Entries by Lindsay Stewart

Why real estate is a good long-term investment

If you have some extra money in the bank you’re probably feeling like it’s wasted, the bank’s low interest rates mean you are getting nothing for saving it, so how do you put those dollars to work?  If you’ve reached a point where you’re financially ready for a long-term investment, how about an overseas investment […]

How to find good contractors

As you build your team for your property investment in the U.S.A., each member will have different specialisations and corresponding tasks in ensuring that your property is managed properly. In a team where everyone has a role to play, it’s important to hire someone who can be the glue in the group and ensure that […]

How to find a property manager you can trust

As an Australian  or New Zealander, investing in property in the U.S. has so many benefits. But having to coordinate with renters when you’re not even in the same time zone can feel impossible. What if they have urgent concerns? Coordinating a solution for them might take days with time zone delays, or might mean […]

How to find a real estate agent you can trust

You’ve fully renovated your newly purchased investment property in the U.S and you’re gunning to sell for an outstanding profit or bring in some quality tenants – but the onslaught of marketing and fielding questions from interested parties is becoming a struggle.   Not only is the distance a problem, but the significant time zone […]

How to invest in real estate (even without cash)

Investing in residential property can come at a steep price. Having reserves of cash might be easy for millionaires but for most of us, it’s difficult to save for real estate and meet your daily expenses at the same time. This can also be true of foreign investment opportunities. As well as ready cash, there […]

Linz’s Musings – Finding your true centre

Spring is certainly upon us, and with the days here starting to really warm up, more sunshine and footy finals upon us, it gives us that small ray of hope in a relatively grim view from lockdowns on the East coast. And while I am certainly not going to sit here and tell you whether […]

7 best U.S. states and cities to invest in

With 50 states to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to invest in the U.S.A. Narrowing down your property search can also be challenging (in a good way) since there are so many promising residential properties in each state and city.  Having numerous options across the country has only encouraged more investors […]

Linz’s Friday Musings – Don’t lose focus

As another Friday comes to a close (well here in Oz anyway) we close the chapter on another week in our lives. It’s a great story we are all creating – unique, jam packed with action, drama, and suspense (oh, and lockdowns!), and I am sure it would certainly make for interesting reading in time; […]

What is Luck?

Happy Friday the 13th! Apparently, an unlucky day. Interesting what we deem in western culture as ‘bad luck’… While there is certainly evidence in history to reasons why the number 13 might be bad luck, and possibly Friday (historically in the Middle Ages, Friday was deemed to be an ‘unlucky’ day to begin journeys) there […]