7 investor mistakes to avoid

Originally posted on the Smart Property Investment in January 2020 Troy Gunasekera, national manager for Property Club, said 2020 is going to see many investors reap the benefits of an activity that occurred last year. “Firstly, interest rates are now at record lows and are expected to fall even further during 2020,” Mr Gunasekera said.…

How to be ‘stress-free’ as a property investor

Originally published on Smart Property Investment As complicated as property investment seems, investor William Leung reveals that one of the most effective ways to achieve success in wealth creation is also the simplest – ”just don’t be stressed”. Since beginning his journey more than a decade ago, Mr Leung has learned to take away any…

5 habits of successful property investors

1. Understand the fundamentals Successful investors, first and foremost, familiarise themselves with the most basic fundamentals of investing in properties, according to Mr Le Quesne. “It comes down to your ability to hold the property, which comes down to cash flow,” he said. By knowing the do’s and don’ts, as well as the factors that…

Expert advice: Setting a budget for property investment

Originally published on Smart Property Investment on 14 November 2019. Property investment is one of the biggest financial commitments anyone can make. As such, aspiring investors must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to manage their finances over the long term. How can they maximise opportunities and mitigate financial risks? As one of the…

Expert advice: How to measure the success of a property investment portfolio

Originally published on Smart Property Investment While there are a lot of different measures to evaluate the performance of a property portfolio, for some experts, the three most important metrics are equity, gross yield and cash flow. Equity According to Mr Cohen, equity is the first variable he looks at when assessing his clients’ portfolios.…

[VIDEO] Use your superannuation to invest in property

  In Australia, you are allowed to use your superannuation to buy an investment property. Let’s see how it works. Let’s say you have $150,000 in your super fund, a combined income of $100,000 and you want to buy an investment property using your superannuation. The property is worth $500,000 so the loan amount would…

Is Australia set to see more investors?

Source: Smart Property Investment  With housing now seen as the ultimate status of wealth, Australia is in for an outpour of new investors looking to add to their property portfolio, new research has found. According to a study conducted by the University of Sydney’s Professor Lisa Adkins, Australians are shifting their thinking on what it means…