All Posts by Brett Alegre-Wood

How 70 years can help your property investment beat the recession

Recession beating One of the first principles I was taught in property investment was: the longer the time horizon, the more predictable the investment. I have a property mentor in Australia, Barry. He’s your normal type of Aussie guy, walks round in stubbies and thongs (that’s Australian for work shorts and flip-flops). Barry is worth […]

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The positive side of the subdued lending: rents are on the rise

Investment Blog – Rising Rent There are a great many positives that we can take out of the current climate of subdued lending; low interest rates, low tenant turnover, low levels of tenant problems, and even rising rents due to rising demand for rental properties. The unaffordability of housing coupled with the huge deposits that […]

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Don’t lock in long term if you want to build a property portfolio…

Don’t lock down your portfolio There is a huge amount of talk about inflation and the fact that interest rates need to rise. I have no problems with this. As a property investor this is an indication that property prices will rise and our relative debt against our existing assets will decrease. This does however […]

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Property Investment News: What’s next for the UK property market?

What’s next in property?Lots of investment news in the UK property market this week but is anyone actually listening? Many are more interested in predicting a further drop than actually being a helpful part of the debate. In this week’s news, I’ll be talking about the GDP growth — it’s actually more than what we were expecting. […]

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Property Investment Advice – Presenteeism: why it’s lethal to a Set and Forget property portfolio

Property Investment Advice – Just set and forget . . . Not too long ago I was having lunch with one of my best mates, Craig Spence in a Sydney restaurant overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge on the beautiful last day before the winter weather set in. In the conversation, Craig taught me […]

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Property Investment News – The Financial News profiles the British Enterprise Bank

BEP makes it to the FT Wealthy investors in the Middle and Far East are being sought out by a bunch of altruistic hedge fund managers, not to pour money into their equity long-short strategies this time, but to help out struggling businesses in the UK .The British Enterprise Bank, led by Jono Shorrock, a […]

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Property Investment Guide – Property strategy: your key to investment success

Strategies to open the doors to your portfolio . . . The strategy you choose for your property investment is hands down one of the most important aspects of your portfolio. It dictates the what, when and where and how of purchasing property. At Gladfish we have a unique tried and tested approach to building […]

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Property Investment Advice – Is your property portfolio heading in the right direction?

Is your portfolio chasing your vision . . . It’s not enough just to own investment property, you need to have a plan to ensure your portfolio is working to help you achieve your goals. Building a portfolio isn’t something that happens overnight, it may seem daunting at first but with the help of your Portfolio […]

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