providing our unique brand of property investment education to investors looking to take their results to the next level. I usually start these events by asking the audience the following question: “What do you think you need to know to get better results in the property [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Let’s Start at the Beginning…

A Non-Level Playing Field

Finally! Someone else has come and said what we have been saying for years: Australia's housing markets are not operating on a level playing field. On Tuesday, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia found that Australia’s worsening housing affordability is unlikely to improve for 40 years under current policies. Driven largely by population growth [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Australian Property, In the news, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Non-Level Playing Field

A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

September is here and spring is coming! The month starts with Father’s Day, and we close out the month with something most dads love — the Footy Finals! Can you believe how fast this year is passing and that Footy Finals are about to start? Every year around this time, the cream of crop rises [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Investment Advice, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

Nothing Is as Constant as Change

In investing and in life, how you feel about change can have a big impact on the quality of your results. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean As you read this, Luke and I have just returned from Bali. [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Nothing Is as Constant as Change

June RBA Meeting

It should come as no surprise that the RBA has again decided at today’s board meeting to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.5%. I feel a bit like a broken record, as for the last few months we have been saying that the economic environment we find ourselves in is more heavily weighted to the downside, not the [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:51:04+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on June RBA Meeting

Federal Budget Update

    We thought we would give you our quick synopsis of Tuesday night's Federal Budget, inasmuch as it relates to us as Property Investors.   Starting generally, the budget appears to have kept the ratings agencies happy and our AAA Credit Rating intact (for now), with measures forecast to move the budget back to [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Federal Budget Update