007 | Studio or One Bedroom Apartment as an Investment Property

Folks, we’ve been sharing what we believe will make you into successful investors, but today, we’re turning the microphone over to you 

We’re answering one of the FIRST questions we ever received on our podcast from Matt:  

Ep 007 - Studio or One Bedroom Apartment as an Investment Property - The Property Couch - Property Investing in Australia








And what a great question it is! 🏠 

With the rise in apartments in CBDs around Australia, this is a common question we’ve been hearing, and we’re excited to get into the meat of it today!  

We’re breaking it down into HOW these two accommodations differ, the different types of asset classes you can invest in and the regulations around them… 

PLUS, we investigate density and spacing (More importantly, how it can create pesky glass ceilings for you)… 

Whether holiday homes are a better investment (Curveball, right?!)  

 And how lifestyle factors and the fading Great Australia dream impact our response!  

But before we let you jump into today’s episode, we’ve got a huge announcement!

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But back to today’s episode…

👉  Tune in now folks, there’s some evergreen wisdom in there!  


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Here’s some of the gold we cover…

  • 1:30 – What’s the difference between a studio and a 1 bedroom?  
  • 2:30 – Why one size doesn’t fit all!  
  • 3:30 – These are ALL factors which impact our answer  
  • 4:05 – Our banks and Valuers are shy around THIS  
  • 5:30 – What Ben predicts will change in Australian markets  
  • 6:18 – What do banks look at? (And how can this put a glass ceiling on YOU)  
  • 7:01 – Our 2 cents on studios  
  • 7:41 – ___ households are the fastest growing in Australia!   
  • 8:00 – How our culture plays a role  
  • 9:55 – Is the Great Australian Dream fading? 
  • 10:50 – How a shift in developer stock and lifestyle factors impacts your choice  
  • 12:20 – There’s no ____ value in medium/high density areas  
  • 13:10 – Mainstream vs non-standard property investing  
  • 14:10 – Why to avoid specialised lending (You need THIS strategy instead!)  
  • 14:45 – The issue with investing in holiday homes  
  • 17:10 – Our verdict: Studio vs. 1 bedroom!   



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