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The Urban Property Investor Podcast uncovers answers to the critical “what” “why” “where” and “how” of investment using behavioural economic insights into how everyone can prosper in the cities of tomorrow as investors of today. This podcast goes beyond investing in 2020 and tackles ways to bulletproof your investment plan by understanding influences on people, place and property.

3 Real Estate Rules for Investing With Friends and Family

3 Real Estate Rules for Investing With Friends and Family

There are many ways you can raise enough money to buy your first investment property and start building a portfolio. One way to get into real estate is through a joint venture – that’s joining forces with others to build the wealth you need to buy real estate.
Friends and family – even colleagues – are the obvious people you might go to if you want to form a joint venture and invest in real estate.

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5 Ways To Increase Cash Flow as a Property Investor!

5 Ways To Increase Cash Flow as a Property Investor!

One of the key components of being a successful property investor is having a healthy cash flow.
More cash flowing in means more opportunity to invest to build a booming portfolio and live the life you want.
There are ways to increase cash flow depending on how you invest. Here I discuss some key ways to keep your cash flowing.

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Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Property Investing

Getting Started: A Beginner’s Guide to Property Investing

Investing in property for the first time can be exciting and thrilling. It can also be very, VERY confusing, and not to mention scary. This is our future we’re talking about, and there’s money at stake. We don’t want to stuff it up.
As a beginner to property investing there are some important things to remember and steps to take if we want to get off to the best start.

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Australia’s #1 Place To Invest!

Australia’s #1 Place To Invest!

Investing is a lot about you and your ideals. You’re going to need to sort out your finances and determine what kind of properties to look into, but first and foremost you’re also going to have to choose a location to invest in.

In Australia, property investors are quick to jump at the big two markets: Sydney and Melbourne. It makes sense, that’s where most of the urban population live so demand is clearly there.

Sydney and Melbourne are global cities meaning they are overrun by people and struggle to keep up with infrastructure and change. They have no room to grow.

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Your Guide to Smart City Investing for Major Capital Growth

Your Guide to Smart City Investing for Major Capital Growth

As our economy becomes more decentralised, we’re starting to see real estate investors become smarter with where they choose to buy.

Rather than seeking out areas of population growth – savvy investors know to look for neighbourhoods where knowledge is a big source of growth.

Knowledge areas are populated by smart businesses, smart governments and above all, smart people. These are people who are skilled, and generally come with money to spend which in turn results in a strong local economy.

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How To Level Up Your Property Investing Game in 2021!

How To Level Up Your Property Investing Game in 2021!

During the first quarter of any new year, it’s a good time to look back, reflect and see what we learned in the previous 12 months that can help us keep moving forward. As property investors there was a lot to take away from 2020.
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy, falling interest rates, a drop in foreign investment and a stall in new-build construction all collided to make 2020 one of the most challenging years in real estate we’ve seen in decades.
But with every challenge, comes opportunity. Taking what we learned and saw in 2020 and making it work for us this year (and into 2022!) is what makes smart investors successful portfolio profiteers.
Let’s look back and see what we can learn from last year to propel our goals and outcomes that much faster in 2021.

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Buying Strategy: The Psychology of What Makes a Home Desirable

Buying Strategy: The Psychology of What Makes a Home Desirable

Did you know that only 25 per cent of real estate is desirable? That means we have to wade through the other 75 per cent of dysfunctional, dying or outright dead properties, to find something worthwhile. In order to be successful property investors, we must first learn the psychology behind what makes a home worth purchasing in the first place.

Unfortunately, this is a huge challenge in real estate, and the consequences of owning something other than desirable, could be the loss of thousands of dollars at auction time.

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A Property Investor’s Guide to Buying a New Build

A Property Investor’s Guide to Buying a New Build

Take a walk around your local area and unless you live out in the middle of the bush, it’s likely that you will walk past a construction site with new build properties going up.
New properties are being built all around the country right now and will help to house the increasing population as we go through the next few decades.
But if you want to invest in new properties there are certain things you need to look out for to ensure your property is a smart investment. Ask yourself…

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Sam Saggers

CEO and Head Property Strategist