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Episode 005 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Asset Selection

 We’re going to let you in on a secret for selecting great assets… 

Look at the big picture BEFORE the property!  

That’s right folks! We’ll be discussing this (and more!) as part of the third episode which focuses on A for Asset Selection in our ABCD Property Investment Formula.  

And while most think they score an A+ in this area, we look at a couple pitfalls that can cause people to score an F!  

Bryce discusses why you should avoid being sold on “The Bling!” (Think shiny taps and sparkling stainless steel…yep, he definitely fell for that one 😉)  

…and instead, what other areas you should be focusing on when selecting an asset! Is investing in new or old properties better? And how important is location and land value?  

On top of that, we look at the big question on everyone’s mind: Who should you be taking property investing advice from anyway??  

Tune in for all this and more in today’s episode!  

 ✨ Plus don’t miss Ben’s golden return ratio which could completely change the way you select your assets! ✨ 

 

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Here’s some of the gold we cover…

  • 1:40 – The Big Picture of Asset Selection 
  • 2:33 – Folks, property is an emotional asset!! 
  • 3:00 – What is the Growth story?  
  • 4:12 – A bit of gold for our listeners… 
  • 4:45 – Why medium and high-density areas are different to this golden rule? 
  • 6:00 – Why is asset location so important?  
  • 7:10 – Ben’s “ugly duckling to swan” property story! 
  • 8:15 – Using the Telescope vs. Microscope approach  
  • 9:25 – Bryce’s first property: Don’t be sold on the bling too!  
  • 10:10 – What is the buyers quadrant?  
  • 11:28 – First-time property investors – don’t be seduced by ____!  
  • 13:31 – How new properties are sold  
  • 15:15 – The generational difference: Apartment vs. house properties 
  • 16:30 – It’s NOT about land content it’s about…   
  • 18:00 – A good rule of thumb for land to asset ratio! 
  • 19:30 – WHO should you be taking your advice from when buying an investment property? 
  • 22:00 – Send us your questions!   

 

Episode 004 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Borrowing Power

This may be one of the most important factors when investing in property… 

Continuing with our “ABCD” Property Investment Formula which all property investors should master, we’re advancing to B for Borrowing Power!! 

Folks, now that you know how much surplus you have at the end of each month (thanks to the previous episode on Cash Flow Management), the next step is knowing YOUR borrowing power! 

Did you know that having higher borrowing power can greatly increase your accumulated wealth?  

But it’s not always as simple as going to your bank or mortgage broker to set up a loan…

 In fact, many unseen factors can create unwanted “glass ceilings”.  

We’ll cover how to recognise the signs of Borrowing Power and more importantly HOW to increase yours… 

PLUS, we’re unpacking INCOME: how does it affect your suburb’s desirability and value growth, and when did income and property value even become linked?! 

👉 Tune in for the gold!  

 

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Here’s some of the gold we cover…

  • 1:55 – What is Borrowing power (and why is it so important?!)  
  • 3:34 – Don’t make this couple’s mistake! 
  • 4:55 – The relationship between borrowing power and prices  
  • 7:00 – Who actually sets the market price?  
  • 7:38 – The signs of Borrowing Power!  
  • 8:00 – How do occupants affect their suburb’s value?  
  • 10:07 – The rise of The Great Australian Dream!  
  • 11:11 – The 1970s saw THIS positive change 
  • 11:53 – The 1990s, however, were… 
  • 12:40 – Why income is SO important! 
  • 14:34 – Leverage decides ____ class  
  • 15:54 – What is Cash-on-Cash returns?  
  • 16:50 – Cash Flow Management and SENSIBLE Gearing!  
  • 18:00 – How to increase YOUR borrowing power   

 

Episode 003 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Cash Flow Management

Do you know the ABCD’s of property investing??  

 Yep, we’ve spent years defining this Property Investment Formula (which we like to call the ABCDs) that every property investor should master!!  

That’s right, there’s a science behind investing; property investment is not just a transaction.  

So get excited folks because over the next four episodes we’ll be deep-diving into the four pillars which make up this Property Investment Formula:  

A – Asset Selection (what property to buy) 

B – Borrowing Power (how to set up your loan strategy and structure) 

C – Cashflow Management (how to trap more surplus) 

D – Defence (how to protect yourself and your portfolio) 

BUT REMEMBER, while this acronym makes it easy to remember each “ABCD” Pillar, this is NOT the order it should be implemented in. 

Most people tend to start with “A” – the property itself… aka Asset Selection – this is NOT where you should start!  

Instead, folks, we’ll be starting with the foundation pillar that is also the hardest to master – Cash Flow Management!  

‘And why is this the hardest?’, you ask… 

Well, unlike the other pillars, success is totally dependent on YOU! 🤯

It requires one’s own planning, observation, and discipline: all things a professional advisor can’t provide!

It’s also the cornerstone to building a successful property portfolio!  

As the famous quote goes, “change begins with you” and it’s no different for your finances.

Listen in and learn how to manage your cash flow once and for all!!! 

 

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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 0:28 – We’ve been on a tour… (No, we’re not in a band 😉  
  • 1:52 – We see THIS mistake too much  
  • 3:20 – So, what are the four pillars?  
  • 4:12 – Why is Cash Flow Management so difficult?!   
  • 5:45 – What differentiates good vs great Cash Flow Management?  
  • 7:10 – “Running a household is like running a business”  
  • 8:30 – In the old days, we had… 
  • 9:38 – WHY Cash Flow Management is the cornerstone of a successful investor!  
  • 10:40 – Where MOST people get it wrong is with ____ spending 
  • 11:19 – “Our Flow of Money” chart explained!  
  • 11:58 – What you can do with your surplus!  
  • 12:40 – Why budgets are hard   
  • 14:31 – Thinking of touching your Super early? Listen to this!   
  • 15:59 – The problem with an interest capitalisation strategy  
  • 16:55 –How Ben navigated a life change with success  
  • 18:25 – Key takeaways!!  

 

Episode 002 | Regulation vs Education

In a time of growing self-managed super funds and heated markets, what should we be valuing more: regulation or education??  

In this episode, we’re unpacking the role regulation plays (especially in the wake of the Murray Review and changing limited recourse borrowing arrangements) 

…and looking at why education is important for ALL!

That’s right folks, many marketeers and those giving the advice aren’t receiving the right training 🤯🤯🤯 – tune in to find out why!  

We’ll also unpack Australia’s most heated markets right now, how YOU can break into those markets and why the property market is actually unfair to the everyday investor.

(Phew, that’s a lot of wisdom there!)  

So if you’re ready to get educated, tune in now! 😉 

 

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Here’s some of the gold we cover…

  • 0:46 – Self-managed super funds and borrowing today 
  • 2:19 – THIS is more important than regulation!  
  • 4:45 – Why consumers and marketeers need education  
  • 6:15 – The feedback cycle  
  • 7:21 – When it’s best to buy into the market!  
  • 7:58 – Ben’s message to Sydney and Melbourne property investors  
  • 10:25 – Which is better for investing: Established or new properties?  
  • 11:35 – A strategy for buying in heated markets  
  • 11:59 – HOW many more properties will be built by 2055?!?  
  • 12:30 – If you take away anything, LET IT BE THIS  
  • 12:50 – Why the property market is unfair!  
  • 15:02 – Our opinion on student accommodation 
  • 15:25 – Investment grade VS. investment stock  
  • 16:45 – Send us your questions!  

 

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Your actions today will provide your tomorrows with all that you desire or your lack of action will be the reason (excuse) why you fail.
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