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Episode 249 | The 4-Step Framework To Renovate or Build Your Home… AND Enjoy it! – Chat with Amelia Lee

Considering renovating or building your own home? If so, this is the perfect episode for you!! Here’s why…

We’ve got Amelia Lee, the architect behind Undercover Architect, an award-winning online resource to teach folks how to design, build or renovate their homes. To give you an idea, she’s been in the industry for over 25 years and has solid personal experience in the trenches as a “serial renovator”!

And the best part? Amelia’s on a serious mission to take the “bamboozle” out of the renovation, building and design process!

‘Cos let’s be real folks… these projects can often be draining on the ol’ tolerance levels/bank account/relationship health/overall health… BUT  as you’re about to find out… it doesn’t have to be like this AT ALL!!

(Ben’s now wishing he chatted with Amelia BEFORE he attempted three renovations on the one house!)…

‘cos, what d’ya know… it turns out that renovating and building your own home can actually be…. enjoyable!!

And all you need to do is follow Amelie’s simple, 4-Step Framework…. BEFORE you even pick up a hammer, tear down a kitchen sink or stub your toe on an exposed nail, cursing and questioning why you ever took the project on. (And/or telling yourself “never again!” like our mate Ben… who went ahead and did do it again AND AGAIN, oblivious to the fact that this wonderful framework existed.)

Learn from Ben’s mistakes folks — avoid hemorrhaging cash.

Go get your overalls ready…. this is going to be fun!

 

The Top SEVEN Takeaways…

  1. What does building and renovating with “intention” look like?
  2. How can you stretch your dollar further?
  3. Who do you need on your team?
  4. What are the big slipups people often don’t think about?
  5. How do you find a decent builder?
  6. What things are the top considerations for investors and home owners?
  7. Would an architect ever be an owner-builder? (and Should You???)

 

P.S. It’s our 250th episode next week folks… that means… MEGA GUEST… AND… MEGA  GIVEAWAYS…

… so make sure you show up!

 

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Episode 248 | Everything You Need to Know About The 138 Changes Landlords Are Facing

There’s ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT CHANGES to Victoria’s rental laws coming into effect next year… and we think these are about to set the precedence for legislation across the entire country.

Which means… landlords need to be clued in on their rights and what’s going to be expected moving forward — and frankly folks… we think the pendulum has swung slightly too far, and is now quite in favour of tenants. So, what do “Residential Rental Providers” — which, by the way, is what Landlords are about to be called — need to know BEFORE these changes kick in??

Here to fill us in on everything in this pretty epic episode, is Hayley Mitchell, Director of Geelong Property Managers and Director and Trainer of Mitchell PT, which provides training and consulting in the property management industry. Plus, she’s also a fully licensed Real Estate Agent and has worked in property management since 1999 (she’s well-and-truly passionate about this stuff, folks!)

And here’s where it gets super important…

Hayley has actually gone through the ENTIRE 500-page Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill with a fine-tooth comb.

And not only is this impressive… but also, it’s actually incredibly helpful for us landlords — or wanna-be landlords, or even the tenants amongst us!

Let’s find out what on earth is going on and how exactly these changes to legislation affect us!

And just a bit of a disclaimer folks: this is Hayley’s interpretation of how these changes will impact landlords and as such should not be taken to represent advice in any way. If you want more information, please seek professional advice from your property manager 😉

 

Today’s Links…

 

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The TOP Highlights…

  • When are these changes coming through?
  • How much notice do you need to get the tenant to vacate?
  • What are the changes to the rental minimum standards?
  • What’s the fine if you don’t advertise your property at a fixed amount?
  • How does “Section 68” affect a landlord’s responsibility for repairs?
  • Is there anything landlords can do about tenants keeping pets?
  • How long will landlords need to give notice to vacate?
  • Why are tenants being let off the hook when it comes to cleaning?
  • Is there any way to protect yourself from a tenant’s ability to make “modifications” to your property?
  • How much notice do you need to inspecting a property?
  • What is the fine if evict the tenant in order to move in but then don’t actually move in?
  • Why’s https://thepropertycouch.com.au/ep82-qa-investing-in-property-overseas/a great tenant so important?
  • What’s “The Landlord Blacklist“?

 

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RBA September 2019 – Is the Australian Economy REALLY that bad?

Businesses cut back as weak economy puts pressure on profits. Australia managed to survive the global recession – but all that good work has been wasted. The worst surplus ever: ‘Obsession’ rocking the Australian economy.

These are just some of the headlines when you search for “Australian Economy” on Google. Is it really that bad? Are we really going towards a rocky time? What does the fresh data telling us?

That’s what Ben will be explaining in today’s RBA commentary folks! Apart from that, he’ll also be covering a variety of topics such as:

  • What’s happening with the US-China Trade Deal and what’s President Trump is hoping for?
  • Are there anything else happening around the world that has a direct impact on Australia?
  • Is the Australian Economy as bad as the media is saying it is?
  • What’s the main focus for the RBA at the moment?
  • How’s business confidence now that more post-election data is available?
  • And more!

Now, let’s dive into RBA September 2019 Cash Rate Announcement!

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

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Episode 247 | How to Invest in Property When You’re Busy Raising a Family, Holding Down a Career, Have No Time or are an Investor Already

No time? But still wanting to invest in property? Keen to find out what strategic step you should take next?

Attention! Busy folks and experienced investors…

…. yes, that’s you lot down there at the back who are raising a family, holding down a career, investing in property already AND/OR simply have a lot on the go….

… this is YOUR episode!

 

‘Cos today is PART 2 of our tips and tailored Q&A session for each investor demographic… and today we’re tackling…

  1. Busy folks
  2. Experienced investors

So, if you’re a curious to learn how to invest in property WITHOUT sacrificing your life, lifestyle or livelihood… or you wanna hear how to review your current portfolio, or what to do when you’ve ALREADY got one or two investment properties under your belt…. then you’ve come to the right place!!!

Today we’re answering the common questions folks in either/both of these demographics ask us, so that you’ll be educated, efficient AND effective at building out your property portfolio.

 

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So… THE QUESTIONS — 

For Busy Couple and Families:

  • Q1: How do we afford to invest in property when we’re busy raising a family and still keep money for holidays, schooling, being home and other important lifestyle needs?
  • Q2: How much does it really cost and how long will it take to build a stress-free property portfolio that we can live off?
  • Q3: Is passive income through property a possibility or a pipe dream? Will we really have enough to retire comfortably?
  • Q4: Who can we trust to set us on the right path?
  • Q5: What’s happening with property now? Where are we in the property cycle and what locations should we invest in?
  • Q6: What type of properties should we be looking at if we are in this particular demographic?
  • Q7: What’s the best loan structure and strategy for my situation before I’m in this particular demographic?
  • Q8: When should we buy the next one? After the kids are in high school?
  • Q9: How can we find the best way to get started at this stage of our life?

 

Experienced Property Investors:

  • Q1: Is your current portfolio correctly structured for optimal growth and will new property strategies actually work for you?
  • Q2: How many do I actually need?
  • Q3: How do I review my portfolio?
  • Q4: How can you grow your portfolio quickly without risking all you’ve worked so hard to achieve?
  • Q5: How can you invest in property when you’re nearing retirement and concerned about conserving your current nest egg.
  • Q6: What’s the truth about self-managed super funds? Should you have one? Us it set up for ultimate performance and is your current structure in danger of noncompliance?
  • Q7: How do I diversify my portfolio?

 

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Report: Is My Property Portfolio Enough?

Are you already an experienced property investor? If so, maybe you’re wondering if you need to buy more properties to build up your portfolio and create the passive income you’re chasing? Or maybe you have one or two investment properties under your belt, but aren’t sure what strategic step to take next? Or perhaps you’re even floating the idea of investing through a self-managed superfund, but aren’t sure if it’s a suitable option for you?

Wherever you’re at, as an experienced investor it can be challenging to way up how your current portfolio is performing, how often to review your properties or even to know if you need to continue investing, especially given the fact that you don’t want to risk all of the hard work and effort you’ve already put in.

And as experienced investors ourselves, we get it.

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Report: I Have A Property, What’s Next?

Time poor? Curious to learn how to invest in property without it taking up too much of your precious hours? Wondering when and what your next property should be? Keen to get answers to your property investment questions right now without the fluff so you can get an honest, professional opinion on how you might be able to make this happen for you and your family?

Good news. Inside these pages, you’ll find exactly that — common questions that time-poor folk and parents with kids ask us.

And as property investors who happen to have a couple of kids of our own and work fulltime (most weeks “it’s fulltime… and then some”), we get that you’re already juggling it all — taking care of your family, holding down a demanding job, dealing with the stressors of everyday life, trying to remain sane throughout it all, etc. etc. — we know that adding “investing in property” into that mix might seem like an incredulous and perhaps impossible feat.

The truth? It doesn’t have to be.

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Report: How to Start Investing In Property?

So you’re interested to start investing in property, huh? Good on you!! (So are we!)

To give you an idea, property investing is our greatest passion and something we do both personally AND professionally… so you’re in safe hands here and we’ve DEFINITELY got some insights to share with you!

We’re going to help you out. We’re just going to tell it like it is, answer some of the most common questions that a lot of beginner investors have, without the fluff and confusing-jargon, and give you a whole heap of free resources that you can poke around with and take a look at in your own time and at your own pace, okay?

So if you’ve already saved up a deposit or if you’re halfway there, then this free report is for you!

We talked about this in detail on Episode 246, Real Estate 101! But if you’re keen to get your hands on the transcripts, all the links mentioned in the episode AND additional resources that will help you escalate your journey, then this free report is for you!

 

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  • Access to TPC MyWealth Portal to trap your surplus
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Report: Are You Saving For A Deposit?

Are you madly trying to save up a deposit, wondering how long it’s going to take for your savings to “magically” transfer into bricks and mortar? Maybe you’re a first home buyer and you’re desperate to haul yourself up onto the property ladder, but you’re not sure of the exact process involved in buying a home, or you wanna make sure your hard work and effort goes into a great asset or, hey, maybe you simply want your deposit to hurry up and be enough already?!

We talked about this in detail on Episode 246, Real Estate 101! But if you’re keen to get your hands on the transcripts, all the links mentioned in the episode AND additional resources that will help you escalate your journey, then this free report is for you!

 

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  • Full Transcript for this section on Episode 246, Real Estate 101
  • Free download of our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again
  • Three additional videos that are related to this topic
  • Access to TPC MyWealth Portal to trap your surplus

 

 

Episode 246 | Real Estate 101: Everything from Buying Your First Home to Beginner Investor Tips

Attention! First-time investors, first home buyers and property investors needing a refresher!

This episode is your official “How To Guide” — including everything you need to know about buying property… AND investing in it! We answer your questions, we tell you exactly what you need to know to avoid the mistakes from the get go, what investment makes for a good investment AND how to get onto the property ladder quicker and without the hassle!

This is Episode #1 of TWO EPISODES that cover the types of property investor demographics out there… our beginner folks all the way to our astute listeners who already have a property portfolio to their name. And guess what? Today is ALL about our “first time-ers”… first time investors… first home buyers…. and those who wish they’d had access to this info when they FIRST started!

We’re also throwing in Free Report for EACH of the profile including a transcript, commonly asked questions, links mentioned in each of the section and Additional Bonuses to help you in your journey. So between these two episodes, make sure you pick up the Demographic Booklet that’s designed for you!!

 

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So… Today’s Questions are…

For First Home Buyers:

 

For First Time Investors:

 

Today’s Links…

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Episode 245 | From Motor Mechanic to Selling James Packer’s House! – Chat with Michael Pallier

Some stories need to be heard to be believed! And the story we’re about to share with you is indeed one of these… ‘cos today’s guest went from being a motor mechanic to selling some of the most expensive properties across the country… yes, including… the home of Australian billionaire businessman and investor James Packer!

Joining us on the Couch today is Michael Pallier, Managing Director of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty — an elite agency that handles the sale of luxury residential homes and rural properties throughout NSW and the ACT!

To give you an idea of the calibre of the properties Michael sells… well, folks… he’s just sold his EIGHTY-SECOND property valued OVER $9 MILLION (oh, and Packer’s property went for a cheeky $70 mill)!!

His sales history has included…

  • The most expensive home ever sold in Australia
  • The most expensive home ever sold at auction in Australia
  • The most expensive residential land ever sold

So. Pretty impressive stuff, right? But what we really wanna know is… … how???

How on earth did a motor mechanic all of a sudden start selling luxury homes? And who are the people who are forking out some serious cash for these properties?

And, of course, what can we learn from Michael’s secret to success?

Psst… as mentioned in today’s ep, here’s the house he’s currently selling: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-vaucluse-131386806

And here’s Bryce’s mindset minute from Simon Sinek! Watch his video here. 

 

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