The Pfeiffer Blog

Monday 20th August 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

The Western Australian property market is expected to reap the benefits of a predicted improving economy and a rise in consumer confidence. Keen-eyed investors can get ready for this and make sure they’re not taken by surprise.

Research of Australia’s states and territories

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Friday 17th August 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

Invest

The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago – that time has gone, so the best time is NOW (Chinese Proverb).  My Dad used to say the

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Tuesday 31st July 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

cafe

Despite the views of some people, all property will not always increase in value, so we all have to work a little harder to ensure that our investment

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Wednesday 18th July 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

One of the trends in the market is for agents to encourage their vendors to get a pest and building report done. Most of the agents use a pest and building inspector of their choice as a means of obtaining a positive outcome. Without

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Wednesday 11th July 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

Deal Photo

Due to the growing unaffordability of many Australian property markets, many are turning to alternative means of purchasing property, including

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Wednesday 13th June 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

 

Perth 2

The Perth property market ended 2017 on a positive note, with December quarter data showing improvements in median prices, sales

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Tuesday 29th May 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

Property

My parents told me when I was about to leave school that I should get a good  secure job, buy a home and pay off the mortgage (because all

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Tuesday 1st May 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

Parent trap

Parents and Grandparents be warned!  A very interesting article from Bailey Compton of Leverage Group about older family

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Tuesday 23rd January 2018
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

 

The following article sets out details of a new company offering a fractional property investment platform.  I advise caution with this type of investment and agree with comments in the article that there is an additional risk element with multiple owners and much reduced control for individual investors in the property. 

Skyrocketing

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Tuesday 5th December 2017
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By  Scott Pfeiffer

 

I cannot work out why anyone would privately manage their own property. The rate here in Sydney is about 5.5% in management fees. It’s ridiculous for the work that property managers put in to a single property. On a $700 a week property, the agency will only receive a fee of $38.50 for dealing with landlords who don’t

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