Top 5 attributes of a successful property investor.

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Top 5 attributes of a successful property investor.

Penelope Valentine

Investing in property is not a spectator sport, you need to be involved. Not in every detail, and not particularly often, but there are some decisions that need your attention, and it’s at these points that you can make a successful property investor. As a property manager with 16 years’ experience...
Hornsby versus Frenchs Forest: An investment comparison.

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Hornsby versus Frenchs Forest: An investment comparison.

Penelope Valentine

Those lucky enough to live in either of these delightful northern Sydney suburbs understand the attraction they have for not only residents, but those keen to invest in them. The good news is both have enjoyed spectacular capital growth over the past five years while enjoying low rental vacancy rates and...
Property Management Nightmares to avoid.

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Property Management Nightmares to avoid.

Penelope Valentine

After 16 years in real estate we’ve seen, some pretty horrific stories involving property management. What I believe to be true is, you can self manage successfully for years, but as soon as there is a problem you need a professional. Most people don’t cut their own hair, build their own...
Now is the time to purchase your first investment property

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Now is the time to purchase your first investment property

Penelope Valentine

If you have been considering buying your first property, now is a great time to buy. Here is some advice to get you started… Be a realist Negotiation is the word that first comes to mind. It is a very starry-eyed notion, buying your first property and you can easily get carried...
How to teach your kids to budget and get on the property ladder

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How to teach your kids to budget and get on the property ladder

Penelope Valentine

With the Bank of Mum & Dad being the benign constitution it is, it’s likely your children are due for a significant financial culture shock when they find themselves responsible for managing their own money. And to be fair, it can be pretty complex, especially for hormonal teens, driven by...
Five tips to nail a property negotiation

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Five tips to nail a property negotiation

Darren Piper

Tips from the experts on how to manage the buying process and avoid paying too much. SEARCHING for the perfect property can be a lengthy process and when buyers finally find the home of their dreams it’s important to know what to do to negotiate the best offer.  Universal Buyers Agent...
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