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Episode 181 | Tips from Three Birds Renovations on How to Create the Perfect Renovation, Survive it, and See a Return on Investment!

Folks, just a heads up: ripper episode coming your way!

To give you roughly an idea of what we mean: we even flew up to Sydney to check out an epically-renovated property, and to have a sit-down chat with three wonderful (and wonderfully talented) women.

Why three? Well, folks, today we’re interviewing Lana, Bonnie and Erin of Three Birds Renovations! And if you’re not familiar with them, we’d urge you to check them out! Here’s why… these three best friends left their jobs to renovate properties, film the whole thing, and show Australians how to flip houses for a profit! AND they’re nailing it. In a really big way.

They’ve done flips, forever homes; the works. Not to mention, they’re also finishing up on house number 9 (yep)… so, let’s just say, they’ve got some hot renovation tips coming your way!
Oh, and did we mention… these women’s energy is seriously contagious… this is probably our funniest episode yet!!!

 

But before we get knee deep into the contents, we’ve got a few events coming up! (in bullet points cause Stiggy has to finish our slides for the Expo!):

  • Thurs, July 19 : PICA’s Melbourne Meet and Greet is this 6pm this evening at Royal Park Tennis Club! Haven’t got your ticket yet? Here’s the link.
  • Friday – Sunday, July 20 – 22 : We’ll be speaking at the Property Buyer Expo! More info here.
  • Thursday, August 9 – And finally, yes, we will be holding a webinar on the 7 Deadly Sins when Building a Property Portfolio at 7:30pm AEST! Interested? Just fill in the form below or click here to reserve your seat.
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Here’s what you’re in for…

  • Why did they quit their job, and start flipping properties?
  • How do their personalities drive their renovation business?
  • How do you find, and keep, a good tradie?
  • Do Three Birds Renovations divide every cost between three?
  • How did they manage their first flip?
  • What are the legal requirements of property “flipping”
  • How much should you spend on a renovation?
  • How long did their first renovation take? And how much did they make on that renovation?
  • What percentage spend should you spend on a cosmetic renovation?
  • What renovation tips can earn you the most money?
  • Can you make a renovation “magazine worthy?” on a budget?
  • What was the most financially successful property?
  • At what stage of a renovation should you focus on the landscaping?
  • When should you start preparation plans?
  • Do you always make a profit on renovations?

 

Also, folks, don’t forget we’re presenting at The Property Buyers Expo in Melbourne THIS weekend. We’ve got a couple of free tickets left, so come meet us and listen to some exclusive property investment advice!

Exclusive Listener Code: COUCH

GET YOUR FREE TICKET HERE

 

 

Episode 180 | Building A Portfolio in a Changing Market – LIVE Q & A in Melbourne

The Australian property market collapsing. Housing market under the pump. Melbourne’s property downfall. House sales hit new low…

… folks, with headlines like these, we may as well call it a day, bid you farewell in a foreign language like old times, and exchange the ol’ investor returns for an earlier-than-planned retirement!

Wait, why would we say such a thing?

Well, you might’ve noticed — the market’s corrected and it’s making a LOT of folks out there nervous! And why shouldn’t it?

You don’t want to fork out the big bucks (probably the most you’ve ever spent) on a property that’s going to end in little-to-no return come market crash, right? Not to mention, you don’t want this said “investment” to wind up in an economic tsunami, which by the way, WILL happen when life follows the fate of a catchy news headline.

So… is that what’s really what’s happening here? Is the market seriously “bottoming out”… because, as far as we see it folks, we’re sitting pretty happy where we are!

BUT for the record folks, there ARE things you need to keep in mind come a market correction (whether you’re a current investor or just getting started)… so, what do you need to know?

We shared all of the exclusive hacks and current market news in our Melbourne LIVE Podcast last week… and we’re bringing the love to you right now!

 

Before we get into what you can expect out of today’s show, just a few quick shout-outs…

 

Are you coming to see us at the Melbourne Property Buyer’s Expo??

GET YOUR FREE TICKET NOW – Listener Discount Code: COUCH

Yep, if you want to learn heaps more about property investing, meet us and leave your wallet at home (in other words: spend ZERO money)… you should come and see us at the Melbourne Property Buyers Expo!

  • Saturday, 12:30 PM – Ben on How to achieve financial peace with five properties or less!
  • Saturday, 2:30 PM – The Property Couch with Greville Prabst, Executive Chairman of WBP Property Group and Judge on Nine Network’s The Block.
  • Sunday, 10:00 AM – Special Length Masterclass – Ben and Bryce with Special Guest to talk about Buying your First Home / Investment Property
  • Sunday, 12:30 PM – Bryce on 7 Ways to Build a Property Portfolio in a Changing Market
  • >> Learn more about each of the session here!

And…

 

Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA) is COMING TO YOU. Well, provided you live in Melbourne or Sydney! Meet and Greet includes a Q&A Session followed by a brief networking session. And old mate (and Chair of PICA) Ben Kingsley will be hosting!

Meet and Greet Sydney
Thursday 12 July 6:45PM – 8:30PM
GET FREE SYDNEY TICKET: PICA’s Meet and Greet

Meet and Greet Melbourne
Thursday 19 July 6:00PM – 8:00PM
GET FREE MELBOURNE TICKET: PICA’s Meet and Greet

 

BACK TO TODAY’S SHOW… What’s behind the headlines??

 

 

TPC LIVE in Melbourne! July 2018

Sorry, this event is now over. But if you’re interested in our future events, just fill in the form below and you’ll be the first to be notified when we are organising one! 

Free Resources - Future Events

  • Which State do you reside in?

 


We usually have 2 segments in our LIVE event, one is the podcast section (and we will have a video for you below!) and the other is a LIVE only segment (case studies, data dives, property market updates and more) so make sure to come to our next LIVE event when possible! 🙂

 

Are you ready to watch us LIVE IN Melbourne? 😉

So here’s the low-down

Date: Thursday July 5th 2018
Location: ACMI on Federation Square
Address: Corner of Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 6:30pm SHARP — 9.30pm

Cost: Free. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

If you’re wondering why we’re putting the feelers out now, it’s because we want to make sure you put aside the date nice and early, so you don’t miss out!

That, and we’ve only got a limited number of folks who can actually fit in the venue…

… so, if you’re keen on meeting us in the flesh, are serious about witnessing a special LIVE show and want the chance you deserve to ask us anything you want about property investing…

Reserve NOW – Limited Seats Available

(You might be able to meet The Stig too!)

And if you’ve noticed that this Live Podcast is happening on a “school night”, we’ve made the effort to finish up at a reasonable hour so you can still get adequate zzz’s in.

But you’ll have enough time to:

Meet us
Witness a LIVE episode
Hang out with cool, like-minded property investors
Get tips from investors in all stages of building a portfolio
Learn more about property investing
Get a SPECIAL LIVE-ONLY Segment!
See The Stig in action
… and have fun!

Reserve your Seat Now: The Property Couch LIVE in Melbourne

Come as you are (Smart casual).

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Bryce and Ben.

P.P.S. If you get hangry easily, or wouldn’t mind a drink before the Live Episode, no biggie… There are drinks and food available at bar prices!

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to contact us at info@thepropertycouch.com.au.

TPC LIVE in Sydney! June 2018

Sorry, this event is now over. But if you’re interested in our future events, just fill in the form below and you’ll be the first to be notified when we are organising one! 

Free Resources - Future Events

  • Which State do you reside in?

 


We usually have 2 segments in our LIVE event, one is the podcast section (and we’ve got a video for you below!) and the other is a LIVE only segment (case studies, data dives, property market updates and more) so make sure to come to our next LIVE event when possible! 🙂

Are you ready to watch us LIVE IN SYDNEY? 😉

So here’s the lowdown

Event Details
Date:  Thursday June 7th 2018
Location: The Tea Room QVB
Address:
Level 3 North End, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
Time: 6:45m – 8:45pm (Live at 7pm sharp)
Dress code: Smart casual

Cost: Free. Zilch. Zero. Nada.

If you’re wondering why we’re putting the feelers out now, it’s because we want to make sure you put aside the date nice and early, so you don’t miss out!

That, and we’ve only got a limited number of folks who can actually fit in the venue…

… so, if you’re keen on meeting us in the flesh, are serious about witnessing a special LIVE show and want the chance you deserve to ask us anything you want about property investing…

Reserve NOW – Limited Seats Available

(You might be able to meet The Stig too!)

And if you’ve noticed that this Live Podcast is happening on a “school night”, we’ve made the effort to finish up at a reasonable hour so you can still get adequate zzz’s in.

But you’ll have enough time to:

Meet us
Witness a LIVE episode
Hang out with cool, like-minded property investors
Get tips from investors in all stages of building a portfolio
Learn more about property investing
See The Stig in action
… and have fun!

Reserve your Seat Now: The Property Couch LIVE in Sydney

Come as you are (Smart casual).

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Bryce and Ben.

P.P.S. If you get hangry easily, or wouldn’t mind a drink before the Live Episode, no biggie…

There are drinks and food available at bar prices!

Episode 173 | Q & A – The BATTLE ROUND: “This” vs “That”

It’s a “BATTLE ROUND” Q & A Day, folks!!

In other words… This vs That.

Yep. After 4 solid weeks of some seriously special guests interviews — starting with Alan Oster and ending with Stuart Wemyss — we’re finally in the ring for a good ol’ Q & A Session!

The Battle Round includes…

 

Resources to help if you’re battling a decision right now…

Demand vs Supply…

 

But before we hear the crowd roar (Stig stay silent) as we battle it out…

… we need YOUR answers!!!

For our brand new book coming out, we want to help as many Aussies as we possibly can!! So before we put the sprinkles on the icing of the cake/book… can you help us out?? (Especially if you’ve implemented The Money SMARTS System!)

  • What are your “Money Temptations”?
  • Where do you feel tempted to deviate with the Money SMARTS System?
  • What do you struggle most to manage with money?

TELL US your Money Temptations here.

 

And finally, don’t agree with Labor’s policy on Negative Gearing? Sign the PICA Petition here.

 

Question from Mal:

My question to you is about growth, and buying either into the Melbourne and Brisbane markets given their different position at the moment in the property market. If you had $650K to spend, in terms of growth on a house would you buy a smaller property further out of Melbourne or a larger property closer in Brisbane? With a buy and hold strategy of 15 – 20 years. Thanks, looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

 

Question about Costs vs Gains from Jennifer:

Hey Ben and Bryce. I’m a huge fan of your podcast and The Armchair Guide to Property Investing, and am very much looking forward to your new book. I’ve recently read another finance book, and their recommendation was that investing for the long term wasn’t a good investment because, although property prices do almost always increase, the costs associated with property investment like interest, property management fees, repairs and renovations are so high that it makes for a poor investment. And you’d likely get a better return with something like a shares portfolio. I’d just like to know your thoughts. Thank you.

 

Question about House vs Beach Apartment form Dennis:

Hi Bryce and Ben, my name is Dennis, living in Melbourne with my fiancée, in our early 30s. We are fans of your podcast, very informative. I have some equity from my family home I co-paid with my parents and after borrowing, our budget is about $500k.

First consideration is a 3 – 4 bedroom house in Ballarat because the Ballarat West Economic Zone is up and coming, aimed to create 9000 jobs.

Second consideration is a 2 bedroom beachfront apartment within 10 min of Apollo Bay/Lorne central area. We plan to rent it out as an Airbnb?, however our concern is the long vacancy periods during the colder months. What are your thoughts on both options? Which is a better first investment property? We are looking to hold it long term, unlikely to sell within 5 years.

 

Question from Steve:

Hi guys, my question is, “When do you know when the right time is to sell in an area?” Like they say in the stock market, no one rings a bell at the top … and I wouldn’t expect to be able to pick the top… but how do you decide when is the best time to sell? Is it data driven? Where yields are low and it’s had years of growth and now there isn’t as much affordability when mortgages are say 40% of the average income loan? Or is more of a sentiment-driven thing where the market’s now too crazy … people are bidding way over reserve, so you should just sell into that? The reason I’m asking is because I bought a Gold Coast 4×2 house for $350K in 2014, worth around $420K now, and at some stage the Goldy’s run will end and it will level out and this may be one earmark to sell. I mean, it’s very easy to look back and chart the price growth to see where you ”shoulda, coulda, woulda” sold; but it’s much more difficult when you’re in the middle of it. I think Geelong and Hobart are good examples of strong markets now. And they’d be optimal studies to see when would be a good time to sell into. I worked in Perth for 10 years, go the Dockers and (more footy talk!)

 

 

 

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