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A day in the life of a Buyers Agent

So Buyers Agents are becoming more and more known in the marketplace for the role they play but what is it that they actually do when they are faced with a client who wants them to help them out? Generally, a property has been identified or in some cases being presented from the client. And the first thing we got to do when we get that property ...

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What is a Family Pledge or Guarantor Loan?

What is a family pledge or guarantor loan? Well in simple terms, what we are saying is that parents or a family member can put up security to help a child buy a property. Now, why is this needed? In Australia, we do know that in the bigger cities, property prices are increasing more and more. And as they increase, it is becoming harder for the chil...

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RBA Rate Decision – October 2016

Today the new Governor, Dr. Phillip Lowe and the Board met and they've kept interest rates on hold. Now this was widely anticipated by most economists. There were, however, a couple of economists who were looking to see a rate cut. I think that had a lot to do with our stubbornly high Australian Dollar with the Fed Reserve in the US not moving on i...

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Defence: What is that?

What I want to have a quick chat about today is something a lot of property investors haven’t got time or the headspace to think about. And that is their position of defence. We talk about it in our business model: ABCD. The asset selection (A), the borrowing power (B), the cash flow management (C) and the defence (D). But let’s be honest: ...

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Pay off the mortgage or invest – How to do both?

Investors often face with one common question when their savings grow: Should I pay off the mortgage or invest? With interest rates at its all time low and an outperforming property market, some might think that it is an obvious choice but how sure are you? In this Money Magazine's August 2016 Edition, Bryce shares his point of view on how you can ...

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Should You Invest In Property Overseas?

As a Qualified Property Investment Advisor, I often get approached by clients asking me about investing in property overseas. They've been on a recent vacation, and they bring back a brochure telling me about this amazing opportunity they've got in Bali, Spain, the UK or in America. Ultimately, I try to dig into the main motivation for them to inve...

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How do you pick which apartment to invest in?

Okay, so you've decided that you want to buy an apartment as an investment so the question is, which one do you pick? And I think it's no secret to anyone who had been watching my videos for a long time now or even listening to The Property Couch podcast; they know that I am not a fan of medium to high density off the plan apartments. But there are...

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Is the Advice worth the Price?

Did you know that property is not a financial product as defined in the Corporations Act? And what does this means? This means, property advisors are not required by the Corporations Act and Future of Financial Advice to have a certain qualifications and a best interests duty. And how does this affect you? Well, technically if you are not carefu...

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RBA Rate Decision – September 2016

The Reserve Board met today, and they've kept interest rates on hold. That's after dropping the cash rate by 25 basis points last month. Now they are looking for a lead in terms of where they go next, and most people are predicting that it is going to go down. In fact, before this announcement, 38 economists were surveyed, and they all anticipated ...

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What happens when the property passes in to you?

So if you are interested in buying particularly in the bigger cities of Melbourne and Sydney, chances are for the good properties you are going to have to go to auctions to purchase them. And for a lot of people, they really don't like the auction process. It's scary and it's in that public speaking environment but what happens if the property pass...

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Is Bargain Hunting a Good Idea?

We all love a good bargain, especially when it comes to property investing! The adrenaline rush that comes with negotiating a price that is below the market value and not to mention the bragging rights that come with it. But is this wise? Is bargain hunting a good idea? Because at the end of the day, let's not lose sight of the main objective. We...

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How well protected is your business?

If you’re like many business owners you have already insured the physical assets of your business from theft, fire and damage. But have you considered the importance of insuring yourself - and other key people in your business - against the possibility of death, disability and illness. Not being adequately insured can be a very risky oversight, a...

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