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When the internet is not your friend in investing

By Rocket Property Group on 11\05\2017

Using technology when investing

With the ever-expanding number of property apps for smartphones and other internet based research tools at our fingertips, making good investment decisions should, in theory, be much easier for the tech savvy investor. In this month's advice column, Ian Hosking Richards, looks at how technology and the internet is not always on our side.

The wonderful wide web


Over the past few...
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What makes Ian a successful investor

By Rocket Property Group on 06\04\2017

Ian Hosking Richards

Just under 15 years ago Ian Hosking Richards was working as an unskilled labourer in a warehouse in Artarmon, Sydney, on an annual salary of $35,000. Now he sits on a $20m property portfolio with 50 properties. He doesn't believe he's done anything unique or anything cannot be replicated - in fact he's willing to share the strategy with people. And yet, very few people will achieve this same success.  What makes him different? Wh...

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Why Geelong is the next hotspot?

By Lindy Lear on 29\03\2017



The number one question Lindy Lear is asked by investors is “Where should I buy?”. It’s a question often seen on property websites, Facebook threads, and online forums. The answers given are as varied and diverse as there are areas to invest in Australia. Here Lindy shares with us how she and Ian identify the next best spots and why Geelong is their pick.

The Noise

Everyone has a...
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What's your seatbelt for the property roller coaster?

By Lindy Lear on 09\03\2017


Investing can seem like a roller coaster ride as property markets go up and down, and around the country. This month, we look at strategies to ride out the highs and lows that may make the ride a little more comfortable for you. Find your seat belt and buckle up!

Investing is not a steady, single incline

As investors we would all love the perfect portfolio with properties increasing in value every year, rents rising regula...
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How to get funds after your second property (Part Two)

By Rocket Property Group on 07\03\2017

Get the funds for your third investment property
In Part One of 'How to get funds after your second property', Master investor and Rocket Property Group CEO Ian Hosking Richards and Investment Mortgage Broker Alan Dean explained how and why banks and lenders are turning investors back and how to get over...
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How to get funds after your second property (Part One)

By Rocket Property Group on 10\02\2017


So you're already on the property investment path with one or two tucked into your basket? Well done! However, are you now starting to struggle to get the "nod" from lenders? Master investor and Rocket Property Group CEO Ian Hosking Richards and Investment Mortgage Broker Alan Dean explains the how and why banks and lenders are turning you back. Ian and Alan explore this through case studies and show you how to get over this hurdle.
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The 6 must-have criteria for the right investment property

By Lindy Lear on 09\02\2017


What should be ticked off your checklist when it comes to the perfect investment property? Expert Lindy Lear in her article this month aims to make the process of property selection less emotionally based. Lindy whittles down the many reasons and criteria investors have to this finite shortlist of the fundamental assessment criteria. She believes before any other items, these 6 need to be absolutely checked-off.

1. Affordability


Know your budget first. This should be...
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Your investment goals are melting

By Lindy Lear on 02\01\2017


As every January rolls around, we all turn to make those resolutions and think of plans we'll make to take action on things that never eventuate. General Manager, Lindy Lear, turns and asks whether you'll be frozen with the same mindset as last year or will you look at your property investing goals with a fresh new set of sunglasses this January? Are you letting your stagnant investment goals melt away again?

Property investing is like eating ice-cre...

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Who to trust in property investing

By Lindy Lear on 09\12\2016

 Who to Trust | Rocket Property Group

The journey to property investment success is not a solo one. Investors are required to rely on a handful of service providers throughout the process of property investment. Who do you know who to trust? Which service provider is right for you? Some providers may specialise only in everyday financials, rather than property investment and this in itself can prove to be challenging. In this month's article, General Manager Lindy Lear looks at the ...

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Volunteering for The Solomon Islands

By Rocket Property Group on 08\12\2016

 

Asides from property, squash and cars, Rocket Property Group CEO, Ian Hosking Richards has found a passion in helping others in The Solomon Islands. Over the last year, Ian has been a volunteer primary carer and Program Coordinator for transfer patients heading over from The Solomon Islands to Sydney for life-saving medical procedures.

Ian has worked with many patients in the last year but it is the story of Basil Dii that stands out for him. Basil has had chronic heart failure...

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