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Episode 249 | The 4-Step Framework To Renovate or Build Your Home… AND Enjoy it! – Chat with Amelia Lee

Considering renovating or building your own home? If so, this is the perfect episode for you!! Here’s why…

We’ve got Amelia Lee, the architect behind Undercover Architect, an award-winning online resource to teach folks how to design, build or renovate their homes. To give you an idea, she’s been in the industry for over 25 years and has solid personal experience in the trenches as a “serial renovator”!

And the best part? Amelia’s on a serious mission to take the “bamboozle” out of the renovation, building and design process!

‘Cos let’s be real folks… these projects can often be draining on the ol’ tolerance levels/bank account/relationship health/overall health… BUT  as you’re about to find out… it doesn’t have to be like this AT ALL!!

(Ben’s now wishing he chatted with Amelia BEFORE he attempted three renovations on the one house!)…

‘cos, what d’ya know… it turns out that renovating and building your own home can actually be…. enjoyable!!

And all you need to do is follow Amelie’s simple, 4-Step Framework…. BEFORE you even pick up a hammer, tear down a kitchen sink or stub your toe on an exposed nail, cursing and questioning why you ever took the project on. (And/or telling yourself “never again!” like our mate Ben… who went ahead and did do it again AND AGAIN, oblivious to the fact that this wonderful framework existed.)

Learn from Ben’s mistakes folks — avoid hemorrhaging cash.

Go get your overalls ready…. this is going to be fun!

 

The Top SEVEN Takeaways…

  1. What does building and renovating with “intention” look like?
  2. How can you stretch your dollar further?
  3. Who do you need on your team?
  4. What are the big slipups people often don’t think about?
  5. How do you find a decent builder?
  6. What things are the top considerations for investors and home owners?
  7. Would an architect ever be an owner-builder? (and Should You???)

 

P.S. It’s our 250th episode next week folks… that means… MEGA GUEST… AND… MEGA  GIVEAWAYS…

… so make sure you show up!

 

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Episode 248 | Everything You Need to Know About The 138 Changes Landlords Are Facing

There’s ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY EIGHT CHANGES to Victoria’s rental laws coming into effect next year… and we think these are about to set the precedence for legislation across the entire country.

Which means… landlords need to be clued in on their rights and what’s going to be expected moving forward — and frankly folks… we think the pendulum has swung slightly too far, and is now quite in favour of tenants. So, what do “Residential Rental Providers” — which, by the way, is what Landlords are about to be called — need to know BEFORE these changes kick in??

Here to fill us in on everything in this pretty epic episode, is Hayley Mitchell, Director of Geelong Property Managers and Director and Trainer of Mitchell PT, which provides training and consulting in the property management industry. Plus, she’s also a fully licensed Real Estate Agent and has worked in property management since 1999 (she’s well-and-truly passionate about this stuff, folks!)

And here’s where it gets super important…

Hayley has actually gone through the ENTIRE 500-page Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill with a fine-tooth comb.

And not only is this impressive… but also, it’s actually incredibly helpful for us landlords — or wanna-be landlords, or even the tenants amongst us!

Let’s find out what on earth is going on and how exactly these changes to legislation affect us!

And just a bit of a disclaimer folks: this is Hayley’s interpretation of how these changes will impact landlords and as such should not be taken to represent advice in any way. If you want more information, please seek professional advice from your property manager 😉

 

Today’s Links…

 

Free Reports from Ep 246 & Ep 247

 

The TOP Highlights…

  • When are these changes coming through?
  • How much notice do you need to get the tenant to vacate?
  • What are the changes to the rental minimum standards?
  • What’s the fine if you don’t advertise your property at a fixed amount?
  • How does “Section 68” affect a landlord’s responsibility for repairs?
  • Is there anything landlords can do about tenants keeping pets?
  • How long will landlords need to give notice to vacate?
  • Why are tenants being let off the hook when it comes to cleaning?
  • Is there any way to protect yourself from a tenant’s ability to make “modifications” to your property?
  • How much notice do you need to inspecting a property?
  • What is the fine if evict the tenant in order to move in but then don’t actually move in?
  • Why’s https://thepropertycouch.com.au/ep82-qa-investing-in-property-overseas/a great tenant so important?
  • What’s “The Landlord Blacklist“?

 

P.S. You might also be interested in…

RBA September 2019 – Is the Australian Economy REALLY that bad?

Businesses cut back as weak economy puts pressure on profits. Australia managed to survive the global recession – but all that good work has been wasted. The worst surplus ever: ‘Obsession’ rocking the Australian economy.

These are just some of the headlines when you search for “Australian Economy” on Google. Is it really that bad? Are we really going towards a rocky time? What does the fresh data telling us?

That’s what Ben will be explaining in today’s RBA commentary folks! Apart from that, he’ll also be covering a variety of topics such as:

  • What’s happening with the US-China Trade Deal and what’s President Trump is hoping for?
  • Are there anything else happening around the world that has a direct impact on Australia?
  • Is the Australian Economy as bad as the media is saying it is?
  • What’s the main focus for the RBA at the moment?
  • How’s business confidence now that more post-election data is available?
  • And more!

Now, let’s dive into RBA September 2019 Cash Rate Announcement!

 

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

Episode 245 | From Motor Mechanic to Selling James Packer’s House! – Chat with Michael Pallier

Some stories need to be heard to be believed! And the story we’re about to share with you is indeed one of these… ‘cos today’s guest went from being a motor mechanic to selling some of the most expensive properties across the country… yes, including… the home of Australian billionaire businessman and investor James Packer!

Joining us on the Couch today is Michael Pallier, Managing Director of Sydney Sotheby’s International Realty — an elite agency that handles the sale of luxury residential homes and rural properties throughout NSW and the ACT!

To give you an idea of the calibre of the properties Michael sells… well, folks… he’s just sold his EIGHTY-SECOND property valued OVER $9 MILLION (oh, and Packer’s property went for a cheeky $70 mill)!!

His sales history has included…

  • The most expensive home ever sold in Australia
  • The most expensive home ever sold at auction in Australia
  • The most expensive residential land ever sold

So. Pretty impressive stuff, right? But what we really wanna know is… … how???

How on earth did a motor mechanic all of a sudden start selling luxury homes? And who are the people who are forking out some serious cash for these properties?

And, of course, what can we learn from Michael’s secret to success?

Psst… as mentioned in today’s ep, here’s the house he’s currently selling: https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-vaucluse-131386806

And here’s Bryce’s mindset minute from Simon Sinek! Watch his video here. 

 

THE INTERESTING STUFF

 

P.S. If you’re interested in learning more about property, finance and money management — and you also wouldn’t mind having VISUAL demonstrations to help cement your learning, check out our Facebook Live Videos.

 

 

 

RBA August 2019 – Should you be FIXING your Rate?

This is NOT the time to fix your mortgage.

It’s odd, isn’t it? The cash rate is on an all-time low and the lenders have been cutting their rates, both fixed and variable. So why is it not the time to go for a fixed loan?

We know it’s a big statement and that’s why Ben will be explaining all that in today’s RBA commentary folks! Apart from that, he’ll also be covering a variety of topics such as:

  • What’s happening with the US-China Trade Deal and how did the US Chair of Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell reacted to it?
  • What’s the main focus for the RBA at the moment?
  • How will the slight improvement in inflation impact the economy?
  • Is retail spending moving in the right trend?
  • Have we finally bottomed out in the Property Market or are there a couple more months to go?

Now, let’s dive into RBA August 2019 Cash Rate Announcement!

 

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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