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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!

 

What are the Secrets to Selling your Home? 🏠🤫

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The replay is ready folks! 👏👏👏

Ben chats about all things property with Alison and David on this segment of Weekend Property on TODAY. What to expect in this video?

 What does a manufactured correction mean?
 Will interest rate go any lower?
 What do you need to do if you’re selling in this market?
 Some of the must-ask questions for your agent.
 Is this a good time to UPSIZE?

Tune in now to find out more. And if you’re wondering whether to Sell or Hold your property, do check out Episode 220 with Jeremy Sheppard where we talked ways you can answer this $64 million question!


Alison: Well it’s great to kick off the new year with a fresh start and for some people this could mean a new home.

David: Whether that’s to downsize or upsize or just relocate, lots of Aussies are looking to sell in the next few months. For more we’re joined by Ben Kingsley from The Property Couch. Ben, good to see you mate.

Ben: G’day.

David: Look, let’s talk about the trends at this time of the year. What are you seeing?

Ben: Yeah look, this is the time of the year where we actually pause and think about our big changes that are going to occur and one of the biggest changes is, is the house that we’ve got right now and the location we’re living in, is it the right for us or are we ready to sell up and move on?

Alison: So I was reading the front page of the paper today and there were reports that the Reserve Bank could cut interest rates within months because there are warnings that Melbourne and Sydney prices could fall further 20%, other capital cities 15%. I mean, are these figures you’re hearing because they are huge numbers.

Ben: They are huge numbers.

Dave: It sounds scary to Ben.

Ben: Yeah they do and I think that’s what’s happening right? We’ve got this sentiment change and this nervousness around the place. Now so it could be self-fulfilling if we actually all believe it and then we all start to panic. We don’t need to panic. You’ve got to understand that this has been a manufactured correction. So the regulator’s have stepped in when the market was going crazy and they’ve really limited borrowing power. By doing so, that stopped this momentum, we’re seeing a reasonable correction in the market place. So the Reserve Bank to potentially lower interest rates is actually a good thing because what will mean is that borrowers will have that little bit more borrowing power and we’ll see that market stabilized.

Alison: But how much lower can interest rates go?

Ben: Well quite a bit, to be honest with you. I mean the cash rates sitting at 1.5% but we’ve seen with the cost of money overseas, has actually increased so that’s been flowing on to what we pay as borrowers. The reality is, if they move those rates down then we’re going to see a little bit more borrowing power and a little bit more comfort and that might bring more buyers into the market.

Dave: All right. Well, let’s talk about people who want to sell at the moment. What should they be looking to do?

Ben: Yeah, well it’s a tough market right because there’s not a lot of buyers out there. So you absolutely need to present your property in the best possible light. It needs to stand out above your competitors. The second thing you want to be looking at is, you’re gonna have to do your homework. Your property is not worth what it was 12 months ago okay? So you’ve got to be realistic about that price point and who’s gonna sell that property? That agent needs to be the best you can find to basically find that buyer for you.

Alison: Well when it is a buyers market like it currently is what sort of questions should you be asking of your real estate agent if you do have to sell?

Ben: Yeah good question Ali. I mean obviously there’s the easy ones which is, what’s my property worth and how much do you charge for your fees. But there are more important questions that you want to be asking. How enthusiastic are they about selling this property? I mean if they’re not enthusiastic, it’s gonna flow through in terms of how they look after the buyers coming in. So that’s number one. Then who’s my target audience? Is it going to be families, is it gonna be young professional couples? I really need to hone in on that then ultimately, what’s our selling strategy? Are we gonna go auction, are we gonna go private sale? Those types of things and then you can’t sell a secret. What’s the marketing strategy? How do you get eyeballs on me in terms of how am I gonna get so many people interested in this property and finally, how good is the agent? You know, are they a good salesperson? Are they gonna really rustle up the best possible deal?

David: So should people out there be cautious selling at this point in time? I sense a little caution from you.

Ben: Yeah, well look, if you don’t have to sell David, don’t. I mean you know, just wait. This is a cycle that happens all the time but for people who are looking to upsize, seriously this is a great time! What a lot of people make the mistake of doing is that they wait for the market to move and so if they’re upsizing they’re gonna pay higher because there’s a lot more demand in there.This is a great time to actually buy if you’re looking to upsize. Now, one tip here though, sell your property first. You’ve got to go to market with it. What a lot of people make the mistake is…

Dave: They go on a bridging loan?

Ben: That’s right! They go and buy that property then go, “Oh, we can’t we sell this property now.” So that’s a really important message for the viewers.

Alison: All right some great advice there. Thank you Ben for joining us this morning. How good is the vibe here at the tennis by the way?

Ben: It’s amazing! On my home town so I love it.

David: Grab a racquet mate. We’ll see you later on at the court.

 

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

Folks, our Summer Series just wouldn’t be complete without the Titan of property investing paying a visit!!

So here to give you the insights is none other than one of Australia’s most recognised and respected Property Experts…… Margaret Lomas!

As the Director and Founder of Destiny Financial Solutions, a best-selling author of EIGHT property investment books and the host of the brand new Web TV show, My Property TV, Margaret is an active property investor, a Qualified Property Investment Advisor and is also on the board of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA).

PLUS, you might recognise her voice from Episode 150 | Margaret Lomas: How this mother of 5 turned $80,000 into a multimillion dollar property empire!

 

Here’s what you can expect from today’s show…

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

Guess who’s back folks??!

… Our very dear friend, Australian Property Expert and THE person you want on your side if you’re planning on renovating for profit… Jane Slack-Smith, Founder of Your Property Success and The Ultimate Guide to Renovation!!!

Not only has Jane built an impressive multimillion dollar portfolio of her own, but also this ex-Explosive Engineer (she’s a very smart cookie) has been equally successful at transforming her own clients’ lives, particularly when it comes to property investment education and strategic renovation.

We’ll say it another way: there’s no one quite like Jane in our industry — she’s grounded in the foundations of property investment and she definitely knows her stuff.

And, yep, you might remember her from Episode 61 | Finding the right property education and renovation tips – Chat with Jane Slack-Smith.

So, let’s stick with the vibe of our Summer Series, and simply dive straight into it, shall we?

 

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s show…

 

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

 

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.

 

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

Folks, our Summer Series continues with ANOTHER ripper guest! And not only is today’s guest a very special TPC listener (!!) but also…. he is a REAL LIFE INVESTOR!

But there’s a problem…

John Hartill has learnt a lot of things the hard way. Unfortunately, he made mistakes along the way that, if we’re being completely honest, have cost him a small fortune. Over his property investment journey (expanding a couple of decades now) John has been spruiked to, sold to and, sadly, bought really bad properties.

The fact is… He’s tried every property investment strategy under the sun — buying house and land packages, developing property, renovating, investing in positively geared property — you name it folks!

And as a result, John’s had to learn the true cost of holding property and what’s at stake if you get your advice for free, buy Off the Plan or jump in without the correct education to support you.

And he’s here to share his personal story so that YOU can avoid making the same mistakes.

 

Here’s the gold…

 

Missed our earlier episodes in The Summer Series?

 

 

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.

 

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