The latest property portfolio and investment tips from our property specialists and expert writers.

The pros and cons of renting whilst investing in property

Posted by Azure Group on January 19, 2015 under Property

Over the last decade, renting whilst investing in property has seen a significant boost in popularity. The traditional method of first buying a home and then later investing in a second property is on the decrease as more and more generation y-ers are entering the property market. The are many pros …


Will fear stop you from jumping into property investment?

Posted by Stephen McCarthy, CEO McCarthy Group on October 17, 2014 under Property

Fear is a natural emotional response to a perceived risk or threat. While it is a built-in human instinct designed to protect us, fear can be quite unhelpful in preventing us from benefiting from experiences and opportunities. I believe that a key way to address these fears is to learn – take proper…


McCarthy Group - April Property Market Update 2014

Posted by Stephen McCarthy, CEO McCarthy Group on April 28, 2014 under Property

The Sydney property market is red-hot. Fuelled by low interest rates, strong competition, the “herd mentality” and “FOMO” people are willing to pay almost any price to get a foot in the door or build their portfolio. With strong signals everywhere, aren’t buyers worried about burning their fingers i…


McCarthy Group - February Property Market Update 2014

Posted by Stephen McCarthy, CEO McCarthy Group on February 26, 2014 under Property

How do you start building a property portfolio? Analysing the property market is almost a national pastime in Australia, but how do you know what is the truth or what will work best for you? I’d like to share with you a few of the fundamental principles that have led to successful property investm…


Which is the Better Investment: Shares or Property?

Posted by on June 18, 2010 under Property

By David Lamb, Azure Group wealth specialist The recent television campaign by BT once again raises the question whether shares out perform property. This is a perennial question. So, what is the question and the claims. Roughly it goes like this: Property has performed at say a compound rate …