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What does it really cost to buy your first home?

October 21st, 2015 • No comments

What does it really cost to buy your first home?

Buying your first home is an exciting step in your property journey, but it can be a daunting one. According to financial home loan surveys, four out of five future first homebuyers don’t feel well informed about the property purchase process. One of the main concerned to get informed about is the costs, it’s not…Read More→

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Why People Struggle in Retirement?

October 7th, 2015 • 6 comments

Recent research has found that 95% of working Australians are not financially prepared for a comfortable retirement and a significate number continue to delay planning for life after work. There is usually a gap in what they envisage for their retirement and what the reality is. Around 87% will be dependent on welfare so if…Read More→

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How to break the cycle of debt

September 24th, 2015 • 2 comments

Closing the financial gap of getting out of debt and into savings and positive territory can become a downward spiral. We’ve all been here at some point. Struggling to pay the next mortgage or rent repayment, credit card bill or living in overdraft. But how do we get out of the debt trap? Here I…Read More→


Investing in a slow market

September 9th, 2015 • No comments

It seems every property expert, blogger and real estate agent are talking about nationwide slowing of the property investment market. With banks tightening investment lending, higher rental vacancies in some areas and sluggish growth, the market seems to be making a polar shift from the previously enjoyed golden years of the last decade. However slowing…Read More→

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Going from home owner to Property Investor

August 19th, 2015 • No comments

If you are currently a home owner getting ready to take the leap toward your first investment property, there a number of important differences you will face when stepping from home buyer to property investor. Property investing can be a completely different ballgame with different rules, lending and requirements. Here are some important factors to…Read More→

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Investing tips for the self employed

August 5th, 2015 • No comments

Running your own business or being self-employed is becoming more and more popular with investors and entrepreneurs alike.  I often hear the common misconception that being self-employed can be a barrier to owning property. However this is not always the case, even though there are usually extra hoops to jump through with the banks, with…Read More→

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Investing through Financial Hardship

July 22nd, 2015 • 5 comments

As a property investor it’s highly likely that you have or will experience financial hardship at least once during your investment journey.  These times of stress and hardship can be caused by many factors including, market fluctuations, periods of rental vacancy, increases to outgoings & maintenance or even a substantial change to interest rates. While…Read More→

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Have you put setting up a SMSF in the too hard basket?

July 1st, 2015 • 2 comments

If you are asking the question should you start a SMSF its definitely worth exploring. With industry funds starting to lose their shine since the spectacular crashes of the GFC, SMSF property investing is becoming more and more popular. Did you know you can invest in all types of established property, including residential property, commercial…Read More→

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Our best tax time blogs

June 17th, 2015 • No comments

It’s that time of year again — tax time. Investment property tax claims can be complex, but getting the most out of a claim can add thousands to your return. Here are our top tax time resources for your end of financial year preparation: http://crawfordrealty.com.au/investing-tax-mistakes-you-could-be-making/ http://crawfordrealty.com.au/are-you-prepared-for-eofy-your-property-tax-checklist/ http://crawfordrealty.com.au/tax-time-approaches-is-your-accountant-fit-for-purpose/ What are your top tips for getting ready…Read More→


5 must-read books for the budding investor

June 3rd, 2015 • 9 comments

Ever wonder why some investors become more successful than others? Reading books on not only practical applications of investing but positive mindset have been a huge contributing factor to my success in property investing, running several businesses and also in my personal life. So much so that in our team meetings here at CPG, we…Read More→

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