June 30, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Everything We’ve Been Taught About Property Investing is Wrong

You read that right.

We all know how the formula for property investment goes: Buy property, wait for the demand to increase, rent or sell, then profit.

It’s been tried and tested over decades and many people have testified to its success. But hear us out when we say that this plan in Australia is a recipe for disaster…

July 03, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Set Your Goals in Stone, but Methods in Sand…

G’day all

Happy EOFY to all us Aussies and Kiwis, and happy Independence Day to the US!  It certainly will be a strange time for them, with what seems to be very low-key celebrations if any for what is generally a very popular time in the US.

Even here in Melbourne, with some suburbs having full lockdown again, it is a stark reminder that this pandemic event is certainly not going to disappear anytime soon.

June 26, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Don’t Get Wiped Out on Wave Two…

G’day all

Our winter solstice is behind us and it’s all downhill from here, right!? Days should start getting longer and while we are still feeling it getting colder, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel of winter, right?

Our favourite pandemic though, seems to be the gift that just keeps giving.  Northerners or Westerners reading this email better be careful, it comes from Victoria, Australia’s Coronavirus hot spot! 😉

June 19, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Mid Year, A good time to reassess goals

G’day all

How quickly the weeks are flying by, even with still partial lockdown restrictions here in Victoria.  As most of the rest of the country starts to come back to life, and the same in most states of the U.S. now

Winter Solstice is almost upon us, and summer is hitting the U.S. it’s a great time for us to start to analyse our goals and see where we are for the year.

June 12, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – A sense of Perspective

G’day all

Well its certainly been an amazing week!  Starting here in Melbourne with a public holiday that seems to have snuck up on us a little.  With the current lockdown restrictions, it almost slid ‘under the radar’ as it was.

Apart from that, tensions in the U.S. are easing a little, as are the restrictions.  I believe their strategy going forward will be to open back up, and then do what they can to protect the vulnerable from the impact of the virus.

June 09, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Why Australians should invest in U.S. property

Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has had a devastating impact on Australian society. Small businesses are on their knees, companies have slashed jobs, a battle between renters and landlords looms large and essential grocery items have been in short supply. 

In the fragility, many people have come to a stark realisation that it doesn’t take much to unravel business and lose a job. It now seems a daily occurrence to see thousands of people queuing for hours outside of Centrelink to register for unemployment.

June 05, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – The Aliens are coming… Or are they here?

G’day all

Well, its Friday again, and marks the end of what has been a tragic week for mankind…

I must say, this past couple of weeks, I have been ashamed of humanity, disgusted by the actions of not only the few, but of the many, not only in the U.S. but here in Australia too. 

May 22, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – The second wave…

G’day all

Happy Friday everyone, hope you have all had a great week!

And that brings us to the end of May, and what looks like the end of most of the lockdown restrictions in Australia as business and the economy slowly starts to move again over the next month or so…

May 22, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – An Amazing time to Grow!

G’day all

Happy Friday everyone! With some beautiful May days here in Melbourne over the past week or so, there has never been a better time to be alive!

And I mean it…

We have certainly had our share of challenges this year already, not trying to play that down, but as I mentioned last week, diamonds are not born out of comfort…they are created from pressure!

May 21, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Two investment properties within nine months for Star Dynamic client

Building a property portfolio that generates passive income seems like utopia and only available to the chosen few.   

But with some understanding, guidance, and willingness to pursue new opportunities, it can be done. 

And that is what a recent Star Dynamic client did. 

May 15, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Leadership during Crisis

G’day all

May is moving like a steam train!  I don’t know if it is just me, or is everyone feeling the weeks are flying by, even though we are still mostly cooped up inside? 

Our recent foray into “relaxed restrictions’ appears to be not much more than comfort for some, allowing a small ‘backyard barbie’ but generally doing nothing for the economy…

May 8, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Check-in on your Mate…

G’day mate!

Welcome to our 2nd Australia day for the year! Or as we locals like to call it… Ma-ate Day! 🙂

Ha ha! Bit of fun anyway.

I love the first week of May. Not only is it my wedding anniversary (Happy Anniversary Sweetheart!) but as an Aussie nerd at heart, we have Star Wars day (May the 4th – be with you!) and our Aussie Ma-ate Day!

 

May 4, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

US Stimulus, Tracking Apps, and China…

G’day all!

As another month slides away, here in Australia, our Anzac Day has come and gone, and an ‘unusual affair’ this year… No dawn services could be attended, no march to the memorials.  The Last Post playing through people’s radio’s and telly’s at 6:00am as some of us stood in our driveways or back yards…

April 30, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

How to Find a good Property Manager – 6 Qualities You Should Look For:

1. Look for Experience

Experience is a big plus in many industries, but it’s crucial in property management.

After all, you’re entrusting your property in someone else’s hands.  When you’re handing over investment as big as a rental property, you want to make sure they know what to do and have done it successfully before.

April 24, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Did we all take the Blue Pill?

G’day all

Happy Friday and I hope you are all coping in this unsettling times.  Looks like things here in AU are starting to settle which is great to see, and maybe, just maybe, the media will be FORCED to start giving us some good news for a change… 

April 17, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Is adapting too easily to Change bad?

G’day all

I was mentioning last week about change and how it is here to say, and those of us that can adapt will be more likely to thrive in these conditions.

This week I want to delve a little further, particularly into two areas of change and I fear maybe setting an ‘interesting’ precedence…

April 03, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Musings – Do you hate Change?

G’day all

Happy Friday from my home office here in Melbourne!  The weather has even been mocking me the past few days, with some beautiful sunny autumn days, teasing me, that I cannot be out in and enjoying… Well, not completely, but certainly managed a few walks/runs to enjoy the sun – with a social distance of course!

March 27, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Tips to Surviving the Pandemic

G’day all

As I write this, Australia appears to be tip-toeing into total lock-down, changing the rules state by state, hour by hour…  Meanwhile, in the US, Trump appears to be dead set on reopening everything by Easter come hell or high water… interesting times I see.

March 20, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

The Feather, the Slap & the Brick

G’day all

While things are certainly crazy right now, and I feel we (Australians) are still in for some tighter controls over the next couple of weeks, and the US is also starting to groan under the strain of the outbreak, there is only so long that we will see impacts on global markets.

March 13, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Markets slide as panic hits fever pitch

G’day all!

Well, this has been a great example of what can happen within a week…

Suddenly now, with the AUD/USD on a slide, Billions being wiped of share markets and Superfunds (unless you have a Self-managed and invest in Real Estate!), countries in lockdown, and even sporting events being cancelled or playing at empty stadiums, I guess we all are asking, what’s next?

March 06, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Rate Cuts and Viruses

G’day all

What a week it has been!  From finding it impossible to buy hand sanitiser & toilet paper in Australia (toilet paper?…of all things!) to massive rate cuts by the Federal Reserve in the US & cuts in AU as well, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride.

February 28, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Looking for a Unicorn?

G’day all

Its Friday here again (Happy Friday!) and another dice roll for a summers day in Melbourne.  Certainly not the perfect summer this year, but we certainly can’t wait for a ‘perfect’ summer to enjoy ourselves, right?!

February 21, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Are you REALLY in control of your own Destiny?

G’day all

I want to chat today about an announcement in the news this week which I believe highlights two issues, one in Australia’s economic and political landscape, and another, much closer to home –our own security.

February 14, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Love or…Passion for life?

G’day all

As I sit here on another summers day in Melbourne (muggy though I must add, we are not used to this humidity!), on the eve of Valentine’s day here in Australia.

February 07, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

The Right time is… NOW!

G’day all

We have all heard the term ‘time flies’ and it’s amazing how quickly it can.  The old saying ‘time and tide wait for no man’ is so true, and it does not matter what we do, we cannot slow the progress of time.

January 31, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

Laser focus & Determination

G’day all

Friday rolls around again, and we are already saying goodbye to January and helloooo February! Wow… Feeling fatigue already from the new year’s resolutions, and trying to live up to them?  It can be tough.

January 24, 2020 by Lindsay Stewart

What is Freedom?

G’day all

Happy Friday y’all!  How’s that for a Texas drawl?  No?  Ok, ok I’ll stick to the Aussie language J

I was talking to a number of our coaching clients this week and discussing what our reasons are for investing in property.  And, as the sun rises here, on another beautiful morning over Melbourne, the one word that comes to mind is Freedom.  We are blessed to live in this lucky country, and to quote John Williamson in one of my favourite songs of his “Australia is another word for free”

December 27, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Happy New Year

On behalf of the Star Dynamic Property Investments Team, we would like to wish you a Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

May this year bring new happiness, new goals, new achievements and a lot of new inspirations in your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness. Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you, happy new year.

December 20, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Merry Christmas

On behalf of the Star Dynamic Property Investments Team we would like to wish you a Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season.

2020 promises to be eventful and we hope to be part of your success next year.

The Star Dynamic team hopes that 2020 gives you the opportunity for great success, a healthy life and a prosperous year.

We hope you take the opportunity to relax over the festive season and find the time to spend with your family and friends.

Merry Christmas and we look forward to engaging with you all again next year. Think Abroader…

December 13, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Friday Musings

G’day all

Friday the 13th!  Look out!  Now, I am certainly not superstitious, but I know a lot of people are, so careful around ladders and black cats today hey…hehe

December 06, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

What are Lease Options?

Following on from last week’s piece on Land Contracts, another strategy sophisticated investors use to sell properties are Lease Options.

December 06, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Need to transfer funds to the US?

One of the certain aspects of Global Investing is going to be the need for Foreign Exchange to transfer funds to other currencies and countries. It is absolutely something you need to consider and ensure to allow for costs and charges when doing so.

November 29, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Friday Musings

G’day all

So, here we go…last couple of days of Spring before we launch ourselves into our Aussie Summer!  Wow!  What an awesome time of year.  I love this time of year! 

December 06, 2019 by Lindsay Stewart

Linz’s Friday Musings

G’day all

Happy Friday!  Here we go…decent into the Christmas madness!  Christmas parties, catch ups with friends & family… don’t get me wrong, I do love this time of year!