TPC Gold | The Art of Negotiation – Real Estate Edition

Today’s bonus snippet features one of Australia’s top property experts – our very own Bryce Holdaway!  

In this TPC Gold soundbite, Bryce puts on his Buyer’s Agent cap and shares all he knows about how to negotiate when buying property. He also makes the bold claim that everything is negotiable when it comes to real estate…?! 

Find out exactly what he means by this, and why negotiation is not just an art but also a science. 

Get essential insights into how to handle auctions, why it’s useful to understand the vendor’s motivations, and more. Tune in so you too can start negotiating to win! 

If you’re interested in the full episode, it’s here: Episode 93 | How to Negotiate to Win 

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TPC Gold | What’s the Ideal Cash Reserve for Investors?

Today’s bonus snippet is from a previous episode where we answer listeners’ burning questions on property investing. 

Tune in to the full episode here: Episode 44 | Q&A – Building Cash Reserve Buffers, Buying at a Premium & Renovating for Profit 

In this TPC Gold soundbite, Bryce & Ben explore the dynamics of aggressive vs passive investing, as well as how to incorporate cash reserve buffers into your property investment plan! 

Discover why having a six-month cash reserve is crucial, how to manage unexpected costs, and the importance of insurance protections. They also discuss finding the balance between exercising caution and maximising your cash flow for property investment.  

Tune in for expert advice on choosing the best property investment strategy for you. 

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P.S. Have a question you want answered? We’d love to hear from you! 


TPC Gold | Should I Build or Renovate?

Today’s bonus snippet is from an episode with guest Amelia Lee, the architect behind Undercover Architect – an award-winning online resource teaching folks how to design, build and renovate their homes. 

Tune in to the full episode here: Episode 249 | The 4-Step Framework to Renovate or Build Your Home…AND Enjoy It! 

In this TPC Gold soundbite, Amelia shares her thoughts on what you MUST consider if you’re tossing up between building new or renovating! 

Whether that’s determining your property’s worth, understanding budget constraints, or navigating the complexities of home renovation and new construction…discover the hidden costs of it all as well as how to avoid common pitfalls.  

Whether you love the charm of an old home or the fresh start of a new build, tune in for practical tips and expert guidance on attaining a home that perfectly fits your needs and aspirations! 

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Bonusisode with Julia – Tax Planning Tips to Maximise your Returns (Part Two)

Folks we’re back to finish what we started… 

In last week’s Bonusisode we featured Part One of Tax Planning Tips to Maximise your Returns and now, we’re back to give you the rest of the gold!  

We’ll be unpacking… 

  • How to claim travel expenses related to work (especially if you’re a rental owner!)  
  • Is it possible to successfully act as your own accountant and claim travel expenses for properties? Hint: you need to prove this ONE thing to be eligible…
  • The 2 key ways to keep a travel record (Plus Ben gives a life hack which makes recording 100% easier!)   
  • How to determine if you’re eligible for Building Depreciation + when should you get a Tax Depreciation Schedule?!  
  • What’s included when claiming plant and equipment depreciation!? 

Julia also shares an extremely handy tax tip (Just see how excited it makes Ben!)  for those who’ve missed out on creating a property depreciation schedule… 

Spoiler: You may be able to go back and AMEND past tax returns to gain access to these benefits! 

And lots more! So before you get start lodging any tax returns for 2022, listen to this first folks!  

p.s. If you are looking for an experienced and qualified tax accountant, you can reach out to us here 👉 https://thepropertycouch.com.au/tax

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Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 1:54 – The 2 ways to keep a travel record  
  • 4:40 – Which record is best for you??  
  • 5:10 – We’re setting THIS common myth straight… 
  • 6:25 – Deducting taxes from travel related to work – what is claimable?!  
  • 8:27 – Can Realtors claim travel expenses?  
  • 9:15 – Defining normal workplaces and being itinerate  
  • 12:15 – Essential rules for transporting others  
  • 13:09 – Recap! (Plus, how to make recording your logbook easier!)  
  • 14:50 – When is TOO LATE to start a logbook?  
  • 16:19 – Successful & unsuccessful examples of claiming travel expenses for Rental Properties!  
  • 19:40 – Should you get an accountant or DIY with a private ruling?  
  • 20:50 – The 3 Key Takeaways…  
  • 25:13 – Is your property eligible for Building Depreciation?  
  • 28:10 – Should you get a Tax Depreciation Schedule?! 
  • 30:20 – The who, what, when and why of SCRAPPING   
  • 32:44 – Plant and Equipment Depreciation: What’s included??  
  • 36:18 – When should you get a depreciation schedule?  
  • 39:25 – Missed out on a schedule? Listen to this for a HOT tip!  
  • 42:50 – So.much.free.stuff!!  


Bonusisode with Julia – Tax Planning Tips to Maximise your Returns (Part One)

As the old saying goes…

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. 

And folks, we believe this holds true today which is why this Bonusisode is all about organising your taxes in the lead up to 30 June 2022!! (Part one)

This is the 2nd episode from our NEW Property Tax education series called Talking Property Tax with Julia Hartman where we give YOU hot tips and tricks to boost your returns and avoid tax traps. 

(Pssst – check out  Episode 1: The Top 5 Tax Rules Every Property Investor Must Understand here!!)

In today’s episode, we’re covering…

How to top up your own super…  

The BEST bookkeeping practices everyone should implement (Like what records should you keep and how long you should keep them for!!)  

AND we’re also giving you handy tips for claiming car and travel costs!!  

We’ll also be putting on our property investors’ hats to unpack the difference between Improving vs. Repairing in the eyes of ATO!

But that’s not all!!   

To help illustrate what we’re talking about in today’s episode, we’re also giving you 3 FREE reports on:  

  • How to make your own Superannuation Contributions 
  • Tax deductions when working from home 
  • Year-end considerations for Rental Property Owners 

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There is tons of gold in this Bonusisode so tune in now!

p.s. If you are looking for an experienced and qualified tax accountant, you can reach out to us here 👉 https://thepropertycouch.com.au/tax

p.p.s Make sure you stay tuned for Part 2 where we hone in on maximising your claims with travel, plant and equipment deductions!!


Here’s some of the gold we cover… 

  • 1:33 – How to make contributions to your Super  
  • 4:09 – What benefits do you get from topping up your Super??
  • 10:48 – Pitfalls of the home office claim 
  • 13:24 – What should you be recording when bookkeeping?  
  • 17:00 – Should you bother claiming your utility bills in the home office?  
  • 18:37 – Listen tothis if you’re self-employed!  
  • 19:56 – Let’s Recap!  
  • 20:35 – Must-knows with car and travel claims!!  
  • 26:53 – Property Taxes and Interest in Advance  
  • 27:50 – Why 2022 is a (relatively) LOW tax bracket!  
  • 32:56 – Repairs vs. Improvements  
  • 36:01 – Example 1: Repairing a roof  
  • 37:37 – Example 2: Carpet to Floorboards 
  • 41:18 – What is plant equipment?  
  • 43:13 – Understanding different depreciation schedules… 



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