The Pfeiffer Blog
Wednesday 1st February 2017
Donald Trump: A business man running a country? What does it mean for our wealth creation to support our future?
Donald Trump: A business man running a country?
The concepts of business are very different from those that support running a country. The President elect has made an extraordinary claim about building a wall between the US and Mexico. Infrastructure investment usually drives economic... more
Tuesday 24th January 2017
The Brisbane housing market is expected to grow steadily next year, outperforming the other Aussie capital cities (which have been laid low by the slowdown in the national economy).
On the other hand, once you dig a little deeper into the data, the resulting projections are a little more mixed. While house prices are projected... more
Monday 23rd January 2017
What is a buyer’s agent?
Using a buyer’s agent is becoming increasing popular. They are registered real estate agents who act in the best interest of the buyer rather than seller. At the most basic level they locate properties that are likely to meet a buyer’s needs.... more
Wednesday 4th January 2017
We all procrastinate. The question is how (or even whether) we overcome the tendency to procrastinate, and if we can find focus.
This matters — our lives are brief and limited, and while we don’t need to be productivity robots, running in fear of difficult tasks to distractions and comfort is not the best way... more
Wednesday 9th November 2016
If you are having trouble getting together enough money for a home deposit or getting approval for a loan, a “rent to buy” property scheme may seem like a good idea.
However, if you are considering an arrangement like this to get a start in the property market, you need to be very careful and be aware of the risks posed by... more
Wednesday 20th July 2016
One investment strategy is becoming increasingly popular across Australia, with the cross-section of people whose first property purchase is an investment property rather than their own home growing.
According to real estate franchise LJ Hooker, which claims to have identified the... more
Wednesday 13th July 2016
It could be assumed that the opponents of negative gearing for investment properties don’t appreciate how negative gearing contributes significantly to rental affordability, which is vital to the budgets of many households. One in four dwellings is owned by an investor, adding to the pool of properties available... more
Tuesday 28th June 2016
Brexit will boost Australia's residential property market as the UK decision to leave the European Union will increase perceptions of the market's safe-haven status, observers say.
Tuesday 7th June 2016
Rent Arrears – One Reason Why You Should Use A Property Manager and Not Manage the Property Yourself!
One of the most financially damaging issues facing any property investor is rent arrears – but there are ways to minimise it.
Owning a rental property is still one of Australia’s favourite ways to invest – and engaging a professional property manager to look after your investment is a smart... more
Wednesday 25th May 2016