About Dorian Traill

Dorian Traill is the current Director of Grand Capital Finance Group and Fountain Property Group. He specialize in home loans for people as well as helping them build wealth through quality investment properties that ultimately lead to long term financial freedom.

November 5, 2015 1:23 pm

Brisbane Slow And Steady Growth Ideal For Investors


Brisbane has been slowly gaining traction in property capital gains, as the median dwelling prices at $461,000. Property experts are predicting a growth slowdown in the market, making Brisbane ideal for investors, as it is “slowdown – proof”. Investors have shown interest in Brisbane as it enjoys a steady increase in transaction and buyer interest. Over the past year, growth has been up by nearly 5%. The Brisbane and Gold Coast area rental yield for both houses and units finished at a 4.4% and 5.4% increase respectively, toppling the number of Sydney – at 3.1% and 4.1%, and Melbourne – [...]

Brisbane Slow And Steady Growth Ideal For Investors2015-11-13T17:00:46+10:00

October 26, 2015 3:39 pm

5 Wellness Tips in the Workplace


Health and wellness are important aspects in maintaining productivity in the workplace.  Here are 5 ways you can make healthy habits count. Pack your lunch. Research shows that people who prepare their meals are more likely to lose weight. Steer clear from fast-food, as  these food types can increase the risk of long-term diseases, such as diabetes and heart problems. Get rid of smoke breaks. Instead of using the 15 minutes to puff a cigarette, consider taking a walk for fresh air. Studies show that if you ditch smoking by age 40, you can reduce smoking – related deaths by [...]

5 Wellness Tips in the Workplace2015-11-13T17:03:34+10:00

September 24, 2015 1:06 pm

Sydney Median Soars to $1 Million


Sydney house prices recorded a staggering 7.58% growth in the July quarter, pushing the median home values to $1,017, 500. Sydney has outperformed all capital cities in housing growth for the July quarter, with all capital cities finishing at an average growth of 0.92%. Melbourne was a distant second to Sydney in property growth, finishing at 3.10% for July, with a median house value of $683,000. Resource states, such as Darwin and Perth continue their poor performance for the year, as values dropped by 6.41% and 4.34% respectively. Read more about this on the website.

Sydney Median Soars to $1 Million2015-11-11T18:20:30+10:00

Communicate Effectively In The Workplace


Communication should not be a problem – after all, it is instinctive for humans to communicate on a daily basis. There are certain things to consider to communicate effectively in the workplace. It is important that miscommunications are avoided, as these can lead to a drop in productivity and employee motivation. Here are several ways you can get your point across in the workplace effectively. Handle conflicts with ease. By understanding that minor issues can become major problems in the workplace, it is best to handle conflicts as soon as it arises. Open a line of communication and encourage employees [...]

Communicate Effectively In The Workplace2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

Workplace Stress Management Tips


One of the major factors that affect workplace productivity and employee motivation is stress.  While stress is commonplace in the office, there are ways you can deal with it so that you remain productive and breeze through your tasks with ease. Here are several ways you can manage stress in the workplace: Recognize warning signs of stress. When you start your day and see the overwhelming tasks you have to accomplish throughout the day, this triggers the early signs of stress. Starting your day on the wrong foot will affect your productivity, as you become more irritable and depressed. When [...]

Workplace Stress Management Tips2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

August 31, 2015 1:09 pm

Why Invest in Property?


Property has been the investment of choice for most Australians who want to build up long term assets and provide them with a steady cash flow. Although there are many asset classes in the market - such as cash, bonds and stocks, property has been considered the primary investment opportunity in Australia for its consistent performance and returns. It is interesting to note that even as good as it sounds, property requires a clear understanding of a lot of issues – from market trends, to taxation and property laws. This asset type requires long term planning and will cause you [...]

Why Invest in Property?2015-11-13T12:07:18+10:00

Wealth Protection Strategies For Retirement


So you’ve accumulated enough wealth by working more than half your life. Now it’s time for you to enjoy your hard earned money and hope it lasts you through retirement.  Pre – retirement is a crucial time as you should have strategies in place to protect your wealth. Life after retirement should be an exciting chapter in your life, and with your retirement fund in hand, securing it should be the least of your worries. When you are in your early 50’s, proper care should be made to ensure that you have a wealth protection plan for retirement. Usually, at [...]

Wealth Protection Strategies For Retirement2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

What Are The Different Investment Types?


When choosing the best asset type, a clear understanding of the characteristics and risks involved should be undertaken before making an investment decision. Each asset type has their expected returns and risks, and management of these two are important to meet the market cycle and your current financial structure. Here are the different types of investments: Cash This is perhaps one of the most stable asset class as the income and risk are usually low. This is suitable for people who would like to invest in the short term and have very low tolerance for risk. Asset types can include [...]

What Are The Different Investment Types?2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

What You Need to Know About Self Managed Super Funds


SMSFs are private funds that – as the name suggests, funds that you can manage yourself. Of course, this type of funds are regulated and should follow rules set by the Australian Taxation Office. But, what exactly is a Self Managed Super Fund? SMSFs at a glance SMSFs are investment funds that should be established for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits to its members. Each member of the fund is called a trustee, and are entrusted with legal duties governed by the ATO. SMSFs can have up to four members. SMSFs vs. other Super Funds Here’s a table [...]

What You Need to Know About Self Managed Super Funds2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00

July 27, 2015 11:56 am

Saving Up for Your First Property


Getting a loan to purchase your first home may sound like a daunting task, especially when it is close to impossible to secure a 100% loan nowadays.  Lenders are more cautious before they help you finance your home, making sure that you are financially ready to keep up with your repayments. Saving up for your first property is the best way to get the home of your dreams. If you don’t know where to start, here are several tips on how you can save up without breaking a sweat Set realistic goals Before you go around shopping for property, make [...]

Saving Up for Your First Property2023-03-03T00:01:37+10:00
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