Australian Recessions and Property Prices

As my readers would know, I love investing in property and increasing property prices have led to this investment vehicle being a big driver of my wealth generation over the past decade. Property bears continue to remind me though that I have been very lucky and I’ve invested in a period of extreme growth, while future generations won’t have the …

Q&A with The Great Martis

An introduction to The Great Martis I first stumbled on the Great Martis on a stock market forum called Hot Copper. He was this larger than life figure making what looked like incredibly ridiculous calls. I was still early in my investing career and I came across a stock that was trading at less than 1c. The Great Martis boldly …

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Financial Independence – The Search for Happiness

When I was a teenager financial independence wasn’t even a word I was aware even existed. Like most teenagers I loved playing games. Of all the games available I loved ‘Runescape’ the most. It was an online multi player game where you could work to make money, which would then allow you to purchase things for your character. There were …

Property Development Article 5 – Constructing the Property

After all that work you can finally get to the fun part, constructing the property! Just like the last article which looked at the Development Application, this step in the process is very much personal to you and your development project. I will share insights and learnings though which I picked up in my own developing experience. Fixed Cost vs …

Property Development Article 4 – Submitting Development Application

Following on from article 3 drafting your plans, the next step in the process is to submit your development application to your local government council. Now to be clear the process to do this is going to differ depending on where you are going to develop. So please use this article as a source of information to kick start your …

Property Development Article 3 – Drafting Your Plans

Following on from article 2 Finding the Right Area and Property, the next step in the process is to have your architect draft the official plans and final design. This is a pre requisite for the banks to start reviewing your application for the purchase of the land as well as the construction loan. Ultimately the majority of the work …

Property Development Article 2 – Finding the Right Area and Property

Picking up from the first article in this series Property Development Article 1 – Locating an Architect and Builder, let’s move on to the next step in the development cycle. This step involves looking to analyse potential areas/suburbs that may be suitable for a profitable residential development project. This is followed by a detailed search for properties that meets your …

The $50k Challenge – Update 9

The $50k Challenge Update 9 – 17/04/2020 Stock Code: IP1 Shares Sold: 226,545 Share Price: $0.013 Profit %: 59% (average) Profit $: $2,039 Reason for Selling Like most micro cap stocks, IP1 has taken a big hit due to the coronavirus share market falls. Has had a surprising 300% run today on the back of no news. Based on the …

5 Reasons We Like Long-Term Investing As A Core Strategy

This is a guest post written by Maj Soueidan who is the President & Co-founder of GEO Investing. As is explained in one of GeoInvesting’s cornerstone articles, “So You Want To Be A Full-time Investor? Follow these 10 steps”, there are many different ways to invest. I started investing in the 1980s, but it took me years to accept that …