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Bonusisode with Nerida – Coronavirus, Property AND Economy 😷🏡💸

Folks, March hasn’t ended yet but we’ve decided to bring forward our monthly catchup with Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at realestate.com.au! We understand that in these uncertain times, all you want is some certainty and information around all the changes that’s been happening.

So today, we had Nerida on Zoom and unpacked these discussions:

👉All the most recent updates to date relating to the real estate industry
👉Which market is being affected the most at the moment?
👉Will there be any tax breaks available for renters?
👉What kind of government incentives might be made available to property investors which in turn, can help them pass on to the renters?
👉What kind of trends are being seen on realestate.com.au?
👉How has this restriction on movement affected the Australian Economy?
👉What’s after this and which industry might take a bit longer to recover than others?
👉What stimulus have been announced so far and what kind of challenges and uncertainties are affecting the government’s decision?
👉With interest rates so low, easy access to money and planned government stimulus, how will the property market perform when this movement restriction ends?
👉Why Western Australia may come out the best?
👉How does wage subsidy works in the UK and will they implement it in Australia?

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Free Showbag: Isolate + Chill

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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!

Real Life Transformations
Hear first-hand from your peers who have gone ahead and implemented what they’ve learnt on the podcast! Yes, these folks are real life investors who have featured on our Summer Series because they are
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RBA March 2020 – The Coronavirus Spreads Right Across The Economy

It’s the first Tuesday of the month which means the RBA Board has met and announced the official cash rate! And to no surprise, they’ve decided to cut it by 25 basis points to 0.5%. Now, this commentary features Ben’s update on the cash rate as well as the biggest impact on the data this month…

“COVID-19”, aka… The Coronavirus!

As you’re probably aware, the coronavirus has NOT slowed… in fact, it’s definitely leaving its mark on the economy… globally, as well as here in Australia. To give you an idea… last week alone, six trillion dollars was wiped off the world’s stock markets! Six trillion. So, what are we in for?

  • COVID-19 and it’s impact on the global and domestic economy
  • How is it affecting the demand side of our travel, tourism and educational sector
  • Updates on the countermeasures taken by the United States Fed Reserve
  • Movement in the Australian Dollar
  • Unemployment rate data and how’s our wage growth performing

 

 

 

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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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Episode 272 | Q & A: The Unspoken Truth About Growth Corridors & Picking The Right Property Investment Strategy

How many times have you heard something along these lines…?

“This suburb’s a growth corridor…”

“There’s heaps of development happening here… it’s the next growth corridor.”

“With all the new public transport networks, job opportunities and shops coming in, this place is absolutely a growth corridor… full of investment potential.”

With all this buzzword talk, it’s would appear that all us property investors need to do is hunt down the next “growth corridor”, invest in it before it really kicks off, and then sit pretty for the rest of our lives …

BUT. Folks, there is a massive problem with this! An unspoken truth about growth corridors that trips up a lot of investors out there. Sure, some “growth corridors” might indeed grow in value, but there is a huge misconception out there that we want to clear up today.

So, in our first Q&A of 2020, we’re diving deep on this unspoken truth and we’re also going to answer your questions about how to pick the right investment strategy… ‘cos guess what? While a whole lot of you folks know the fundamentals of property investing, you don’t necessarily know how to apply these to your own situation and goals!

 

Here’s a 30,000-foot view of what we’ll cover … 🚀

 

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The Questions

03:26 – Question from Jack on Bris vs Melb and differing opinions:

Hi there guys, first up I just want to stay that I’ve just tuned into your podcast and I’m absolutely loving it! I’m going to be buying a couple of your books too they seem to have a lot of great reviews and, yeah, I’m really excited to read them.

Fellas, I’m looking at starting my property investment journey in December 2020. Now, I’m following a couple of investors – one guy’s currently investing up in Brisbane. And this other guy I follow as well stays purely local, mainly Melbourne. He’s explained to me about the growth corridors – how they’re not really growth corridors – Packenham, Windenvale, Tarneit. I’ve gone and had a look and they don’t average as much as I thought they would. Nice places, but yeah. I can’t afford to invest in Melbourne itself and the different to the two is – the one up on Brisbane is getting people starting up around the $500 mark. And the other guy who invests only in Victoria says start out somewhere like Bendigo or Ballarat. He doesn’t think Geelong’s got good growth. Yeah, I’m hesitant to go to Bendigo and Ballarat as they are inland, but I’m hesitant that my judgement’s being clouded. I’ve always grown up in coastal places – always lived near the coast and love the coast. If you guys could give me your opinion that would be fantastic

 

13:18 – Question from Nick on Investing as an Expat:

Hi Bryce and Ben, my name is Nick. I’m calling all the way from Switzerland, although originally from the northern beaches in Sydney. My wife and I are both from the northern beaches, but we have been working here in Europe for the past 3 years and we are looking to buy our first property back in Australia. We’re keeping an open mind and looking all over the country – so not necessarily in Sydney.

We have a general question about what type of strategy we should be looking for being non-residents for tax purposes but Australian nationals, taking into account we can’t take advantage of first home owners grants, or negative gearing as we have no income back in Australia. Originally, we were considering purchasing an apartment with potentially 5-6% rental yield with the idea of having a high yielding property so one that can be potentially positively geared. What are your thoughts on this?

 

20:03 – Question from Nikii on upgrading PPOR now or later based on economic forecast:

Hi it’s currently June 27 2019, currently my husband and I purchased a 3 bed 2.5 bathroom 2 garage, 243sq townhouse, freehold in prime real estate in Hawthorne, Brisbane. We have been provided by market experts that we could get $830 – $850K  from the sale of our property. We’re currently wanting to upgrade to live in a better area. Would we be best with the economic forecast over the next couple of years to keep that property as an IP before upgrading to a property just in the very low millions.

 

26:03 – Question from Craig on selling a property at a loss or wait to recoup loses:

Good afternoon The Property Couch, my name’s Craig and I have a question. My partner and I currently own 3 investment properties between us. 2 of these properties are performing quite well, in terms of growth and low upkeep. The third investment property in Darwin was originally bought as a PPOR and is not performing well as an IP. The market is at the 32% downturn and is unlikely to recover any time soon. My question is… Should we continue selling the Darwin property at a loss and still walk away with about $30,000 to reinvest into a new or existing investment OR should we hang onto this investment long term with the intent of recuperating our losses, even though this property costs us about $8K a year? Thank you for your time.

 

31:40 – Question from Scott on what to do with money in the bank:

Hi guys, Scott* here, I’ve been on board following the podcast at April 2015 and have loved the journey. Almost five years in and I thought it was finally time to hit you guys up for some advice!

My wife Teresa* and I live in regional WA with our two kids aged 7 and 9. Both of us work full time for a state government department and we currently earn $270k gross per year combined. We own two properties in our hometown Perth. Our first home in Bibra Lake (shout out to Bryce!) which is valued at 430k with 350k owing. Our other property is a 1940s weatherboard cottage 5kms from the city with owner-occupier appeal, valued at 630k with 500k owing. So our total LVR is about 80%. Both loans are interest only and both properties have reliable tenants in them, paying $350 and $410 a week respectively.

We aren’t big spenders, and have no personal, car or HELP loans. Due to this, and the fact that our employer has heavily subsidised our rent whilst we’ve lived regionally, we’ve quietly amassed savings of $320k which currently sit in an offset account. We intend on staying in the bush for at least another 2 years before heading back to the big smoke, and in this we anticipate the $320k we have will grow by $75k each year in which we don’t do anything with it. However, I’m sensing there’s a huge opportunity cost here if we leave things any longer! Any advice as to what our next move should be would be very much appreciated. Keep up the stellar work.

 

39:30 – Question from David on Subdividing Parent’s Land:

Hey Ben and Bryce, Really been enjoying the podcast. I’ve got a bit of a unique question. At the moment I live with my parents and I am in my mid-20s, and I’m looking to subdivide a bit of their land as housing pricing are a bit too expensive for a single income. I was wondering if I classify for the First Home Buyers Grant if I build on their land and whether the actual certificate of title transfer needs to come onto my name, or can it remain in their name? Cheers, David.

 

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