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Episode 391 | War of the Property Policies: Which is the Winner?

With the Federal Election fast approaching, you’ve probably heard A LOT of noise around stuff like climate change, international security, and aged care funding… 

But as a property investor, you’re probably wanting to know: 

What do the parties’ property policies mean for you!?!  

We’ll be breaking down and comparing Liberal’s Access to Super policy and Labour’s Help to Buy (Shared Equity) policy and answering: How do they fit into the big picture?!? 

Like…

  • Will either policy help Australia’s economy?
  • Will dipping into your Super help or hinder future wealth creation?
  • And which demographic of people will benefit from which policy? (Plus, LOTS MORE)   

We’ll also be covering Liberal’s existing policies and turning the mic over to…our listeners!!  Yesterday we asked our Facebook Tribe for their questions around both parties’ property policies and MAN we were blown away!!   

You guys gave us a run for our money  (A big thank you to everyone who left us a question!!), and we’ve now got a fantastic lineup of Q’s that we reckon a lot of you are probably wondering too! 

So if you’re ready to get up to date with this year’s property policies and what they mean for YOU, then tune in now!!  

👇 Full list of questions below!! 👇

Questions we Answer

Q1) James Watson:  

“Am I missing something? I genuinely can’t see the benefit of the super housing policy. If you have a 5% deposit, if you qualify for and can service a loan, you will be far better off paying mortgage insurance than gutting your superannuation. Further, if you have a 5% deposit and you have the full $125,000 in your super and you borrow the maximum $50,000 and you’re looking to buy something at around 650-700,000 (ie. you’re not in a capital city), you will still have to pay LMI. So what is the point of this? Seems it will simply drive house prices up”

 

Q2) Marc Hooper 

“Would the LNP be better using Super as collateral against a loan rather than taking it out? Super should be for retirement. 

I feel taking super money out prematurely is bad policy. 

Are they trying to give us all higher interest rates? These policies will increase housing prices feeding inflation and giving RBA the need to raise rates. Do you feel that will lead to higher inflation and maybe rates? 

Love the ALP policy as is. But feel it will feed into inflation. So ill timed.” 

 

Q3) Svend Petersen 

“I reckon the LNP may have just lost the election with this dumb idea. Let’s fix the housing supply problem by increasing demand??? WTF?”  

 

Q4) Matty Tippowicz 

I think both policies are very poor ideas, especially Labor’s. Who the hell would want the government owning 40% of their property? 

 

Q5) Michael In-ski 

I’m a 32 year old professional. My super sits at about 40k today. I don’t know if anyone else is in the same boat as me but doesn’t seem like it’ll get me anywhere. Question: who will benefit from accessing super? Average Age, professions etc

 

Q6) Emma Benic 

What’s to stop someone selling the property, blowing all the cash and then needing the aged pension? 

Will they put stops in place that force funds to go back in to super? Or has this been overlooked?

 

Q7) KeLee Gee 

Access to super: will this be within the current SMSF route? 

Share equity: can people buy out the govnt share of their property? 

At what point the agreement ends? Death? Forced sale or refinance in certain timeframe? 

Both schemes: What are the limitations to type, location, age, condition of the property? 

 

Q8) Graeme Ash 

With shared equity, do you have to pay out their percentage on sale? Once again it would leave them short to make the next step on their journey. 

 

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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 3:54 – Don’t fall into the trap of S___ P____!  
  • 6:40 – We reckon you should be viewing property policies like THIS… 
  • 9:05 – What is the Super Policy!? (Plus an explanation + history lesson on what Super is)
  • 15:00 – What we think about the Liberal’s Super Property Scheme!  
  • 20:44 – The Older Australians Downsizing Policy (aka. What Ben calls “a golden handshake”!)  
  • 24:50 – What are the Liberals’ other Property Policies?  
  • 27:56 – Labour’s “Help to Buy” Property Policy explained  
  • 31:00 – Why you shouldn’t panic over policies “causing” Inflation (The numbers don’t lie folks!)  
  • 35:34 – Labour’s other policies + Wrap!  
  • 36:25 – YOUR Q&As: Q1 – What’s the benefit of the Liberal’s Super Policy?! (Ben runs a pretty cool simulation here!)  
  • 47:42 – Q2 – Will it lead to higher Interest Rates??  
  • 50:30 – Q3 – Impacts on Housing Supply & Demand  
  • 51:54 – Q4 – Who wants the Gov owning 40% of their property?!  
  • 52:25 – Q5 – WHO will benefit from the Super Policy?  
  • 53:24 – Q6 – What’s to stop someone blowing all their Super & living off the aged pension? 
  • 54:47 – Q7 – Self Managed Super Funds & Buying out the Gov’s share of equity  
  • 57:59 – Q8– Paying out the percentage of the sale 
  • 1:01:05 – Our top takeaways! 
  • 1:05:38 – Listen to this if you’re not a fan of the Super policy!  

And… 

 

Episode 339 | “Man, Can Politicians Spend Money!!” – ft Property Q&A

Folks, as promised we’re diving deep on the 2021-22 Budget Review – what’s in it, what are the key takeaways for property investors, first home buyers and us Aussie taxpayers!!

In a one-liner summary… “Man, Can Politicians Spend Money!!”

Yep. And we’re unpacking quite a bit of it – such as…

  • The $15.2 billion infrastructure spend!
  • Free cashback (Tax Offset) & how much you’re likely gonna get back…
  • First Home Saver Scheme
  • Family Home Guarantee for Single Parents
  • New Home Guarantee
  • Superannuation Downsizer Scheme
  • The increase to the Child Care Subsidy
  • Public Housing support
  • The HomeBuilder extension
  • VIC State Budget & The consequences for property owners and property developers

Plus, to give a bit of contrast to the Budget News we’re also circling back on a few key evergreen property investment formulas and answering a couple of listener questions!!

Get ready – you’re in for a solid ep, folks!

 

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The Questions…

Question from Al Knight Lewis – Investment Stock & Investment Grade – Is it still relevant?

“Good afternoon. I have just started listening to your podcasts and am finding them so

Interesting! Episode 8 talks about investment stock vs investment grade and I’m wondering if the info in this episode is still current and relevant 6 years later? I’m looking for our first investment in Brisbane.”

 

Question from Don Holloway – Are there any benefits from having $10k sitting in an offset?

“With interest rates so low atm is there any benefits from having $10k sitting in an offset?

My calculations (and confirmed by investment bankers n mortgage brokers) best to buy quality shares with your $10k than to month ball it into an offset account. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

BTW, I’ve read your book Make Money Simple Again last year. Found it to be a parallel to Scott Pape barefoot investor

 

 

 

 

RBA December 2019 – Two Big Stories from the RBA

It’s the final cut of the year folks! Did you know… for 34 months between August 2016 and May 2019, the cash rate was on a hold at 1.5%? And just this year alone, we’ve got three cuts! More about that in today’s RBA Commentary. 

Now, what’s in store for this month’s RBA Cash Rate Decision? Here’s what Ben will be unpacking in this month’s session:

  • What’s forecasted for the Global Economy in 2020
  • RBA’s Unconventional Monetary Policy – What they thought of 2019 and what they have in mind for 2020
  • Update on equity and housing market – Are we on the rise?
  • Newest update from CoreLogic Housing Market Index – Download here
  • What’s the unemployment data showing us and is wages growth still stagnant?
  • How’s the property story going across the capital cities?
  • And more…

 

 

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.

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RBA November 2019 – Signs that the Economy may be on the Up?

After three cuts this year alone, will we be expecting a fourth cut? It’s the first Tuesday of the month folks which means the Reserve Bank of Australia has just released their official cash rate!

And it looks like there are a bit more positivity coming into the economy! Here’s what Ben will be unpacking in this month’s session:

  • What’s happening in the US and the Fed Reserve?
  • Update on the US-China Trade Deal and how it’ll impact the rest of the world
  • The IMF Global Forecast for 2020
  • Where is Australia’s inflation trend going and where does the RBA wants it to be
  • Newest update from CoreLogic Housing Market Index
  • How’s the construction activities performing and will this improve the housing market?
  • Are there any positive bounce in consumer spending and sentiment following the tax incentives?

 

 

 

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 October 2019 – Third Time Lucky?

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

So… are the 75% of economists out there correct?? … has there been a THIRD CASH RATE DROP this year? Tune in to find out more.

And here’s what Ben will be unpacking in this month’s session:

  • What has influenced RBA’s Cash Rate decision?
  • Has the tax cut shown any impact in recent months’ data?
  • What’s holding the economy at the moment?
  • Will there be any Fiscal Policies from the Government to encourage spending?
  • How will the next Federal Budget look like?
  • Why we are NOT in a recession?
  • and of course.. what’s happening with the Global Economy?

 

 

 

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

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