Bryce and Ben have been providing me with free property education each and every week. They start from the beginning and lay out the who, what where, when and how of investing in property. Being a frequent listener of their podcasts and also a reader of their book, I have gained so much confidence and feel education enough to take the next step and begin looking for my investment savvy team! In addition – these guys have a great yarn, share some incredible dad jokes (yes, you Ben!), interview intelligent, professional, positive people and they’ve even lead me in the direction of self motivation; pointing me to the likes of Zig Ziglar. The Property Couch has become part of my life an I thank you gents and Ivise for providing such a great podcast for people to better their financial situations! I’ve recommended the podcast and your book to friend and family! – Cory on iTunes, June 2016
In recent weeks, a few lenders have begin to tighten their terms and conditions on apartments in certain suburbs across Australia. Needless to say, some commentators are putting a blanket statement on the future of apartments and claims that they are looking rather bleak at the moment. However, how much impact will these changes have on apartments value and if so, will it affect all types of apartments?
Listeners that have followed this podcast since its inception would know about Bryce and Ben’s view on apartments. Whether it is a brand new one bedroom apartment in the city centre or an attractive off the plan deal, our hosts still prefer established apartments in great locations. As property investment advisor and buyer’s agents, they have advised hundreds of clients to invest in apartments so, are they worried about this lending restriction? Are they expecting a massive drop in apartments value and where are they seeing this happening? Listen to this podcast to find out more.
The article mentioned in this post:
- Apartment lender AMP blacklists more than 140 suburbs – Read more
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Welcome to The Property Couch’s first episode in 2016! Joining us on the podcast today is Paul Baker from Independent Property Inspectors Melbourne.
As mentioned in Episode 22 and Bryce’s video on “When to conduct a building and pest inspection“, pre-purchase building inspections are non-negotiable for us. We cannot emphasize it enough the consequences of buying a property only to discover later on that a lot more money has to put in to ensure its livability. Not only will this impact the investor’s cash flow but it will also affect any property plans that has been put in place. Leveraging from Paul’s background as a building inspector and also a builder, Bryce and Ben will chatting about:
- Why is a pre-purchase building inspection so important
- What are the obvious tell-tale signs for water damages, footing and stumping issues
- How much should a buyer expect to spend on an inspection
- When should an inspection be conducted
- Best way to decipher a building report
- and a few horror stories from IPI’s Book of Horror!
Here are the pictures promised in the podcast!
Click here to download the PDF for these horror stories.
And here’s the HSBC video that Ben mentioned:
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