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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.

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 299 | Sell Everything And Run? Brand New Update From Leah Calnan, President of REIV

If you listened to last week’s episode, you’ll know already that there’s been significant changes happening on the grounds in the real estate industry… particularly here in Victoria with Stage 4 and Stage 3 Restrictions now seriously impacting what we CAN and CAN’T do when it comes to property transactions and inspections across the state…

And since then, we’ve heard from the Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn on the current health of one of the Big Four and the damage faced to our banking system as they act as “shock absorbers” during the COVID-19 crisis…

.. so the question now is… Is It Time To Sell Everything And Run? And for us living in VIC, Should we flog everything and move to Queensland?!

In today’s eye-opening Q & A, we’re unpacking ALL this, plus – as promised – we have a Brand New Update from Leah Calnan, President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) with further insights into what buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents & property managers are legally allowed to do in COVID-19 Victoria.

Leah will also be covering what services can still go ahead with up and coming settlements and end of leases… and smart ways to safeguard purchases and sales over the next five weeks.

So. What are we in for?

 

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The Questions

Question on Finance from Matt Feeley

If I buy an investment property with equity release and create two loan splits (let’s say 100k equity secured against PPR and 400k home loan). If I sell the PPR in the future to upgrade the family home, what happens to the 100k loan that is secured to the PPR? What are the options? Thanks a lot guys!!

 

Question on Selling Right Now from Cameron Hall

Not really a question, but thought I’d share our experience selling our home recently. Went on market two days after Melbourne went into stage 3, but despite individual inspections and the associated hassle, there was huge interest (25+ groups), and it sold in 5 days, for what we wanted, and a street record     . In a pandemic. No shortage of demand (at least in our area) from what we’ve seen. Hope this helps anyone worried about selling

 

Question from Maximus Decimus Meridias

This is a buy, rent and sell question and although specifically about the Perth market, I think it is valid for all of Australia. The media reported last night that the Perth median sell price has slipped below Adelaide and is 2nd from the bottom with Darwin sitting below Perth. However, the rental vacancy rate is

$200 less than last month and about half of what it was this time last year! I believe I heard you say in a podcast a few weeks ago that potential sellers are holding onto their properties because they know prices are real low. But has distressed selling pushed the median price down? Or are the media looking at stats at a certain point in time which reflects a bad run of  lower cost properties being sold in distress or otherwise? All these stats don’t match up with what I’m hearing about rental vacancy rates in other parts of Australia either.

And finally, we are looking at rentvesting, yet is it better to look at buying in Perth right now, rather than rentvesting or does that depend on the suburb?

 

Question from Hugh Gates

Hi guys, currently building a granny flat on the back of my PPOR at the moment which will be leased. My question is will my serviceability for a future  investment loan be increased if I lease the main residence also? The flip side is that the repayments on the house are lower than the equivalent I would pay in rent ie. Repayments $330 a week, rental $450ish. However the rental income I would generate on the house would be equivalent to that of the rent I would be paying. (Balanced out I guess)

Love the show boys and Stiggy, have listened to the lot and have read one of  your books keen to read the next! Thank you for your time and commitment to bettering others futures be it financial or otherwise!

Edit: sorry NSW based not Vic!

 

Question from Tee Dee

With stimulus being used to prop everything up, is it fair to say that we can expect to see an initial deflation in the market (10-20%), followed by a severe inflationary period as the mass amount of new money finds its way to the bottom of the pyramid when everything opens back up via rents and prices? If we keep our current monetary system the only way to repay this debt is through mass inflation. That tells me to hold my assets,  switch to interest only (despite low interest rates), and pay off my debt using tomorrow’s, devalued dollar. Is this a naive way of thinking? Thanks guys

 

Question from Jamie Attard

I’m hearing a lot of hype of a tree change from our major cities. Is there data out there to back this up and what regional areas are benefiting from this if any?

 

Question from Heath Ian Sullivan

Thoughts on Queensland being bombarded with melbournites trying to  escape from the city?

 

Question from Sonja Mallia

What to do if we have over 200k in offset, and the banks can now use our money if in financial ruins and not pay it back?

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Episode 298 | Property In A State of Disaster – Chat with Leah Calnan, President of REIV and Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at REA Group

“Property in a state of disaster.” Yep. You heard it here first, folks…

And there’s no doubt we’re literally making property news with this timely, “double header” episode featuring two of the brightest minds in Australian real estate… (and, no, this breaking news is not “hot off the press”, either… we actually interviewed one of today’s guests BEFORE the press even got to them!! 😲)

Here’s the deal…

With Stage 4 restrictions now here in Metropolitan Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions all across Victoria… the property market HAS been impacted as a result…

So, not only are we getting the update from the National Representative of Victoria, Leah Calnan, President of Real Estate Institute of Victoria about what we CAN and CAN’T do when it comes to property here in VIC, you’re also going to learn how (and if it’s even possible!) to transact property with these harsh restrictions now in place… and what the next six weeks is potentially going to look like for Buyers, Sellers and Renters.

PLUS, for our folks NOT located in or looking to buy in Victoria right now… our longstanding friend and indeed one of Australia’s best property and economic experts Nerida Conisbee, Chief Economist at REA Group, also joins us for a deep dive on what’s currently happening in the individual segments of the Australian property market, including…

It’s a BIG ep… but we promise there’s plenty of new updates and quality gold in here that we simply couldn’t NOT share with you! (Let’s just say there’s A LOT happening!!!)

 

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Here’s A Glimpse Into What We Cover…

  • Pandemic Brings New Rules For The Victorian Property Market… And They’re Not Great
  • How can you transact real estate in Victoria?
  • What are the unintended consequences of these harsh restrictions?
  • What does Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) think about all this?!
  • How many known cases of COVID-19 have come from the real estate industry?
  • Can you still get a new tenant in with these new laws?
  • What about cleaning? Building and Pest Inspections? Pre and Post Settlement?
  • How is Nerida navigating the outlook of the property market when things are uncertain and constantly changing?
  • The September Cliff versus The September Slope
  • Where are we seeing distressed markets?
  • How many distressed sales are we seeing?
  • What’s likely to occur if the pandemic continues into 2021?
  • What is the Pilot Program and Why has it now been derailed?
  • Are investors buying right now?
  • What’s happening to premium property?
  • What are we seeing in the CBD and how will this continue to play out?
  • What on earth is “Revenge Spending” and how will this play a role in getting us through COVID-19?
  • Are predictions of 20 – 30% drops in the property market still relevant?
  • Around The Grounds in The Australian Property Market

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 296 | (Part 2) How To Reach The Summit: Achieving $2K Per Week in Passive Income – Q&A

We’re picking up where we left off last weekhow to create $2,000 per week in passive income and actually design the lifestyle you’re proud of (instead of just daydreaming about it)!

This means we’re riffing through a stack of listener questions, including how to speed up the process (and what’s at stake if you do), the true power of compounding and the ‘secret sauce’ of property investing that has nothing to do with the amount you earn.

Plus, we’ll explain WHERE the smart money goes and why there’s always a “Flight to Quality” (something we’re currently witnessing… even during a pandemic!).

You’ll get the pros and cons of active vs passive investing, a mindset reframe on how to look at debt and, excitingly, a case study demonstration of capital growth versus yield! (yeah, Ben did a bit of homework for this one… shock horror!)

We obviously blew out with our answers (as per usual) so it’s another epic episode, but we’re positive the science of achieving $2K per week as a passive property investor (aka. reaching the summit!) is going to help set you up for life and take your property, finance and money management knowledge to the next level 😉

All Q’s listed below. Enjoy!

 

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And here are the questions!

Question from Esha Frykberg
Any advice for those who want to be able to semi retire on less with the portfolio sitting in the background working towards that goal? i.e. having a portfolio that is making $1k/week by age 50 with the aim to be making $2k/week by 65, or is this just going to be the natural progression of a maturing portfolio. Would like to be able to gradually have the option of winding back work rather than working hard for 20 years and stopping.

 

Question from Craig Chalmers
If looking to keep a $2k per week passive income in retirement. When do you switch from growth to yield assets for passive income? Or do you purchase both during acquisition phase as a balanced portfolio and then sell down the growth asset to realise the gains and pay off the yield asset for holding for passive income?

 

Question from Steve Gilmore
In retirement would you prefer $2 million worth debt free, or $4 million with 2 million debt?

 

Question from Adam Wild
Legends! first time caller, long time listener. What are the pros and cons of a passive vs active strategy to retire debt? What would you guys prefer given the choice to do either?

 

Question from Megan Mary
How do you achieve it without waiting 30 years+?

 

Question from Craig Cooper
How truly do-able is it over a 10-year time frame?

 

Question from Jeff William Simons
How do you keep patient and resist the temptation to sell?

 

Question from Kosta Dokolas
What strategies do you recommend to retire down the debt sooner than the 20-25 year slog? Thinking about older investors close to retirement or ambitious investors looking to get to that 2k per week sooner. Love your work, go blues! 😜

 

Question from Steven Jermey
Tips on speeding up the process on one income, ie 70-90k pa. I’m onto 3rd property (cheeper properties while renting. Interested on your take for the lower “average” income. For me it’s taken a long time, and balance between quality of life now (with a family) and looking to the future.

 

Question from Jared Kennedy
Is it possible on a single income (without any dependents)? Earning between 70 – 80k a year?

 

Question from Arty McFarty
I’d like to see the figures behind your claims.

 

 

 

 

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