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Episode 385 | THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN DREAM – How to make it more affordable?

Ahh yes, The Great Australian Dream. 🇦🇺☀️🏖️

Great beaches just a stone’s throw away, endless sunny days and the ability to own a large house on a quarter-acre block of land (With enough space to invite all your mates down for a barbeque on the weekend!)…

But while this dream has survived over the years, its accessibility is another thing entirely. 

And it has not gone unnoticed!  

A recent 2022 inquiry published by the Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue addresses this very issue… 

Titled The Australian Dream: Inquiry into housing affordability and supply in Australia, it provides a list of suggestions on…

How to make The Great Australian Dream MORE affordable!! 

 And today, we’re unpacking all 16 recommendations from this report!!  

There’s all the good stuff, like…. 

How can the Federal AND State Government play a bigger role in supporting those in need?!  

Is removing stamp duty actually a good idea?!  

 What policy is a good policy for land and house taxes?  

We’re also getting some blasts from the past as we look back at Australia’s history to inform us where our future should go…  

Like what the Menzie Government did to increase house ownership post World War 2…   

PLUS, see the image below to understand Ben’s section in “What’s Making Property News?” this week.  

Source: Seven News

(It’s one of those stories which prove EXACTLY why you should hold out for the long-term!)  

So strap in folks, we’re taking a hard look at our current property market and what NEEDS to change!!  

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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 1:50 – Grow silently, folks!  
  • 6:35 – How was The Great Australian Dream was born?  
  • 8:39 – Is Australia able to provide affordable stock anymore?  
  • 12:16 – #1: Changing the NIMBY-ism mindset 
  • 15:42 – #2: Cutting the Red Tape  
  • 20: 51 – #3: Cash incentives for state and local governments  
  • 23:45 – #4: More housing for the vulnerable  
  • 28:47 – #5: What can State Govs do to support those in need?  
  • 31:16 – #6: Discount-to-market vs. rent-to-own affordable housing 
  • 31:50 – What the Menzie Gov did to boost H___ O_____… 
  • 34:44 – #7: Using Super as…house security?!  
  • 39:23 – Ben has a controversial opinion on this!  
  • 40:28 – #8: No changes to N____ G___?!  
  • 43:09 – #9: The Argument for Removing Stamp Duty  
  • 46:00 – #10: Hello…Land Tax?!  
  • 46:39 – #11: The Government Sting on Developers  
  • 50:32 – #12: Reviewing the Build to Rent policy  
  • 53:10 – #13: Changing Lending standards 
  • 55:10 – #14: The RBA’s role in housing (And if that should change!)  
  • 56:40 – #15: This one’s a no brainer, a big “YES!” from us  
  • 57:14 – #16: Support the concessional loans!  
  • 59:28 – What Labor thinks of this report… 

And… 

 

Episode 384 | Budget Wrap – Your Questions Answered!

Yep. You guessed it. This week’s topic is all about…

The 2022-23 Federal Budget!!  

And today, we’re unpacking what’s in it, who the winners and losers are, and answering your burning questions about the Budget!

We’re looking at:  

(We’ve got two really great questions about this at the end of the podcast, so stick around till then!!)  

PLUS, we’re unpacking interest rates and inflation! Ensuring generational wealth! Rising cost of living! Wage growth!!

If you can’t tell folks, this one’s PACKED to the brim with information and we’re very excited to be diving into it today.  

Tune in right now for the gold!  

P.S Thank you to all our listeners for these fantastic questions – it’s been fun picking our brains.  

Got more questions? Send them to us through our Speak Pipe (Click the tab on the bottom right side of our website)  

P.P.S Questions are listed further below👇 Enjoy! 

 

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Here are the Questions We Answer…

Luke on Regional areas 

“What areas are considered regional?”  

Char Williams on the Expansion of the Home Guarantee Scheme for First Home Buyers 

“Does the federal budget help property investors? Also, will the expansion of the home guarantee scheme for first home buyers just continue to increase house prices due to lack of stock?”  

Dan Coletti on If Budget will help Cost of Living 

“Hey Benji and Big Brice 🤭,

Would a question here trigger a start and build course voucher 🤷🏼‍♂️🙋🏼‍♂️🙏😉?

So here goes- will these budget commitments to “help” in the cost of living, drive a false economy and therefore enacting a potential for a premature interest rate rise and amount.”

shaunjb_ on RBA Interest Rates  

“Could we expect the RBA to respond by increasing rates earlier than anticipated due to some of these announcements?”

Positive.jules on Consequences of Government Backed Schemes

“Thoughts on the potential consequences of these government backed schemes that could push first home buyers into a negative equity. A position I imagine at current times isn’t even seen as a risk to many getting into the market with low deposits and assumed continuous growth as seen in the hot market.

Love ya work boys and GO PIES! #piesflag2022 #believe”

Luke Keegan on Creating Generational Wealth  

“What can i do now to ensure my young children (1 & 3) will be able to have a home in adulthood?”  

Brendan Mutsaers on the Impacts of the 5% Government loan 

“Will all the backing of government with 5% loan or less lead to poor quality borrowers and higher defaults? Thinking seeds of sub-prime loans.” 

Danielle Shacklock in response to Brendan Mutsaers’ Question:  

“I got a 5% loan as a single mum. Brought a new SUV, all new furniture, invest in shares for my kids invest in my super and have paid 10% of my home off in under 12 months. Onto the next. I put extra into my home loan and brought smart. 

I am wanting a holiday home next. I don’t think all 5% loans are set for failure. If I default on my home with the rental crisis I risk homelessness as there’s no rentals available anywhere ever. 

I’ve already been in 12 

Months and have now kept my stamp duty waiver. 

Just because people secure these loans doesn’t automatically mean they can’t manage money. The onus is back on the person lending not the lenders. 

Interesting question.”  

 

Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 3:00 – What Ben and Antonia Mercorella’s covered in their recent PICA Webinar 
  • 5:57 – Are you avoiding taking real action?  
  • 7:52 – How Australia is faring after coming out of COVID-19… 
  • 13:40 – The Budget Headlines (Who are the winners and losers) 
  • 26:55 – The Winners in Property: The 3 homeowner guarantees and housing affordability  
  • 32:10 – Refreshing stock in the bush 
  • 35:00 – Insurance and fire and flood support 
  • 37:30 – A boost in the infrastructure and tourism industries
  • 40:15 – The Losers in Property: Why our S___ should be paying for build to rent programs!  
  • 41:42 – Q1: What areas are considered regional?  
  • 42:59 – Q2: The Expansion of the Home Guarantee Scheme  
  • 45:54 – Q3: Will the Budget help Cost of Living?  
  • 49:50 – Q4: RBA and Interest Rates 
  • 52:30 – Q5: Consequences of Government Backed Schemes 
  • 54:21 – Q6: Creating Generational Wealth 
  • 56:25 – Q7: Impacts of the 5% Government loan 

And… 

  • 1:01:53 – We love the Live Text!  
  • 1:04:02 – Top #10 suburbs threatened by….C____ E____! 

 

Episode 195 | Property Bubble or Property Balloon?

Folks, no doubt you’re aware there’s been a shift in the property market.

House prices have dropped. This weekend’s Auction Clearance Rates here in Melbourne were below 50%. So it’s obvious that Sydney and Melbourne have come off their peak.

And back in Episode 66 (over 2 years ago now), we warned you that Winter was Coming… Well, let’s just say “Winter is Here”.

So where’s the good news? And what is a Property Balloon? 

Today we’re going to go “up in clouds” to see the 30,000ft view of the marketplace. We’re going to flashback to the last boom and show you what went down. We’re going to tell you how the correction’s playing out on the demand side and the supply side.

And we’re going to share with you The Big Switch.

So if you’re interested in the minor issues, the headwinds and the potential solution for the current property market… we’ve got over an hour of gold coming your way!

 

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Episode 194 | Seven Tips to Trap Your Surplus Cash

Folks, have you ever wanted to trap surplus cash and have more money?

If you want to get your hands on the tips to do exactly this, then this is the episode for you!
Because coming your way right now are the 7 Tips to Trap Surplus Cash!

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PLUS Could you be the Property Investor of the Year?

Your Investment Property Magazine is on the hunt for Australia’s Investor of the Year!
If you think you’ve got what it takes to win (up to $20K worth of prizes, including a 12-month membership to LocationScore.com.au!), apply now!
There are three categories up for grabs: New Investor, Strategic Investor and Reno Investor — Entries close Midnight on Tuesday 30th October 2018

 

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