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Owner Occupier Appeal: Seven Overlooked Aspects

Hi, Ben here and in this how-to session I want to explore the concept further about how we chase down capital growth. Now, if you've listened to Bryce or my how-to videos before or check us out on our podcast, The Property Couch, you would know that we talk heavily around owner occupier appeal. We believe that owner occupier appeal pushes the value...

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RBA Rate Decision – June 2017

The Reserve Board met today, and they kept the cash rate on hold for another month at 1.5%. Now we saw May 2017 being a very interesting month in regards to the Federal Budget. It came out, and we did see some surprises inside that Federal Budget. Firstly let's talk about the Bank Levy. This is all to do with what they call budget repair and it'...

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The ‘flour jar’ method of saving for a house

Last week, you might have noticed a video of Bryce and Ben circulating around Facebook talking about the ‘flour jar’ method of saving for a house! Yup, that’s right! Our podcast, The Property Couch has partnered with Realestate.com.au to produce a series of videos and articles to help more Australians realise their true potential around money...

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First Home Super Saver Scheme – What is it?

In this How To session, I want to talk about the 2017 Federal Budget. Treasurer Scott Morrison has announced a First Home Super Saver Scheme. Now, this Saver Scheme is all about trying to help first home buyers save for a deposit. Let's look at how it works. Effectively what you can do is, you can salary sacrifice into your super a maximum of $15,0...

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RBA Rate Decision – May 2017

Today Governor Lowe and the Reserve board met, and the kept the cash rate on hold once again in May. That keeps the cash rate at 1.5%, so monetary policy remains on hold, but we now are coming to the month of federal budgets and state budgets. And this is where we start to look at fiscal policy. So what are our state governments and also our federa...

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How Much Do You Need To Retire?

What I want to talk about today is the concept of retirement and more specifically, how much do you actually need in retirement to have a passive income that supports the lifestyle that you really want? Because most people I wonder, if they've thought that through? I've spoken to hundreds and hundreds of people, and they often talk to me about how ...

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What Causes Property Price To Fall?

In this How To Session, we're going to get a little bit more serious, and we're going to talk about what causes property prices to fall. Now property prices are again, similar to any type of economic value setting mechanism where demand and supply plays a role. So when you get low supply and high demand, you usually see values increase. It's not di...

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New Initiatives for First Home Buyers (VIC)

In an effort to address housing affordability, and potentially the political pressure around this topic at the moment; the Victorian State Government has drafted some new initiatives to help first home buyers get into the marketplace. Let's have a look at what they are: If you're buying a property up to the value of $600,000, you will no longer ...

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