February 2011

Fact or Opinion? Capital Gain or Capital Pain?

What’s the difference between fact and opinion? Easy, right?  Everyone knows the answer. Or not so easy? And, what does this have to do with property investment?  A lot.  Let me explain … Robert Kiyosaki really harps on this topic.  He says, you’ve got to know the difference or you could find yourself in serious […]

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House Review – Too Late, Already Sold!

Last Saturday I went to an open house.  I was excited to see this 2 bedroom unit with an asking price of $409,000.  That’s not a misprint.  Let me write it again using a bigger font: $409,000 And, yes, I said it’s a two bedroom unit.  Have you caught your breath yet?  I haven’t.  I […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Build a 4 Bedroom House in Alice Springs?

Guess? Is that your guess? Make it higher … Higher … Higher … That’s better; now you’re getting close! Now, what if you’re not a builder?  How much does it cost then? Just having a bit of fun.  But, now that I’ve got your attention (do I have your attention?), let’s talk turkey. What does […]

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Which do you like better, GST or Stamp Duty?

When it comes to Australian property, you sometimes get one tax and not the other; GST or stamp duty.  So, I thought, “why not have a dialog about these two heavy hitting property investing costs.” First, I’d like to label GST (stands for Goods and Services Tax) as the secret, hidden, or mysterious cost.  It only rears […]

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House Review – Is It a Good Investment Property?

I attended an open house last Saturday (12 Feb 2011).  The question in my mind, “Is it a good investment property?” The home included the following features: 4 bedrooms and a study 3 bathrooms 2 double carport Reverse cycle aircon 914 square meter lot Sits right on the golf course Located in one of the […]

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