Blogs / Articles

TIPS are always looking to improve your knowledge of the property investment market. Here, we provide a number of interesting articles by TIPS CEO, Fred Rasheed, on different aspects of the property market and investment opportunities and short clips on TIPS TV.

Invest in property or pay off your home?

I would have to say this is one of the questions that produces the most amount of discussion when I am talking to new investors and in all honesty, my response tends to make many people uncomfortable! Let me explain why.

When we were younger most of our parents brought us up telling us that we should pay off our homes as quickly as possible and that if we did this we would be in a better...

Why use a professional to help you invest in property?

Let me answer that by quoting Warren Buffett, one of the world’s richest men who said; “Never invest in something you don’t understand”.

No-one ever said property investment was easy, and if they did I hope you asked them what qualifications they hold to make such claim.

To invest in property the number 1 rule is to have a sound strategy and stick to it! There simply is no such...

6 Reasons Most Investors Never Get Rich In Property And How To Make Sure You Do!

I’ve helped hundreds of property investors over the years, and in that time I’ve discovered that successful investors do things in a certain way that helps them become rich. On the other hand the opposite can be said for the investors that haven’t completed the research required to get it right and they tend to struggle.

So let’s look at 6 simple reasons most investors will never get...

How you can enter the property investment market for $50 a week

Wow, what an amazing month July was!

I’m sure you would have seen the advertising on TV about buying an investment property for around $50 per week.

We’ve had such a huge response that it just confirms how many people weren’t aware how affordable it really is to get into the investment property market. People have called in saying “how is that possible?” or “what’s the...

National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS)

NRAS. These are four letters that you will be hearing a lot of in the very near future when looking into investing in property.

The Federal Government has introduced a property rental scheme to encourage investors into the market through offering tax benefits that can save you thousands of dollars.

The scheme which was introduced back in 2008 and has a life span currently...

Is It The Right Time To Buy An Investment Property?

There have been mixed messages in the media lately leaving many investors wondering where our property markets are heading. Even the different research organisations seem to be coming out with conflicting reports about what’s happening to property prices, so it’s no wonder so many investors are wondering what comes next?

The problem is that many of these investors have not owned properties...

4 Reasons Why it’s a Great Time to Invest in Property!

Hi everyone and Happy New Year to you all.

Amongst all those New Year’s Resolutions I’m hoping that you’ve added building wealth to the list because right now is a great time to buy the right property in the right location if you’re looking at long term investing.

Over the past 3 months the most common question I’ve been asked is “Is it a good time to invest in...

Don’t be scared by property gloom headlines

Warning: Property prices set to crash; the bubble is ready to burst; the average price of homes in Australia is 40% to high.

These are the kind of headlines that are currently being sent in to local rags around the country. So what should we do? Not buy any property? Not spend any money? Or should we delay any improvements on our homes because they are all too expensive...

DIY property management – yes or no?

Should you use a professional property manager or DIY to look after your investment property?

Many people consider managing their property on their own which is ok if everything goes well. Unfortunately things don’t always go well.

The process of managing a rental property is quite a complex procedure and for most DIY landlords the most common mistake made is that they don’t do...

Are the days numbered for First Home Buyers and Investors to get into the Property Market?

Friends and family members are increasingly entering into joint property partnerships in a desperate bid to get onto the property ladder. While it can be a great shortcut, there are obvious risks.

With the high cost of housing, many people are finding it more and more difficult to save a deposit. This is forcing ‘wannabe first home buyers’ to give up their dream of owning a home and...

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