Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

Preparing for auction

I recently prepared my home for sale with the intention of simply listing it for private sale.
I did all the work to clean, de-clutter, and polish it so it looked like a jewel. In fact, I did such a good job my agent told me there was no way he would sell the home unless it went to Auction.


Rent Manager Review

Do I need a product like Rent Manager?
For years I have been using products like Quicken and MYOB to keep track of my rental portfolio.
Why? – Well I already had them in place and used them for all my financial records including family trust and super fund. It was good to keep on top of my record keeping and to have these record to pass on to my accountant each year.


Property Investment Advice – Mentoring?

Should I pay for Property Investment Advice? Is mentoring worth the cost? Rather than just ramble on about what I “reckon” I thought I would post a follow-up to my article on Investment property advice dealing with real questions about property investing advice.


Investment Property Advice – Where to look?

Investment Property Advice
Where can I find some good investment property advice

People are often asking me where they can get good investment property advice and who is really worth listening to.


Buying Investment Property Checklist

Buying Investment Property Checklist

Completing your Due Diligence

If you’re new to buying investment property and want to know where to start then you need to know that I think you need to have goals and criteria already in place before you even start looking at the physical property.


Property Investing Due Diligence

Property Investing Due Diligence
Or – How can I secure a property without committing to buy!

Well, there is a way. It’s called a ‘due diligence’ clause.

Due diligence is an investigation of a business or person prior to signing a contract, or an act with a certain standard of care.

Now, the purpose of the Due Diligence clause is to allow you to present a written offer to the sales agent in order to allow you to negotiate a sales price for a property.


How to use Real Estate Investar to check value!

How I secured a property at a 40% discount.

This is an example of how to use real estate investar to find great deals and secure property at less than the market rate!

It doesn’t matter what strategy you’re planning to use – I was after cashflow positive real estate – you want to make sure you’re not paying too much. Here’s how I was able to use Real Estate Investar to help secure a house at a 40% discount.


Real Estate Investar Review

What is Real Estate Investar?

Real Estate Investar is in fact an online suite of tools that will help you to find your next investment property (or even get a good deal on a new home!)


How to use the Property Investment Calculator

How to use the Property Investment Calculator. Or How I saved $28,000 on my first investment property in NZ.


Transferring money with OzForex

Or – How do I send my money to NZ and not get ripped off?

Simple – Use a currency transfer service like OzForex.

If you’re like me you may have had to make a currency transfer at your local bank branch. You’ll know what a pain is can be. Not all the staff really know what is going on and they can’t really help you if you haven’t got ALL, and I mean ALL your i’s dotted and t’s crossed.


Buying Rental Property

What is the best way to go about buying rental property?

By now, if you’ve read my page on investing in property you’ve probably answered the question
Am I buying this property as an investment?


Passive Income Fund

passive income fund

Where can I find passive income opportunities?
Well Steve McKnight of set up a great opportunity for us Aussie Investors back in mid 2012.

Steve wanted to help us get on board with his passive income fund. In essence it was to be an unlisted property trust that would invest our funds in the US commercial property market.