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Episode 378 | The voice behind “The Female Investor”! – Chat with Nicola McDougall

Did you know that 1 in 3 Australian women retire with no super? Or that women are twice as likely as men to sell their house and move to lower-cost accommodation because of tight financial circumstances during retirement?

That’s a SHOCKING fact folks.  And joining us to deep dive into this complex topic is none other than Nicola McDougall: Chair of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), Director of Bricks & Mortar media, award-winning journalist and editor, and co-author of the newly released book: “The Female Investor: Creating Wealth, Security, and Freedom through Property”!!

(Talk about talented right?! Not to mention she’s our good friend from way back.)

Today we deep dive into Nicola’s history from journalist to property investor, her work with PIPA, what she hopes to achieve with her new book, and WHY women need to gain greater financial independence!!

You’ll also get to learn Nicola’s TOP 5 tips for financial empowerment…

  1. Prioritise your _______
  2. Learn about strategic _________
  3. Focus on the ____, not the ___!
  4. Understand there is no _______ approach
  5. Work with _____

 

And be sure to stick around to the end to hear the lifehack that applies to both dealing with anxiety and … property investing?!

We also slip in a special discount towards the end folks! 😉

 

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  • 3:20 – Hayden Linggood, Cactus Clan, Asdfgyrfcjdxfuvsuhdu, Lifestyle by design, luke miller, Gazzab32, propertybeginner, Ryan Daniel Fuller, amasum – Contact us for a FREE “Start & Build” course – Cheers for leaving us a review!
  • 9:01 – Why you need BOTH the Audiobook and PDF of our FREE eBook “The Armchair Guide to Property Investing
  • 11:50 – One of Bryce’s favourite Robert Kiyosaki quotes!
  • 13:05 – What does “Risk is a measure of knowledge, not a measure of investment” mean?
  • 14:33 – Meet Nicola!
  • 15:38 – So…how does Ben, Nicola and the PIPA all tie together??
  • 18:20 – The rise of PIPA and its plans for 2022
  • 21:16 – How regulated property advice can affect YOU and your business
  • 23:38 – This is WHY PIPA does what it does!
  • 24:55 – Nicola hopes THIS will become the benchmark in the property industry
  • 29:13 – Consumers can now check THIS on the PIPA website!!
  • 30:37 – A family dynamic of openness: A peek into Nicola’s history
  • 34:00 – How Nicola went from global nomad to successful journalist
  • 36:59 – The FIRST property Nicola bought
  • 39:16 – Who Nicola’s property portfolio mentors were!
  • 41:07 – Nicola’s written over HOW many words about property?!?
  • 42:06 – THIS was Nicola’s inspiration for “The Female Investor
  • 44:15 – Why women need to prioritise financial independence
  • 46:13 – Nicola’s dream for the future
  • 48:30 – Nicola’s TOP 5 tips for financial empowerment
  • 58:10 – Will THIS problem be addressed by today’s generation of female investors?
  • 1:01:54 – What does the female pay gap look like in 2022?
  • 1:03:35 – A special discount for listeners! (Valid until the 28 Feb 2022!)
  • 1:06:57 – Nicola’s lifehack for EVERYTHING from mental health to property health!
  • 1:10:05 – “You can’t be what you can’t see”: Normalising anxiety

And…

  • 1:16:29 – These 3 cities now have a median house price of OVER 1M!

 

 

 

Episode 241 | 12 Steps To A Profitable Property Development – Chat with Peter Koulizos

Raise your hand if you’re curious to hear the profitable, 12-Step Process to Property Development…?

Now, keep it there if you’re already a developer, or you’re keen to give property development a crack yourself or, hey, maybe you just wanna build on your property investment knowledge before you lock yourself into anything?

Righto then folks, if your hand’s UP, then this episode was tailor-made for you!!

‘cos today we’ve dragged the big boss back into the studio — Mr Peter Koulizos!! And he’s about to unpack some of his best stuff on property development!

For those who haven’t yet been privy to the Property Professor’s gold on gentrification (EP 30 and EP 47) or the Five Golden Rules of Property Investment (EP 030) or his most recent episode on negative gearing (EP 204)…  it might come clear to you now that our good mate Peter Koulizos — Chair of Property Investors Council of Australia (PIPA), property developer, specialist in property valuation and economics (with a teaching degree, a Graduate Diploma in Property and a Masters of Business – Property) —  is a SERIAL Coucher and one of Australia’s leading property investment experts whose opinion we greatly admire J

Sure, he’s got all the qualifications and skillset, but he’s also got invaluable, in-the-trench experience, ESPECIALLY when it comes to property developing… and not just a little bit, mind you folks… a WHOLE LOT of it!

So… let’s just pick the Property Professor’s brain, yeah?

He was in town, so we’ve dragged him back in to the studio!

Resources mentioned…

The TOP FIVE Highlights…

  1. The Framework to Figure Out if Developing is (or absolutely isn’t) For You
  2. The 12 Steps To a Profitable Property Development (and what to look out for during each step!)
  3. The Gross Profit You Should Aim to Get BEFORE Embarking on A Development Project (incl. the “worst case scenario” profit)
  4. The Difference Between Planning Approval And Building Rules Approval
  5. The Lenders That Have An Appetite for Financing Developments Right Now

Get Noteworthy Answers On…

Quote of The Day

“You don’t want to go from Zero to Hero.

You don’t want to know nothing about property straight to property development!”

– Peter Koulizos

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Episode 62 | Does the Great Australian Dream still exist?

What a week in the property industry!

It started off with ABC’s Four Corners Monday night segment called Home Truths. This episode focused on housing affordability and negative gearing and they’ve interviewed a few parties for this segment.

Following that, we have the Cash Rate announcement at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. As widely expected, the Reserve Bank of Australia has dropped the cash rate by 25 basis point to 1.75%. A few factors contributed to this decision but one of the main reason is the deflation recorded in the January – March 2016 CPI data. Although most economists have forecasted this movement, there aren’t many who talked about the changes that lenders would make. Would they pass on the full rate cut? What other changes would they implement following RBA’s decision? How will this affect the current mortgage holders?

Finally, on Tuesday night, we’ve got the 2016 Budget announcement by Scott Morrison. With so many speculations surrounding the negative gearing policy, what would the Government propose? Hence, this week on The Property Couch podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be talking about all these discussions and how will it affect The Great Australian Dream. Tune it to start listening now!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

  • RBA May 2016 Cash rate announcement – Watch here
  • 2016 Budget Announcement – Read here
  • ABC Four Corner’s segment on housing affordability – Watch here
  • ATO’s Taxation statistics 2013–14 – Read here

 

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Episode 018 | What is a Buyers Agent and Do You Need One?

Folks, a good investment property is just like a bricks and mortar bank account!!  Ep 18 The Property Couch tips - What is a Buyers Agent and Do You Need One

 (Yep, that’s another great analogy from Bryce – just wait till you hear the cow one too!)  

This means – it doesn’t need to have all the looks; it just needs to be investment grade. 

And this is exactly where Buyers Agents come in!!  

In today’s episode we’ll be taking a looking under the bonnet and hearing what a Buyers Agents life is like, unpacking their role in the property market and discussing what the KEY advantages of using them are!  

Of course, since we’re sharing WHY you need a Buyers Agents, we’ll also be revealing WHERE you can find some great ones!   

And we think we’re both in pretty good spots to be explaining it…We’re both experienced, qualified and licensed Buyers Agent in multiple states across Australia!  

We’ll be sharing some stories from our past… 

 PLUS discussing the role that professional bodies such as the Real Estate Buyers Agents Association of Australia (REBAA) and the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) play in the property market.  

Loads of good stuff in today’s episode, tune in now folks!  

 

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  • 1:59 – What are buyers agents?  
  • 3:05 – How the property market works in the United States vs. Australia  
  • 4:31 – Why an investment property is like a brick-and-mortar bank account 
  • 6:03 – A real example from Ben’s client  
  • 7:55 – Bryce’s cow analogy 
  • 8:58 – Why owner occupiers should use a buyers agents! 
  • 9:45 – We look at HOW many properties a week?! 
  • 10:13 – How buyers agents help with borderless investing 
  • 11:55 – The #1 buyers agent criteria  
  • 12:49 – The role of PIPA and REBAA 
  • 14:33 – The #2 buyers agent criteria  
  • 16:00 – The different tiers of buyers agents  
  • 16:42 – The life of a buyers agent   
  • 18:00 – Why property is easier to predict returns on!  
  • 19:57 – Properties are driven by _____ 
  • 21:00 – Advantages buyers agents bring! (With examples from Ben and Bryce!)  
  • 24:28 – A huge THANK YOU to all our listeners!  

 

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