Mark Armstrong has over 15 years’ property experience, specialising in portfolio planning, acquisition and development. Mark is a licensed property advisor and Certified Practising Accountant. A keen advocate of greater transparency in the property industry, Mark was a guest speaker at the 2007 Melbourne Property Expo on the contentious issue of selling vs advice.
David Johnston has more than a decade of experience in the banking and mortgage sourcing industries. After gaining experience with a major bank, he saw the opportunity to enter the fledgling mortgage sourcing industry. He established and grew the highly successful mortgage sourcing arm of an insurance company before establishing Property Planning Australia with Mark in July 2004. An accredited mortgage consultant with the Mortgage Industry Association of Australia, David is also a member of the Association's Victorian State Originators Committee. He holds a management degree from Deakin University.
Mark and David are also highly sought-after commentators on property and home loan issues, with regular appearances in The Age, The Sunday Age, Australian Property Investor magazine, Your Mortgage magazine and Australian Real Estate Investor magazine.
Covers the entire lifecycle of property from buying a first home to retiring on the income earned from investment properties
Narrative approach, not used in the competition, which brings the story of Jim and Jane to life and makes the principles of good investing easily understood
Expert authors intimately acquainted with the Australian property market
Property for Life is an essential guide to the property and finance decisions that Australian homebuyers and investors face throughout the various ages and stages of their lives. Property for Life is the story of Jim and Jane and their property decisions. The book follows them as they buy their first property, have a family, upgrade to a new home, buy an investment property, downsize to a lower maintenance home when their children leave the nest and finally use property as a source of income in their retirement years.
As Jim and Jane reach the various property milestones in their lives, the investing principles and general property and financial options available and the pros and cons of these are covered.