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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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Top Seven Negotiation Tactics for Spring

With spring “Selling Season” just around the corner, I thought it'd be a good time to revisit some negotiating tactics we need to employ when we're looking to buy a property in this upcoming season.   The first one is: it's not all about price. We need to find out what the vendor really wants. It takes a bit of digging, and it takes a...

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How Do Mortgage Insiders Feel About The Market?

APRA’s approach to managing investor lending has raised some concerns and question marks for the property investment industry. But a new survey conducted by PIPA, as recently explained in Your Investment Property Magazine, proves that property professionals are rightfully optimistic. Ben, also Chair of PIPA, is excited about the level o...

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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'r...

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Beating The Lending System

Hi, Ben Kingsley here with another How to Session. This one is a little bit more of a serious How to session because I want to talk about potential fraud in regards to lending fraud. Now we've seen the APRA which is the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority make some significant changes to the way in which consumers can borrow money to inve...

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Q&A with our Treasurer, Scott Morrison

As a buyers agent and property expert, it's always a great opportunity when you get to talk to the Treasurer. You get to ask questions on current policies, pick the Treasurer's brain on political issues and most importantly, voice your opinion on the industry. In this Money Magazine's November 2016 Edition, Bryce is given this opportunity to pose ...

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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% owne...

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Too High a Price for Property Advice?

When it comes to finding trustworthy property advice, it can be a daunting task to find someone that you know will give you the best advice suited to you. With so many spruikers out there claiming to be able to help property investors find worthy investments; it’s hard to tell who is genuinely trying to help investors or the ones who are only try...

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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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