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“…the quality of our lives is dictated by the quality of our connections and our relationships. It’s all about the power of connection and communication.” – Rik Rushton We’re very happy to announce that Rik Rushton, one of our good supporters and mentors on Real Estate UNCUT, has been featured on TEDx Talks. He shares a simple communication framework to help us connect with all … Continue reading Tune-in before you broadcast

VIDEO – Takeaways from NAR – Kasey McDonald

Last weekend in Boston saw the National Association of Realtors (NAR) conduct its annual conference. Our representative – Kasey McDonald from the Property Management Training Academy was there, where she interviewed 2 of the speakers – Matt Fagioli from Xplode Conference and Rett Harmon from Century 21 Novus Realty. One of the big developments that’s taking place in the US is the emergence of teams … Continue reading VIDEO – Takeaways from NAR – Kasey McDonald

Trends You Need To Know, Interstate Migration

Sydney population exodus large enough for another city The growing trend for people relocating away from Sydney will continue to shift housing demand to other parts of Australia. And, the opportunities for property investors extend much further than capital cities. Over the last 6 years, a combined 107,737 people have relocated away from Greater-Sydney to an interstate location – that’s as many as the entire … Continue reading Trends You Need To Know, Interstate Migration

When finance goes horribly wrong + Investors who should not be in property + Garden Gnomes are worth more than you think

Highlights from this week: When to buy property from a lifestyle or life-span point of view might be a better idea than trying to ‘time the market’. We talk to someone from a very successful family investment company that specialises in commercial/industrial property. A great insight and some good tips. Why finance pre-approval and approved finance are not the same thing and how some investors … Continue reading When finance goes horribly wrong + Investors who should not be in property + Garden Gnomes are worth more than you think

2017 'x factor' – Michael Yardney

  With banks tightening up on lending, especially to investors, finance is likely to be the ‘x factor’ in 2017 according to Michael Yardney. Michael discusses where he sees the smart money going next year.   Transcript: Kevin:  According to Michael Yardney, finance may just be the big stumbling block for a lot of investors next year. He joins me. Michael, of course, is a … Continue reading 2017 'x factor' – Michael Yardney

What is 'time is of the essence'? – Rob Balanda Part 1

  In a two part series, we feature some sound legal advice from Rob Balanda about time is of the essence, gazumping and dutch auctions. In the first part he talks about the quaint and hazardous clause in some contracts that can catch you out as a buyer if you are not on the ball. In the second part he talks about why in some … Continue reading What is 'time is of the essence'? – Rob Balanda Part 1

The one thing many people don’t do to get rich + A trap to watch out for on a property contract

  Knowing the right questions to ask is more important that knowing the answers.  That applies, in particular, when you are in negotiations with a financier.  Andrew Mirams will explain today and give you the questions to ask. Over the years I have seen many people think about getting rich, proclaiming affirmations, visualizing, meditating and going to conferences yet they don’t get rich.  That’s because … Continue reading The one thing many people don’t do to get rich + A trap to watch out for on a property contract

There’s no property bubble | ID Fraud and property | Negotiation tips | Adding value through renos | Detecting a turning market and more

  Barely a day goes by without another warning from some property pessimist, columnist or overseas economist about a looming price collapse. So let’s get things straight up front – there is no property bubble in Australia – at least not yet! And there is another point Michael Yardney wants to get straight as well and he does so in today’s show. Hear what he has … Continue reading There’s no property bubble | ID Fraud and property | Negotiation tips | Adding value through renos | Detecting a turning market and more

Is it better to sell your property with tenants or vacant?

You may have to sell a property in your portfolio that isn’t performing all that well or maybe it’s because you need to free up some capital to invest elsewhere. Whatever the reason its likely there will be a tenant in the property. So do you sell with them in there or market the property while it’s vacant? A good question that we get an answer … Continue reading Is it better to sell your property with tenants or vacant?