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Who's really in control when you buy a property? The Elephant In The Room is where the things that no one wants to talk about, actually get talked about. Veronica Morgan, real estate agent, buyers agent and co-host of Foxtel’s Location Location Location Australia & Chris Bates, financial planner, mortgage broker and wealth coach have joined forces to find out what’s really going on in the world of real estate. Veronica and Chris talk to property owners and buyers every day in their respectiv ...
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Could increasing housing supply alone effectively address our current affordability challenges, or is the housing crisis more accurately characterised as just a recurring issue with a new label? In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Cameron Murray, Chief Economist at Fresh Economic Thinking who specialises in property and urban development. We dive…
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Warning - Risks of Neighborhood Decline When Investing in Real Estate Everything in life has risks. Not investing adds certain types of risks, while investing adds other risks. One risk that some real estate investors face is the possibility that the neighborhood they're investing in will decline, causing values and/or rents to drop. So, how do we …
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In this month's Suburb Trends report for May 2024, we're diving deep into the world of property investment, exploring a critical issue that every investor should be aware of: false positives in property data. With the property market experiencing upward pressure on prices due to low supply, investors risk being misled by appearances, just like the …
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How to Analyze a Duplex Some real estate investors are sensitive to their ability to get ten 30-year fixed rate financing loans and would prefer to fill those loan spots with larger purchases than just single family rental homes. One way to do that is to buy more expensive properties like duplexes, triplexes or fourplexes. In this class, James will…
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As Australia grapples with the ambitious challenge of constructing 1.2 million new dwellings in the next five years, we aim to answer the pressing question: Is this target attainable? We talk about the implications of this challenge, including the need to address housing pressure and determine suitable locations for new developments. Moreover, we d…
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How to Calculate PMI If you're a house hacker, Nomad™, investor buying properties with less than 20% down, or buying creatively where the seller has PMI, you'll want to make sure you know how to analyze deals that have Private Mortgage Insurance. In this mini-class, James will cover how to analyze deals that have PMI, with an emphasis on doing it u…
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With property values stagnant amidst a backdrop of soaring prices in other cities, we explore the factors contributing to Melbourne's unique market behaviour. Could the city's prolonged lockdowns have played a significant role in shaping its property landscape? What does the future hold for buyers and sellers? Meanwhile, rising rents beg the questi…
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In many cases—not all, but many cases—real estate investors can speed up the time it takes to become financially independent by choosing to pay off the mortgages on their properties early. Sometimes it makes sense to take every extra dollar beyond a healthy amount of reserves and aggressively pay off properties as quickly as possible. Other times, …
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Ever wondered why economists seem to favour land tax? What happens if we get rid of stamp duty on houses? And why do some people say negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts are bad? We're here to unpack these questions and more. Join us in this episode as we explore the often-debated topics of negative gearing and the capital gains tax dis…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Residential vs Commercial Property Deal Alchemy™ is all about manipulating the returns you're earning on your investments. Often, this is done through the choices we make when selecting the investment property and the strategies we choose to implement. For example, you could choose to invest in residential properties where your tena…
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What is driving the relentless rise in Australia's property prices, and how are homeowners managing as the fixed mortgage rates from the COVID era expire? These are important questions as we deal with rising inflation and increasing living costs, so in this episode, we tackle these issues to see how they're affecting both the housing market and pot…
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Warning - Risks of Loan Called Due When Investing in Real Estate Investing in real estate adds some risk to an already risk-filled life. However, certain activities and strategies when investing in real estate create additional risks that other strategies and activities do not have. For example, choosing to utilize strategies where the lender has t…
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Ever wondered why people end up spending more than they planned at auctions? What about the missed opportunities for vendors due to ineffective auctioning practices? These common pitfalls not only impact individual transactions but also shape the broader dynamics of the auction process. In this episode, we're joined by award-winning auctioneer Andy…
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How to Analyze Buying a Rental Property at a Discount in Providence Some real estate investors insist on only buying properties where they can purchase them at a significant discount. While not mutually exclusive, other investors insist on buying quality properties at a fair price as long as it gets them their desired returns and will stand the tes…
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Depending on a potentially biased strata report could lead to problems later on, like unexpected costs or hidden issues with the property. Without clarity on what might be omitted or misrepresented in these reports, buyers risk making decisions based on incomplete or biased information, therefore jeopardising their investment. Today, we are joined …
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How to Calculate PMI If you're planning to buy a property and put less than 20% down, you're likely to be required to pay Private Mortgage Insurance. Lenders prefer that you put at least 20% down, but if you insist on putting less than 20% down, they may still make the loan. However, they will usually do so at a slightly higher mortgage interest ra…
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With Queensland’s housing market facing an unprecedented crunch, many are left wondering: What can be done to ease the strain? The consequences of this housing crisis are far-reaching, affecting individuals, families, and communities across the state because it's not just about finding a roof over your head anymore. With housing prices soaring and …
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There are a large number of investing strategies you could pursue as a real estate investor: Nomad™, house hacking, fix and flip, buying 20% down rentals, buying 25% down rentals, saving up to buy free and clear rentals and many, many more options. Which is the best? Which gets you to financial independence fastest? Which gives you the highest net …
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Negative gearing and its companion, the capital gains tax discount, have reemerged as hot topics in economic and political circles. But why does it matter? Well, it affects investors, homeowners, and the economy as a whole. There's a lot of confusion about what it all means and what might happen next. In this episode, we explain what negative geari…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Increasing Down Payment There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate inv…
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The real estate landscape is constantly evolving, and recent data has unveiled surprising trends in Australian cities' property markets. Brisbane's boom, Hobart's unexpected decline, and Perth's resurgence raise intriguing questions and we're unsure if the numbers we're seeing are telling us the whole truth. Are these trends indicative of long-term…
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Warning - Risks of Rental Property Expenses When Investing in Real Estate Risk is all around us. When we choose to invest in anything, we’re choosing to take on the additional risk characteristics of that investment. For example, when we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on the risk characteristics of the specific real estate inves…
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Are rental pressures set to continue in 2024, or is there hope for easing in certain areas? Securing a rental property is becoming increasingly challenging in 2024, posing difficulties for landlords and tenants alike. For property investors, it’s about facing the task of strategically investing their funds. Meanwhile, tenants are faced with the unc…
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How to Analyze a New Construction Single-Family Home Property in Providence Your ability to analyze deals is arguably the most important skill as a real estate investor. It allows you to make smart investment decisions and helps you avoid making career-ending bad decisions, such as buying cash-flowing-sucking vampire properties. In this class, Jame…
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Do first home buyer incentives actually help make housing more affordable, or do they unintentionally worsen affordability issues? As the debate surrounding first home buyer incentives continues, we seek to understand their true effect on property prices and overall housing affordability. Governmental interventions, such as lending to first home bu…
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The 3 Strategies to Pay Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Whether they're putting 15% down and buying a non-owner-occupied property or utilizing an owner-occupied loan with 0%, 3%, 3.5%, or 5% down for Nomading™ or house hacking, some real estate investors will choose to put less than 20% down. With the decision to put less than 20% down comes the c…
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Are we adequately prepared for the consequences of the rapid surge in apartment construction and the subsequent increase in strata dwellings? As we witness a significant increase in the number of new dwellings within strata schemes, it's essential to assess whether our current strata management practices are sufficient to handle the associated chal…
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Investing in real estate is full of truthy-sounding falsehoods: it is always better to do X than Y. However, if you were crazy enough to sit down and do the math, you'd find the truth to be much more nuanced. For example, should you take all your extra cash flow and savings and apply it to your mortgages each month to pay off rental properties fast…
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The YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement proposes increasing urban density while maintaining the quality of life. This raises questions about the potential impact on developer profits, the power struggle between YIMBYs and NIMBYs, and the broader implications for city planning and community dynamics. Join us as we talk with Melissa Neighbour, an urb…
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Deal Alchemy™ - Cash Flow to Debt Paydown There are four primary returns from investing in rental properties: appreciation, cash flow, debt paydown, and the tax benefits of depreciation. Additionally, there is a secondary return in the form of the interest earned on the reserves required to make the investment in the first place. Many real estate i…
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Join us in today's episode as we tackle real estate head-on, responding to questions from our listeners that hit close to home. Ever found yourself rushing to perform strata due diligence on a property about to slip through your fingers? We've got you covered with practical strategies for navigating this time-sensitive challenge. And what do you do…
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Warning - The Risk of Down Payment Size When Investing in Real Estate Life is full of risks. When we choose to invest, we choose to take on additional risks. If we invest in stocks, we choose to take on certain risks. When we choose to invest in bonds, we take on different risks. When we choose to invest in real estate, we choose to take on additio…
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Have you ever wondered why, despite the widely recognised affordability crisis in Australia, housing prices continue to soar? This puzzling situation raises questions about how the housing market works and what it means for those trying to buy a home or invest in property. In today's episode, we talk to senior economist Paul Ryan from REA Group’s P…
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How to Analyze a 5% Down Single-Family Nomad™ Property in Providence Using the latest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™, we will walk through how to analyze a single-family home Nomad™ property with a 5% down payment. Learn how to analyze deals correctly and avoid buying cash flow vampires. Only buy the best dea…
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Have you been keeping an eye on how the world's reopening is influencing the choices of Australian expats in the real estate market? Wondering if the trend of returning home is on the rise or if new destinations are emerging as hotspots for Aussies living abroad? What's really happening now that the world is opening up again? Are Aussies flocking b…
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What Affects Your PMI Rate Lenders prefer that you put at least 20% down, but if you push hard enough, many will allow you to put less than 20% down if you're willing to purchase insurance to protect them in case you default. This insurance is called Private Mortgage Insurance. The cost of this insurance depends on several factors. Some are primary…
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How reliable is the data behind Perth's property boom, and what does it truly tell us about the future of this market? Is the market genuinely booming, or are we looking at a bubble that's about to pop? Today, we take a look at Perth's bustling real estate scene with Ray Chua, a seasoned buyers agent who's right in the thick of it all in Perth. He …
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You're a real estate investor looking to acquire properties by saving up and putting 25% down. Should you buy an owner-occupied property first? What if that's more expensive than renting? Should you still do it? What if it means you'll be saving less for acquiring rentals by buying an owner-occupied property first? In this comparison class, we will…
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Looking to understand how the property market performed in 2023 and what to expect for 2024? Our January Suburb Trends report is here to guide you. We've closely analysed each capital city's performance in 2023, so we can provide you with direct and clear insights. Our resident data geek, Kent Lardner, is back to highlight the major shifts in each …
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Deal Alchemy™ - Lease-Options Different real estate investors desire, prefer, and prioritize different returns. For example, many real estate investors have a strong preference for the cash flow part of their return. With Deal Alchemy™, we can manipulate returns and move them from one area to another. Or, we can move them from one or more areas to …
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Wondering what the 2024 property market has in store for you? Let's dive into the big trends and changes that might be coming our way. In this episode, we take a close look at what could shape the property market in 2024. We're not making any predictions, but we'll talk about the important stuff like interest rates, how many houses are up for sale,…
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Warning - Insurable Risks When Investing in Real Estate Life has risks. Real estate investing in Providence adds some additional risks. Some of these risks can be shifted from your responsibility to the responsibility of a third party for a fee. This is often described as insurance. You choose to pay someone else to take on a risk you don't want to…
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Is the dream of owning a home in Australia becoming increasingly difficult amidst rising interest rates and the influx of migration? In today's episode, we delve into the escalating challenges of home ownership in Australia, focusing on the combined impact of rising interest rates and increased migration. We start by examining how these higher inte…
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How to Analyze a 20% Down Single-Family Home Rental Using the latest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™, we will walk through how to analyze a single-family home rental property with a 20% down payment. Learn how to analyze deals correctly and avoid buying cash flow vampires. Only buy the best deals that make sen…
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Is your empty room a solution to Australia’s rental crisis? Currently, Australia faces the challenge of a staggering 13.5 million spare bedrooms lying unused. Today, we delve deep into the exploration of whether these neglected spaces could hold the key to alleviating the country's housing crisis. Joining us is Ludwina Dautovic, the visionary behin…
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What is PMI And How to Avoid It You want to work with a lender so that you don't need to purchase a property with all cash. The lender is willing to lend you money, charging you interest to make a profit, and ensuring there is a safety buffer of equity in case you default and they need to foreclose to recover their funds. Your goal is to minimize t…
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In today's episode, we're turning the spotlight on you as we answer some burning questions that have been flooding our inbox. We'll cover everything from smart ways to buy a house before it goes up for auction, to understanding how inflation affects the value of your property. We'll also talk about when it's okay to take a breather from thinking ab…
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Should you use the Nomad™ strategy to acquire properties with a minimal 5% down payment as quickly as possible? Or is it better to be a little more patient and save up for full 25% down payments and buy rentals without moving into each? By saving up for a 25% down payment, the properties will cash flow better. That may allow you to save up faster f…
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Ever wondered how the ground beneath your strata property might be shifting? What if we told you there are new laws on the horizon in New South Wales that could reshape the foundation of strata living? In this episode, we’re joined by Amanda Farmer—host of Your Strata Property, and owner of Lawyers Chambers, to help us unpack significant developmen…
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Improving Cash Flow on Rental Properties by Improving the Property When real estate prices, mortgage interest rates, and rent rates are high, it can be more challenging to generate great cash flow from a rental property. However, it is also more important than ever to do everything in your power to maximize cash flow. There are 88 strategies for im…
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