A definitive guide to creating wealth for a comfortable retirement

WHAT WILL YOUR RETIREMENT BE? – PARK LANE! OR PARK BENCH! During our consultations and information sessions we place great emphasis on the need for a plan to secure a comfortable retirement. The following information may influence readers to start now...
How granny can really assist

How granny can really assist

Dual income dwellings are very popular, particularly with those seeking high rental yield. The problem, as I see it, is that they do not value at sale time in comparison with stand-alone dwellings. After all, the key task of investment properties is to create wealth...

Future Thinking

Future Thinking

I need to supplement my retirement funding with property investment – what should I buy? When you consider that around 80% of Australians will retire on insufficient cash flow to have a comfortable retirement, the answer is likely to be, one which will provide the...

Seeking the best advice?

Seeking the best advice?

Don’t let yourself be spruiked! We often hear extravagant claims by property ‘spruikers’ describing how to create a multi-million dollar property portfolio in X years, failing to substantiate these claims after the reader or session attendee is captive. At Meredon...

Seeking an ethical investment?

Seeking an ethical investment?

From time to time we have clients seeking ethical property investment. It is not always easy to couple these with high rental return in a growing location, and an opportunity like the one below is extremely rare. One of the problems has been the fear of tenant...

Have you ever made a life changing decision?

Have you ever made a life changing decision?

In my experience it is generally the decisions one did not make that are remembered most. Like why didn’t I buy those shares when they were $2.50 or why didn’t I buy that property before the boom. That could have changed my life. I guess that emotion plays a big part...

Fed up – Had enough

Fed up – Had enough

I don’t know about you but I am totally at odds with many of the so called experts (definition=drips under pressure) commenting on the property market. It is very much like the U.S. political scene at the moment where the news media is grasping on anything likely to...

A gut wrenching experience

A gut wrenching experience

THAT IS HOW MY FRIEND DAVID EXPLAINED LIVING ON THE CURRENT PENSION. David had every opportunity to plan for a comfortable retirement but he always deferred planning due to other important, or perhaps more pleasurable, activities. David is a baby boomer who thought...

SMSF Investment

SMSF Investment

DO YOU HAVE MORE THAN $200,000 IN CASH IN YOUR SMSF? THINK ABOUT THIS! Current bank interest rates at an historic low! This is having an adverse effect upon SMSF cash or deposit investments. WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT? Review the earnings from cash or deposits using a return...

Thanks from an old dog on a long road

Thanks from an old dog on a long road

My property investment road has been long, sometimes dusty and rocky, other times smooth and always in the upwards direction. Along the road I made many friends and, hopefully, no enemies. Some had good intentions with bad advice. Others, with lots of experience,...

It’s not Magic! Just creative and resourceful

It’s not Magic! Just creative and resourceful

Turn an initial deposit of $80,000 into equity of $230,000 in 18 months*  Our responsibility is to be creative and resourceful when catering for the differing needs and outcomes for each client when recommending property locations and types. There are times when we...

Debt Reduction

Debt Reduction

We all wish to owe as little on the family home as possible. I fully appreciate that many of us feel doubtful about property investment when there is a large debt on the family home. How would you feel if we provided an investment proposal focused on debt reduction?...

Are you still struggling?

Are you still struggling?

TO MAKE INFORMED CHOICES? As many residential property investors are still struggling to choose the right solution from the vast pool of providers to create their property wealth creation efforts, we would like to showcase how we have been a leader in this rapidly growing space, creating great enthusiasm for our process of developing ‘The Plan’ for a comfortable retirement, with innovative ‘create your own market’ strategies.

A Jewel Dual

A Jewel Dual

Our clients all develop a plan for their property portfolio to become an important contribution to a comfortable retirement. Some will eventually live in the property after a do over, they keep the smaller unit as an income producer, others convert to a larger residence and the remainder will sell. Depending upon the location, it may be possible to subdivide and title each unit, producing equity uplift.

If you are considering a dual income property we can advise – no charge – call us

Jack and Jill – How they ruined thier future

Jack and Jill – How they ruined thier future

Jack and Jill are a likeable average Australian couple living in Brisbane. Like most young couples they share the dream of a comfortable retirement together in the future. Jack is an employed plumber while Jill looks after 3 young children. They manage to...

Which Brisbane market??

Which Brisbane market??

I SAID IT BEFORE AND I SAY IT AGAIN – WHICH BRISBANE PROPERTY MARKET IS FALLING? There is no one Brisbane market. Brisbane is divided into several markets, one of which is the Brisbane CBD. If you have recently invested in an apartment in Brisbane CBD you...

A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class

Over the past 50 years or more I have lived in, sold and invested in many properties both in Australia and overseas. As stated in my book I did make mistakes but fortunately learned from them. I guess if you ask me what the major things I learned about investing were, my response will be “Buy quality” and “Buy and hold”.

Baby Boomers help is here!

Baby Boomers help is here!

ATTENTION ‘BABY BOOMERS’ HELP IS HERE! Recently the number of ‘baby boomers’ enquiring about property investment has markedly increased. These enquiries are inspired by the realization that time is running out to develop enough wealth to avoid a gut...

Feeling anxious about negative gearing?

Feeling anxious about negative gearing?

Anxious about rumoured changes to negative gearing on investment properties? How a change may affect the value of your investment? The value of your investment does not depend upon the availability of negative gearing although, if available, negative...

If I was a fortune teller ten years ago

If I was a fortune teller ten years ago

I would have forecast that Springfield and North Lakes would have become two of the most successful for residential property investors in Australia. I was not a fortune teller but I did make those forecast.

The ugly truth about failure to plan

The ugly truth about failure to plan

One of the common reasons given for business failure is the absence of a workable marketing plan. You might wonder how can that be in 2015 with all the books, software, and free information on the Internet about creating marketing plans? Good question....

Marked changes in home buyers’ preferences

Marked changes in home buyers’ preferences

Each dwelling offered to us is evaluated for location potential for growth and rental demand, type popularity in an area, as well as 38 other important factors affecting investment outcomes. When evaluating several very popular locations we have noted that...

Property- Where to Invest?

Property- Where to Invest?

To give you an example – recent articles in well regarded property magazines have stated that the Brisbane market has experienced a rise in values of 0.6% in the last quarter. Well, that is correct using the median price as an example and also taking the...

Different as Chalk and Cheese

Different as Chalk and Cheese

CHALK AND CHEESE What is the difference? There is a huge difference between ‘expert advice’and ‘sales advice’. When you purchased an investment property did you obtain advice from an ’expert’ or was it ‘sales’ advice? Did the advisor stay with you after...

Bad Advice

Bad Advice

Investing in a property is probably the second most important decision most of us will make yet 90% of residential property investors fail to reach expected outcomes. WHY? Most of them fall victim of bad advice or fail to have a plan. If they had a plan it...

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