Goodbye 2016 – Hello 2017

New Year, 2016, 2017, Optimism in times of uncertainty. Building property confidence

Well, that’s it! Another year all but over. Time to roll on to 2017. No one knows what is just around the corner. That is why it’s important to build a sustainable yet adaptable plan and growth strategy to see you into the future…

The power of pausing

property planning, property investing

Taking time out to pause is not only a great time to fill your cup, it is also a wonderful opportunity to stop listening to the chatter around you and start listening to your gut. It’s a chance for you to reflect on your path to date and contemplate your path going forward… Trust me, your future self will thank you!

How full is your cup?

It’s 2016! Can you believe it! Normally I write a New Year To Do list for the year, but this year I’m going to try something a little different. I know that I talk a lot about investing in your future, especially financially. I share a lot of statistics about women and retirement and incomes […]

Will the fear ever go away?

Not long ago I wrote an article about overcoming your fear to reach your dream {you can read the article here}. The article spoke about fear women have not just in property investing but in everything in life. It seems no matter what we are up to or what stage we are at in life […]

Overcoming fear to reach your property dreams

overcoming fear to reach your property dream

What are you fearful of? In my time hosting a property investing group for women, I have spoken to a lot of women about their goals, hopes, dreams and their fears. Overcoming fear when it comes to property is a much talked about topic. Turns out women have big dreams, but they also have a […]

Setting your goals for 2015

Chicks and Mortar - Goals to do list for 2015

Happy New Year! 2015 has arrived!! Christmas and New Years my favourite time of the year. A time to celebrate and reflect on the past year and then press reset and head into a brand spanking new year full of new opportunities and surprises. Also 5 is my favourite number so this year I am […]

Five lessons you can learn from Grand Designs

I love the show Grand Designs. I’ve watched nearly every episode, both the Aussie versions and UK versions and refer back to them often when I am talking property and construction (and I am always talking property and construction). But Grand Designs doesn’t just teach you about construction. Every single person and home that has […]

Property Pilgrimage – Property with Emotion

Visiting old family homes

Recently I took a trip back to my home town, and took the time to revisit all the old properties I have either lived in or grew up around. Some had changed a lot and some not at all. After being involved in property, in particular property investing for so long, I realised that while […]

What is your End Game?

Retire on investment property rental return

Do you know what your end game is? Or rather what is your exit strategy? You should really know what this is even before you start investing, but many don’t. You would be surprised (or maybe not so surprised) to discover that a lot of investors not only Don’t have an exit strategy but they […]

Wealth Inequality

Recently I stumbled upon this video via and it seriously blew my mind. I consider myself a realist and I knew that the distribution of wealth was not even close to what the general population thinks it is, but the extent on which it is skewed still blew me away. It’s a must watch […]