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Episode 314 | The Millennial Movement: How It’s Shifting Property Demand – Chat with Simon Kuestenmacher

Did you know there’s a “Millennial Movement” currently happening? What if we told you this is shifting the property type set for high demand? What if we told you it might not be what you think it is?!

Folks, we’re about to dive inside the mind of an expert Demographer – someone who studies the changing structure of human populations and how this is going to play out in the future. And someone we’re VERY excited to have on!

Today’s guest is Simon Kuestenmacher – Co-Founder of and Director of Research at The Demographics Group!

Yes, The Demographics Group is, of course, headed by Managing Director Bernard Salt, one of Australia’s most sought-after social commentators…. and Simon not only works alongside him, he is himself a rising star in the world of demography – particularly when it comes to data animation and interpretation.

Even better, he has a rare talent of explaining these insights in a way that’s both super engaging (you’ll soon see!) so we can ALL understand and benefit from. He holds degrees in geography from leading universities in both Berlin and Melbourne and has also worked for several years as a business consultant with KPMG Australia. Basically, he absolutely knows his stuff!

Key Message Before You Listen…. As you likely know already – Australia’s population has a HUGE flow on effect to the demand (and hence the price) of property. At the end of the day, “population” is really “people”… and people, of course, live in and set the demand for properties… So when someone tells you little-known insights about who these people are and what they’re up to – i.e. key demographic trends, consumer insights and cultural changes – if you’re someone who’s interested in INVESTING in property… well, it’s extremely wise to pay attention.

You’ll get huge value out of this ep, folks!

Tune in now to hear what’s coming next for Australian Property!

 

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Here’s What We Cover..

  • Demographics 101 – What’s the #1 you must know when it comes to understanding demographics data?
  • What’s The Millennial Movement that’s shifting property demand?
  • The property type set to boom this decade…
  • The New COVID-norm analysis – what does it mean for property?
  • Are City Properties A Thing Of The Past?
  • Will the shift to regional locations be PERMANENT?
  • Who are the type of people who DISLIKE working from home?
  • What country or location most compares to Australia?
  • Where does Australia fit in the global landscape?
  • Why is the fastest growing economy not always the best economy?
  • Property Through The Generations – What It Says About Future Demand
  • What are “Launch Pad Suburbs”?
  • The major difference between Australian and European countries
  • Will immigration levels pick back up?
  • How many international students become permanent residents here?
  • The 1954 Melbourne map…
  • Which Australian capital city spends the most on wrist watches?! (And what does this tell us?)
  • What are the key trends that shape the way we live?
  • Upcoming Trends Property Investors Need To Be Aware of

 

 

 

 

Episode 311 | The Dummies Guide To Strata Properties & Body Corporates – Chat with Amanda Farmer

What is Strata? And what are your obligations if you are considering investing in, or have already purchased, strata properties?

In this episode we’re going down the rabbit hole of Strata and Body Corporates/ Owner Corporations! Basically, it’s a “101” on The Do’s and Don’ts and Practical Tips for Strata Management… and, while this can be quite a complex topic, we have the perfect guest to explain everything you need to know… without the confusion or legal jargon getting in the way!

Today’s guest is clearly someone who knows her subject well…. Joining us is Amanda Farmer from Your Strata Property! Amanda is a specialist strata lawyer with over 16 years’ experience in strata and community living. As a Fellow and Council Member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers, she is a recognised strata expert.

This episode is a MUST for anyone who is thinking about investing in an apartment or townhouse that shares common areas… those of which are managed by a body corporate!!

Listen now to get “The Dummies Guide” to Strata Properties & Body Corporates!

 

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How To Pick The Right Investment Property: “Know Thy Quadrant…”

So, what makes for the RIGHT investment property… and how do you pick it?

Well, let’s be honest… most of us can’t tick all the boxes on our property wish-list. We’d like to, sure, but often this isn’t an accurate depiction of reality. We can’t all afford the best house in the best street in a blue-chip, capital-growth-centric location every time we invest in property! So, chances are you’ve had, or will have, a conversation about what you might have to compromise in the buying process.

… And this is where our “Buyer’s Decision Quadrant” comes in!

This is a framework that can help you with the asset selection process and help you make an informed decision so you are NOT compromising where it matters most. Because there is something that is absolutely non-negotiable.

So in today’s episode, we’re going to take a deep dive on the four areas — the “Quadrants”  — of our Buyer’s Decision Quadrant so you can sleep well knowing you’ve picked the right investment property with the money you have and the ambitions you seek!

Listen now to learn how to pick the right investment property by using our Buyer’s Decision Quadrant to weigh up the “wins” and “loses” of what you compromise on!

Don’t forget, get further insights and “play along at home” by picking up a FREE physical copy of our book here: http://www.thearmchairguide.com.au/

 

Here’s a bit of what we cover in today’s episode…

  • What is “The Buyers Decision Quadrant” and how can you use it to purchase your next investment property?
  • What is The One Thing you should NEVER compromise on?
  • Should you buy “Smaller, Closer In” OR “Bigger, Further Out?”
  • What can you compromise on if you have a smaller budget?
  • How to recognise which investment property will work for your own circumstances…
  • Is a property that “ticks all boxes” – AKA the perfect property – really a myth?
  • Is “Uglier” always better?
  • Land size considerations…
  • What should you quickly overlook?

 

Free Resources

  • Free Book – The Armchair Guide To Property Investing: How to Retire on $2,000 A Week (please just pay for postage – we’ll pay for the book and send it anywhere in Australia for you.)
  • The Property Couch PodcastThe Insider’s Guide to Property Finance and Money Management (This is Australia’s #1 Property Podcast with over 307+ episodes that features HEAPS of simple and actionable frameworks, countless interviews with the best minds in the Australian property and finance industry and a ridiculous number of free resources to help you at any stage of the property investment journey)

 

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The #1 Reason Why These Properties Soar In Value… While Others DON’T!

Not all properties are created equal. And there is a specific reason for this – what we like to call “The Psychology Behind The Price”. And this has EVERYTHING to do with human interest and human behaviour – something that can indeed be measured and, almost always, stays exactly the same… no matter who you are or where you live.

Here’s the deal… there are two “types” of properties – Investment Grade and Investment Stock. And most investors are often tricked into thinking – or falsely assume – that what they think is a good investment is going to turn out to be, well, a good investment. And this is NOT the case. In fact, it’s often the complete opposite.

This may come as a surprise to you… but the greatest investments – what we call “investment grade” properties – actually target the owner-occupier (that is, the home owner)… NOT the investor!

And in today’s episode we’re going to tell you exactly why this is and give you the science behind what makes for an Investment Grade property and how to recognise one using the golden rule that underpins the value of propertySupply and Demand!

Listen now to learn how to get a return on your investment property and keep it… simply by identifying high demand in the property market.

 

Remember…

Investment Grade = Great.

Investment Stock = No good.

 

Don’t forget, get further insights and “play along at home” by picking up a FREE physical copy of our book here: http://www.thearmchairguide.com.au/

 

Here’s a bit of what we cover in today’s episode…

  • What types of properties almost always outperform others?
  • What do we mean by “Supply and Demand” and how can property investors use this to get a return on investment?
  • Investment Grade vs Investment Stock
  • What is “Owner-Occupier Appeal”?
  • How To Identify REAL High Demand in The Property Market!
  • Critical Supply Considerations and How to Identify “Scarcity” in the market
  • The Three Biggies: Human Behaviour, Human Interest and Economic Activity
  • What Property Indicators should property investors assess?
  • Why does the Demographic of a property market have such an impact on property prices?
  • What areas will grow most in value?
  • What is gentrification?
  • Tips for Investing in Apartments

 

Free Resources

  • Free Book – The Armchair Guide To Property Investing: How to Retire on $2,000 A Week (please just pay for postage – we’ll pay for the book and send it anywhere in Australia for you.)
  • The Property Couch PodcastThe Insider’s Guide to Property Finance and Money Management (This is Australia’s #1 Property Podcast with over 307+ episodes that features HEAPS of simple and actionable frameworks, countless interviews with the best minds in the Australian property and finance industry and a ridiculous number of free resources to help you at any stage of the property investment journey)

 

 

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Episode 293 | What Property To Buy & Practical Tips For Asset Selection

Have you ever wanted to know what property an investor should buy? It’s a question we get asked ALL the time and for a very good reason…. pick the wrong property and you’re in trouble!
So today’s central theme is all about Asset Selection! i.e. What type of property should an investor buy? What indicators can we measure to prove it’s a good one? How can you increase your capital growth?

You’ll get the answers to TEN quality (and recent) questions from our listeners… and we’re not holding back with our responses! (to the point where we actually had to tell ourselves to hurry up so we could get through all ten for you..!!)

This episode is a must-listen for anyone even remotely interested in property investing, folks! So plug in your head phones now! You can check out all the questions we answer below. And remember to write in here if you have a question for us, or follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out on impromptu shout outs like the one that inspired this episode!

Finally – Asset Selection is one of our Four Pillars of Mastery for a reason, folks! So please choose wisely when it comes to your investment property! Tune in now and get the practical tips to find an investment grade property… 🙏

 

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Questions

Question from Sambooks
Long time listener, first time engager.! We have been epically saving for our first home, which we would like to have the option to make an investment property when we grow out of it. Only catch is we currently live and rent in the Whitsundays, which is struggling significantly due to lowered tourism rates from COVID. Having listened to the podcast for over 2 years, I understand the risks of purchased property in a location with a poorly diversified economy. Understanding that you are unable to provide personal financial advice, is there anything else we can do to mitigate the risk, as we love the area (& both have stable employment) and can see the potential of some of the lower range properties coming into the market.

 

Question from Matt
I often see properties bought by Empower Wealth with the historical capital growth rate – on Facebook, Instagram etc. Is this a factor to consider when deciding whether a property will perform over the long term (20+ years)? Thanks in advance

 

Question from Todd
Q: Borderless Investing / Buyers Agents

My partner and I are looking at buying our next property interstate to 1) diversify our portfolio and 2) reduce land tax liability. Are there Buyers Agents which cover Australia wide who can give an objective view of which interstate market to buy in? Or do we need to reach out and find a local buyers agent in each state?

 

Question from Dan
Obviously depending on your own horse and what course you want to ride, but typically speaking Is it worth having 2 smaller to mid-range properties delivering high yield ($300-350k with 6% y) or worth chasing a high growth high level home (600-700k with 3%yield)?

Or even if the yield and growth stories were aligned, is 2 at half the pa income better than 1 at full pa income? Lower or higher risk?

(Psst… Bryce and Ben here. If you’re interested to learn more about this subject beyond our answer, check out this free case study on growth versus yield 😉)

 

Question from Kieren
Tossing up between moving into one of my rental properties as I have been renting the last twelve months after selling my last home ($1 saved is better than a dollar earned at the minute). Do you think this is a good strategy to ride out this COVID storm rather than buy right now? I want our next property to be the big rock in the jar. I also want to buy acreage, what are your thoughts on samford valley in Brisbane for long term Growth?

 

Question from Jack
Getting the location right can be narrowed right down to the street but as an investor holding long term and not actually wanting to sell, is it better to try get a house on that busy street in an a grade suburb at a discount so when getting valuations and comparable sales in the future it will work in your favour?

 

Question from Matt
Thoughts on buying defence housing Australia projects? I wouldn’t buy new as I understand you’re buying the developers margins but would you buy as the second or third owner once the market has caught up?

Are there any downsides to permanent long term leases. I believe you’re locked in with their real estate agent that’s a much higher management fee (around 16%) but they cover any minor repairs and at the end of the defence lease they refresh the house up to ‘new’ standards.- new carpet, fresh paint ect

 

Question from Damien
Could Bryce and Ben talk about active investing fixer upperers, buying to subdivide and build units, and buying 2 bed-1 bath period/character homes to turn into 4 bed-2bath homes

 

Question from Jarryd
I bought ‘house & land’ 3 years ago before I was educated. What can I do now to ensure growth?

 

Question from Matt
Is putting a granny flat out the back a good idea when retiring out the debt? Pros and cons?

 

 

 

 

 

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