Now That the Kids Have Moved Out, Are You Thinking About Downsizing? Why Not Rent?

With the Australian population changing so rapidly; in the past decade people aged 60 years plus has increased by a whooping 35% to over 4.5 million people and this accounts for around 20% of the population; we are certainly seeing the Baby Boomers shifting to smaller and more manageable forms of accommodation. We are also… Continue reading Now That the Kids Have Moved Out, Are You Thinking About Downsizing? Why Not Rent?

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How to Create a Win-Win Scenario With Your Real Estate Contractors

In my conversation with Tom Olson, who is the owner of four different real estate related companies and is an expert in all things real estate including developments, creative transactions, and wholesale deals, he provided his Best Ever Advice on the importance of focusing on value. There are three parts of any transaction, whether it’s… Continue reading How to Create a Win-Win Scenario With Your Real Estate Contractors

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The Weakest Link

One thing we found after purchasing over 50 real estate notes is that we sometimes get the chain of title missing 1-5 links in the chain! When we buy a note/mortgage we send the original files to our document custodian for document scrubbing of any defects or exceptions that create a break in the chain… Continue reading The Weakest Link

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5 Ways You Can Source ‘OFF MARKET’ Property Development Sites

Sourcing development properties might seem a lot more difficult than it really is. Nothing happens without hard work and commitment but the 5 ways we find best in locating those opportunities are: 1. Door Knocking 2. Posting out letters to home owners in a target area 3. Talk to the local real estate agents 4.… Continue reading 5 Ways You Can Source ‘OFF MARKET’ Property Development Sites

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The Rise in Popularity of the Serviced Apartment

Serviced apartments are a relatively recent phenomenon. They are fully furnished flats that have similar amenities to hotel rooms and can be used for either short-term or longer-term stays, offering a more home-from-home type experience. Some of the main benefits of staying in a serviced apartment as opposed to a hotel room are that they… Continue reading The Rise in Popularity of the Serviced Apartment

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Alternatives to IRR and NPV

In a previous article, I discussed the shortcomings associated with using either the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) or Net Present Value (NPV) as a return measure for income producing real estate assets. In that article, I also indicated that there are several other return measures that I prefer and those will be the topic… Continue reading Alternatives to IRR and NPV

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