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Two of Australia’s leading property experts BEN KINGSLEY, founder and CEO of Empower Wealth and Chair of PICA and BRYCE HOLDAWAY, partner in Empower Wealth and co-host of Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel series ‘Location Location Location Australia’ have just written their first book.
The Armchair Guide to Property Investing, How to retire on $2,000 a week is a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of money management, risk assessment, and picking a winning property that gives readers a full toolkit to be a successful property investor. The authors also share 18 investment strategies that in their vast experience have worked for hundreds of their clients – and themselves – over the years. There are also insightful case studies where you will discover how six very different investors – a young single, a couple who started investing early, a couple who left it a bit late, a single parent and a couple with no kids – all built portfolios which will deliver $2,000 a week in retirement income!
What do others think about the book?
“Completed your book over Christmas and what a great read! Really enjoyed it – packed with so much insight and practical wisdom into the property investment journey. In fact, I’d put this book alongside Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” as one of the best books on property investing I’ve read. Fantastic!
What I like most about it is that it seems to strike a balance between the article Bryce wrote in 2013 which was chasing $2500 per week in retirement income, vs his article in 2015 which was chasing $55K per year (roughly $1057 per week), and particularly that $2000 a week could be achievable with just 3-4 properties. Obviously, that would only be possible with very good capital growth and yields over time to retirement, but I guess that’s why one invests in a decent buyer’s agent!
One of the best take aways I found with the book is the “investment grade” vs “investment stock” differential. I believe this must be the key to making a wise property decision, and that every asset selection is critical for the model to work, hence finding that investment grade asset in the right location is paramount. I think this is what has been missing from our previous forays into property investment.
Thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedules to write this down to earth, and very helpful guide for the everyday property investor. I really hope it does extremely well, and that Empower Wealth goes from strength to strength during 2016. All the very best!
Regards,B&L – Brisbane.”
“Hi, I have read every property book I could get my hands on in the last few years. I have just finished your book and rate it very highly. Very clear and direct, especially the case studies. I currently have 3 properties but would love to work with your team at some stage. Guy C.”
“Well fellas as Leyton wins round 1 of his last major I too have reached a milestone finishing your book. This was a Xmas pressie to myself so I did not want to rush it. Having been an avid podcaster from the beginning reading the book backed up and expanded on all I have listened to. It’s a little weird as your voices come through as I read it. (Was waiting for a “that’s just plain dumb”) from Ben!
I will now pass it onto my wife so she can share all that this book has to offer and can stop me saying “just listen to this babe”. So easy to follow, so down to earth, so sensible thanks for all your great work. Also loving the special guest summer series keep them coming. I really appreciate all your advice. Andy M.”
My name is Joey, I’m 26 and I’m an aspiring property investor. I recently bought my first property (not sure if I would have bought this particular one If id discovered your pod casts earlier, but ohhhh well) and I am a keen follower of your videos, podcasts and now book.
I actually just finished reading your book about 30 min ago and I have to say I really enjoyed it. In particular chapter 9 and 10 (investment strategies and the case studies). I found it very easy to follow and understand though I do admit I learnt a lot of the terms and phrases from the podcasts.
Like I said, loved the book and am looking forward to your response and future podcasts.