X

Significant Urban Area (SUA) Tracker Report | October 2018

Spring is definitely in the air and so is hay fever. But are Australia’s Significant Urban Areas affected by it as well?

As mentioned in Episode 193, we are sharing LocationScore’s SUA Tracker Report for October 2018!

Fill in the form below to download the Report now to get access to it now.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

What’s in this SUA Tracker Report?

In this month’s SUA Tracker, we see Ballarat on its 6 consecutive upward trend to a LocationScore of 70. But it’s still slightly behind Hobart which is holding its high score of 74. Meanwhile, the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide are still holding their Location Score in the 60s.

What’s also interesting is the rise of Mackay. 3 years ago it had a very low score of 36. Now the LocationScore is up to a very healthy 60. But will it keep going or start levelling out?

But of course, we’re not just focusing on the positives here cause not all of the markets are on an upward trend. Wollongong’s LocationScore for example has slid around 10% in the last year and there are a couple of SUAs that are showing slight downward trends such as: Port Macquarie and Busselton.

Overall, most of the suburbs in this month’s SUA Tracker are maintaining their current LocationScore.

Download the Report now to find out more.

Note: LocationScore’s Top 50 SUA Tracker Report is available to paid LocationScore subscribers every month! Not yet a Subscriber? Subscribe to LocationScore now and get access to this report every month as well as: Suburb Analyser Reports covering thousands of House and Unit markets across Australia; Top 250 Fast Track Filter on each state and more! And since you’re a listener of The Property Couch, use this code for a 20% OFF discount: TPC20

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

ps: We’ve got heaps of other Free Resources on the site! Make sure to check them all out here.

 

 

Episode 192 | How do you compare to other property investors PLUS the Tech Platform that Outperforms any “Money Hack”!

Before we get into unpacking the recently produced PIPA Sentiment Survey (download here)…. Let’s play a game, folks!

It’s kinda like Charades… except we don’t act out anything. Or sing. Or draw. Or dance. Actually, all we do is tell you the exact words… BUT we say these words slowly, so it’s still really exciting! Okay, ready?

First word: Money.

Second word: SMARTS.

Third word: Platform!!!!

 

Yep. It’s finally happened folks! THE PROPERTY COUCH HAS ITS OWN MONEY SMARTS PLATFORM — and it’s Live.

Yep. It’s THE Tech Platform.

Yep. It’ll outperform any “Money Hack” or Money Management System out there (at least that’s what we think!)

BUT you’ve got to listen to today’s episode to find out what we’re talking about. (Let’s be honest, you can just go directly here, but can you at least listen to a bit of today’s episode so we can tell you about it ourselves… we’ve been dying to tell you folks about this for AGES! (The Platform goes hand in glove with our book so that needed to be ready too, hence why we could only drop hints… up until now!)

 

Make YOUR Money Simple Again…

The Property Couch Money S.M.A.R.T.S Platform (Yep, it’s FREE)

or http://thepropertycouch.com.au/financialpeace

Enter a nickname and an email address… it’s that simple to start. We really don’t want to pinch your details folks. We’re just two guys on a crusade to make Australians smarter money managers. The rest is up to you.

EXCLUSIVE TPC LISTENER DISCOUNT

CLICK HERE to get 20% off Make Money Simple Again (Coupon code: TPC20)

 

Before we jump into what you’ll get out of today’s ep…

…. We’ve got ANOTHER WEBINAR COMING YOUR WAY!

If you missed the announcement in last week’s episode, we thought we’d saturate today’s show notes with all of the huge announcements most dear to our heart! So, here it is again folks…

FREE LIVE Masterclass: How to Build a Property Portfolio and Retire on $2K Per Week without having to renovate, re-develop or sacrifice your weekends!

When: Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

Time: 8:00pm AEDT (Melbourne time)

CLICK HERE to Register and/or Get Full Details

 

And finally one, before we get to the latest Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Sentiment Survey…

Are you an investment savvy mortgage broker looking to work for a passionate team in Sydney?

If you are, we want to hear from you! Send in your resume and cover letter to info@thepropertycouch.com.au

 

Right, back to TODAY’S Hectic Episode: 

 

p.s. Here’s the link again to the 2018 Property Investor Sentiment Survey! >> Download here now.

p.p.s. And of course, the link to our Money S.M.A.R.T.S Platform!! >> Get Access Here.

p.p.p.s Haven’t got a copy of our new book yet? CLICK HERE and use this Coupon code: TPC20

 

The Bank of Mum and Dad on Weekend Property, Today Show!

On the Today’s Show, Weekend Property this time, we talk about using the Bank of Mum and Dad to get on the property ladder! Saving a deposit, how it can be done and what else do you need to consider?

Hope you enjoy this segment! If you’d like to learn more about joint venture and guarantor loan, here are some helpful episodes! >>

  • Episode 46 | Q&A – Things we would have done differently, Buying sight unseen, Tax and purpose of property, Investment grade in regional centres and Joint ventures
  • Episode 116 | Q&A – How does Guarantor Loan actually works, Fixing a Joint Venture, Investing in WA and more

 

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.

 

 

 

Episode 191 | Seven Steps to Make Money Simple Again

Spoiler Alert: we’re practically giving away our new book, folks!

Because today we’re revealing the 7 Steps of managing your money… the exact steps that we reveal in our brand new book (coming out next week), Make Money Simple Again!

And why would we give away the gold hidden in a book that’s not even hit the shelf yet?

Simple. We want every Australian to be a smarter money manager — and with sky-rocketing credit-card debt levels in the country, we don’t think this is currently happening.

So if you want to be a better money manager, or if you want your money to work harder for you, or if you’ve found yourself in a debt cycle you’re struggling to get out of, then today’s episode is exactly what you need!

 

Want a copy of our brand new book?

CLICK HERE to order one – Make Money Simple Again!

 

Before we jump straight in, we also give you the latest news from Property Investors Council of Australia (PICA) — specifically how the recent meeting about the Victorian Residential Tenancy Changes went!
If you want to get your hands on PICA’s presentation and deck slides from the evening, join PICA for $5 and you will be eligible to get them for free!

 

But that’s not it… guess what else we announce in today’s show?

 

We’re throwing another Free Live Webinar — How to Build a Property Portfolio and retire on $2k per week without having to renovate, re-develop or sacrifice your weekends!

CLICK HERE to Secure Your Free Seat (limited seats available)

8:00PM AEDT Wednesday, 10th October 2018

 

Folks, it’s true — we’re holding a brand new Live Masterclass for you! You’ll learn the 3 Secrets to build a property portfolio and retire on 2K per week…

Secret #1 How to Retire on $2,000 per week as a passive investor with 5 properties or less
Secret #2 How to Grow a multi-million dollar property portfolio without sacrificing the monthly budget
Secret #3 Whoever buys the RIGHT property ensures they DON’T have to worry about negative market noise.

So again, reserve your seat before it sells out!

 

And lastly, if you’re an experienced Mortgage Broker or someone who’s passionate with loan strategy and loan structure, then we want to hear from you!
>> Click here to learn more about our vacancies.

 

TODAY’S GOLD:

  • What are the 7 Steps to manage your money like a pro?
  • Which steps go in “Ready” and “Set” and “Go?”
  • How can you stop the money slippage?
  • How is it possible that this system only 10 minutes a month?
  • What’s the number one fundamental principle you need to know?
  • Why is banking structure crucial?
  • How long should your “float” be?
  • What day should you pay yourself?
  • What is “discretionary” and “essential” spending?
  • How can groceries be both discretionary and essential?
  • What’s the number #1 mistake you can make with money?
  • What can you learn from our different case studies?
  • Why can “Pay Your Self First” lead you into trouble?

 

 

P.S. Looking to get a copy of our brand new book? CLICK HERE to order one – Make Money Simple Again!

 

Episode 190 | Q & A – Addressing Media Alarmists, Investing in Your 50s and The Truth About Lenders Mortgage Insurance…

If you’ve heard the latest media reports, folks, you might have reason to believe the property market is all bricks and slaughter… but is that really the case?

Today on the Couch, we’re addressing media alarmists — the recent noise shouting out alarm that they’ll be a total housing crash in Australia! So… is there any truth to the gloom and doom?

PLUS, we’re deep-diving into investing later in life and what this really looks like for people in their fifties, including the ramifications of investing in property can have on pension allowances.

And, of course, Lenders Mortgage Insurance… let’s run the basics, and work out when too much is WAY too much!

Before we kick off the Qs… guess what??

 

If you want the 30% discount on our new book Make Money Simple Again you need to join our waitlist BEFORE 11:59PM TOMORROW  (Friday 21st September 2018)

Yes, this is a limited-time only discount, folks!

>> CLICK HERE to Get 30% Discount of our New Book

 

And before we jump into the questions, here are some recommendations from Stiggy to help you go through this episode:

  • Do you want the recording from on the VIC Residential Tenancies Act Amendments? PICA will be sending out the slides AND the replay to their members next week. Not a member yet? Click here to join.
  • (Spoiler Alert) And finally… Here’s the link to the Granny Flat that we’ve chat about on today’s show. Make sure you consult a qualified and experienced Financial Planner before making any investment decisions folks! 🙂

 

Alrightey, let’s get to today’s questions!

Question about Investing in Your 50s from Darren

Me and my wife made a mistake late in life. We bought a house and sold it back in 2000, so we’re not first home buyers. We’re 50, looking forward to getting on the property train and have a good income of about $180K per year. We have about 4.5K in disposable income that we can put into property. Given everything I’ve heard from you guys, how could a couple, now 50, with that available cash, make their way through to give themselves a passive income by mid-60s, earning $80 – $100K per year in passive income. We were thinking of buying a house for around $450K, perhaps on the north side of Brisbane, around Petrie and Kallangura area, and we could smash out as much as we could in a year and a half, build up some equity and buy then move onto the 2nd house with a maybe a bit of renovation between. So my question is: how do people of our age group get onto the property ladder and make this happen for ourselves?

 

Question from Steph the “Serial Coucher”

We’re looking at purchase a home from my father in law over a period of time. Essentially, he is an asset rich, cash poor retiree who is living fortnight-to-fortnight on the pension. Yes, it’s certainly an emotional driver, but the asset does stack up. So my question is: how does something like this work? Can you acquire traditional financing, or is it a specialty class of financing? And what specialist should we look to engage? I want to get as much info as possible before even bringing up the subject with him. Thanks guys!

 

Question about Lenders Mortgage Insurance from Alasdair

I’m looking to increase my portfolio from 2 Investment Properties (IP) to 3IPs, and possibly a 4th. I’m sitting at around about 90% when I get my loans. I read somewhere that around the $1million mark it gets difficult. And I’ve heard that the global portfolio is impossible to get it over $2.5 mil. Can you speak to that idea?

 

 

Episode 189 | Q & A – Vic Residential Tenancy Changes and “Legoland” in a Good Location

Folks, today we’re tackling your questions around some tough topics!

Because chances are, you’ve heard about the amendments that’ve recently been passed on Victoria’s Residential Tenancies Act — laws that allow tenants to keep pets and make ‘minor’ modifications to the property, regardless of the landlord’s wishes.

So we’re going to give our take on this, as well as take a deep dive on “Legoland” and whether or not these properties are worth considering if they’re sitting in a good location. Plus a certain Donald Trump gets a mention, as does the interest rate rise we’ve seen from the big banks right here on our home turf!

And why the tough topics now?

Well folks, it’s pretty simple… we’ve sweated out our brand new book, Make Money Simple Again (Get 30% off here), and now that it’s off to the printers… we’re ready to take on some of your other challenges!

 

Before we kick it off, just a shout out that PICA’S holding a limited-seating event on Tuesday 18th September at 6pm — to discuss on the amendments to the Victorian Residential Tenancy Act…

This is an exclusive event (only 60 seats available) with Yvonne Martin and will take place at Madgwicks Lawyers, Level 6, 140 William Street, Melbourne.

Register Here: PICA – Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act

 

And yes,

WE FINALLY FINISHED OUR BOOK, Make Money Simple Again!!!

Get 30% OFF IF YOU JOIN THE WAITLIST
(AND get it before anyone else!)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE DETAILS: Make Money Simple Again

 

But back to the tricky Q & A….

 

Question — Chris on Tenancy Changes

I’m disappointed at your quick video overview regarding proposed rental tenancy changes in Victoria. I have no problem with most of the suggested changes but, how can you not be alarmed at tenants being given the right to have pets and make modifications deemed ‘minor’ – whatever that means? We are not just talking about picture hooks here! After investigating further, this may include security measures and air conditioning! Who pays for these? You flippantly dismiss the pet comment with a remark about ’tiles’. Are you serious??? What about carpets and polished floorboards taking a pounding from pets’ claws and their excrement! I will tell you from experience that any sort of steam cleaning and fumigating of carpets etc….even at the tenant’s expense is not the answer. I’ve had to on at least two occasions (where both urine and faecal matter was so prevalent) had no choice, but to change the carpets! Forget the floorboards – too damn expensive to re-sand and polish!  Please tell me that these abovementioned points are also concerns for you?

 

SpeakPipe Question – Emma on Rate Statement showing a Decline

I have a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1 car spot investment apartment in Maribyrnong. I’ve just noticed on my new rate statement that the Capital Improved Value and the Site Value have decreased. It is a long term investment, should I be worried? Or should I just enjoy the lower rates this year? Thanks!

 

SpeakPipe Question — Lucas about Trump and IO Loans

… As we know, America runs at huge deficits, and Trump’s now starting trade wars with a whole bunch of economic blocks and their interest rates are going up so it’s going to be harder for them to service their debt. Deficits are going to become bigger & in case that backfires, and causes another GFC situation, what impact will Trump have on the Australian housing market? And, also, we’ll probably have another compounding problem with tougher lending criteria and people having less opportunity to roll interest-only with banks. So I’d like to know what you think will happen to the property market if these things happen, which is the worst case scenario. Thank you.

 

Question — Nick on History of Sales

Hi, I am a casual listener of the podcast and a first time buyer looking for a place to live in Melbourne. We have found a townhouse in Thornbury, a property that ticks all the boxes for us and looks like a good price. However, the property is selling for only a fraction over that which it was purchased in 2014 and is amongst about 50 of other similar townhouses — the property next door is also for sale. It is probably the best located/nicest property we can afford that we have found in Melbourne but those seem like red flags from an investment point of view. I thought I might just ask and see if you might be able to point us in the right direction as to how much we should read into previous sale prices and also about what saturation means in the townhouse market? Thank you and keep up the rad podcasts!

 

 

Instagram

×

MONEY SMARTS SYSTEM

Plus We Will Also Notify You
When We Release New Episodes

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

We Only Send You Awesome Stuff

×