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Is vacant land a good investment?

Saturday, 7th May 2016, Australian Property Investor

API magazine asks five property experts whether there are good opportunities for investors in vacant land.

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The lessons from WA

Monday, 2nd May 2016, Real Estate Talk

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins speaks to Kevin Turner in this podcast about the effect of the downturn in mining, and other factors affecting the WA property market.

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‘Sheepish’ buyers lingering for longer

Sunday, 1st May 2016, The Sunday Times

House-hunters in Perth are taking longer than ever to make buying decisions due to uncertainty in the market – but industry figures warn that getting caught up in the “herd mentality” can see them miss out on opportunities.

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Negative gearing decision a win for all

Thursday, 28th Apr 2016, The Adviser

Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins discusses the repercussions of “tinkering with negative gearing”, welcoming the federal government’s decision, but highlighting the need for the government to address housing affordability.

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Tending the golden years

Sunday, 17th Apr 2016, The Sunday Times

As the realisation dawns that the age pension may not be enough to live a comfortable retirement, people are turning to property investment as a means to look after themselves in their twilight years.

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5 eyesores you don’t want to live near

Friday, 8th Apr 2016, Realestate.com.au

Sometimes detracting features of a property aren’t so bad in someone else’s eyes, but here are 5 common features you should generally avoid (or expect a good discount!)

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Rent fixation can yield a raw deal for investors

Sunday, 3rd Apr 2016, The Sunday Times

Focus on long-term capital growth, not rental yield, say experts in this discussion about the common traps investors fall into.

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Losses looming as a sure sign to be realistic

Monday, 28th Mar 2016, The Sunday Times

The Perth property market took a hit in the December 2015 quarter, according to a new report, with nearly 14% of homes selling for less than their previous purchase price. Momentum Wealth managing director Damian Collins attributes some of the pain to the recent increase in apartment supply.

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True test of a wise trade-up

Sunday, 13th Mar 2016, The Sunday Times

In what has been dubbed ‘the year of the upgrader’, investment experts say those looking to take advantage of the current buyers’ market should be aiming for better locations rather than bigger or fancier homes.

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Let’s not forget the biggest impediment to home ownership

Thursday, 3rd Mar 2016, Property Observer

While the debate on negative gearing has centred around whether it helps or hinders Australians from obtaining home ownership, there is another player in this equation that has been shirking any responsibility.

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