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What type of investor are you?

What type of investor are you?

Find out if you are an observer, speculator, collector, or investor. It’s nice to believe we’re unique but, in truth, human patterns of behaviour are predictable. This isn’t always a bad thing – particularly for professional advisors like me...
In it for the long term

In it for the long term

When it comes to investing in property, trying to time a purchase to maximise a potential future profit over the shorter term is incredibly difficult. This applies equally to investing in a property that you will call your home or one you intend to rent out. When...
Time the market right

Time the market right

NEW research from the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) has found that investors who try to time the market could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. The analysis looked at every capital city market over the past 15 years to determine whether...
Why timing the market could be costly for investors

Why timing the market could be costly for investors

One common piece of advice property investors get when starting is to time the market to achieve the best capital growth. However, a study by the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) found that doing so could actually cost investors thousands of...
Opinions or advice? Be careful which you are getting

Opinions or advice? Be careful which you are getting

One of the great 21st century traps is that within the palm of our hand we hold a mobile device connected to the largest database of information in the history of the planet – and it’s creating a false sense of security for its users. We love taking the...