Episode 022 | Q&A – Building & Pest Inspection, Rentvesting and Next Wage Growth Hotspot

Its Questions and Answers time! Thanks for all the suggestions on new topics to cover in this podcast. For today’s episode, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be addressing questions from:

  • Building and Pest Inspection question from Mark : How do I find a good quality building and pest inspector and with the property market being so hot with auctions at the moment, how do I ensure I don’t burn through my deposit money when constantly missing out at auctions?  I could end up wasting thousands on inspections until I actually win at auction! Should I try doing it myself and find a friend or family member with some building knowledge or use one of the smartphone apps?
  • Rentvesting question from Ryan : What are your thoughts on the property investor him or herself to buy and live in their own PPR or to rent? Obviously both have advantages, a place to call home or the ability to keep investing with out loosing potential borrowing capacity.
  • Next Wage Growth Hotspot from David : As mentioned on previous podcasts, investors will want to avoid “glass ceilings” in terms of capped wage growth in certain areas.  Given the changing Australian economy (more knowledge-based), are there particular areas of Australia in which you expect to see wage growth occurring?


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When to Conduct a Building and Pest Inspection?


In Episode 22 of this podcast, Bryce and Ben answers some of our listeners’ questions. One of the question is on Building and Pest Inspection; when do you conduct one and how do you make sure you don’t spend all your deposits on these inspections without actually securing the property. At the end of the day, we believe that it is mandatory to have a building and pest inspection done before you sign on the dotted lines because you don’t want to be buying the wrong asset. But the key thing here is to time it well. Bryce Holdaway explains more.



Bryce Holdaway - Quote of the Day - The Property CouchBryce Holdaway – Partner, Property Advisor & Buyers Agent

As co-host of The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway is also a partner at Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Relocation Relocation Australia and Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. A qualified Buyers Agent and Financial Planner, Bryce holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Real Estate Agent License and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).


Episode 020 | Science of Asset Selection – The Buyer’s Decision Quadrant

There is a high chance that when you are looking to buy an investment property, you would already have a few factors to consider. This time on The Property Couch Podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley discuss about these factors and how it can be a framework or rather the Science of Asset Selection which they called: The Buyer’s Decision Quadrant.

Ep 20 - science of asset selection Buyers Decision Quadrant 2The whole concept is quite simple and most investors would have gone through this decision quadrant in one way or another. But the secret is understanding which part of the quadrant can be compromised and which part is absolutely non-negotiable. One thing to bear in mind is; finding an investment property that fits all the pieces of the quadrant is really slim and most of the time, you would need to compromise slightly. Listen to the podcast to find out more.



Also, The Property Couch is hoping to get nominated for the Investor’s Choice Award 2015 for the category: Property Educator/Mentor. We would like to spread the word out on the podcast so that we can help more people avoid making bad investment choices and avoid buying the wrong asset. So if you think we are doing a good job, please do nominate us here.

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