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Episode 077 | Right Strategy in the Right Market at the Right Time

What is the possibility of investing in property with the right strategy, in the right market, at the right time? Well, that depends. Now, we know this sounds really vague but in order to determine that, one need to ask if they have the right understanding in the first place? Because it is very dangerous if the perception of a right strategy or a right market is wrong and you go ahead and build a property portfolio based on your assumptions. For example, if Alex believes that capital growth is the right strategy and buying within 5km radius from Melbourne CBD is the right market, then he would be in a very tricky situation because the supply at the moment is quite low (unless he has a very deep pocket).

So in this episode of The Property Couch podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley focuses on understanding what is considered as “the right market” and why it is important that you take the long view on where the market is going before committing to anything. Bryce and Ben will also be answering Maria’s question on cash flow management and an investor’s mindset. Here’s the question:

“Hi guys

Love the podcast and the book,  well-deserved success with both.

How do you draw the line between good cash flow management and depriving yourself of things you enjoy? My husband and I have always lived within our means and we now have two properties under our belt in Sydney, with plans to buy more. We’re in our thirties. But I’ve found that as we’ve come along the investing journey I’ve become increasingly preoccupied with spending less. I have no issues buying necessities, paying bills, or paying for things that benefit our investing or our health. I don’t blink an eye at spending on insurances, BA fees, etc, because those things are useful and necessary.

However, when contemplating discretionary lifestyle purchases, often costing less than $100 (you know, stuff you don’t need, but want) I spend weeks analysing whether to buy, to the extent that I’m spending too much energy on it. I guess I worry that if I spend $100 here and $100 there, I’ll just eat away at our cash buffers. What are your personal real life experiences with discretionary spending while trying to build a property portfolio? Did you and your family buy your toys and vices freely, or did you find yourself analysing every purchase?

I want to have the best cash flow position possible, but I want to have occasional frivolous luxuries too. I know I need some sort of mindset shift, but what does that shift look like?”

 

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Website - The Property Couch half a million downloadPS: And we’ve just achieved half a million downloads on the podcast! Thank you so much for all of your support and feedback. We will continue to provide good quality contents, ‘unpack’ more frameworks and case studies and answer your questions on all things property. If you are wondering what are the boys doing in this picture, this is what happens when Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley heard that we’ve got half a million downloads on the podcast!

Episode 068 | Common complaints we hear from property investors

It has been some time since our last episode on investing and mindset framework so this time, Bryce and Ben will be unpacking the common complaints they hear from property investors. Here are the top 9!

  1. Wrong asset
  2. No buffer in place
  3. Mentoring was actually salesmanship
  4. Not maximising tax depreciation with Quantity Surveyor
  5. Solo sport
  6. Self property management (Check out Episode 31)
  7. Poor cash flow management (Check out Episode 3)
  8. Not starting early enough
  9. Selling

 

Apart from that, they will also be sharing some insider information on ‘offers’ they’ve received from property spruikers out there, Labor’s debate on negative gearing and the changes on foreign buyer stamp duty. Also, if you are interested in the BMT Tax Depreciation Application Form mentioned in this podcast, just fill in the form below and we’ll send it to you right away:

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PS: We’ll also be holding a Live Q&A Event on Wednesday, 29th of June at 8:30 pm. Check out our Facebook page for more information!

 

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Episode 57 | The Headwinds are Coming

The whole idea for this podcast is to help others become successful property investors (or perhaps avoid them becoming unsuccessful property investors). But Bryce and Ben know that the more successful you become, the more likely you are to be criticised. Unfortunately, it is far easier for people to share their thoughts on what you are doing wrong and when something does turn up a little haywire, you would get the usual , “I told you so”.

Now, this is probably very different from the usual topics that we talk about in this podcast but Bryce and Ben have both gone through this journey. In fact, they are still facing these situations occasionally. So in this podcast, they are sharing some of their experiences and also some positive mental attitude tips that helped them along the way. To have a successful property portfolio, you’ll need to make sure you are ready for it and it’s not always about being financially ready. It’s also about having a strong mental attitude. In addition, they will also be sharing what they think are the traits of successful people as opposed to the unsuccessful ones.

 

Some of the motivational speakers mentioned in the podcast:

  • Zig Ziglar – more
  • Tim Ferris – more
  • Tom Panos & John McGrath – more
  • Trevor Hendy – more

 

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Episode 035 | What does the PIPA Annual Investor Sentiment Survey means?

In this podcast episode, Bryce and Ben will be explaining the recently released 2015 PIPA Annual Investor Sentiment Survey and help our listeners in understanding what the report means to property investors and the industry itself. Some of the key insights of the report include the impact of APRA’s regulation on residential real estate, overall sentiment on how the market is performing and where it is heading, where does most investors get their property investment advice from, which state capital provides the best potential for investment and more.

Bryce and Ben will also be spending the first half of the podcast discussing about this week’s change in lender’s interest rates on residential properties and the logic behind this decision. Listen to the podcast now to learn more.

 

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Fear/Procrastination vs. Greed – The Balancing Act

 

As promised in Episode 29 – Common Mistakes when Investing in Property, here’s Ben’s short video on fear and procrastination vs greed when investing in property. One of Ben’s favorite Warren Buffet quote is “Be greedy when others are Fearful and be Fearful when others are Greedy”. Following this quote, Ben explains how this apply to investors as well.

Start watching this video to learn more.

 

 

 

Ben Kingsley - Quote of the Day - The property couch Ben Kingsley – CEO & Founder; Property Investment Analyst and Advisor and current Chair of PIPA

Ben Kingsley is the Founding Director of Empower Wealth and Chair of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA). A qualified Property Investment Advisor (QPIA), Ben holds a Real Estate Agency License (QLD), a Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, a Diploma of Business and has become one of Australia’s leading experts in property investing for wealth creation.

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