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Timing the property market to get the best results

By Rocket Property Group on 07\12\2018

One mistake inexperienced investors often make is to base their investment decisions on recent past performance. They want to see it before they believe it. This would be great if property growth were linear, but unfortunately it isn't. Any doubling of values tends to consist of a few short years of strong growth, with the remaining years being much more subdued. So, if you buy in areas that have...

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Are you an active investor, or merely a procrastinator?

By Rocket Property Group on 06\12\2018

In the April edition of Your Investment Property, magazine, I wrote about the Australian economy and how many key stakeholders, including our current Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe, feel that the Australian economy has actually been doing OK. These experts are of the opinion that, if the economy is managed well, Australia is very well placed to enter another golden era of economic prosperity. This generally upbeat appraisal seems to be...

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7 reasons to diversify your portfolio

By Rocket Property Group on 03\12\2018

City vs regional

When capital city markets are on the up, regional areas are in the down cycle. When Sydney is up, Brisbane is down. When the mining boom ends, WA markets go down. These are all sayings from the past that show how markets around the country are constantly changing. It seems in 2018 the market commentary is now favouring Victorian regional areas, Brisbane...

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Changes are coming to the investment lending environment

By Rocket Property Group on 26\11\2018

Are tough lending times easing?

Investors have been facing tough lending times in the last 12 to 24 months, mainly due to the banks' tighter lending criteria. Investment lending dropped with the APRA restrictions, and interest-only loans and 90% LVR loans had all but dried up, leaving investors frustrated or ready to give up their plans to buy an investment property.

Investors will, however, be pleased to hear...

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How to keep the investing dream alive

By Rocket Property Group on 19\11\2018

As a property advisor my role is to educate investors, help them choose their strategy and set up their plan to grow a portfolio to achieve their goals. Along the journey I help them assess their borrowing capacity, share reports and research, review suitable investment areas and properties so they can make an informed decision of where and what to buy. This takes time and commitment from all parties...

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5 step plan towards your passive income

By Rocket Property Group on 12\11\2018

1. Make a plan

My original 7 year plan was on butcher's paper. My goals were my motivation, my driver, my inspiration. What did I need to do to achieve these goals? I was very bold and set milestones and decided on achieving a portfolio of 9 properties in 7 years. I achieved my property goal in 3 years!

We now have portfolio growth modelling to...

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Is Australia still the lucky country?

By Rocket Property Group on 07\11\2018

Recently, as Chair of The Solomon Foundation, I attended a charity dinner with the charity's Patron, Lady Primrose Potter. We were guests of The Global Foundation, a think tank that aims to promote fairness, inclusivity and prosperity for the global common good.

Lady Potter and I were particularly pleased to be invited to attend, as the guest speaker and one of the expert panel was the current Governor of the Reserve Bank...

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Pallara: The surprising suburb ticking boxes

By Rocket Property Group on 05\11\2018

Media attention around Brisbane has recently focused on inner-city apartment oversupply, and investors may be avoiding the market for this reason.

"Brisbane's property market historically has always lagged behind the other eastern seaboard capitals. But Brisbane's median house price is now 50% below Sydney's, so is it Brisbane's time to shine? It certainly ticks the affordability box!" says Ian Hosking Richards, CEO of Rocket Property Group.

"The good...

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Opportunity abounds in Queensland's Peregian Springs

By Rocket Property Group on 31\10\2018

A sprawling master-planned community located around 15 minutes from Noosa and 20 minutes from Maroochydore, Peregian Springs is a suburb on the rise.

Situated about an hour and 45 minutes' drive north of Brisbane in Queensland's southeast precinct, Peregian Springs is directly west of Peregian Beach, the beautiful coastal suburb with a distinctly European village vibe.

Ian Hosking Richards, CEO of Rocket Property Group, recently added a property in Peregian Springs...

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Tips for Finding the Right Builder

By Rocket Property Group on 30\10\2018


With changes to the negative gearing rules for depreciation claims on established properties, many investors see the benefits of building a new investment house in a new estate in a growth area as a great strategy.

Selecting the location

Looking for an area that meets investment criteria, is not as easy as going online and clicking "search". What I look for are affordable areas where people want to...

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