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Top 30 Common Property Investment Mistakes

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 in Articles, Investment Strategy by 0 Comments

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An investor or a clown?…Most ‘Masses’ investors wear a big fat red nose without knowing they are wearing it!

Warren Buffett once quoted, “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to work in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway”. Investors who able to understand the real inner meanings of this simple quote, would stop any investing activities immediately and start to acquire real knowledge and wisdom to become a successful investor. Investment wisdom is not only acquiring necessary knowledge to make successful investment decisions, but also meant to learn and avoid severe investment mistakes. Buffett’s quote is indirectly pointing fingers to the foolish investors who are really ignorant on what they are doing.

 

Let me ask, “Do you have any history of money losses from property market investing?” or “Your property investment only yields ‘average’ returns for you or “Did you study about all the common investment mistakes investors commit regularly while investing?” If your answer is ‘negative’ to any of these questions, this article will solve your problem. Firstly, these are a well prepared list of top 30 common investment mistakes generally investors make and a warning to avoid these mistakes when investing your money into the property market. Secondly, if you have any history of losing money from property investment or making only average returns, I’m sure, reading this list would help you find the mistakes you have committed.

Invest Using Common Sense, Conventional Wisdom Sucks

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in Articles, Investment Strategy, Singapore Property Investment by 1 Comment

Here are 4 of my all-time favorites ‘Conventional Wisdoms That Suck’ for the ordinary investor. Ordinary investor – Defined as one who’s holding a full-time 12-hour back breaking job, dependent on a job income, maybe a family to support, have some money to invest (not a million definitely), dreams of becoming wealthy one day – and WANTS badly to get out of the rat race.

There are tons of information out there on how to invest in property: the internet, books, seminars, newspapers, financial ‘gurus’, property ‘experts’ and even your next-door neighbor. Most of these information contain a grain of truth and a lot of misunderstanding.

I would just like to know ‘how did they do “It” ? How did they fool so many people for so long? How did they get them to believe in ‘it’ even after it was proved time and time again to be a bad idea?  I don’t even remember learning “It” from my late multi-millionaire grandfather. I just realized one day how dumb the conventional wisdom is and questioned why everyone is doing “It”.

Is Singapore properties good for investment RIGHT NOW? – Part 2

Posted on May 2, 2012 in Articles, Investment Strategy, Singapore Property Investment by 0 Comments

Be a ‘REBEL’ Property Investor to Succeed!

 “Real Estate is like a gold-rush; the only people making the money are those who sell the pans”


Real Estate is like a gold-rushPreviously in Part 1 of this series, we covered the ones who sell the pans and make the money from those who bought those pans hoping to find that big gold nugget.

Repeat after me, “Today’s highly inflated real estate market is like a gold-rush; the only people making the money are those who sell the pans.”

In Part 2 of this series, I will go further in explaining why buying an investment property at today’s stratospheric prices is either gambling or simply plain foolishness triggered by panic buying.

Does anyone of you know the famous historical event, ‘The Californian Gold Rush’? This famous event happened during the period of 1848-1855California, USA. When gold was suddenly found, the news had brought more than 300,000 people from all over the United States and even as far away as China and Australia to seek a quick fortune. In what was referred to as the ‘first-world class gold rush’, many eager gold seekers faced hardship and even death by shipwreck, typhoid fever and cholera just to travel there, in hope to make quick fortunes through seeking gold.

Is Singapore properties good for investment RIGHT NOW? – Part 1

Posted on Apr 15, 2012 in Articles, Investment Strategy, Singapore Property Investment by 0 Comments

“Fools rush in when Angels fear to tread”


There is an ancient wisdom which says, “Fools rush in when Angels fear to tread”.

Take all the fools out of this world and there would not be any fun living in it, or profit. And profit is certainly almost guaranteed…But to wise men only.Is Singapore properties good for investment RIGHT NOW? - Part 1

There is a common language especially in the banking industry when real estate booms and euphoria filled the minds of fools, and led them to become mindless herds of cows being brought to the slaughtering houses even without them knowing.

In booming times like today, the banks are saying to real estate developers, “You bring the dirt, and I’ll bring the money. Let’s make money together out of those fools!”  What a great mutual business relationship.

You bet it doesn’t take a fool to guess who that ‘dirt’ is. Well, who knows? A fool doesn’t realise he is a fool until a bigger fool comes along.

‘Location, Location, and Location’

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Articles, Investment Strategy by 2 Comments

 Is ‘location’ really the ‘sacred mantra’ in property investment?

location, location and locationYou have often heard this very popular phase from many sources when buying any investment properties, “Location! Location!  Location! You can’t go any wrong if you buy in a good location”. Many of this ‘sources’ have often been amplified to investors that ‘location’ should be the No.1 consideration, then followed by other crucial factors.   In other words, if you are to follow this ‘sacred mantra in property investment’ and buy a property in a good location, it will definitely be a good investment and sure to make money even in the long term, no matter what other risks that may be involved…

Right? …Wrong! And Beware! You will still have the possibility of having a bad investment even if you pick a property in a good location. Yes! You heard me and please allow me to repeat again,” You will still have the possibility of having a bad investment even if you pick a property in a good location”