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  1. Ann Greyling
    September 30, 2021 @ 9:39 am

    Brilliant Neil.
    And I love your sense of humour.
    Thank you for sharing.
    I will pass this email to my children.
    Cheers Ann.


  2. Paula Newman
    September 30, 2021 @ 9:59 am

    My question: if I sell in a boom and decide to wait until the property market drops, what do you suggest I do regarding living somewhere before that happens as I wouldn’t want to buy in a boom?


  3. Anthony Gaynor
    September 30, 2021 @ 10:03 am

    Thank you for your thoughts and insights. I have been reading your emails and articles for a couple of years now and see much wisdom within them. Unfortunately I only have properties in Western Australia… which is VERY different what is happening on the eastern side.
    As such, could you share your insights regarding Perth and surrounding suburbs please? There seems to be very little indication that WA will get anything out of the current boom in the east (I realise we have clawed back some of the losses from the last 12 years but profit does not seem to be on the horizon).
    Thank you again for your insights and honesty.



  4. Marc
    September 30, 2021 @ 10:33 am

    Amazing article and a wonderful read. Thank you.


  5. Richard Jordan
    September 30, 2021 @ 10:41 am

    one of the best articles yet!
    Come on Gloom.


  6. Kristine Fletcher-Wode
    October 2, 2021 @ 12:09 pm

    Thank you so much for your interesting articles, they always contain gems of knowledge. I did endeavour to look for the talk from Jordan Peterson however there a lot of videos to check. Would you please be able to give the title of the talk you mentioned? With thanks Neil, in advance, cheers.


  7. Paris Yves Read
    October 6, 2021 @ 9:28 am

    I agree with you completely Neil- thank you for confirming many of my thoughts- another thing that many people forget or forget to mention, is that when we buy homes or investments, often we spend thousands and thousands renovating or ‘fixing’ them up, especially the constant maintenance eg gardening, cleaning, servicing of utilities etc. This should be added to the cost of properties and deducted from any profits. People hear a property sold for eg $2mill and think- wow the sellers have a bit of money, but that is not the case- minus or the property running costs. If you have an article on the numerous property costs, would love for you to republish it. Thanks again Neil- it has taken me 8 years to find a property for our bird sanctuary and no one has managed to coerce me, especially now in these shockingly high Melbourne property prices on the Mornington Peninsula- thanks again Neil- for sharing your wisdom, time and experiences


  8. Dominic Ardizzi
    October 27, 2021 @ 2:16 pm

    Brilliant advice.
    My father who migrated to Australia from Italy in 1952 when he was 20 years old knew nothing about Australia. He could barely speak English and certain knew nothing about investing or real estate. He came to Australia with little money and a badly made second hand suit given by a friend. He did not even finish primary school. Being the eldest of 5 children. He had to work on the land to provide for the family
    Life is experiences prepared him for his new life in Australia and his strengths in networking, always ask questions and do not take for granted what people say to you helped him when he started his real estate ladder climb!
    He made the first mistake in real estate as you have always pointed out by believing the agent in his first property purchase in 1956. Unfortunately this purchase was in a consortia of two others of 5 acres of land SW of Sydney. The agent advised him and the other two partners that they should sell as the market was “booming” and now was the time to sell?
    So they did sell. But my father was concerned that the agent was cagey at Dads preliminary questions if it really was the right time to sell? Pier group pressure of the other investors convinced him that the agent was ok??
    Six months later after selling the same agent resold the property for 4 times the price.
    Since then Dad has never bought properties one with a consortia and two through an agent!
    He had bought 7 properties with the last purchase in 1991.
    Not bad for a guy that did not finish primary school!


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