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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 220 | Sell or Hold? The $64 million dollar question.

Folks, “the $64 million dollar question” — and the decision that comes with it — has the potential to either CRIPPLE or COMPLETE an investor’s property portfolio…!!

And the expensive and decisive question is this…

Should I sell or hold onto my property?

Who knows, maybe YOU are currently mulling of this exactly question right now? Or maybe you’ve invested in a not-too-great property, but you don’t know if you should keep it? Or maybe, just maybe, you’re like a lot of us… and you simply don’t know how to work out if a property’s got something in the tank — ie. Capital Growth — or it doesn’t.

 

So… how can you work this out?

Well, to help us with the Number #1 Dilemma property investors and home owners have faced since day dot, is none other than the self-confessed “Data nut” himself… Jeremy Sheppard!!

Because if there’s one thing data can do for us, it’s to take the guesswork out of a seriously costly decision an make it a research-backed, conscious one! (We’ve got a surprise in this episode that just might help YOU too — and there’s a link further down if you’re looking for it!)

Of course, for the folks out there who may not have heard Jeremy on the podcast before — he is of course, the better third of the LocationScore Lads (yep, he gets to hang out with us two larrikins riffing on about the best suburb to invest in ALL the time!) 😉

Jeremy Sheppard is one of Australia’s leading property data experts and analysists, having pioneered DSR data, a formula that scores every suburb in Australia out of 100 based on their Demand to Supply Ratio. Oh, and not to mention he is fluent in every property market metric — from Auction Clearance Rates all the way to the “Recycling Costs” we’ll be talking about today!

Hint: it’s got a lot to do with how to answer the $64 Million Dollar Question!

 

And if you haven’t checked out Jeremy’s prior episodes, here they are:

 

NOTE: More details on Sell or Hold below but if you’re keen to get started, o

 

What You’ll Learn in This Episode…

  • The Closest Answer You’ll Ever Get to “Should you sell or hold onto your property?” !
  • How to work out the above in the cheapest and quickest way
  • The very first thing you need to think about before you do ANYTHING.
  • What is opportunity cost?
  • What do you do when you’ve bought a lemon?
  • How much does it cost to exit one market and enter another one?
  • How much does it REALLY cost to sell?
  • What does “Recycling equity” mean?
  • How can you work out the future growth of a property?
  • What are some of the selling costs you have to think about?
  • What are the ongoing costs to hold a property?
  • Why do you need to think about how these holding costs stack up against rental income?
  • What are the “Capital Costs” involved in selling a property?
  • What is the most expensive cost a property investor has to pay?
  • How many years is this decision TOO LATE??
  • Should you focus on Yield or Capital Growth?
  • What should you do with an Off the Plan property?
  • Why do you need to be careful of “jealousy” in high rise buildings?
  • What holds people back from making the decision to sell or hold?
  • What’s happening in Sydney right now?
  • Why isn’t putting your name on title enough?
  • How can you work out WHICH PROPERTY to get rid of?
  • What are the 3 Main Considerations in selling or holding a property?
  • Even if you can’t afford to re-enter the market, should you still consider selling?
  • How confident can you be in this Sell or Hold algorithm?
  • If you choose to sell and buy elsewhere, how many years do you need to see a return in investment?

 

P.S. The cutting-edge software program (the first of its kind to EVER hit the property market) that we talk about in this episode can be found at SellorHold.com.au

This is also where you can get a Free Sample Report to see how the research and methodology works.

Exclusive 20% Off Discount for listeners… Simply use this Code at the Check Out Page: TPC20

Here’s the step-by-step process to use Sell or Hold:

  1. In taking the next step, you access the full Sell or Hold predictive platform! This will be a paid assessment of $497 and our community gets a 20% Discount ($99.40 savings) ! Just use this code: TPC20

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Bonusisode | The Changes to Broker Regulation that will Impact Investors

We’ve got Phil Tarrant from Smart Property Investment Podcast and Alex Whitlock, the Mortgage Business Director at Momentum Media for today’s Bonusisode folks!

What are we chatting about?

Well, it’s all about the future of the mortgage broking industry following the Banking Royal Commission’s Final Report and how will it impact the consumers moving forward.

It’s not very often that we have a trade-specific podcast, but as this will have a significant impact when it gets rolled out, we thought it’s crucial to increase the awareness on it.

Here are some of the links that we spoke about…

 

p.s. If you like this episode, make sure to check out Episode 218 | The Warning Signs of an Economy in Trouble as well!

 

Episode 219 | How going from 30 properties to Bankruptcy shaped this riches to rags… and back again story! Chat with Julie Ann Cairns

Wow-wee does this episode contain ALL the gold… and then some!!!

Unlike a “rags to riches” story, today’s very special guest — Julie Ann Cairns — shares her personal experience living RICHES to RAGS… and how she finally managed to overcome the money pattern that kept resurfacing in her life.

Of course, today Julie’s life’s mission is to empower people to live an abundant life free from false beliefs — and in this spirit, she wrote The Abundance Code – How to Bust the 7 Money Myths for a Rich Life Now (we’ve got two copies up for grabs, see further down for more 🙂 ) And as an economist and statistician, with over 25 years of experience in the fields of wealth creation, financial market education, and financial advice… this book makes sense…

… BUT that’s NOT where her story started!

Julie’s rollercoaster ride with money dug its roots right in when she was too young to question it — her father was a successful surgeon, her parents were property investors in a position to send their kids to prestigious schools, they lived in their dream home on a lake in Canada… in fact, they were so wealthy they could even to afford to own a “couple of airplanes”!!! (Crazy, huh?)

But then her parents lost everything. And what happened next triggered a chain of events that made Julie swear she’d NEVER end up bankrupt… except that, years later, she was in an almost-identical situation herself.

So… how on earth did she end up in the same predicament? And, most importantly, WHAT did Julie discover that explained why this was likely the case???

Folks, to give you a bit of a teaser… what Julie discovered about “subconscious barriers” is a GAME CHANGER for your own financial (and personal) wellbeing!

(So much so, you’ll barely hear Ben in this podcast — **speechless**).

 

Before we get into the guts of today’s episode, CLICK HERE to Get Julie’s “Scare City vs The Abundant Forest” Diagram Mentioned in Today’s Show

Oh, and interested in getting your hands on a copy of Julie’s book for free?

For your chance to win, head to our Facebook Page and under the photograph of The Abundance Code, tell us in 25 words or less why YOU need a copy of Julie’s book.
Offer ends at 11:59 PM, Monday, 25/02/19.

 

Here are the teasers in today’s episode…

 

p.s And here’s the diagram we were talking about on the podcast!

 

 

 

Episode 217 | Lindsay Olsen – Rentvesting his way to Lifestyle Design on the Gold Coast!

All good things must come to an end folks! And such is true for our Summer Series… because today is the FINAL EPISODE!!!

BUT we’re ending the sunny vibe with a BANG as Couch listener Lindsay Olsen joins us to share how he and his family will retire on $2,000 a week in passive income!

The Surprise?

We are part of Lindsay’s A-Team!

So, if you were one of the folks who told us you were keen to hear from someone we’re helping… Now’s that chance 🙂

Lindsay, 33, a father of a 9-month-old and a husband to Alex, is living proof of what can be achieved with an elite money management system and a Plan in place.

Keen to find out how he has set himself up to retire on $2K per week at the age of 55??

Take a listen!

 

Oh, and before we kick it off —- Just a reminder that Bryce’s brand new episode on Escape From the City AIRS TONIGHT on ABC (Free to Air) at 8 PM!

You can also check out his earlier episodes on ABC iview…. Simply head here.

 

Here’s what you’re about to learn…

 

F.Y.I. The Platform we mentioned today is our Money S.M.A.R.T.S Platform. This is a completely free resource, so if you want to start trapping more surplus TODAY, check it out here.

 

 

Missed earlier episodes in The Summer Series?

Episode 204 |Peter Koulizos – What he’d like to do about Negative Gearing

Episode 205 | Expelled at 15 and 3 properties by 22 – Chat with Jack Henderson

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

Episode 207 | Pete Wargent – The Real Story Behind the Charts

Episode 208 | Tom Panos – Making MORE Money While You Sleep in 2019

Episode 209 | Veronica Morgan – From the coalface of the Sydney Property Market

Episode 210 | How to Recover from Making Every Mistake Possible in the Investing Game – Chat with John Hartill

Episode 211 | How to build a portfolio OUTSIDE the capital cities – Chat with Jill Stewart

Episode 212 | Stuart Wemyss – The Common Sense Approach to Superannuation, Royal Commission and Negative Gearing

Episode 213 | Jane Slack-Smith – How to Adjust your Renovation Strategy for 2019?

Episode 214 | Fiona Bengtsson – From Near Bankruptcy to 11 Renovations and counting!

Episode 215 | Jordan Bill – How Money S.M.A.R.T.S. Transformed Their Family’s Life

Episode 216 | Margaret Lomas – Everything You Need To Know To Invest In 2019!

 

P.S. Don’t forget,

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.

 

Quote from today’s episode…

Buy utility, rent luxury.

 

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