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Episode 221 | Dr. Andrew Wilson – The Scare Campaign We Had To Have

“Housing markets shouldn’t be leading monetary policy; they’re a response to monetary policy.” — Dr Andrew Wilson

 

Folks, our guest for this week is Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist at My Housing Market, who is sounding more bullish than bearish when it comes to Australia’s property market and overall economic outlook!

To give you an idea, Dr Wilson provides comprehensive property market insights and is a highly-regarded and prolific housing market speaker, as well as a keynote presenter for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) and an appointed housing market expert and adviser to the Federal Government funded Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network. He’s also a repeat offender on the Couch, gracing us with his invaluable insights all the way back in Episode 87!

Oh, and of course, he also holds a PhD and Masters by Research in Housing Market Economics. Just sayin’.

So if the uncertainty of the property market is sending your confidence out of whack, let’s go up 30ft around the country and see what’s coming up over that hill. You’ll get a sneak peek at some of the regions that might be worth your attention this year, as well as when the interest rate will potentially drop this year, according to the Chief Economist himself.

Spoiler… the Scare Campaign just might lose its edge!

 

While we don’t want to take the limelight from today’s guest… we should probably let you know here too…. The Property Couch Turns FOUR this week!! Yep, it’s our 4th Birthday, wooooooo 🙂

To help us celebrate, you’ve all made Make Money Simple Again, our latest money management book, a #1 Best Seller! So thank you for our awesome gift!!!! (According to Ben, “We’re now officially out of nappies.”)

 

 Here’s What You’ll Learn in This Episode…

  • What’s Happening Around the Grounds In the Australian Property Market?
  • Will confidence shift any time soon?
  • What are Auction Clearance Rates in Sydney demonstrating at the moment?
  • What are the pressing economic insights coming to light at the moment?
  • Why hasn’t monetary policy worked?
  • When does Dr Andrew Wilson think RBA might drop the cash rate?
  • What p[problems are we facing now?
  • What’s going to happen with new developments this year?
  • Have we seen the peak of the apartment boom?
  • How is an interest rate rise a GOOD thing?
  • What’s the current savings-ratio? When was the last time it was this low?
  • What must you focus on in order to get a loan approved?
  • What does Andrew think about the Royal Commission’s findings?
  • How is employment and wage growth feeding into the economic climate?
  • How will the international economy affect Australia’s economy?
  • What’s Dr Wilson’s message to property investing over the next 2 -3 years?
  • Can you expect a roller coaster ride?
  • What’s his opinion on the Negative Gearing Policy?
  • Are developers in favour of the Negative Gearing Policty? Why/Why not?
  • What are the POSITIVES we’re seeing in the market?
  • How many auctions were in Melbourne last week? How many sold?
  • What will likely be the top performing area this year?
  • When’s a good time to think about buying?

 

We also take a trip around every Australian State and Territory in Australia, so expect to find insights into…

  • Predictions for houses and units in each area (GOLD!)
  • In and around Sydney
  • Melbourne and its regions
  • Adelaide
  • Hobart
  • Far North and Central QLD – including, Sunshine Coast, Mackay, Cairns
  • Perth (and what the vacancy rates are suggesting)
  • Darwin

 

 

 

 

Episode 206 | Nerida Conisbee – What’s Happening Around the Grounds in the Australian Property Market?

What’s better than Christmas day…..????

A brand new episode on Christmas day!!!

 

HO, HO, HO, Merry Christmas, folks!!!

We spotted a little something under the tree… and it looks like… a perfectly-wrapped PROPERTY MARKET SPECIAL!!!!!

And here to unwrap this gold is none other than the Chief Economist of REA, Nerida Conisbee!!! And she’s absolutely nothing less than one of Australia’s leading property market experts!!

Yep, this will be Nerida’s third time on the Couch…. We spoke to her back on Episode 094 and Episode 127… and every time we’ve been in her company, she’s well-and-truly delivered on the Gold!!

So, let’s take a trip across the country as a special Christmas-treat, shall we?

… Let’s dive into the good and, ahh, not-so-good places to invest across Australia, especially our capital cities!!

 

Here’s the Christmas gift, unwrapped…

AND

  • Exclusive news dropped on The Property Couch!
  • What’s new with REA Group?
  • What will they be launching next year???

 

P.S. DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
Want a Free Copy of The Golden Highlights? You can get it here.

Episode 203 | How to Choose the Right Property Manager – Chat with Lauren Robinson

Folks if there’s one thing a property investor wants… it’s to make sure that their asset is taken care of!

And an invaluable way to do this is to make sure you have quality tenants who will respect your property and obviously pay their rent on time. But you also need the assurance that (touch wood) if the worst case scenario were to play out, you’d have someone on your side to protect you and your asset and, importantly, hold the right person accountable.

…. This is where having the right property manager can make all the difference!!

So how do you spot the right property manager? And what are the traits that separate the good from great??

Joining us today — for her debut on The Property Couch — is Lauren Robinson, Founder of RentalResults, a specialist property management business based in Brisbane, author of Rented and a successful property investor (commercial and residential) in her own right. With over 15 years’ experience in the property management industry, having won Property Manager of the Year in 2017, and buying her first property way back when she was 22, Lauren is quite the guest to cover today’s topic!

Before we crack open the lid and dive into the gold, just a quick shout out that our Summer Series starts THIS COMING TUESDAY (18th of December). Yep, that IS a Tuesday!

 

What’s our Summer Series??

Folks, the festive season just got a whole lot more fun with TWO EPISODES PER WEEK, featuring nothing but the BEST guests… some of which include our very own tribe of #TPC listeners!!!

Here’s the deal…

From 18th December – 31st January the Couch is coming to you TWICE a week on Tuesday and Thursday!

 

DOWNLOAD our Free Binge Guide Here – The First 20 Episodes

As mentioned on today’s show, don’t forget to pick up your Free Copy of the Golden Highlights. This 80-odd page document is the vault containing all the foundational tips and insights you need to be a successful investor.
You can get it here.

 

Also, we’ll be featuring on the Today Show on Channel 9 THIS Saturday 15th December @ approx. 8:30am, so make sure you turn on the telly on if you’re up and about 🙂

 

What will you learn today?

 

 

Want more episodes on this topic? Check out these….

Episode 031 (Part 1) | Story of an Investor and Lessons Learnt along the Way – Chat with Carolyn Wright

Episode 082 | Q&A – Great tenants vs higher rents, Investing in property overseas, Managing leverage and more

Episode 189 | Q & A – Vic Residential Tenancy Changes and “Legoland” in a Good Location

 

 

 

Episode 187 | How to Inspect Property Like a Pro! Chat with Andrew Mackie-Smith, Expert Building and Pest Inspector

Folks, let’s just come right out and say it… getting a Building and Pest Inspection is very, very important if you’re going to buy a property. So much so that we’d go as far as to use the word “vital”. Yep, this is true for both homeowners and investors!!

So, we think it’s in your BEST interests to listen to what today’s guest, Andrew-Mackie Smith, Principal Consultant of BuildingPro (Building and Pest Reports) and author of Building Success: Why Property Investors Need Building Inspections has to say about it.

Here’s why he’s the guest qualified to give you these tips:

  1. He’s personally carried out over 12,500 Building and Pest Inspections
  2. He’s qualifications are legendary — Andrew is a licensed builder, building inspector, pest inspector and holds qualifications as a building surveyor, scaffolding inspector, timber stores greater, real estate agent and pest manager
  3. He’s a sought-after speaker to provide expert advice, specifically (but not exclusively) aimed at helping property investors.

We’re absolutely sure you’ll get a bag full of golden nuggets to take away from this one folks!!!

 

Oh, and guess what, folks?? It’s that time of the year!

Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) would like your input in this year’s Property Investor Sentiment Survey!

It should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and your feedback is really important to reveal the mood, confidence and key trends underlying the Australian property investment market (yep, that also includes your thoughts on the current lending environment).

Complete PIPA’s Survey Now >>

 

And before we jump into what you’ll learn from Andrew Mackie-Smith, just a quick shout out to a few free resources:

  1. Data Dive! Click here to download Ben’s Data Dive on Better Price Point, Better Location and Better Returns and we’ll send it to your email right away.
  2. Pre-Building Checklist – Click here to fill it in
  3. We’re coming to Sydney’s Property Buyer Expo next weekend (7 – 9 September 2018)! BOOK your free ticket here and use this discount code: COUCH

Similar to Melbourne’s Expo, we’ll be presenting a First Home Buyer/First Time Investor MASTERCLASS Live!!

When: 10 AM SATURDAY 8th of September
Where: International Convention Centre, Sydney
Cost: FREE for TPC Listeners!

PLUS, Ben’s also doing his own presentation on Sunday @ 1:00PM – How to Achieve Financial Peace with 5 Properties or Less!

Join us there!

 

Back to today’s show.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

 

 

 

Episode 163 | Infrastructure: What’s the Game Changer for Property?

We’re going off the cuff today, folks! Yep, there’s been no prep behind this podcast… BUT we guarantee it’s still going to be golden!

Why?? It all started (yesterday) when Ben created a little pop quiz for the staff at our company… and his question is:

What is the No.1 infrastructure needed to grow property prices?

Based on the banter that spread through our office, the answer might also surprise you!!
So, let’s drill it down to these two points:

  1. How are megacities built?
  2. What’s the connection between infrastructure and property prices?

 

Here’s the deal:

 

Stick around for Ben’s Did You Know … you’ll find out the projected population growth for Australia’s cities (this might influence where you invest!)

Missed our Facebook Live yesterday?

We announced a Free Live Webinar — The 7 Deadly Sins of Building a Property Portfolio: The hidden habits undermining your success (and how you can overcome them)”!

You can register for the Live Webinar here.

 

P.S. This episode’s a true glimpse of what an overheard convo between Bryce and Ben sounds like! Gold!!!!

 

 

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