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!

When is it time to call in a property buyer’s agent?

Buyers agent, Property investing, women, Chicks and Mortar

To call a property buyer’s agent or not? This is a question that can cross the mind of a property buyer. A buyer who may be buying property for the first time or have bought property before and found it stressful and frustrating. Buying your first property, particularly an investment property can be huge undertaking. […]

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 […]

EOFY is here…again.

With only 2 weeks left of the 2015 financial year, it’s time to think about your tax returns, if you haven’t been already! Katie caught up with accountant Ryan Grebert to talk about the end of the financial year and what property investors should be doing to get the most out of their tax returns. […]

Breaking the rules in property management

Chicks and Mortar breaking the rules, property management

My husband breaks ALL the rules when it comes to property…well that’s not entirely true. But he definitely breaks the rules when it comes to property management. One of our properties we have owned for years and after a few short term leases, we now have it rented out to a lovely elderly lady who […]

The rundown on Cross Collateralisation

cross securitisation, property investing, women, chicks and mortar

A lovely lady in our social club recently mentioned that she was trying to understand Cross Collateralisation and how it affected her. Cross collateralisation is a tricky subject. I have trouble saying it let alone writing about it. But it’s important to know what it is and how it does affect you, so I’ll try […]

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 […]

Investment property paperwork – why organisation is important

With every investment property you buy there is a mountain of paperwork that comes with it. The loan documents, the contract, the agency agreements, depreciation schedules and the list goes on. It’s one thing to have all this paperwork, and another to actually have it organised. Even if organising paperwork is not your forte, there […]

The 5 rules of joint venture etiquette

Recently I was contacted by another property business wanting me to advertise their services, which is totally fine, I often share details of other businesses and services that I believe are of benefit to my members & readers. But the way this business approached the situation and communicated throughout the process was wrong wrong wrong. […]