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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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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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We realised that Ep. 279 | How To Master The Pillars in Pandemic Times could be a tad long for some listeners. But it is a crucial episode especially when we are right in the middle of a pandemic now.

That is why, we want to make it easy for our community to digest.

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Episode 279 | How To Master The Pillars in Pandemic Times

As a property investor, you have to master the frameworks. But during a pandemic, you have to tweak specific strategies in each framework to not just survive in this climate, but thrive — now and in the future.

Make no mistake… the fundamentals DO NOT change! But in a brand new world, there’s no doubt that adaptability and proactivity in regards to our Four Pillars of MasteryAsset Selection, Borrowing Power, Cashflow Management and Defence (ABCD) — are critical and will set you up for life… provided you work with this time of self-isolation, economy upheaval and uncertainty… NOT against it!

When this is all over, we will see that the folks who were able to act and adjust quickly will be the ones who get out on top. We have seen it throughout history and most-recently during the GFC… so, while the coronavirus is an unprecedented and uncomfortable time for all of us, there are practical and smart strategies you can adopt NOW to make certain you get through the other side… and not just “unscathed”, but potentially in a great financial position.

So, maximise your results and efforts during this time and you will be rewarded for it.

And, please folks… DON’T buy bargains… the “bargains” are that way for a reason… and we’re going to see a fair bit of this junk stock coming onto the market. So, don’t be tempted. Don’t do anything stupid. And stay focused on the objective.

In this episode:

 

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Free Showbag: Isolate + Chill

As mentioned on Episode 277 (Coronavirus and Property FAQ), we know that you’ll be spending a lot of time indoors. So we want to make sure that you’ve got enough material to keep you indoors! And there’s no better time than now to reflect and upgrade yourself to the next level be it in property, finance, money management or even MINDSET! So here’s our Isolate + Chill aka Self-Isolate and Self-Develop Showbag. 🙂

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COVID-19 on Property, Finance and Money Management:
Across the globe, we’ve all been impacted by COVID-19… and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing any time soon…
With all of the unknows out there… what DO we know? And how is COVID-19 going to affect property prices, the economy and our purse strings? Get our recent updates here.

THE ESSENTIALS
The essentials are the absolute fundamentals of Property, Finance and Money Management! These are the FIRST 20 EPISODES of The Property Couch and are a must-listen for everyone. Check out the “Binge Guide” that covers all the best bits -go to “Free Resources”!

Money, Money, Money!
Money. It makes the world go round. But no one likes “too much month” at the end of the money… so check out our best episodes on Money Management – incl. Money SMARTS, Money Habits, Money Hacks and Money Mindsets

Let’s Talk About Finance
A property investor walks into a bank and says, “Hey, can I have a home loan?”
Just joking, don’t do that. Listen to these instead – from everything to Borrowing Power, Offset Accounts, Interest rates, Finance Structure and Strategy, Investment-Savvy Mortgage Broker and much, much more…

Finding The ‘Perfect’ Property
How do you find the perfect property? What does it look like and where is it located? Find out the top tips on asset selection, incl. investment stock vs investment grade, the reality of tax depreciation, property “spruikers”, contract reviews, building a portfolio and way more!

Mindset Matters
A wise man by the name of Jim Rohn once said, “Stand guard at the door of your mind”.When it comes to property, finance and money management matters. Why? You’re going against the tide. So invest in your mind as well as your knowledge… Hear from ….

Meet the Elite
They’ve Been There. They’ve Done It. And Now They Teach What They’ve Learnt. Hear from the professional experts who have made a living out of investing in property and know first-hand what to do (and what never to do)! Ft. Jan Somers, Paul Clitheroe, Effie Zahos, Susan Alberti, Alan Oster, Alan Kohler, Roger Montgomery, Margaret Lomas, Jeremy Sheppard, Peter Koulizos, Veronica Morgan and heaps more!

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Bonusisode with Nerida – RED Rooster & Property Prices?! 🐔🏡

Folks, it’s officially March AND today’s Facebook LIVE with Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at realestate.com.au was like no other!!

So… what did we chat about? Here’s a rough list!
👉 COVID-19 and what does it really mean for ordinary Aussies?
👉 Will it cause a recession?
👉 Why strong growth in debt is worrying for economic growth?
👉 Are we looking at a housing undersupply in Australia?
👉 Does dropping rates really have an impact given they are so low already?
👉 Is Perth recovery here yet?
👉 Are the price growth in Melbourne and Sydney sustainable?
👉 What’s the Red Rooster traing line in Syndey?!
 
And of course,let’s take a bit of a “behind the curtain” look into realestate.com.au best performing properties, incl:
✔ Most expensive property sold: https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-unitblock-nsw-maroubra-132890482
✔ Most viewed Res Listing: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-acreage+semi-rural-vic-narre+warren+north-133075414
✔ Most viewed Rental listing: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-unit-qld-mermaid+waters-428622226
✔ Most viewed property going to auction: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-carlton+north-132966134
 
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