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David Shih

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David Shih is a Sydney-based investor who has built and amassed a property portfolio across NSW and QLD and is also the director of a mortgage broking business.

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Do your due diligence on the team members you trust and use

We all know it’s a team effort to invest in property and not a solo show. So, it’s important to choose the right tea...
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Why you should avoid buying property with a pool

Looking back to 2015 – we pulled out equity from our Sydney properties and were ready to go again. Looking for somet...
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Why you should avoid off-the-plan

My property journey started with an off-the-plan (OTP) purchase back in 2009 at Granville in Sydney (but it’s actually...
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CG v cashflow — Which type of property should I buy next?

As investors, we always ask ourselves whether the next step is to purchase a capital gain-focused or cashflow-focused pr...
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3 more types of value adds for a property

Continuing the discussion from my previous blog, let's look at a few more value adds that can be done to a house on a pi...
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2 types of value adds for a property

As the Sydney and Melbourne markets start to cool down, more and more investors are looking at ways to manufacture equit...
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New v existing — which one should I choose?

As investors, the constant question is whether to buy new or existing. Should I buy new or existing, and what are pros...
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Demystifying equity and how you can use it towards your next purchase

In the property investing world, equity is the magic word that everyone is chasing! But what exactly is equity, and why ...
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How to deal with the main types of tenant requests

You’ve just settled on a tenant to move into your property, but just when you think everything is done, popped the cha...
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A guide for buying in NSW, Victoria and Queensland – from making an ...

Today, we’ll go back to some basics and cover the complete purchase process from offer all the way to settlement, whic...
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3 more key property investment team members

Property investing is not a single-person game, so I want to stress the importance of having a good team around any prop...
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3 key property investment team members

Property investing is not a single-person game, so I want to stress the importance of having a good team around any prop...
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How to negotiate for the price you want

To make a deal work, we want to lead agents to our optimal offer price. The strategy will be to offer below the your opt...
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How to develop the optimal offer price

Once you’ve inspected a property the first thing you’ll do is to assess whether the property is worth the advertised...
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How to understand what agents want

We all know that agents have quite a name in the industry. Most people hate them for a reason, but I guess as investors ...

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