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Episode 043 | How to Choose a Mortgage Broker Wisely?

Merry Christmas! It’s the first Christmas on The Property Couch and Bryce and Ben is definitely in a festive mood. In this podcast they will be sharing some of their stories on mortgage brokers and what role do they play in building a property portfolio.

We’ve spoken about this before in Episode 17 where we talked about the concept of a Personal Banker. In this episode, we’ll list out the criteria to look for when you are thinking about including a mortgage broker into your property team. Yes, it does need to be an investment savvy broker but what else? Bryce and Ben will also be discussing about why loan structure and a sound finance strategy is crucial.

We will also be answering this question from Andrew:
Hi guys, loving the podcast. You’ve talked in past episodes about what to look out for when choosing to engage a property manager for your investment property. Could you discuss how you would go about selecting a mortgage broker? I have utilised the services of mortgage brokers in the past and have found that many of them are purely transactional and only use the big 4 lenders.

 

 

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Episode 042 | Investment Strategy, New Developments and Professional Advice – Chat with Steve Waters

Our next guest on The Property Couch is Steve Waters from Right Property Group! Steve comes from a Buyers Agent background and his company is part of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) association.

With a combined experience of more than 30 years in the property industry, this trio will be chatting about:

  • What triggered Steve to start his investment journey and the biggest mistake he had ever made in his own portfolio
  • The philosophies and strategies in property investment – Capital growth vs cash flow
  • Their thoughts on new developments – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • What do they look for in asset selection
  • Where do they see the most pain in a market correction
  • Why do you need professional advice when investing in property and where to look for them

 

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Episode 041 | The Moving Parts of Cash Flow Management (Money & Wealth Accumulation Model)

Money & Wealth Accummulation Model - FinalThis week on The Property Couch, Bryce and Ben discuss about the moving parts of a cash flow management strategy. As compared to Episode 3 (Four Pillars of Mastery – Cash Flow Management) where we talked about the flow of money, this podcast is mainly about the Money and Wealth Accumulation Model. It includes the variables and assumptions to consider when modelling sophisticated wealth outcomes. As this topic can be fairly detailed, we strongly recommend our listeners to have the diagram open while listening to the podcast.

We will also be answering this question from Bradden:
You often refer to paying down debt during your talks as a means of creating passive income. Is there a strategy of paying down debt on your rental properties? Is it just as simple as paying P&I? Do you only start paying down debt once you have finished your accumulation phase? Does this only happen when you start to sell one of your properties? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on paying down debt.
PS: Ben’s not a bad bloke for a Collingwood supporter.

 

This topic is also discussed in Part Three (Section 10) of our book: The Armchair Guide to Property Investing. For those who have the book, you can also refer to page 219 for additional reference. And here’s the video mentioned in the podcast:

 

 

Free resources mentioned in this podcast:

 

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Episode 040 | Q&A – Line of Credit, NRAS Program, Fixing a Broken Portfolio, Conducting a Due Diligence and Insurances

Introducing the first episode of our summer series! Let’s kick start with a Q&A episodes. If you have a property related question that you couldn’t solve or needs an opinion on, please do not hesitate to let us know here. In this episode, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be addressing some topics on:

  • Line of Credit (LOC) question from Brad : Firstly, love the podcast, but have to agree that the sports commentary should be left out. ( 😥 from TPC Hosts). I have a finance related question, specifically about the intricacies of Lines Of Credit. All the articles I can find say you should get a LOC, which I get, but none drill down deeper into the intricacies of using the LOC. I understand that you would use your LOC for investing costs, such as a deposit on new property, or the levies or rates for a property. My uncertainty is whether I am then able to claim the interest charged on the LOC for these expenses. To make things more complicated, what if you were to pay your investment loans off using this LOC. Surely you couldn’t then claim the interest on the LOC as well as the investment mortgage? That would be double-dipping, right? Please do a segment on your show (which I listen to religiously) that explains more how to use the LOC tax effectively and legally.
  • NRAS questions from Cesar : What is your view on the NRAS program? From everything I hear from you it is probably a no go, but would be nice to hear more as many spruikers are heavily promoting NRAS to investors.
  • Property Portfolio question from Sandy : Guys, love the podcast and wish I had listened to it a few years ago. My suggestion is to discuss the strategy to fix a “broken” portfolio ie a number of under performing properties (pretty much all the things you have explained to avoid) that were spruiked.
  • Due Diligence and Research from Daniel : You always hear from professionals in their podcasts that you need to do due diligence and do your research into finding a property. I’m a first time investor, but this question could be used for every investor. What resources do you need and what do you have to look for in conducting due diligence? I wouldn’t know where to begin. Could you please elaborate on who one can achieve this?
  • Property Insurance from Daniel : Advice on what’s the best type of insurance to have on your investment property?

 

Free resources mentioned in this podcast:

 

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Episode 039 | Post-Purchase Process for Investment Properties

As mentioned before, getting the right strategy and perfecting the art of asset selection is crucial to any property investors. But what happens once the contract is signed? This time on The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley talks about the post-purchase process when buying an investment property.

Bryce started off the podcast with an analogy. Imagine you on board a plane and it’s about to depart. When a plane takes off, from the moment it leaves the tarmac to the point it levels out at 30,000 feet, that’s when it uses most of its fuel. That’s the same with property investors. They use most of their mental fuel when they are going to buy the property but once the deal is done, most often forget that they still have the rest of the journey to complete.

 

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Free resources mentioned in this podcast:

Property manager checklist – Download here

 

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Property Manager Checklist

TPC Property Management ChecklistAs promised in Episode 39, here’s the Property Manager Checklist by us. This checklist includes the questions you should ask when interviewing a property manager such as rent roll size, credentials, ongoing management fees and more. We’ve also included some post authority questions to make sure your property manager continue to provide good quality services.

Click on the report to start your download.

 

ps: If you’re wondering why you should hire a Property Manager, check this list out from Your Property Manager: read more.

Episode 038 | Property Price Research in Australia

In their daily role as a Buyers Agent and Property Investment Advisor, Bryce and Ben often conduct comparable analysis on properties that they are going to buy. This is a crucial part of their due diligence because it demonstrates the suitability of the property for the client’s property plan and also sets a starting point for their negotiation process. So in this episode of The Property Couch, they will be sharing the process that they go through when conducting a property price research.

Our hosts will also be sharing their “text-book” floor plan, understanding under quoting in a sales campaign and ways to decipher a more reliable price range using the auction clearance rates as a guideline. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

 

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Episode 037 | Understanding the Scarcity factor in Property Investment

Scarcity. It is one of the three filters in our asset selection criteria and you’ve probably heard Bryce and Ben talking about it numerous times in previous podcasts. In this current market condition, it is more important than ever to ensure you nailed the scarcity factor right. But how do you determine if a property is scarce or not?

Ep 37 Podcast - Understanding the scarcity factor in property investmentIn this episode, our hosts will be breaking the scarcity factor into two parts and will be sharing their very own “Scarcity Scale”. As mentioned previously, location usually does the heavy-lifting on the performance of an asset so, Bryce and Ben will be starting with area/location (right side of the scale) and then move on to the property type.

 

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Case Demonstration: 4% Growth and 6% Yield vs. 6% Growth and 4% Yield

 

As promised in Episode 34, Ben will be demonstrating the impact a difference in strategy make to your portfolio. He’ll be using Empower Wealth’s Wealth Projection Modelling to highlight the difference in cash flow between a 4% Growth and 6% Yield vs. 6% Growth and 4% Yield. Watch the video to learn more.

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