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Top 5 Considerations when Investing in Brisbane

Today, I want to talk about the considerations you need to think about if you're going to invest into the Brisbane marketplace. I've got quite a few friends who've got multi-million dollar property portfolios and their entire portfolio is made up of Brisbane real estate. So it's a wonderful market to consider. But there's a few things you need t...

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Negative Gearing Still Works

Bryce is Money Magazine’s cover story this October!! Here to explain Why Negative Gearing Still Works, Bryce puts forward a crucial point, and one we frequently come back to: negative gearing is not a strategy; it’s a tax outcome that represents a moment in time. In other words, “Negative gearing is a means to an end, not a permanent way ...

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“The best investment I’ve ever made cost me $10”

As well as his cover story Why Negative Gearing Still Works featuring in October’s edition of Money Magazine, Bryce also appears in The Hot Seat! In this one-pager, Bryce explains how flipping burgers for his first job taught him negotiation tactics and why the best investment decision he’s ever made only cost him $10!! As you might be able t...

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Top 5 Considerations when Investing in Sydney

Today I want to talk about Sydney as a place to invest, particularly from the perspective of someone who doesn't live in New South Wales and is considering becoming a borderless investor and buying in Australia's largest city. Being a Perth boy, the contrast between Perth and Sydney is SO great. The density, the population and the lifestyle is v...

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Top 5 Considerations when Investing in Melbourne

I'm a big advocate for people becoming a borderless investor — and, of course, Melbourne and Sydney have done really great over the last part of the cycle. But what if you actually don't live in Melbourne and you want to know some of the quirks about investing in Melbourne? What should you be looking for? So I thought I'd give some the top ...

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Where to Invest $10k – A Guide to Rentvesting

Ben is a front cover star on this month's Money Magazine issue!!!  So where does he think you should invest $10,000? Well, you can't buy an investment property with $10k, but you can definitely invest in your potential!! This is a golden insight, particularly after his article, A Guide to Rentvesting, the new way to invest, especial...

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RBA Rate Decision – September 2017

Today, Governor Lowe and the Reserve Board met and, as widely anticipated — and it's going to be a bit of a broken record — the cash rate remains on hold at 1.5%. So with a cash rate on hold, and basically all the levers doing their thing, I wanted to focus in on jobs —the unemployment story of the Nation — because this is going to be th...

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Are you investing for the long term?

Hi, Ben Kingsley here, Founder of Empower Wealth. Thanks for taking a moment of your time to watch this video. It's important to understand that as property investors we need to look at the market over the longer term. We've definitely enjoyed fantastic capital growth over this short term period — low interest rates and a reasonably buoyant ec...

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Big Data Predicts 2018’s Boom Suburbs

The future of property investment is all about big data. Jeremy Sheppard, Research Director at Empower Wealth, explains to Your Investment Property Magazine: “An investor who bought a $500,000 property in Brisbane in early 2012 would now be valuing that property at just over $560,000. If that investor had of bought a $500,000 property in Sydne...

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Bad Time for Property Investment?

Ben appears again in Money Magazine’s Special Edition issue, this time in a Q&A surrounding some hard questions about the current market climate for property investors. With the spotlight on changes to borrowing, Federal Budget restrictions and depreciation claims, a light shadow looms on certain investors. Is it a bad time for property inves...

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What was Ben and Bryce’s First Home Buy?

So, they’re both Qualified Property Investment Advisors and two of Australia’s top industry experts … but what was Ben Kingsley's and Bryce Holdaway’s first home buy? Money Magazine put the question to The Property Couch’s main men for their Special Edition issue and their responses were unexpected! Sneak Peek: “With very littl...

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RENTVESTING: The Best of Both Worlds

Want to live in an inner city suburb, but simply can’t afford to buy in it? Hello, rentvesting! In this Money Magazine article, Ben explores the alternative strategy to tackle housing affordability: Rent in the location you want to live; but still invest property. Rentvesting is a shift from the baby boomer view of home ownership; but it is ...

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