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Aug 12

What Monty Python can teach You about The Current US Debt Crisis

By Ken Wood | Wealth and Investing

From the desk of Ken Wood, Co-owner Universal Events

Well, if you've been reading the papers, watching TV, or tuning in to your social networks over the last couple of weeks, the US debt crisis and stock market ups and downs have been dominating the headlines and most media commentators are claiming the sky is falling!

Often, there's very little factual or detailed information beyond the hype of media headlines and, as a result, I've had people writing to me asking what all this means for the US Property Market and our upcoming US Property 1-day seminars.

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Jul 20

Has the US Property Market Started to Turnaround?

By Ken Wood | Wealth and Investing

There's no doubting it. The US Property Market is the lowest it's been since the Great Depression, with properties discounted up to 70% in many areas.

And, for international investors, this is proving to be a boon time. The lower value of the US dollar, combined with properties offering strong positive cashflow (double digit yields of 14% to 19% common in certain areas) is creating a buying frenzy for international investors.

It's no wonder the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) found a record level of interest in the US from foreign investors in its 2011 Annual Foreign Investment Survey.

The US is considered the country providing the best opportunities for capital appreciation by more foreign investors than any time in the past 10 years.

JIM FETGATTER, Chief Executive, AFIRE

And whilst experienced investors like Donald Trump, Warren Buffett and big local names like Thorney Investments and Dixon Advisory have been capitalising on this once-in-a-generation buyers market, there are hints we may be seeing the bottom of the market with many areas showing signs of a turnaround (in some cases the turnaround is occurring much faster than experts have been predicting):

  1. June 2011 S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices shows US Home Prices have risen for the first time in 8 months
  2. Foreclosures down 18% from the peak
  3. July 2011 National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index shows the number of homes being sold is increasing, with some areas showing a rapid turnaround going from soft activity to contract signings rising by more than 30% from a year ago.

Higher prices, fewer foreclosures and more properties being sold means the dramatic over-supply of housing, which has kept prices at 80 year lows, is showing signs of tightening and that means the window of opportunity currently open for international investors won't stay open for long.

Absorption of inventory is the key to price improvement, and this solid gain in contract signings implies that home values in many localities are or will soon be stabilising as inventories get absorbed at a faster pace.

LAWRENCE YUN, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors

You still have time if you act fast to take advantage of what many are calling The Greatest Wealth Creation Opportunity Since the Great Depression. If you leave it too long though, you may find you have missed out you need to get the facts now.

Join us at our tell-all 1-day Intensive Workshop 
How To Buy US Property On Sale Now


Perth, Saturday, July 23
Citigate Perth
9am to 6pm (registration from 8:30am)

Click here to secure your complimentary tickets valued at $497 Now

This window of opportunity is open for you right now (but not for long). Educated investors will be best placed to take advantage of this rare chance to secure quality US property at up to 70% off. I strongly encourage you to get informed not all US Property is the same and you could be making expensive mistakes if you don't take advantage of this opportunity in the right way.


Note (As of 2016): Universal Stars is no longer involved in US property investing. The US property market has improved with the recovery in the economy, so that the attractive buying opportunities have largely dried up now. Instead, take a look at the property investing formula created by Phil Anderson and the remarkable track record of success it has produced.​
Jan 28

You need a crystal ball to make money from real estate investing in 2011

By univstarsau | Wealth and Investing

There is an odd paradox in the Australian real estate market at the moment…

On one hand, the experts are predicting the market overall will be flat in the coming year or perhaps even decline a little. That means that you can likely expect the value of your investments to go sideways for a year, maybe longer.

Not much fun if your property is negatively geared – you’ll still have all the usual costs to pay, but no capital growth to show for it!

On the other hand, small pockets within the market continue to do very well, with the strong growth in 2010 predicted to continue into 2011. If you’d picked the right types of properties to buy in just the right suburbs, you’d be well in front now and well positioned for next year.

 

If only you had a crystal ball…

you could foresee
exactly which properties
would shoot up in value like a rocket
after you bought them!


Phil Anderson has been doing that, every year for the last 9 years – and he’s shared his insight with members of his private inner circle who have made monster returns with that “insider” information.

This month Your Investment Property magazine predicted the 25 regional hot spots set to boom in 2011. That’s useful information (and a great magazine), the only problem is that now every reader of that magazine knows the same thing, will be chasing investments in those same regions and good deals will get harder to come by as more people come into these markets.

The really smart money bought into those regions much, much earlier – while they were still under the radar. Now they’re already holding investment properties as the regions start to boom.

That’s exactly what Phil and his group members did.

Phil’s group members have been buying in all 3 of the top regions earmarked by Your Investment Property to boom in 2011 in New South Wales (that’s 100% accuracy) … and they’ve been in those regions for more than a year now, buying properties at great prices, so they’re all well and truly ahead of the wave of growth that is coming (no wonder people are clamouring to join his inner circle).



Today Phil and his group are looking ahead to the next areas where property is about to boom. They’re preparing to buy in places that will appear on magazine hotlists in 12 months time, but aren’t widely known today.

Would you like to know where?

Now you have an opportunity to learn how Phil thinks about property investing – the mindset and strategies that have made him millions of dollars – for free.

Simply click here for instant access to 3x 30 minute videos where Phil lays out the entire investment strategy he teaches to members of his insiders group. Normally priced at $197, for a limited time you can access these videos at no charge.