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Home Owners vs Renters

There are plenty of arguments either way – on one side are the renters, keen to avoiding mortgages and debt. On the other, are the homeownership advocates who will tell you the downsides of paying off someone else’s mortgage. In the end, there is only......

Five Things You Can Do Now for Your 2018 Tax Refund

Most people don’t worry about tax season until it’s upon them, and with good reason – taxes are mind-blowingly boring. But a good tax refund can provide a boost to the coffers and a nice surprise if unexpected. But surprises aren’t as good as planning,......

The Sunshine State

Queensland has experienced many ups and downs over the last few years. The global financial crisis meant that the head offices of many organisations left the state, either to be consolidated or moved to a city with a dense population base. The end of the......

How can Belouis help?

At Belouis we’ve got services that we are good at – tax minimisation, mortgage reduction, and access to some great properties. But our real strength lies in our understanding of the Queensland property market. It’s no secret that many experts consider Sydney and Melbourne to......

Market fluctuations & You

The property market has, like any other industry, number of variables that will impact directly upon the values. market fluctuations are just part of being a property investor, but good property investors understand the reasons behind those fluctuations, and can make qualified decisions as a......

Market Volatility

If you’ve ever invested in the stock market will have an appreciation for the sleepless nights and pain and suffering that can be caused by market volatility. You can watch online as the markets, and your stock, increases and decreases, and the value of your......

When’s the Best Time for Me To Buy Property?

However, most property investors begin with evaluating their finances at a very basic level – “Can we afford repayments, and is our loan approved?” And then moving straight to evaluating the market – “What areas shall we buy in?” while this appears logical at first......

When do I start buying property?

This week we are talking about the best time to buy property. The old cliché says that the ideal time to buy property is yesterday, and the next best time is today. However, this is a massive oversimplification. In fact, a better title for this......

Overcoming the fear of investing money

“I want to invest in property, but I’m scared.” We hear this a lot at Belouis Investment Group, and it’s an entirely understandable, in fact almost sensible reaction. You gain access to hundreds of thousands of dollars only to put that money in a single......

Borrowing money for property

Regardless of whether you’ve purchased a home before, the prospect of going deeper into debt to fund another property can be an intimidating one. Often, we look at purchasing an investment property in the same way we do any other purchase –  as a transaction......

Overcoming The Fear of Investing Money

“I want to invest in property, but I’m scared.” We hear this a lot at Belouis Investment Group, and it’s an entirely understandable, in fact almost sensible reaction. You gain access to hundreds of thousands of dollars only to put that money in a single......

Borrowing Money for an Investment Property

Regardless of whether you’ve purchased a home before, the prospect of going deeper into debt to fund another property can be an intimidating one. Often, we look at purchasing an investment property in the same way we do any other purchase –  as a transaction......

Do I Need a Deposit to Buy My First Home?

We get asked this question a lot. The short answer is “no, not necessarily,” but the long answer is a bit more complicated. Perhaps a better question would be, “should I use a deposit on my first home?” More important than the deposit or no......

Your First Home on a Budget

Getting into your first home can be a daunting prospect, especially when you have limited finances. Of course, thousands of people purchase their first property every day, and many do so without millions of dollars in their bank account. So how should you approach your......

Belouis Investment Group – How to Reduce Tax Exposure

While taxes are inevitable, it’s important to structure your affairs in such a way that you pay the least possible amount to keep the taxman happy. Obviously, laws are in place for a reason, and you don’t want the Australian Tax Office knocking on your......

How Can Belouis Investment Group Help You?

This blog has been written to answer a simple question in straightforward language – how can we help, and why should you listen to us? We’re going to attempt to answer this without a sales pitch attached, or any attempt to say how great we......

3 More Things We Want You to Forget About Investing in Real Estate

Our previous blog, 2 things we want you to forget about real estate investment discussed two important misconceptions – that you need a deposit to buy your first home, and that your first home cannot be your dream home. Now, we are going to address......

2 Things we want you to forget about investing

The most common reason people don’t get involved in real estate investment or purchase their first property is not lack of information. It is misguided assumptions about what is true and what is not. There are many more opportunities available to real estate investors today......

Habits of Top Real Estate Investors

  The fastest way to achieve what somebody else is achieving is to copy their behaviours. Good business people duplicate the daily habits of top executives, and elite sports people watch the best in the world compete to learn what actions they can copy in......

Mastery, how to get where you want, faster

Real Estate Investment Strategy Even when buying your first home, you should look at the process as a real estate investment strategy. Begin this process with your long-term goals in mind – even if they feel an impossibly long way off at the moment. By......