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What to Do When the Banks Say “No”

Been rejected by the bank? Need loan approval? Ben and Bryce 5-page feature in Your Investment Property Magazine is as very timely and yet timeless insight into what the banks REALLY look for when assessing your loan.   DOWNLOAD FULL ARTICLE HERE       This article features... Why the lending environment i...

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Top 100 Places to Invest in 2019

Empower Wealth’s Research Director Jeremy Sheppard appeared in Your Investment Property Magazine's January edition, Top 100 Places to Invest in 2019! As part of their annual investment guide, Your Investment Property called on the help and calculated methodology of Jeremy and 3 other property data and analysis experts — Nerida Conisbee, John...

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Retiring Through Real Estate: Our Real Life Clients

Empower Wealth clients, John and Lani, featured in Your Investment Property Magazine’s October 2018 issue, explaining their journey towards financial peace. After discovering us after watching our educational How To videos, John found our conservative plan to be the correct road map to allow both him and Lani the necessary next-step to retirin...

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The Power of Knowledge – Property Education is King

For those who listen to The Property Couch podcast, it's no secret that Empower Wealth Founder and Managing Director, Ben Kingsley, is on a crusade to help everyday Australians "up" their knowledge when it comes to property investing and property education. Having spent over 25 years increasing his own knowledge to become an expert in this area...

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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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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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Interest Rates 2017: What Investors Need To Know

Ben appeared in Your Investment Property Magazine this April and, as it turns out, there's a whole lot he wants to tell investors about interest rates 2017. Let's face it: interest rates matter. When it comes to your lending capacity and structure, they can make or break how (and when) you invest. Your cash flow can really dive or soar too ... a...

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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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Which Loan is Right for you?

For those who are not familiar with the finance side of things, this might be a tricky question. We've previously written about the different types of property loans out there but how do you know which loan is right for you? Especially when there are more discussions these days surrounding principal and interest and interest-only lending options an...

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How to use data to find your next investment property

The use of big data these days are unavoidable. With the internet boom in the 90s, most things are now digitalised from online forms that capture your information to the automatic geo-tracking on our smartphones. As scary as this may sound, it provides a wealth of information out there for us to based our decisions on and property investme...

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New vs Old – Renovation Guide 2016

We've talked numerous times before on old or new properties and which one make for a better investment property but what if you are looking to renovate? First of all, how are they defined? Does a newly refurbished established properties considered old? Is it worth renovating an established property? Jeremy Sheppard uncovers this in the May 20...

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The Rules for Investing in Units

Units... Some people love them and others hate them. Some believe that they are great investment opportunities while others thinks the lack of land size affects its potential. Well, at Empower Wealth, we don't really care about whether it is a unit or not. What we are concern of is if the number stacks up and if it's an investment grade asset o...

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