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Episode 302 | Back To The Future: Lessons From 50 Years At The Top Of His Game – Chat with Scott Keck

Want to hear from an Expert Witness who has been observing and analysing the property market for over FIFTY years? And what if they also happen to be a highly regarded industry professional who’s literally been valuing the price of property for more than five decades…?

… you’d probably get a bucket load of invaluable intel, right?

Well, let’s put it this way… the gold from today’s guest is well worth a king’s ransom! One of our favourite episodes yet – and you’re about to hear from someone who’s property knowledge is off the charts and who, let’s face it, we’ve been admiring from afar for years!

Welcome to the couch… Scott Keck!

Scott Keck is Chairman of Charter Keck Cramer, a leading Australian independent, strategic property consulting firm. Scott has more than 50 years property valuation experience within the Melbourne market, having begun with the firm in 1968, becoming a Director in 1978, Managing Director in 1984 and Chairman in 2010. He is considered one of the best and most high-profile valuer.

He is frequently engaged as a senior negotiator in complex commercial and statutory issues related to the property market and for advice in relation to large portfolio valuations for major statutory and private corporations.

And get this… in the last eight years alone he published over 500 articles on the property market!!

So, what can we ALL learn from someone who’s been in the market before we were even born???

 

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Here’s What We Cover…

(FYI: so much! This is practically a property masterclass 🙌)

  • So… what does someone who has over fifty years’ experience have to say about the property market??
  • Scott’s views on property as an investment
  • What’s changed over the decades? (Design styles, construction materials, floorplans, the use of space etc, the urban sprawl, density etc, etc)
  • What does this tell us about buyer demand?
  • Very Important Observations About Humans and Property Over 50+ Years!
  • What (if anything) has been consistent with the property market?
  • What’s the most interesting property Scott has ever had to value?
  • Post COVID-19, what does the residential property market look like?
  • What would prevent/impact this from happening?
  • Is it likely that people will want to continue living in capital cities moving forward?
  • Why will the “four pronged strategy” to get the economy moving again influence the price of property?
  • How on earth will population DOUBLE over the next 40-50 years?
  • And what will the property market look like to cater for this demand?
  • For investment purposes, how many bedrooms should a townhouse have?
  • Why do Off The Plan’s almost always outperform?
  • A deep dive into Off The Plan numbers: Why you’re in trouble before the house is even built!
  • What will the future of Melbourne look like? And will this now change with COVID-19?

 

“For every two people that come we need a new dwelling” – Scott Keck

 

 

 

 

 

RBA Sept 2020 – Have we reached a Turning Point in the Property Market?

It’s the first Tuesday of the month… which means the RBA Board has met and announced the official cash rate!

This video features September’s cash rate update, and because it’s also the first day of Spring, Ben is also giving you a special update on what’s happening to property markets in the developed world now that their economies are opening back up…

What’s discussed in this Update?

  • The US — “The Divided Nation” + how their property market is performing
  • China — Potential for a further rate cut + the property market update
  • United Kingdom — The economic and property story
  • New Zealand — The REINZ house price index + property sentiment
  • What this means for Australia… right now + moving forward!

 

Plus, Ben also includes his latest news and commentary on…

 

 

And of course… Additional Helpful Resources on COVID-19

National Update: Click here

State Update:

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

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DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA August 2020 – Victoria’s Lockdown Slows The Speed Of Recovery & The Air Is Colder Up High

It’s the first Tuesday of the month… which means the RBA Board has met and announced the official cash rate!

This video features Ben’s update on the cash rate, as well as what the Australian economy is about to face now that The Second Wave is undoubtedly here, particularly in regards to the Stage 4 lockdown just announced in Victoria…

What’s discussed in this Update?

  • The US Politics and Economy
  • Global Equity Markets
  • The ANZ Job Ads Report – Read Media Release here
  • The amended government stimulus packages (Will it be enough!?) – Learn More here
  • ME Bank’s Household Financial Comfort Report – Read Report here 
  • The CoreLogic Report Monthly Index – Learn More here
  • An important update on Australia’s property market
  • A realistic Economic Outlook for Australia
  • Breaking News around the world

 

And of course… Additional Helpful Resources on COVID-19

National Update: Click here

State Update:

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

RBA July 2020 – Victoria’s Lockdown Slows The Speed Of Recovery & The Air Is Colder Up High

It’s the first Tuesday of the month… which means the RBA Board has met and announced the official cash rate!

This video features my update on the cash rate, as well as the increase in case numbers and “postcode lockdowns” we’re seeing here in Victoria — and how this will impact the overall economy moving forward. Plus, there’s definitely a property story taking shape, both good and bad, which is something I want EVERYONE interested in property investing to know about…

What’s discussed in this Update?

  • China: A story of compliance and success in stopping the virus
  • The US Politics and Economy
  • Global Equity Markets
  • Consumer and Business Confidence
  • Retail Spending
  • Credit and Lending – Personal and Business
  • Property Market News
  • Is there a Fiscal Cliff and will we see house prices fall?

 

And of course… Additional Helpful Resources on COVID-19

National Update: Click here

State Update:

 

And One Final Word…

If you’re worried about your finances or if you have no clarity on your cash flow position, we strongly recommend you to organise your finances now. It’s more important than ever to have a clear view, down to the exact cent, on how much you’re spending each month and how much surplus you’ve got. If you don’t know it, then log in to your Money SMARTS Platform here and update the numbers.

Don’t have an account yet? Create your free access below and we’ll also send you an e-copy of the instruction manual which is also our best-seller book, Make Money Simple Again. Just fill in the form below and we’ll email it to you right away.

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is general information only and is an opinion comment by Ben Kingsley. The information contained in this video is for Australian residents only. The information does not take into account the particular investment objectives or financial situation of any potential viewer. It does not constitute, and should not be relied on as, financial or investment advice or recommendations (expressed or implied) and it should not be used as an invitation to take up any investments or investment services. No investment decision or activity should be undertaken on the basis of this information without first seeking qualified and professional advice.

The Property Couch, its employees or contractors do not represent or guarantee that the information is accurate or free from errors or omissions and therefore provide no warranties or guarantees. The Property Couch disclaims any and all duty of care in relation to the information and liability for any reliance on investment decisions, claiming the use or guidance of this publication or information contained within it.

For more information, please visit: http://thepropertycouch.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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