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Episode 015 | Real Life Property Investing in Australia : Case Study

The Property Couch ep 15 Real Life Property Investing in Australia  Case StudyAs promised in our last episode (Ep 14 : Should we buy in a boom and are we in a property bubble?) this time on The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley talk about a new topic suggested by Aaron, one of our valued listeners. He has provided us with a case study and we think it’s a great chance to discuss about real life property investing stories in Australia. Here’s a summary of the question:

“Why does some apartments that seem to tick all the boxes just don’t appreciate in price overtime? This block at Brunswick is close to the public transport, schools, cafes and lifestyle but based on the comparable sales, the apartments have only achieved very little if any price gain since 2010. Your podcast have been saying “Location First, Property Next”, but I’m confused with this property. Why is this place so cheap? If it’s because of the property itself, does it mean the location is not always the biggest factor? And finally, should investors seriously consider properties like this or stay clear?”

 

Start listening to the podcast to find out why this block of apartments is not appreciating in value and why they are not investment grade properties but more like investment stocks. If you are interested in investing in apartments, check out Episode 7 as well where we talked about investing in One Bedroom and Studio Apartments.

 

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Warning: This podcast is longer than usual but we promise you that it is jam packed with good quality and independent advice and point of view. However, remember that you should always get professional property advice before making any decisions.

Thanks again for all of our listeners out there. If you like this podcast: “Real Life Property Investing in Australia : Case Study”, don’t forget to rate us at our iTunes channel (The Property Couch Podcast) and our Facebook page. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to drop us your thoughts here: http://tpcaustralia.wpengine.com/topics/

Episode 013 | Questions and Answers

Thanks to all our listeners questions about Property Investment in Australia! They are great point of views and we are glad that the podcast is inspiring you in different ways. So for today’s episode, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be addressing questions from:

  • Ep 013 - Q&A 1- The Property Couch Podcast - Property investing in Australia - Buy an investment propertyDan and Ryan : Should we buy an investment property in a high growth location and keep renting, or move a bit further out and get something we can afford?
  • Leah : Do you think the tax rules around negative gearing will change in the future, so as not to benefit those investing in multiple properties and how do you diversify your portfolio?
  • Mark : How do you identify high disposable income suburbs and if you’re buying in a block of units, how do you work out if there are more owner occupiers than renters in the building and area? Also, what do you think about dual living homes ie: granny flats?

 

We are hoping to answer all of our listeners questions in time. If you like this podcast: “Why Invest in Property?”, don’t forget to rate us at our iTunes channel (The Property Couch Podcast) and our Facebook page. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to drop us your thoughts here: http://tpcaustralia.wpengine.com/topics/

Episode 012 | Why Invest in Property?

It comes as no surprise that Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley are huge advocates to investing in property. As property investment advisors and buyers agents, they’ve come across many different platforms of investment and have chosen property as their preferred vehicle. But, why invest in property? This is the main topic that Bryce and Ben will be discussing today particularly in terms of investing in residential property. They won’t be debating whether property or shares is a better option because both type of investments can be used depending on the investor’s circumstances and preferences ie: cash flow position, tolerance to risk, years to retirement and more. Instead, they will be sharing their own personal property investment stories, why they themselves, chose it and what kind of research do they conduct when investing in property.

 

The Property Couch - Ep 12 - Why invest in property - CoreLogic Pain and Gain reportIn this podcast, Bryce and Ben also mentioned that not all investment properties generate profit and based on this report by CoreLogic (Pain and Gain), one of the thing we notice is properties held for a short period are much more susceptible to loss. Click on the image on the right to start downloading the report.

For more information on CoreLogic, RP Data CoreLogic

 

If you like this podcast: “Why Invest in Property?”, don’t forget to rate us at our iTunes channel (The Property Couch Podcast) and our Facebook page. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to drop us your thoughts here: http://tpcaustralia.wpengine.com/topics/

 

 

 

Episode 008 | Investment Stock vs. Investment Grade

The most anticipated topic is finally here! Investment Stock vs. Investment Grade Properties. Bryce and Ben had been talking about this for weeks and so, in this episode, they started off by explaining what they meant with investment stock and how it is different with investment grade. There are a lot of properties out there that are specifically built for investment purposes (investment stock) and we are certainly not low in supply on new developments but these properties do not IMG_20150417_091810necessarily guarantee good returns and growth (Investment grade). There are a lot more science behind asset selection and some investors are potentially becoming victims of bad property investment advices if they don’t know the difference. So, how do you determine if the investment property you are looking at is just merely a rock or a diamond in disguise? Listen to this podcast to find out more.

 

Also, The Property Couch has just reached a milestone: 1,000 downloads for our podcast! Thanks to all our listeners and all the reviews that we received. We are also receiving a lot of question from our New Topics page and we promise you that we will discuss them eventually. In the meantime, keep the reviews and questions coming via the iTunes store or our Facebook page to spread the word!

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