Weekend Shopper – Monopoly game – tokens, die, dice, houses, car, boot, boardTHE aim of the game Monopoly is to collect as many houses as you can, the more expensive the better, if you want to win.This game is being played out in real life by hundreds of thousands of Australians who are collecting properties in an effort to build wealth or prestige. However, how many houses do we really need to own to be financially comfortable later in life? Much depends on the value of the properties and debt levels, but here’s a quick look at the options. ONE HOUSE Owning your own home is one of the best investments you can make, for security, financial gain and tax benefits. Everybody needs a roof over their head and homeowners don’t worry about paying rent. Home values increase over time and unlike other investments, their capital gains are tax-free. TWO HOUSES An extra property can double the potential to increase real estate wealth, although if it’s a holiday home without rental income it also can be a financial drain. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Australian Taxation Office data shows that 72 per cent of the nation’s 2.1 million property investors own one rental property. A couple of decades of capital growth can create a handy retirement bonus but not enough to be a self-funded retiree. THREE HOUSES A couple of good quality investment properties – in addition to your own home – that double in value over 15-20 years can build an impressive store of wealth. Two investment properties worth $450,000 each today could be worth at least $900,000 in a couple of decades, although at least one would have to be sold to release the wealth and repay any debts. The ATO says 19 per cent of property investors have two rental properties. FOUR OR MORE HOUSES Three properties plus your own home can be worth millions many years down the track. Six per cent of investors have three rental properties while less than 4 per cent have more. Metropole Property Strategists director Michael Yardney says if you want to earn $100,000 a year from real estate investments after tax and other costs, you’ll need at least $4 million of properties without mortgages. While that might sound out of reach, remember that Adelaide’s median house price in 2000 was $131,000 and today it’s about $450,000. Every other capital city has trebled too. You don’t need more than a handful of properties to be a successful real estate investor.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments After Syracuse (18-10, 8-7 Atlantic Coast) dropped its matchup with Pittsburgh, 66-52, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim was critical of Tyler Roberson’s performance in the coach’s postgame press conference. Roberson scored zero points against Pittsburgh (19-7, 8-6) and took just one shot. The junior assisted on two other baskets and grabbed just four rebounds.Check out the rest of Boeheim’s comments on Roberson and Syracuse’s loss below. Published on February 20, 2016 at 5:28 pm Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org | @ChrisLibonati read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“I’ll take credit for everything,” Prunty joked. “Unbelievable player. His IQ was and still is off the charts. Him and his brothers were tremendous high school players, just in terms of being able to pass and make plays for people.“With their size, being able to handle the ball, (they) could bring it up the floor, it was fun to watch them play and be a part of them developing.”Prunty is a well-traveled NBA assistant, having spent time with six organizations. In January, he became the interim coach in Milwaukee after the Bucks fired Jason Kidd.“I had a lot of fun with Coach Prunty when I was in high school,” Walton said. “He’s one of those guys that’s easy to talk to and he made the high school experience a lot of fun.”BALL AND PAINThe knee contusion that kept Lonzo Ball out of Friday’s game might not be a serious injury, but Walton made it clear the Lakers will not cut any corners in getting him back on the court. LOS ANGELES — Luke Walton has grown accustomed to bumping into his high school coach since they both reached the NBA. When the Lakers traded Walton to Cleveland in 2012, Joe Prunty worked as a Cavs assistant.Not until Friday, however, had the two men with ties to San Diego’s University High School been head coaches against each other in a game.“The fact that we were in the same high school together and he was coaching me,” Walton said, “that part, I’ve gotten over. But if you do take a step back it’s kind of strange that my high school coach is now the coach of the team I’m coaching against.”Prunty was the coach of the freshman team and a varsity assistant when Walton was in high school. They were both part of the team that in 1998 won a CIF State championship before Walton headed off to the University of Arizona and a 10-year NBA career. “We want to make sure he feels good and confident and he’s not compensating with the way that he’s running,” Walton said.Ball has missed 24 games in his rookie season due to injuries. A sprained shoulder cost him six games in December and on Jan. 15 he suffered a left MCL sprain that kept him out for 16 of 17 games. While the Lakers would prefer to have Ball on the court at all times, Walton said “there’s a ton of learning opportunities” when a player is sidelined.“You get to see what it’s like trying to make it through an NBA season,” Walton said. “That’s why so few players that play big minutes make it through 82 games. It’s hard on the body. So I think it’s a good tool for him to understand going into this offseason as far as getting stronger and continuing to dedicate himself in the weight room and things of that nature.”CRAZY EIGHTSBall became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when the Lakers lost in Milwaukee on Nov. 11. His injury prevented him from trying to match the feat against the Bucks.On that night along the Milwaukee River, Ball seemed destined to record one triple-double after another. Instead, he logged his second eight nights later. Since then, none.“He’s always right there,” Walton said. “I’m surprised that it hasn’t happened (more) because it’s always one assist, one rebound away from happening. It’s a couple points away.”Ball has tallied at least eight points, rebounds and assists in 10 games not counting his two triple-doubles.His inability to pull off the statistical feat more frequently, however, is a quirk rather than a concern.“The way he plays, he’ll always be flirting with triple doubles his whole career,” Walton said. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
Things didn’t go so well for the first planned rollout for Google’s Project Ara phones. They’re ready to give it another go, however, and you’ll be able to get your first modular phone from the Big G very soon.Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects) group excitedly showed off their latest Project Ara hardware at I/O 2016. It’s no longer an ATAP project, of course. Project Ara has graduated and is about to make its way outside Google’s campus. but how soon will that happen?Developer units are scheduled to begin shipping this fall. That should give people plenty of time to create interesting Project Ara modules and experiences before the consumer version rolls out sometime in 2017. On the first Ara phones, there will be slots for six modules. One particularly neat module they showed off today: a small e-Ink display that lets you see widget-style info on the back of your phone.The new Ara prototype has come a long way. For starters, it seems to have fixed that annoying little issue where the modules popped out if you happened to drop the phone. Google also made a rather amazing tweak to the module-swapping process: you can now say “Okay Google, eject the camera” and Ara will disable the device and then pop one side loose so that you can remove it completely.You can almost hear her singing “AH ZABENYA!”Just think, the next time you upgrade your phone could be the last time you ever upgrade your entire phone in one shot. Once you have a Project Ara device, you’ll be able to upgrade individual modules whenever one component dies or no longer meets your needs. read more