Why agents do it. How to protect yourself.
Given that we're not going to get rid of false quoting, you'd better learn how to fight it if you're going to get through the property selling and buying process relatively unscathed.
The sort of spruiker who gives spruikers a bad name.
At the end of 2010, almost seven years since they bought the apartment from Fagan, they sold it for $269,000, a gross loss of $56,000.
A deadly trap for Aussie investors.
Australian investors are going to lose millions of dollars in the American property market.
Don't buy into them.
Rows of unkempt investment properties in an outer Melbourne suburb.
Selling properties to naïve investors has become an entire industry in itself.
A dying man wants his money back.
Brien Cornwell. Promised investors huge returns.
But whether Brien Cornwell is giving his word to investors or to ASIC, it makes no difference. Brien Cornwell's word amounts to diddley squat.
The best place to buy property.
Generally speaking, the best place to buy an investment property is from a real estate agent.
Warning. Is your agent on the take?
Thousands of consumers are paying millions of dollars in extra expenses because service providers are loading invoices.
Two golden rules guaranteed to protect you.
Nobody who gets ripped off ever knows it at the time they are buying the property.
Edwin Goulding and "Peasantville".
Ed Goulding - Kung Fu spruiker responsible for the loss of millions of dollars of investors' savings.
"I would not get out of bed to earn $50,000 and pay tax of $15,000. That's Peasantville."
Keep control and keep thousands of dollars.
What should you do in this market if you are thinking of selling? Don't buy a property before you sell your current property. It's far too risky.