Monthly Archive for March, 2011

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Can you holiday and invest in the same location?


Sun, Surf and Sand – This is living. As I look out from my hotel room balcony towards the Whitsunday islands in far north Queensland I can’t but help to think, wouldn’t it be great to buy an investment here. I mean not only could I own an investment property but I could also use it as a holiday home over the vacation season. That would really be living the dream.

How not to get stuck with the washing up

Family get-togethers at my grandparents’ place were always a big deal; lots of food, lots of laughter and lots of people… which meant lots of washing up. At the end of the meal my grandfather would throw into a hat the names of 15 birds and anyone who drew out the black crow had to wash up. The thing is, it seemed it was always me and my youngest cousins who got the black crow.

Property, inflation and interest rates

In order to invest in the right asset class at the right time it is important to look ahead and see if there is anything on the horizon that could affect your investment choice. Property is no exception, in this article we will look at two major factors that will affect the property market this coming year.

Marc Faber’s March Outlook: Falling stocks and wicked inflation

Marc Faber is out with his latest issue of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, which is always a must read for serious investors. This month’s report covers his outlook for the stock market, gold, oil, and the future for the US and global economy. Here are some of the highlights:

I’m about to buy my first investment property – where do I start?

Making the transition from buying your first home to property investing is all about changing the way you think. You will need to start thinking like a business owner focused on the numbers rather than how a property feels to you.

Demand strong for inner city properties


The thermo maps below show the median home value of property in each Australian state. You will notice that most locations that are higher than $800,000 are located within 10km’s of the CBD.