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Housing Crash Predictions – Alistair’s Take
16 March 2011

Predicting a property crash in Australia seems to have become a type of sport amongst economists worldwide. It’s almost as if members of this profession are wishing a property crash on us. But how accurate are their predictions and should property investors in Australia be worried by this up-surge in gloomy analyses for our property market?

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The Problems with Cross Collaterisation
06 March 2011

A common piece of advice that is given to property investors by mortgage brokers, at least knowledgeable brokers, is to keep securities for each loan seperate, ie) avoid cross-collaterisation at all costs.

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Banks
25 February 2011

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.

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The Origin of the Dollar $
22 February 2011

The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, using a combination of Spanish money symbols.

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Borrowing Through Companies and Trusts
16 February 2011

We reqularly get questions about the pro's and cons of borrowing for investment properties through different structures, so I thought I'd summarise the various ways you can structure your purchases and borrowings:

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