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The Property Couch’s Top Tips for entering the Property Market on a Budget!

We’ve appeared on the Today Show once again and this time, we chat about the Top Tips for Entering the Property on a Budget!

Hope you enjoy this segment! If you’d like to learn more about investing in property and building a property portfolio, here are some helpful episodes! >>

 

And there are heaps of other free resources on our website. We update them every week so make sure you check them out before you go. 🙂

Any questions or suggestions for new topics? Just send them in to info@thepropertycouch.com.au or fill in the form below and we’ll chat about it at our future Q&A episodes.

 

 

 

iTunes Top 200 Episode Ranking

Here are the 19 episodes ranking on iTunes’ Top 200 Episodes in the Business Category!
We’re not quite sure how iTunes algorithm works but looks like these are Australians’ favourites. A bit disappointed that Episode 1 is not ranking higher up, but let us know what’s your favorite episode so far!

 

Rank 3: Episode 186 | Q & A – Should You Pay Down the Principle Loan When Interest Rates are Low? Are Multiple Offset Accounts a Good Idea? PLUS The Step-by-Step Process to Buy an Investment Property!

Rank 11: Episode 185 | Will your Generation achieve “The Great Australian Dream”? — The Future of Australia’s Population, Retirement Expectations, And Other Things You Thought Were True – Chat with Mark McCrindle

Rank 22: Episode 184 | Five Property Investment Rules You Should NOT Ignore Today

Rank 43: Episode 004 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Borrowing Power

Rank 54: Episode 001 | We Fix Bad Property Investment Advice

Rank 60: Episode 003 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Cash Flow Management

Rank 66: Episode 182 | Everything You Need To Know About How To Value Your Property – Chat with Greville Pabst

Rank 70: Episode 002 | Regulation vs Education

Rank 77: Episode 005 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Asset Selection

Rank 104: Episode 183 | Is a Granny Flat a Good Strategy? Chat with Paul Glossop

Rank 113: Episode 007 | Studio or One Bedroom Apartment as an Investment Property

Rank 114: Episode 010 | Tax Depreciation

Rank 127: Episode 006 | Four Pillars of Mastery – Defence

Rank 140: Episode 009 | Buying Counter Cyclical

Rank 151: Episode 181 | Tips from Three Birds Renovations on How to Create the Perfect Renovation, Survive it, and See a Return on Investment!

Rank 156: Episode 008 | Investment Stock vs. Investment Grade

Rank 157: Episode 013 | Questions and Answers

Rank 158: Episode 012 | Why Invest in Property?

Rank 159: Episode 015 | Real Life Property Investing in Australia : Case Study

 

Got a question on Property, Finance and Money Management? Just write them in below!

 

 

Episode 187 | How to Inspect Property Like a Pro! Chat with Andrew Mackie-Smith, Expert Building and Pest Inspector

Folks, let’s just come right out and say it… getting a Building and Pest Inspection is very, very important if you’re going to buy a property. So much so that we’d go as far as to use the word “vital”. Yep, this is true for both homeowners and investors!!

So, we think it’s in your BEST interests to listen to what today’s guest, Andrew-Mackie Smith, Principal Consultant of BuildingPro (Building and Pest Reports) and author of Building Success: Why Property Investors Need Building Inspections has to say about it.

Here’s why he’s the guest qualified to give you these tips:

  1. He’s personally carried out over 12,500 Building and Pest Inspections
  2. He’s qualifications are legendary — Andrew is a licensed builder, building inspector, pest inspector and holds qualifications as a building surveyor, scaffolding inspector, timber stores greater, real estate agent and pest manager
  3. He’s a sought-after speaker to provide expert advice, specifically (but not exclusively) aimed at helping property investors.

We’re absolutely sure you’ll get a bag full of golden nuggets to take away from this one folks!!!

 

Oh, and guess what, folks?? It’s that time of the year!

Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) would like your input in this year’s Property Investor Sentiment Survey!

It should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback is really important to reveal the mood, confidence and key trends underlying the Australian property investment market (yep, that also includes your thoughts on the current lending environment).

Complete PIPA’s Survey Now >>

 

And before we jump into what you’ll learn from Andrew Mackie-Smith, just a quick shout out to a few free resources:

  1. Data Dive! Click here to download Ben’s Data Dive on Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns and we’ll send it to your email right away.
  2. Pre-Building Checklist – Click here to fill it in
  3. We’re coming to Sydney’s Property Buyer Expo next weekend (7 – 9 September 2018)! BOOK your free ticket here and use this discount code: COUCH

Similar to Melbourne’s Expo, we’ll be presenting a First Home Buyer/First Time Investor MASTERCLASS Live!!

When: 10 AM SATURDAY 8th of September
Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: FREE for TPC Listeners!

PLUS, Ben’s also doing his own presentation on Sunday @ 1:00PM – How to Achieve Financial Peace with 5 Properties or Less!

Join us there!

 

Back to today’s show.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

 

 

 

Property Buyer Expo Sydney – September 2018

We’re coming to Sydney again! This time for the Property Buyer Expo at ICC Sydney on 7 – 9 September! Catch us on these sessions! :

    • Saturday, 10 AM – Special Length Masterclass – Ben and Bryce with Special Guest to talk about Buying your First Home / Investing in your First Property
    • Sunday, 1 PM – Ben on How to Achieve Financial Piece with 5 Properties or less!

 

And as usual, we’ve secured a Free 3-day pass to the Property Buyers EXPO in Sydney for our listeners as well (normally valued at$50)!

So what are you waiting for? Register here: https://mayhem.eventsair.com/pbesydney2018/tickets/Site/Register (Please use this Promo code: COUCH)

 

You can learn more about what goes on at the Expo here too: http://www.propertybuyerexpo.com.au/sydney-speaker-program/

There are heaps of other experts as well so make sure to come and check it out. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Dive! Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns

YES, WE ARE DOING A DATA DIVE!!! 

And you can expect lots of this kind of bonuses to come through folks because we’ve completed our research platform and we can’t wait to share all our findings with all of you in our community.

Now, for this particular Data Dive, Ben will be focusing on the importance of a better price point, better location and ultimately, a better return on investments. So what are you waiting for? Just fill in the link below and we’ll send it to you right away! 🙂

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Episode 186 | Q & A – Should You Pay Down the Principle Loan When Interest Rates are Low? Are Multiple Offset Accounts a Good Idea? PLUS The Step-by-Step Process to Buy an Investment Property!

“The people’s podcast” is EXACTLY that today folks! Because here’s the deal… it’s full-on, gold-packed Q & A Day!!

And we’re diving headfirst into…

  1. Offset accounts —is it a good idea to have multiple offset accounts? And should you offset your highest loan or the oldest loan?
  2. Investing in outer suburbs versus inner suburbs
  3. The step-by-step process of buying an investment property
  4. Buying a home (PPOR) versus an investment property (IP)
  5. Lending — should you pay down the principle of an investment property when interest rates are low?
  6. Why should you join PICA?
  7. TWO amazing LifeHacks from our community!

Oh folks, we don’t want to pick favourites — but even we’ll admit it — these are some solid questions from our listeners!

From start (Mindset Minute) to “Knowledge is empowering, but only if you act on it”… this episode is ALL YOURS!

Before we jump into the questions, click here to download Ben’s Data Dive on Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns or fill in the form below and we’ll send it to your email right away.

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Questions from Kyrillos:

  1. If you’re purchasing more than 1 property, can you get more than one offset account? And if so do you split all the cash between them, or is it wiser to pour in all the cash in the offset against a larger loan?
  2. To do with LocationScore — I’ve gone through and created a Spreadsheet of all of the suburbs within 50km of Brisbane’s CBD and found that most of the better-scored suburbs are actually quite far, in terms of the asset selection criteria you guys talk about. I understand that LocationScore is more of a demand versus supply score, so if you’re a Buy and Hold investor, at a suburb level, is buying in a better location still the better option?
  3. Would you be able to run through the process of buying a property? Could you run through a quick, step by step process of what happens when (research, when should you get building and pest inspection etc)?

Note 1: Looking for the link to join the Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA)? Learn more about their membership here!

Note 2: Keen to watch Ben’s Data Dive on Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns on Investment? Just click here or fill in the form below to get access to it.

 

Question from Cam:

My partner and I are wanting to buy 1st home. We are 27 years old, have $100,000 saved and are in our 3rd year of full time employment with a combined income of $150K. Should we be stretching ourselves to buy in the area we love FIRST, or should we be buying an investment property and hope to build equity and use it to purchase our Principal Place of Residence down the track?

 

Question from Sonya:

Hi guys, love the podcast. There’s a lot of talk out there about the risk of Australians switching from Interest Only to Principal and Interest loans. I’m currently paying Interest Only, with no interest to refinance as I am starting up my own business and currently don’t have any other income coming in. Half of my loan is fixed, the other half is variable. My question is: should I pay down the principle of my investment property while the interest rates are low to control the risk of a high interest rate at a later date and the Principal and Interest I would have to pay when my loan switches over? I’m less interested in the tax advantages, and am more interested in controlling risk and reducing my overall repayments. I know that the longer my Interest Only repayment is, the higher my repayments will have to be when it switches over — and that doesn’t sound great to me. I’m sure this, and the impact of Interest Only lending, is of interest to other listeners, so I hope you can provide insight. Love your work again. Cheers!

 

 

Data Dive! Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns

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Infographics from McCrindle Research

As mentioned on Episode 185 folks, there are some amazing data and insights from Mark McCrindle! And all his reports and insights are free for download on their website! Go to McCrindle Research website here >>

But if you’d like one now, we’ve compiled all of the reports into one PDF! Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

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The reports that we’ve combined are…

  • Australian Population Map – This population map resource outlines Australian demographics – city by city, state by state.
  • Sydney Vs Melbourne – Comparing the most significant data of Sydney and Melbourne in a visualised infographic to show how these global cities measure up.
  • Australia’s Household Income and Wealth Distribution – This infographic of annual household income by quintiles shows the spread of total earnings in Australia
  • Australian Income and Wealth Distribution by Generation – Exploring how both income and wealth is distributed across the generations of households in Australia and how it has been changing.
  • Live the Dream Report – FPA and McCrindle partnered to conduct new research into the regrets, dreams, and attitudes to matters of money and life across generations, genders and geographies. The new research shows almost one in four Australians (23%) believe they are ‘definitely’ or ‘mostly’ living the dream. These enviably content people are nearly three times more likely to seek the advice of a financial planner (24%) than those who describe themselves as not yet living the dream (9%)

Again, all of these reports and more are free for download on their website so please do check them out if you love what you see here.
Go to McCrindle Research Website >>

 

Episode 185 | Will your Generation achieve “The Great Australian Dream”? — The Future of Australia’s Population, Retirement Expectations, And Other Things You Thought Were True – Chat with Mark McCrindle

Attention! Baby Boomers, Gen XYZ,  Alpha and everyone else — yep, that’s probably you — we have THE episode that just might teach you a thing or two about your generation, your next door neighbour’s generation, AND the next “smashed avocado” to take Australia by storm!

What are we talking about?

Folks, making himself comfortable on the couch today is Mark McCrindle, founder and Principle of McCrindle Research, and an award-winning social researcher, best-selling author, influential thought leader, and, wait for it… a demographer!

This is one topic that made all of us on the show super excited because as a demographer, Mark tracks emerging issues, researches social trends and sets the stage for Australia’s population — which is VERY handy if you want to know where the future’s heading, and why. Plus, he’s also the author of best-selling book, The ABC of XYZ, which opens the “can of worms” on each generation, their values and shares the story of a country centred on “the fair go”.

So, aside from learning the story behind the data, you’re about to hear all about Australia’s people, and our insights into property, retirement and wealth creation!

Oh, and Mark’s brought in his latest infographics and insight and everything — you can get all of them here — so get ready for a knowledge-packed episode! His team’s research into Australians living a successful life is one that you can’t miss as well! Just click here to download or fill in the form below and we’ll send it all to your email. 🙂

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Your dot points for today’s episode:

 

Here are some sample infographics! Want more? Fill in the form below and we’ll send it all to your email. 🙂

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Episode 184 | Five Property Investment Rules You Should NOT Ignore Today

Folks, today we’re unpacking the FIVE PROPERTY INVESTMENT RULES that will turn the media headlines on their heads and help you succeed as a property investor in a changing market!

Let’s just come straight out and say it: there is an opportunity in the market RIGHT NOW. No ifs, no buts, no “doom and gloom” about it.

So, what do you need to do to ensure your investment’s safely backed and bound to get you a return?

Simple. Listen to this episode. Implement these 5 rules. And see why the richest and most respected businessman, Warren Buffet, said exactly this…

“Invest when others are fearful, and be fearful when others are greedy.”

Before we jump in and tell you what nuggets of gold you’ll learn today, just a reminder…

Our Free LIVE Webinar, 7 Deadly Sins of Building a Property Portfolio, is happening TONIGHT at 7:30pm (AEST)!!

CLICK HERE to grab the last tickets.

Folks, we promise this Free Live Webinar will help you build a successful property portfolio AND help you avoid and overcome the hidden habits that you might not realise are undermining your success! We’ve only got a very limited number of seats left though, so please reserve your spot before it sells out.

 

And here’s what you can expect from today’s show…

And finally, looking to check out our very first appearance on the Today Show as The Property Couch host? The clip’s below or you can also watch it here. Enjoy! 🙂

 

 

 

The Property Couch’s 5 Property Tips on the Today Show!

 

Hope you enjoy this segment! If you’d like to learn more about this, we’ve done an episode on the podcast as an extension below:
>> Listen to Episode 184 | Five Property Investment Rules You Should NOT Ignore Today!

 

And there are heaps of other free resources on our website. We update them every week so make sure you check them out before you go. 🙂

Any questions or suggestions for new topics? Just send them in to info@thepropertycouch.com.au or fill in the form below and we’ll chat about it at our future Q&A episodes.

 

 

 

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