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Episode 108 | Five Ways To Improve Affordability

Back in Episode 102, Bryce and Ben discussed if we are facing an affordability issue and when Jan Somers appeared on our show last month, she mentioned that her aunt was also concerned about housing affordability back in the 1950s. Now, with the Federal Budget just a couple of months away, this topic appears yet again, and it seems to be the favourite amongst our politicians.

This time, the debate is about improving affordability for first home buyers. Now, don’t get us wrong. The Property Couch believes in the Great Australian Dream and owning your home. But as mentioned before, your first home will not be luxurious nor will it tick all the criteria of your dream home. This is about setting the right expectation because you would get to your dream home, and you would be able to get that quarter acre house eventually. But it will not happen overnight. You need to work for it, and you need to be smart with your decisions especially when it comes to money and planning for the future. Your first home, may not be your dream home but this does not mean that your second or third home wouldn’t be.

That is why education around property and awareness on the risk of investing in property is so important. This is one of the suggestions that Bryce and Ben chat about to improve affordability in the Australian Property Market. Tune in to find out the rest.

And the other stuff mentioned in this episode are:

  • Has the Way We Look at Financial Stability Changed Since the Global Financial Crisis? – Speech by Michelle Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System) of RBA: Listen/Read Here
  • Core Logic’s Pain and Gain Quarterly Report : Download Here
  • Fact Sheet on Guarantor Loan : Download Here
  • Bryce’s video on the four players in the industry is part of the Property Formula video series. If you are interested to watch this, you can Register Here

 

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Episode 102 | Do We Have A Housing Affordability Issue?

Finally, back in the studio again this week and as mentioned in Ben’s latest RBA’s cash rate announcement video, this episode of the podcast has Bryce and Ben talking about the all time hot debate topic: The Housing Affordability Issue. But before that, we just want to highlight that the podcast has reached another one of our milestone!

1,027,000 DOWNLOADS!

A big thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in! We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without your support, reviews, feedbacks and all the amazing questions that you’ve sent in! Our next milestone target is 5,000,000 downloads so if you think we are a good bunch of people and the contents are helpful, just let someone else know. 😉

Anyway, back to today’s podcast. Today’s topic is clearly one that Bryce and Ben are both passionate about, as you will hear in this episode. From questioning the ‘affordability’ issue that we are facing, suggestions to help improve this, infrastructure developments that would benefit Australians, the political aspects of urban development and negative gearing, the importance of controlled immigration and population growth, to talking about Money SMARTS and discussing different household configurations; it will be particularly interesting for you all to listen to the different reasons and situations that could affect affordability for anyone, in any part of Australia.

Make sure you don’t miss this episode!

And the other stuff mentioned in this episode are:

 

And as always, if you like this episode (Do We Have A Housing Affordability Issue?), don’t forget to rate us on our iTunes channel (The Property Couch Podcast) and our Facebook page. Any questions or ideas? Feel free to drop us your thoughts here: http://tpcaustralia.wpengine.com/topics/

Episode 62 | Does the Great Australian Dream still exist?

What a week in the property industry!

It started off with ABC’s Four Corners Monday night segment called Home Truths. This episode focused on housing affordability and negative gearing and they’ve interviewed a few parties for this segment.

Following that, we have the Cash Rate announcement at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped the cash rate by 25 basis point to 1.75%. A few factors contributed to this decision but one of the main reason is the deflation recorded in the January – March 2016 CPI data. Although most economists have forecasted this movement, there aren’t many who talked about the changes that lenders would make. Would they pass on the full rate cut? What other changes would they implement following RBA’s decision? How will this affect the current mortgage holders?

Finally, on Tuesday night, we’ve got the 2016 Budget announcement by Scott Morrison. With so many speculations surrounding the negative gearing policy, what would the Government propose? Hence, this week on The Property Couch podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be talking about all these discussions and how will it affect The Great Australian Dream. Tune it to start listening now!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • RBA May 2016 Cash rate announcement – Watch here
  • 2016 Budget Announcement – Read here
  • ABC Four Corner’s segment on housing affordability – Watch here
  • ATO’s Taxation statistics 2013–14 – Read here

 

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