“To go from novice property investor to expert, the 1st thing you need to do is write a book on property investing.
It seems like being an expert is as simple as having an opinion and sharing it confidently.

This series aims to refute a lot of the rubbish that might ruin an investor’s financial future.

It is an objective look at what the data says. It re-assesses long-held beliefs with historical evidence.
This series goes some way to identifying fake experts. But above all, it highlights the nonsense investors should avoid to make more astute investment decisions.”

Jeremy Expert Busting Series

Find high population growth – WRONG!

High Population Growth Featured
How many times have you heard an expert say that you should invest in property markets with high population growth? It’s a no-brainer, right? WRONG! High population growth doesn’t mean what you probably think it does regarding capital growth. In fact, it could mean the complete opposite...

Buy under market value – WRONG

Buy Under Market Value Featured
Just about every property investment expert will tell you they always look to buy under market value with every purchase they make. But I’ve learnt that if you chase after bargains you run away from capital growth. And capital growth is the fly’s eyes of property investing – nothing is more...

Buy new properties not old – WRONG!

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There’s no debate about whether investors should buy new properties or existing ones. “It is mathematically impossible for new property to outperform old property” It has always been an open and shut case. In this presentation I’ll show how the historical data supports what the math predicts...
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About the Demand to Supply Ratio

Markets with Poor Demand to Supply Ratio​

Getting Hotspots Wrong

One Publication Investors Should Read Upside Down. The Housing Industry Association (HIA) publishes a report listing the top residential property markets around Australia which they call “Hot Spots”. But they are not hot spots for investors. On the contrary, investors should probably avoid these locations...

Brisbane Still No-Grow Zone

8 months ago I’d had a gutful of hearing that Brisbane is the next growth city and that Sydney is too hot now. The suggestion was for investors to move their money out of Sydney and into Brisbane. Some of this advice was easy to ignore – it was from developers with a vested interest. “Brisbane follows Sydney by 18 months” they said...
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What’s Your Time Worth?

Should property investors wash and iron their clothes or get them dry cleaned? Years ago I was frustrated at how long it took me to iron my shirts each week. I did some quick calculations in my head at the ironing table to see if it would be more efficient to have my shirts dry cleaned. I estimated the time it took for me to iron my shirts...
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General Knowledge

Statistical Versus Fundamental Research

Worst Financial Advice

I read a blog titled, “The 6 biggest property investment myths”. You won’t believe the rubbish it was filled with. The introduction was ironic… “Misinformation can stop your property portfolio in its tracks. Make yourself aware of the most common investment myths to separate fact from fiction.”
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How to Counter Property Spruikers – Educators

Property spruikers may take a number of forms, disguising themselves as professionals in the industry to gain trust despite having a vested interest. The common forms they mimic consist of: Real Estate Agents, Property Educators and Property Developers...
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Warren Buffet is not God

He is a human that makes mistakes like the rest of us. I know this will outrage some of his believers. So this blog is not for them. It is for those who have learnt to think for themselves rather than follow like sheep. A lot of investors take what Buffet says to be gospel, to be unquestionable. But property investors need to remember that...
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