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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 econ...

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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 little know...

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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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Four Ways to Make A Real Estate Agent’s Day

When you're engaging with a real estate agent, their job is to negotiate with you and try to extract as much information out of you as they can. So that they can ultimately get a good outcome for their client who is the seller, generally at the buyer's expense by trying to get that extra money out of you. So for today's How to Session, I thought we...

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Seven Ways To Jeopardise A Deal

So one of the things that you should always consider when you are buying a property is that it really comes down to four parts when you are doing a deal. You got to Clarify what you are after; you got to go and Find the properties whether they are off-market or on-market; you got to Assess the property that you found against the criteria that you c...

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Seven Tactics of a Property Spruiker

As a property investment Advisor I'm often asked by people: “How do you actually avoid property Spruikers?” “What is it that you're actually looking out for?” And I think it's important to revisit what the definition of a property spruiker is. There are three groups of people in my mind that you can take your advice from when you're buyi...

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Today Show – Buy vs Rent | Which is Better?

Ever wondered whether it's better to buy or rent your home? Well, two economists from Melbourne University has recently released their findings. It's a hotly debated topic at the moment, so this time on Today Show, Ben Kingsley chats about when it would be more advantageous to be rentvesting and when it'll be better to buy it outright. The buyer's...

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Are Tenanted Properties always a Good Investment?

So what I want to talk about today is whether or not you would consider buying a property that is tenanted and whether that is an advantage or a disadvantage. At first value, it probably sounds like nirvana isn't it because it does have some pros. I mean, there is negotiation strength that comes with that. The property market is roughly 70% owner ...

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