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Luck vs Talent: Why Billionaires are Successful

Whether you an entrepreneur starting a business or a veteran in your industry, you can’t deny that luck has some influence on your success. Sure! resilience, hard work, and talent do play a significant role in success but as Google billionaire Eric Schmidt puts it; there’s another that can’t be left off the list….. Luck! Looking […]

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Quick and Dirty Deal Analysis

The best way to make a good investment is to understand and appreciate the fundamentals. The basic financial concepts provide an investor the tools necessary to distinguish a good investment from a bad one. It helps to answer questions such as; how can an asset increase in value and provide a good return? How can you […]

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Karoshi – Life, Death, And Leverage

When you have a big vision with big goals, it is imperative to create leverage in your life and your business. Similar to how you can move a heavy object by applying less force to a lever,  finding ways to use a few resources to achieve a greater result is Leverage.  While leverage in a business […]

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Why Deals are Made, Not Found…

In real estate investment analysis, more commonly referred to as ‘the numbers’, is the be-all and end-all for many investors and soon-to-be investors. In meetups, on forums, and in the real world, investors as a whole have this obsession with the best spreadsheet, tool, or person to analyse a property for investment. Yes, analysis is vital […]

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Going Deeper With Cap Rates

When dealing with commercial properties one of the more useful tools to determine the investment potential a deal is the capitalisation rate or cap rate for short. The definition of cap rate is the annual return from operations that an investor would expect to receive for a certain asset in a specific market at the current […]

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How To Deal With Sourcing Agents

Simply put real estate sourcing is the process of finding real estate you can buy at a substantial discount, helping investors to place the property under contract by signing a purchase agreement with the seller.  The difference between the “substantial discount” you buy at and the “discount” you sell at is where you make your […]

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5 Things I Learnt As A Rookie Investor

1. Work on your mindset – nothing holds truer than having the right mindset. There have been countless times where going into a problem with the wrong mindset lead to some hard lesson for me. So learn as much as you can through books, workshops and networking, and surrounding yourself with the right people. The learning […]

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Why Making More Money is Not the Solution to Your Financial Problems

Adding more income will never solve your financial problems. Because I am not wise enough to condense these complex issues into one sentence, let me explain: Your Money Money Should be Working for You Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who […]

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Know the Real Costs of Investing with Other People’s Money

Networking events are filled with people eager to find deals or to find cash for their deals. In fact, I would say the majority attending these events are looking for cash investors. And why not invest in using other people’s money? It’s easier to scale, reduces your risk, and boosts your returns with OPM. Having […]

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10 Lessons Learned From Investing in Apartments

Twelve months into investing in property with over 200 leads analysed and countless offers made has helped lead the groundwork in my investment journey. Most of the lessons I learned were not from books, videos, or expansive workshops but by taking action and going through the process of finding, negotiating, and closing deals. Here are  my […]