Back in Episode 102, Bryce and Ben discussed if we are facing an affordability issue and when Jan Somers appeared on our show last month, she mentioned that her aunt was also concerned about housing affordability back in the 1950s. Now, with the Federal Budget just a couple of months away, this topic appears yet again, and it seems to be the favourite amongst our politicians.
This time, the debate is about improving affordability for first home buyers. Now, don’t get us wrong. The Property Couch believes in the Great Australian Dream and owning your home. But as mentioned before, your first home will not be luxurious nor will it tick all the criteria of your dream home. This is about setting the right expectation because you would get to your dream home, and you would be able to get that quarter acre house eventually. But it will not happen overnight. You need to work for it, and you need to be smart with your decisions especially when it comes to money and planning for the future. Your first home, may not be your dream home but this does not mean that your second or third home wouldn’t be.
That is why education around property and awareness on the risk of investing in property is so important. This is one of the suggestions that Bryce and Ben chat about to improve affordability in the Australian Property Market. Tune in to find out the rest.
And the other stuff mentioned in this episode are:
Has the Way We Look at Financial Stability Changed Since the Global Financial Crisis? – Speech by Michelle Bullock, Assistant Governor (Financial System) of RBA: Listen/Read Here
We are extremely excited here on The Property Couch this week to announce the long-awaited meeting with our special guest today, JAN SOMERS (as we’re sure you would agree)! With a successful property portfolio spanning over 40 years with countless properties within the country, Jan is an inspirational, property-investing mogul who we all could learn a lot from. As we gained so much gold from the hour-long chat, we’ve had to split the episode into two! In this first part, Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley discuss the following areas with Jan:
What got her into property investing back in 1972 and how did she build her portfolio since then
Her mentor in life and her outlook in education and continuous learning
What motivated her to write her books, Building Wealth
Having the right mindset as an investor
And so much more! As Jan is someone who has a continuous passion and drive for property investing, this is definitely a 2-part episode you will not want to miss. Her journey through property investing is definitely a story worth listening to and reading up on so make sure you tune in.
Here’s the link to her books and the PIA Investor software: Click here.
Finally, back in the studio again this week and as mentioned in Ben’s latest RBA’s cash rate announcement video, this episode of the podcast has Bryce and Ben talking about the all time hot debate topic: The Housing Affordability Issue. But before that, we just want to highlight that the podcast has reached another one of our milestone!
A big thank you to all of our listeners for tuning in! We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without your support, reviews, feedbacks and all the amazing questions that you’ve sent in! Our next milestone target is 5,000,000 downloads so if you think we are a good bunch of people and the contents are helpful, just let someone else know. 😉
Anyway, back to today’s podcast. Today’s topic is clearly one that Bryce and Ben are both passionate about, as you will hear in this episode. From questioning the ‘affordability’ issue that we are facing, suggestions to help improve this, infrastructure developments that would benefit Australians, the political aspects of urban development and negative gearing, the importance of controlled immigration and population growth, to talking about Money SMARTS and discussing different household configurations; it will be particularly interesting for you all to listen to the different reasons and situations that could affect affordability for anyone, in any part of Australia.
Make sure you don’t miss this episode!
And the other stuff mentioned in this episode are:
Is your portfolio build on sand or stone? : Watch Here
Keeping to our Summer Series tradition, Bryce and Ben are joined by yet another special guest in today’s episode; Nerida Conisbee – The Chief Economist of The REA Group: now the biggest digital real estate company in the world! With more than 20 years property research experience throughout Asia Pacific, Nerida also appears every Saturday on SkyNews Real Estate program, is an adviser on property market conditions to major Government bodies and has held senior positions within commercial agencies and major consulting firm.
Leveraging on her experience and knowledge in the property industry, the three of them will be chatting about:
How are the two capital cities, Sydney and Melbourne performed in 2016 particularly in the apartment market and what’s the outlook for 2017
Today we have another special vodcast episode; and joining Bryce and Ben on the couch is the President of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agents Association of Australia (REBAA), winner of The Buyer’s Agent of the Year award 2016 on Your Investment Property Magazine and Managing Director of Propertybuyer, Rich Harvey. As an established Buyer’s Agent, Property Investor, and expert in his field, today Bryce and Ben discuss the following areas with Rich:
How Rich established his career as a property investor and eventually a Buyer’s Agent
What motivated him to get his first step on the property ladder and what’s his first investment property looks like
Some mistakes and lessons learnt in his property journey
The benefits of having a Buyer’s Agent and how to find one that you can trust
Type of properties that he considers as investment grade and other types of property to stay away from
The current cycle of the Australian property market and his predictions for the market in 2017
Tips for finding the right resources to use when looking for investment properties
ps: We hope you enjoy watching this video and we would really like to hear what you think about it!
Today’s episode is special guest day and joining Bryce Holdaway and Ben Kingsley is Australia’s leading property analyst and CoreLogic’s Director of Research, Tim Lawless, who will discuss the future of each state in Australia. Following on from last week’s episode of President-Elect, Donald Trump and the uncertainty his win will have on the market; Bryce, Ben and Tim move on to discuss what the positives to follow are due to the presidential win, even though it’s is still early days.
So in today’s episode, the main areas these three will be talking about are:
Tim’s backstory and experience as a property analyst and how he got to where he is today
CoreLogic and research methodologies for the monthly reports
The uncertainty of Trump’s win and how this has affected the market and what potential effects are to follow
We hope you enjoy this latest post and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the matters brought up…even if it is a response to their thoughts on Kim Kardashian or Kanye West running for the next US election!
And here’s the reports mentioned in today’s podcast: