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Are You Going To Be a Property Investor or Property Trader?

Are You Going To Be a Property Investor or Property Trader?

When it comes to building a property portfolio, I often find there is overarching confusion surrounding different types of strategies and actions related to real estate. What I’m talking about is property investing versus property trading. Yes, they actually are two completely different things that are separated by contrasting behaviours, attitudes, knowledge, risks and costs.

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How Smart Investors Use TAX To Pay for Their Properties

How Smart Investors Use TAX To Pay for Their Properties

Financially, you’re earning $100k a year and you know you will be able to purchase a property with the equity you’ve built up in your home, but you don’t have enough leftover in your regular pay packet to actually pay off that property long term. So how do people do it then? Is property investing only for the really wealthy with substantial income to spare?

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How To Measure Your Success as a Property Investor?

How To Measure Your Success as a Property Investor?

There is no one true measure of success when it comes to property investing. Yield, growth, cash return, more properties, more income, more satisfaction… The list goes on.
How you choose to measure your own success as a property investor is really up to you, and hopefully, at least one part is that you get some real satisfaction or joy or excitement out of it.
But the serious side is money.

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Is Furnishing Your Investment Properties Going To Increase Your Cashflow?

Is Furnishing Your Investment Properties Going To Increase Your Cashflow?

Choosing whether to put furniture into your investment properties all comes down to one, big question: Is it going to increase your cashflow?
If it was as simple as throwing a few beds and a lamp in, and suddenly getting hundreds of dollars more rent coming in each month, we’d all furnish every investment property we have.
But we don’t. And there are some important reasons why.

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Own vs Rent: Which Is Best for Property Investors?

Own vs Rent: Which Is Best for Property Investors?

It’s the age-old debate: as a property investor, should you buy your own home, or should you rent? When it comes down to it, either owning or choosing to rent is entirely preferential.

However, your long-term financial goals will determine how you approach this situation.

So, let’s talk about the benefits and drawbacks of both owning and renting in the property investor space.

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The No #1 Thing All Smart Investors Do When Buying Property

The No #1 Thing All Smart Investors Do When Buying Property

Being a successful, smart property investor means asking a lot of questions, all the time.
Making a decision about whether or not to buy a property is never just about asking the question, “Is this a good property to buy?”
Compared to what? A three-bedroom house in Sydney, or a one-bedroom studio apartment in Bendigo? What are you comparing it against and how does it measure up?
The art of comparison is a skill you need as a smart investor because the real estate market is an ever-changing, fluid thing.
You have to look at the big picture, never assume you know all the answers and ask a lot of questions to be sure you’re making smart investment choices and decisions.

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Got Property but Still Not Wealthy? How To Generate Riches From Real Estate

Got Property but Still Not Wealthy? How To Generate Riches From Real Estate

The primary reason to invest in property is to become wealthy enough to live the life you want, right?
Many property investors want to know how they can generate a level of riches from real estate and live their dream life.
The good news is that it is possible to get rich, live your dream life, and accumulate great wealth from property investment.
But – and this is a big but! – property investment is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Anyone expecting to make a billion dollars overnight is going to fall flat on their face.

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Jason and Shay Whitton on Mastering Marriage, Business and Children

Jason and Shay Whitton on Mastering Marriage, Business and Children

My wife Shay and I don’t just do life together, we do business together too.

Starting Positive Real Estate wasn’t always a smooth ride and as a couple we experienced some low moments – both personal and financial.

However, one thing that has always remained a top priority for us is ensuring we are continually working on our personal growth.

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Property Hack: How To Pay Less Tax and Keep Your Cash

Property Hack: How To Pay Less Tax and Keep Your Cash

Being a smart and successful property investor means dealing with tax – all different kinds of tax, all the time. When we talk about tax as investors, we see our cash go flying out the window, but the more you know about tax and how to reduce it, the more cash you can keep. Having a smart investing strategy around tax will save you money by minimising your payments and maximising your returns, so you need to get educated. So, what are the different kinds of tax you’ll face as a property investor and how can you navigate them?

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