PROPERTY REPORT – March 2017

    Quarterly Market Report No. #42 – March 2017 By Terry Ryder, creator of hotspotting.com.au Introduction: You Just Can’t Believe What You Read About Real Estate I fear for Australian real estate consumers. Seeking information to underpin investment decisions is like walking blindfold through a minefield – in this case a minefield of misinformation. The standard of

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HOW AGENTS GET FREE ADVERTISING

And how home-sellers can too! by Neil Jenman. BACK IN THE 1980s, I OPENED MY OWN REAL ESTATE AGENCY. I was keen to succeed. I wanted to know the best way to become the best agent, make the most sales and, of course, make a good profit. I read books, I listened to audio-programs (and nearly

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Open Inspections

Dangerous Restrictive, Inconvenient Impersonal and Frustrating “It is amazing – a person needs more identification to hire a video than to wander through a family home!” Opening your home for public inspection is one of the worst mistakes you can make. It is always a financial mistake, but it can also be your worst emotional mistake.

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PROPERTY REPORT – DECEMBER 2016

Quarterly Market Report No. #41 – December 2016 By Terry Ryder, creator of hotspotting.com.au Introduction: Expect Change And Surprising Outcomes In 2017 This time last year I suggested 2016 would be a year in which the smaller cities emerged, as the larger ones showed signs of fading. In many respects that has proven to be true. Sales

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PROPERTY REPORT – OCTOBER 2016

Property Report – October 2016 By Terry Ryder, creator of hotspotting.com.au Introduction: Desperately Seeking Clarity On Markets Around Australia If you’re not confused then you haven’t been paying attention. Any Australian who tries to keep up with real estate events by following media will have a head full of misinformation, conflicting figures and downright dodgy data. Journalists

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Zero danger of market collapse in Australia

Written by Terry Ryder The latest predictions that Australian property markets will collapse are destined for the growing scrapheap of misguided real estate forecasts. The 60 Minutes program, well-established as the worst kind of tabloid television, used an obscure US spruiker and the unique market circumstances of mining boombust town Moranbah to somehow justify claims that

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Depreciation Schedules Explained

by Tyron Hyde for Washington Brown Depreciation is one of the best tax breaks available to property investors, but you’ll need a depreciation schedule in order to claim it. To show you how a depreciation schedule can save you money, I’ll be covering what a property depreciation schedule is and how to go about creating

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Open houses: The lazy real estate tactic

Many in the real estate industry speak highly of open homes. This tactic has become so common that many sellers are under the impression that open homes are the only way to sell a property. What many people are unaware of is that open homes typically have more benefits for the agent, rather than the

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PROPERTY REPORT – March 2016

Affordability is Australia’s most over-rated issue. By Terry Rider Introduction: Affordability is Australia’s most over-rated issue The issue of affordability has become the biggest furphy in public debate in Australia. It is a constant in daily media and it has become a favourite topic for posturing politicians. Two very long and expensive federal inquiries have been

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