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Three things you need to know about property investing

By Rocket Property Group on 24\09\2018



In last month’s column I wrote about the rise of technology and how it is changing the way that investors access information, and how these changes do not necessarily lead to better decision-making. This month I would like to continue this theme by exploring some of the common assumptions that many beginner investors make that run counter to my own experience over the past two decades. 

Does technology make it easier for you to invest?

By Rocket Property Group on 17\09\2018


Over the past few years we have witnessed a technological revolution of an unprecedented scale. Today, we have an app for everything. I know the exact location of my car at any given time thanks to an app on my smartphone. Other apps allow me to make video calls to my father in the UK and tell me how much I have exercised in any...
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The Secret of My Success

By Rocket Property Group on 10\09\2018


A few weeks ago I turned 55. I don’t feel that old. Actually I am probably healthier and fitter than I have ever been, thanks to a new found obsession with squash, as well as weight training 3 times a week. And my finances are in reasonably good shape. My net wealth grew by over $1 million last year on a portfolio of around $20...
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Rocket's next recommended boom region

By Rocket Property Group on 04\04\2018


In the last 3 years we have recommended the following areas to our clients for investment. 

Harpley estate in Werribee. Good size 4 Bed Homes were from $400,000 back then , and they now sell for around $550,000 - $600,000.

Peregian Springs on...
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Pallara: The surprising suburb ticking boxes

By Rocket Property Group on 04\04\2018


When it comes to affordability, infrastructure spending and population growth, certain suburbs of south-west and outer Brisbane tick all the boxes.

Media attention for Brisbane has recently been focused on the oversupply of inner-city apartments, and investors may be avoiding the Brisbane market for this reason. “Brisbane’s property...

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How to minimise your property investment risk

By Rocket Property Group on 08\11\2017

Balancing risk and reward
This month Ian Hosking Richards addresses those niggly feelings that many beginner investors have - how do I balance that fine line between risk and reward? Like any form of investing, it entails some form of risk. How you manage this for the best outcome comes down to a few...
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The Property Investors vs. Banks and Valuers

By Rocket Property Group on 10\10\2017

Investors versus Banks

This month, Ian Hosking Richards, looks at the balancing act requiring leverage, getting the loan and dealing with valuers. What’s changed in the market place for property investors and what can you do about it?

To create substantial wealth through property in a relatively short amount of time, you need leverage. ...

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Cutting the noise from property news

By Rocket Property Group on 08\09\2017

Cutting the noise in news
We currently live in an overwhelming state of news, information and advice. This is more than ever evident in property investing sphere. All the authors appear authoritative and yet, they are too often unqualified to comment or skewing information towards an agenda. In this month's blog, Ian...
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Why expert property investors aren’t concerned about changes to negative gearing

By Rocket Property Group on 10\08\2017

Changes to Negative Gearing

It has been years and terms of politicians attempting to bring about changes to negative gearing, but only as of this year, they seem to have taken action. Back in May, we looked at what the new proposed law changes meant for investors and in this month’s...

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What is rentvesting and can it work for you?

By Rocket Property Group on 14\07\2017



Simply, 'rentvesting' is renting and investing in property at the same time. This month master investor Ian Hosking Richards looks out we can have our cake and eat it too. With spiraling house prices in the east coast capitals, it could make sense to take advantage of low rental yields and live...

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