The BIG property investment appetite
Property investment comes in many forms. No matter what strategy you subscribe to however, the professional management of your most valuable investment will ensure that your investment is maximized.[READ MORE]
Sydney’s boom is over: where to buy now
The peak of the Sydney boom has passed, and it’s unlikely we’ll see growth rates of the past four years repeated any time soon.
In the aftermath of the growth cycle, Sydney property prices are high with comparatively low rental yields - but the fundamentals are good.
So, should you still have Sydney real estate on your investment wish list?
Scaling up your property portfolio
Scaling up from being a single property investor to a multi-property portfolio holder brings exponential growth to your wealth building power, but it’s essential to get your strategy right.
Smarter Property Investing principal and portfolio specialist Christine Williams shares her tips for accumulating, balancing and maintaining a larger portfolio.[READ MORE]
The rise of the SMSF investor
Buying a property in your Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) has slowly become more popular as a way to feather the nest for retirement. But how do you go about setting one up - and should more investors be considering it?[READ MORE]
Newly single: starting again after a setback
Newly single? Smarter Property Investing principal Christine Williams uncovers how you can bounce back and build a strong financial foundation after a setback.[READ MORE]
Bondi to outstrip Paddington, Surry Hills
Popularity in Bondi surges according to Gunning Real Estate Principal, Malcolm Gunning, outdoing neighbouring Sydney suburbs, Paddington and Surry Hills.[READ MORE]
Residential vacancy rates have tightened across Sydney
REINSW Deputy President Brett Hunter said the August 2016 REINSW Vacancy Rate Survey saw Sydney with an overall vacancy rate of 1.8 per cent, down 0.1 per cent.[READ MORE]
Peter Mastroianni: Trend spotting podcast
Buyers Guide Podcast Host, Peter Mastroianni discusses how changing social trends are influencing our future investment decisions.[READ MORE]
Geoff White and the REIV - judge, jury and executioner
Just-Think Real Estate’s Managing Director, Edwin Almeida provides a rebuttal to REIV’s CEO Geoff White’s article recommending changes to Victorian tenancy laws.[READ MORE]
Old fire stations, bank vaults, warehouses and other quirky investment properties
Unusual properties are rare, unique and quirky, which makes them highly desired by certain types of buyers.
But does it make them good investment properties?
The jury is out, however there are some things you should know before buying a niche property.
Exit strategies, when it’s time to cash in the chips
Before you start pouring the Pina Coladas you’ll need to have the foresight to consider what you exit strategy is. Peter Mastroianni talks us through the four main plans of attack.[READ MORE]
Buying in new high-rise apartment developments - the risks
Managing Partner at Just-Think Real Estate, Edwin Almeida talks us through some simple, yet vital tips and guidelines you can adopt, if you want to buy into or have already bought an off-the-plan apartment in a new high-rise development - namely strategies to help mitigate the risks associated with poor construction standards.[READ MORE]
Peter Mastroianni: Then vs Now Podcast
Which generation did it tougher? The Buyers Guide Founder and Host, Peter Mastroianni explores the accessabilty of home ownership in Australia across the decades.[READ MORE]
Calls for Mosman Council to support ‘The White House’ sale
Mosman "White House" is up for sale sparking calls for Mosman Council to remove heritage listing to allow significant development opportunity.[READ MORE]
Investing in the Brisbane inner city
Over the past couple of years there has been widespread reporting of an apparent oversupply of apartments in the Brisbane property market. Join property analyst, and First Step Property Principal Dave Ward as he takes a look at the research and considers the merits of some of these media claims. He argues that there are in fact opportunities to capitalise on within the current situation - you just need to understand the market.[READ MORE]
Ten years off retirement
With retirement 10 years away and a less than ideal superannuation balance, it’s time to take action, says Smarter Property Investing principal and portfolio specialist, Christine Williams.[READ MORE]
Peter Mastroianni: Rentvesting podcast
The term 'rentvestor' has only really come into vogue in the past 12 to 18 months. However, it is a strategy that I have a personal affinity with as it was the approach that allowed me to get my start in property investing.[READ MORE]
New foreign investor laws set to spark a domestic construction crisis
Significant changes relating to foreign property laws set to negatively impact on the domestic construction industry.
Investors hover over slice of the small bar scene
Converted Darlinghurst garage - now bar, up for auction and ready to be snapped up by an investor.[READ MORE]
How to make low interest rates work for you
As Australian interest rates hit an all time low, what’s the best way to manage your real estate portfolio? Smarter Property Investing principal and portfolio specialist Christine Williams makes the case for a new investment strategy.[READ MORE]
REINSW sign deal with leading property portal
The Real Estate Institute of New South Wales and realestate.com.au have signed a sponsorship agreement.
Bondi demanding top retail and food
According to Gunning’s Director of Metropolitan Sales and Investments ,Tom Speakman Bondi has undergone significant changes and is a tightly held commercial and retail property market.[READ MORE]
Buying new apartments in Brisbane and Melbourne
Buying new or off-the-plan apartments in Brisbane and Melbourne: why and how the relationship between developers and buyers has changed and we now find ourselves in a situation of oversupply.[READ MORE]
Gen Y, rentvesting and the affordability crisis
The housing affordability crisis in Australia is widely reported on - but what is really fueling the gap and who is to blame?
While an overheated market is often cited as the cause, is it actually down to the changing lifestyle choices of younger Australians?[READ MORE]
What to know about Brisbane's unit crisis
There is no shortage of experts warning of an oversupply in Brisbane, with apartment prices already tracking backwards.
But if you have an investment property in Brisbane, what should you be doing? And is it going to affect you?
Here’s what investors need to know about the prospects for their investment properties.
Lifestyle is transforming Australia’s property landscape
We have changing demographics and a quickly adapting society on the horizon. If you plan on becoming a successful investor who maintains a lifestyle, then becoming a Rentvestor, might just be for you.[READ MORE]
Ripehouse founder, Jacob Field identifies Harris Park and Parramatta as having strong prospects for future growth in Domain article written by Jennifer Duke.[READ MORE]
Between rocks and a soft place - what the recent rate cut means
Property expert and mentor, Dr Matt Bateman considers some of the potential factors leading to yesterday's rate cut by the R.B.A and what it will mean for Australian and Australians.[READ MORE]
RBA cuts interest rates to 1.50 percent
REINSW President John Cunningham comments on latest interest rate cut.
What we want as investors - technology part 3
Ripehouse intelligently leverages technology across the entire platform. “Technology” is an admittedly broad umbrella term, so it’s worth breaking down what we mean by it in a little more detail.[READ MORE]
August Growth Plus Renovation Recording
In this recording we will be revealing one of our Top 5 Renovation + Growth Suburbs in Australia for August. This suburb offers excellent scope for capital growth and improvement - delivering an amazing opportunity to investors whom are serious about creating wealth.
In this webcast we also detailed the pinpointed 800 dwellings to target in this suburb - the types of properties, what to pay - exactly how you should be focusing your attention.[READ MORE]
Dual key properties
With the popularity of dual key properties on the rise, understanding the legalities and associated practicial issues is a must before jumping on the trend.[READ MORE]
Adopting the scarcity and risk strategy
What is the ‘scarcity’ strategy? What type of investor does it suit, and how can it be used to create long term wealth?[READ MORE]
The winners and losers of strata changes
Substantial changes to how strata operates will be introduced in November 2016. These are likely to have significant ramifications for investors who own or intend to buy an apartment or townhouse. Here’s what to know and how it might impact your investment property.[READ MORE]
Presentation is Everything
When selling your home or investment property, presentation is everything. If renovating is not an option, professional styling can add significant value to your achievable selling price.[READ MORE]
What do we want as investors - technology part 2
Virtually any property investment can be usefully divided into four classic stages that new investors can easily get their heads around. In this piece, we’ll step through the stages and focus on how technology can be intelligently applied to each one for your benefit.[READ MORE]
The new investment frontier
The new investment frontier with Jacob Field of @Ripehouse. Jacob and I discuss how technology is influencing property research and how you can benefit from it[READ MORE]
How this election has impacted property
The latest election has dominated media headlines, both before and after Australians went to the polls. Unsurprisingly, the uncertainty about who will govern the country has had a trickle-down effect into real estate.
But how it’s impacting different real estate markets across the country, and the buyers who are looking there, is not straightforward.[READ MORE]
What do we want as investors - technology part 1
Working out what you want and how to actually take action is half the battle for the first-time investors. In this piece, we’ll tee up how technology can help you get clear on your investment goals, and steer clear of spruikers and charlatans while you’re at it.
On the road again...with Dr Matt - Airlie Beach
On tour with Dr Matthew Batman again - he talks us through the key drivers behind the Whitsunday market and why it is currently on his radar.[READ MORE]
Tasmania’s rise as an investor heartland
Tasmania has quickly become an alluring market for interstate property investors, but its emergence onto the national stage has been a slow process over the past 10 years. And while Hobart offers high yields and a low entry-price, picking properties that will perform into the future can be tricky, experts say. Here’s what every investor needs to know about Tasmanian real estate.
Brexit – likely impacts on Australian property prices
The big question: what is the likely impact of the Brexit decision for the Australian Property markets in the short term? My assessment is that it will fundamentally have a positive effect - and here’s why.[READ MORE]
July Growth Masterclass and Big Reveal
Webcast Recording Inside - In addition to performing a deep dive capital growth analysis of three current standout locations (across three states) view this recording for a massive BIG REVEAL!
This will absolutely blow your socks off and we believe it will truly shake up the way you invest.[READ MORE]
Self assess for success
Honest self-appraisal is the key to working out whether your current situation and skill set is really synched to the investment strategy you’re considering. Identifying and making decisions based on factors such as risk profile, age, income,current cash reserves, available time and skill level will help ensure you achieve your outcomes.[READ MORE]
One strategy per purchase
In order to achieve your investment outcomes, adopting one strategy per purchase will help you to maintain clarity and focus and the ability to swiftly execute all areas of your plan.[READ MORE]
7 property traps, pitfalls and spruiker disasters
The property industry is riffe shady types and schemes waiting to prey on the unsuspecting DIY investor. I am constuntly horrified by the stories I hear. Let's talk through 7 property traps, pitfalls and spruiker disasters to raise awareness and help stamp out some of these unethical practices.[READ MORE]
Negotiating to get what you want from a deal
How can you graciously get what you want from a negotiation? A level head, excellent prep work and a genuine love of the game are some of the secrets to success.[READ MORE]
Why use a buyer’s advocate
When purchasing property, it is important to remember that it is in the selling real-estate agent’s best interest to obtain the best price for the vendor. As a buyer, relying on the selling agent is against your interests in every way, shape, and form. For this reason and others, enlisting a buyer’s advocate can be advantageous.[READ MORE]
Tenancies part 2: holding onto a great tenant
Once you have found a good tenant, the next step is to keep them. Give a great tenant reasons to become “house proud” to create a mutually satisfying relationship.[READ MORE]
The importance of strategy
Having a clear and focused strategy is the key to creating a successful property portfolio. Whether you are looking to fund your retirement, generate income, increase your net worth or simply live the lifestyle of your choosing a well thought out roadmap will help you reach your end goal.
Webcast Recording | June growth markets revealed
The credibility of property bubble talk
Property bubble talk - how much credibility does it have? With speculation of a pending bubble by various economists and market analysts for the past 15 years, let’s dig a bit deeper to test the merit of this ominous forecast.[READ MORE]
Managing your risk in a changing climate
Sydney’s recent superstorm should serve as a warning to investors. For investors in the residential space, careful consideration regarding the potential impact extreme weather events may have on your investment is now more relevant than ever before.[READ MORE]
Before you buy
Doing your due diligence is a vital step when investing in property. With a multitude of issues that can be hidden by a dishonest vendor, it is important to consider the potential pit falls before signing a contract.[READ MORE]
Cash or equity for deposit
Pay cash, provide equity or pay providing borrowed equity - what is the best option for your next property investment deposit?[READ MORE]
Research and analysis - part 3 - know your strategy
In the first parts of this series, we talked about the importance of taking a holistic approach when conducting the research for your next investment property, considerig the five layers of our analysis funnel. In this third installment, we underline the importance of committing to a well-worked out strategy.
Investor in focus: Guy Williams, part four
Building and managing a large property portfolio can be extremely time consuming and demanding. Following on from our last discussion with Guy Williams where he explained how he employs property managers to help with the day to day operations of his property business, in this article, we will find out how he manages the financial side of his 35+ property portfolio.[READ MORE]
Moving towards net zero
With a zero carbon economy coming, the message to the property investor is clear: investing in inefficient buildings now may leave you with stranded assets in the future.
Research and analysis part 2 - the five layers
In our previous article, we outlined the importance of taking a holistic approach when researching your next investment property purchase. Now let’s consider how best to move from macro to micro level analysis in this process.
Research and analysis part 1 - a holistic approach
Finding your next perfect investment property is a project that requires careful planning. Here we take you through a holistic strategy for getting it right.[READ MORE]
On tour with Dr Matt - Townsville, part three
Join Dr Matt as he considers the pros, cons and opportunities currently available in the Townsville property market.
Future proofing your investment
Smart investors are beginning to see the value in green ratings in order to future proof their property investments.[READ MORE]
On tour with Dr Matt: Perth, part two
Last week we heard from property expert and mentor, Dr Matthew Bateman in regard to the health of the Sydney property market. In the second part of this three part series, join Dr Matt as he considers the current pros, cons and opportunities available in the Perth market.[READ MORE]
Buyer beware - the risks of illegal building works
When purchasing property, it’s important to arm yourself with the knowledge of the risks that illegal building works pose.[READ MORE]
Make your money matter
Building wealth and securing a healthy financial future is the ultimate goal of most serious investors. How can you maximise your chance of achieving this end?[READ MORE]
The impact of removing negative gearing from the economy
What is the real impact of removing negative grearing from the economy? Will it result in the desired effect of reducing the entry level cost of housing for the average Australia?[READ MORE]
Investor in focus: Guy Williams, part three
Looking after the tenancies and maintenance requirements of a 35+ property portfolio would be in itself a full time job. We sat down with Guy Williams as part three of our Investor in focus series to find out how he mitigates this problem by engaging proactive property managers to do the grunt work for him.[READ MORE]
Webcast Recording | Guy Williams in Focus
View last night's webcast recording and learn exactly how an everyday Ripehouse member has used our software to locate and purchase 10 properties in the last 10 months.[READ MORE]
Building a large portfolio through structured lending
The goal for many aspirational investors is to build a significant portfolio of properties, but the practicalities of how they can finance a large portfolio is a challenge that many are not sure how to tackle.[READ MORE]
On tour with Dr Matt: Sydney, part one
Join property expert and mentor, Dr Matthew Bateman in a three part series as he takes us on tour, through the Sydney, Perth and Townsville markets. In part one, Dr Matt will be talking us through the pros, cons and opportunities in the current Sydney property market.[READ MORE]
Tenancies part 1- finding a great tenant
Open and honest communication is the key to a successful, long term tenancy. As a private landlord, how can you attract the best tenants?[READ MORE]
Avoid the traps when buying interstate
It is becoming increasingly popular for investors to buy property interstate to take advantage of opportunities that may not be available in their own state. When taking this approach, make sure you are aware of the different property laws and contract terms.[READ MORE]
Spruikers can be a serious wealth hazard
When purchasing property, it is crucial to ensure that those who assist you conduct your research and sourcing, are looking out for your best interests.[READ MORE]
Raise the rent without losing your tenant
Rental increases are an important part of a property investors strategy. Find out how to achieve this, and keep your tenants happy at the same time.[READ MORE]
Syndicates looking towards commercial
We are seeing major trends towards commerical syndicates in Sydney. How and why is this occuring?[READ MORE]
Rentvesting and the affordability crisis
There is no doubt that residential property has been a wealth generator for many Australians in the past, but is it going to stay that way? With wages stagnating but house prices continuing to increase, will future generations be able to afford housing and will the trend continue?[READ MORE]
Technology helps with low rates
Technology is delivering disruption to many parts of the property industry.[READ MORE]
The future of credit - price of mortgages
As most people are now aware, there is fierce competition amongst the banks in Australia who are all striving to build their mortgage books through more generous than ever discounts. How can you be in prime position to snag a rock bottom rate?[READ MORE]
Week in review - webcast recording
Join me for a frank and honest discussion about the Property Industry, and how you can thrive and invest into the future.[READ MORE]
Election time and your bottom line
It looks like we are at last going to have some clear divisions in policy heading into the next Federal election. How may each of these two ideologically opposing views on property investment effect our bottom line?[READ MORE]
Holiday rental vs long term lease
Everyone loves a great holiday, but it can be tough if you’ve got a family that you’re trying to squeeze into one hotel room. Private short stay accommodation is quickly gaining momentum via web sites such as Airbnb and Stayz. How can you, as a private landlord, cash in on the holiday let bonanza?[READ MORE]
Interstate investor Involvement In The Tasmanian market
What are the virtues of investing in Tasmania and why arent more investors jumping into the Tasmanian market?[READ MORE]
The Property Industry: where it is and where it needs to go
Australia is certainly a fertile ground for property investment, but in the absence of proper industry regulation, is it suitable as our primary investment mechanism towards retirement?[READ MORE]
From renos to sub-divisions: how property developers avoid a legal headache
Many parts of Australia have experienced a property boom in recent years and now more than ever homeowners and investors are looking to cash in by trying their hand at property development.[READ MORE]
Investor in focus: Guy Williams, part two
Following on from our first interview with Guy Williams where he talks about his property investment strategy, we sat down again with this incredibly successful investor to find out more about the means by which he has achieved such great success.[READ MORE]
Investor in focus: Guy Williams, part one
Prolific DIY property investor Guy Williams has amassed an impressive 35-house portfolio since he started his investment career, nearly 20 years ago in September 1996. Combining a shrewd business mindset with patience, he has worked hard to accumulate significant wealth for his family. Learn exactly how Guy has built his portfolio.[READ MORE]
Renovation revaluation strategy
One of the most prevalent and arguably successful investment strategies in Australian property investing is through renovation-revaluation. This entails purchasing properties which are renovated, rented, revalued and equity released to be used for further investment purchases.[READ MORE]
The new frontier of property investment
Join us on this journey. The frontier is approaching…technology is helping us make clear and confident decisions. We need to keep our eyes open, ask the right questions and demand full disclosure.[READ MORE]
Top 5 Property Investment Strategies And Which One Is Right For You