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Episode 011 | Property Spruikers

Property Spruikers’ activity in this industry is not a new topic. It has been going on for a while and ASIC is trying its best to find and penalise these parties.  However, despite being a well known issue, there aren’t much else being done about it and at the end of the day, innocent investors are the ones getting hurt. Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley have seen many cases like this in their day-to-day role and unfortunately, they’ve a lot of experience in fixing bad property investment advice. It is an issue that they are very passionate about and it highlights the importance and the crucial needs for more regulation and education in this industry. Hence they are keen to share with our listeners on how you define a spruiker, what’s their classic tactic is when trying to win an investor over and how can you distinguish them. Start listening to the podcast now to find out more.

Also, the RBA has just drop the official cash rate this month! Check out Ben’s commentary on the rate cut here.

 

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RBA May 2015 Cash Rate Cut

Today the Reserve Governor and the Board met and they’ve dropped interest rate once again to 2%. So following the February rate cut, they’ve followed it up with a May rate cut. Now, if you are wondering what factors have motivated the RBA to make this decision, check out Ben’s commentary on it.

 

 

 

Ben Kingsley - Quote of the Day - The property couchCommentary & Opinion of 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. 

 

(People watching/reading this should be reminded this is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley, and should not be used when making decisions about financial matters without seeking further clarification and understanding of your own personal circumstances. This article is not advice you should rely upon. We recommend you to speak to a licensed professionals before taking any action with your financial affairs)

Episode 010 | Tax Depreciation

It’s common to hear people saying things such as , “This property would give you heaps of depreciation benefits!” But do you know how does Tax Depreciation Schedule works when investing in property in Australia? This time on The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley is joined by the Managing Director of BMT Quantity Surveyors, Bradley Beer to explain what tax depreciation actually meant and how does it work.

It’s important to understand that depreciation benefits should not be the prime reason for investing in property because depreciation amount will eventually deplete. Hence, it is more important to select the right location and an investment grade asset and to regard the depreciation that follows as a additional benefit.

Brad Beer had prepared two case studies for this podcast. The first is a $600,000 – $700,000 period home with a rental income of $22,880 per annum and the second is a $400,000 – $500,000 older villa with a rental income of $21,060 per annum. For access to the Case Studies mentioned in the podcast, please click here.

 

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Episode 006 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Defence

In this episode, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley shares the last part of the Four Pillars of Mastery : Defence. Previously, they have spoken about Cash Flow Management, Borrowing Power and Asset Selection. If Asset Selection is the favourite part of the Four Pillars of Mastery, Defence is definitely the least favorite part. Most investors are always on the lookout for new investments or new ventures to go into, but the most important asset is actually the investor themselves.

So, what kind of Defence do you need to put in place?

Firstly, you need to know where your money is going and how much you used? Through that, you would have a starting point on what you should be defending. Listen to this episode to find out what other questions to you need to ask and who you should ask these questions to. If you like this Insider’s Guide to Property Investing, 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/

 

ps: Happy Easter everyone!

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