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Choosing your first investment

Saturday, 1st Nov 2014, Smart Property Investment

Your first investment property can be the most difficult purchase you’ll make – but what happens next?

Damian Collins is one of three investors interviewed by SPI magazine about using their first purchase to build wealth.

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Academic blames Perth sprawl for job rejection

Wednesday, 29th Oct 2014, The West Australian

A US academic who turned down a $170,000 job in Perth because he could only afford to live in a “far-flung, car-only” suburb has reignited debate over housing affordability and urban sprawl.

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In focus: Fremantle

Tuesday, 30th Sep 2014, Smart Property Investment

Fremantle is Perth’s major port and was one of the first towns to be settled in Perth. Does the suburb still offer opportunities for investors? Damian Collins takes a closer look at Fremantle in his recent article for Smart Property Investment magazine.

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Driving factors key to spotting a good buy

Sunday, 28th Sep 2014, The Sunday Times

Sorrento, Norseman and Shoalwater have been revealed as WA’s top suburbs for capital growth in the past quarter, according to new statistics from RP Data.

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins gives his take on the list showcasing Perth’s top 20 suburbs for capital growth, and offers some advice to investors.

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Median land price jumps $40k

Sunday, 28th Sep 2014, The Sunday Times

The median price of land in Perth has skyrocketed by $40,000 over the past year.

Perth this year recorded the most expensive land per square metre of all capital cities and analysts say a “perfect storm” of factors is driving the hikes.

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Excellence right at home in REIWA

Saturday, 27th Sep 2014, The West Australian

More than 300 agents and staff celebrated the Real Estate Institute of WA’s annual Awards for Excellence, recognising those classed as “the best in the profession”.

Momentum Wealth took home the award for Large Residential Agency of the Year.

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Revealed: Perth’s most affordable suburbs within 20km of the CBD

Sunday, 21st Sep 2014, The Sunday Times

Rising prices might make city living sound like a pipe dream, but within 20km of the city affordable suburbs are presenting desirable options.

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Should I stay or should I go? – Subiaco

Monday, 15th Sep 2014, Australian Property Investor

As part of an ongoing series API looks at whether a Subiaco property listing stands up to scrutiny from a couple of local buyer’s agents. Ray Chua from Momentum Wealth gives his opinions on the listing and whether a potential buyer should ‘talk’ or ‘walk’.

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