David Johnston- The Property Planner’s Golden nugget: biggest investment decisions are rarely simple, it pays to take time and effort in acquiring education and knowledge to make sure that you make the right decisions. Property purchases are after all the most expensive decisions we make in life. it is not the place to cut corners. Simplicity may be beautiful, but it often comes after wading through the complexity. When it comes to financial and lifestyle decisions, ensure you are clear on long term goals, risk profile, cash flow, changing circumstances and have a long-term property plan in place so your next property purchase does not de-rail future property purchases, so you’re not star struck by the shining lights of an off the plan property.
Cate Bakos – The Property Buyer’s Golden nugget: Asking the hard questions, if you’re getting advice from a free advisor, ask them to put in writing how they get paid. If you are paying a fee for service, ask them to give you a description of any other monies they are receiving, or if it is coming solely from you.