We have been receiving a lot of great suggestions and questions from our listeners! If you have submitted a question on property investing in Australia and have yet to hear a response from us, don’t worry. We will get to you as soon as we can. In this week’s podcast, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be addressing some topics on:
Property in Trust from Christ : Can you address investing in trusts? In particular purchasing property through trust and transferring currently owned investment properties into a family trust
Tax benefits in renovating established properties from Christian : One of the topic that got me interested was Tax Depreciation, when you had Bradley Beer come in as a special guest. I already have a depreciation schedule, the one thing that plays on my mind – is whether it is worth renovating an established property? Is there a rule of thumb that I should use to determine whether my investment property needs to undergo a renovation? Is there a golden rule to this on when is the best time?
Gentrification questions from Andy : What is gentrification and its signs? Does this take a long time to happen? What are the positives and negatives of buying in a suburb that hasn’t had it or is in the process of having a face lift/demographic change? (I’m assuming that is what gentrification is?) Thanks guys!! The podcasts are gold!
Investing in Regional Centre from Lewis : Can you offer any advice regarding property investment in a regional centre? Often there are a lot of stones unturned in these markets. I am based 30km from the coast in Central Queensland and medium/high density development is a relatively new concept to most buyers in this area. However, recently completed projects have shown a real interest in this type of offering versus detached dwellings and I am wondering how to interpret this.
Its Questions and Answers time! Thanks for all the suggestions on new topics to cover in this podcast. For today’s episode, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley will be addressing questions from:
High Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) question from Andy : As a relatively new investor, would you recommend gearing as many of my initial purchases at 90-95% LVR as possible to help get ahead early on and do you foresee a lot of the banks starting to restrict this type of lending going forward with the interest rates currently so low. If you do recommend it, how do we best manage the risk for the first few years until the properties grow and loans come down to the 80% mark?
Capital Gain Tax (CGT) question from Paul : It would be great if an episode could cover “capital gain tax“. I have recently had to sell an investment property due to lifestyle decision but didn’t incur any charges as it was my first place. In future if I have to sell to upgrade to a bigger investment It would be great to know the CGT laws in each state.
Cross Collaterisation from Andrew : In recent Episode 20 you touched on cross collateralisation and while it is not the best option, I was wondering if you could expand on where you might need to use, why you would use it, to what extent would you use it and how would you un-cross collateralise your portfolio?
SMSF and Property from Billy : I’m interested in using a Self Managed Super Fund to invest my super in property. I’d like to hear your opinions on this subject. Would you recommend SMSF Property or not?
Drawing from Stephen Covey’s book and as promised in the previous episode (Exit Strategy in Property Investment), this week our hosts talk about the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Property Investors. Some of our listeners have asked us before about having the right mindset when investing in property and this episode sort of ties in with that. Bryce and Ben lists out the seven habits that Dr. Covey talks about and explains how we can use it in property investment.
The first habit is to be proactive. As Bryce mentioned in the podcast, you won’t achieve Financial Freedom unless you take a step forward to make it happen. It is not going to happen by osmosis or by default. You need to get off your chair, overcome some conditioning and take action. Bryce and Ben will also be sharing some of the stories from the own personal journey as an investor and an advisor. Listen to the podcast to find out more.
With thehousing boomin Sydney and Melbourne at the moment, where else can you buy to get your foot in the property door? This time onThe Today Show, Bryce Holdaway was asked to provide some advice and tips on how you can join the property market and potentially get yourself a hot property. Bryce will be also be listing some of the common traps that a home buyer or property investor will face in the current property market. Watch the video to learn more.
As co-host of The Property Couch, Bryce Holdaway is also a partner at Empower Wealth and Co-Host of Relocation Relocation Australia and Location Location Location Australia on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. A qualified Buyers Agent and Financial Planner, Bryce holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Real Estate Agent License and Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).
Melbourne’s property prices have surged in the past month, pushing ahead of Sydney in the last quarter. The property market in Australia’s two biggest cities are currently dominated by investors who are currently making up to 60% of buyers. What had cause this housing boom in both cities and is it a good time to buy now considering the increasing prices? Ben discussed about this on ABC News 24and will also be providing a brief update on the other states in Australia. Watch the video to learn more.
Ben Kingsley –CEO & Founder; Property Investment Analyst and Advisorand current Chair of PIPA