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Response: 60 Minutes Property Crash Article | Property WOD | Ep. 278 |

If you’d listened to this particular piece of advice 5 years ago, you would have lost 130% of your property’s value. Doomsayers are everywhere. Be careful of their advice as it could mean you miss out on a massive opportunity. *Transcript Below*   Subtitles available* Media watch response to 60 Minutes: http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/60-minutes-property/10300068 Transcript Hey everyone,…

What does grans Spag Bol and property investing have in common? |Property WOD | Ep. 277 |

2 things you might think have nothing in common, are actually very much alike. Boz takes you through why changing the recipe is not a good idea. *Transcript Below*   Subtitles available* Hey everyone, Boz here from OpenCorp for this week’s Property Wealth WOD. Now we’ve actually got a bit of a continuation here. So…

PODCAST: A portfolio where every property meets key criteria – Michael Beresford

SOURCE: Smart Property Investment With almost 20 years in property, 10 investment properties and a principal place of residence, Michael Beresford seems to have figured out the formula – so much so that across every property that he owns there are a number of striking similarities. https://www.opencorp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/290818-Michael_Beresford_SPI1.mp3    

PODCAST: Cooling property markets; are the good times really behind us? – Michael Beresford

SOURCE: Smart Property Investment You would be forgiven for thinking that the Australian property market is starting to cool, with the press heavily reporting a downturn. But how true is this? Michael Beresford disects the issue in this weeks Property Showcase episode. https://www.opencorp.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/110718-Open_Corp_Michael_Beresford.mp3      

PODCAST: Where to look outside Sydney and Melbourne – Michael Beresford

SOURCE: Real Estate Talk You would be forgiven for thinking that the Australian property market revolves around Sydney and Melbourne and while we have seen tremendous gains in those markets there are others you should consider, returning excellent results that have been overshadowed by the results coming out of the southern capitals.  Michael Beresford is…

The Formula For Investment Success | Property WOD | Ep.269 |

Would you drive a car blindfolded? So why invest without a strategy? Boz and Cam ask the deep and meaningful questions to analyse what is required to create the a formula for investment success. *Transcript Below* Subtitles available* Transcript Michael: Hey, guys, Michael Beresford here. Cam: Cam McLellan. Michael: Welcome to today’s Wealth WOD, our…

Answered – all the questions on interest rates | Property WOD | Ep.268 |

Interest Rates – what will they do? Boz takes you through a strategy to ensure that when interest rates go up, you’re protected. *Transcript Below* Subtitles available* RBA Minutes can be located HERE. Transcript Hey everyone. Boz here, from OpenCorp for today’s Property Wealth WOD. Well, we have a few questions to answer today. Will…

The reality of risk versus return

By Matthew Lewison In a previous article I talked about the need to become an expert at identifying and mitigating risk. I’d now like to take this a step further and talk about the risk/return equation. But before I start let me repeat a statement I made previously – the goal of all investors should…

Six Signs of a Healthy Market

By Cam McLellan Let’s take a look at the six key signs of a healthy market. These six signs don’t always line up; sometimes the market can be moving when four of these factors are cranking up. You don’t have to look for every single one but these are the things I look out for….

How to let go

By Matthew Lewison There’s a saying in property circles: “We build them to sell, not to love”. After a year or two of blood, sweat and tears, it’s understandable that developers might walk into their just-built development and become sentimental about it. This was their baby – from the first day to the last. Unfortunately,…

What kind of property should I invest in?

By Cam McLellan As the new year is upon us, and most of you are probably thinking, if you’re not already – 2016 is the year to kick start your investment plan. So what kind of property should you invest in, be they cash flow properties or growth properties. I’ve never bought into the old…

Assessing development viability

By Matthew Lewison Many investors starting out on their journey look at potential returns on an “absolute value” basis. This means they consider how much profit they will make, often assessing a project margin as a percentage of costs and they decide whether to invest or not. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as…

Starting Over

By Cam McLellan My business partner Al Lewison and myself have been investing for a while now and one of the questions we get asked regularly is, if we had to start again knowing what we know now, what would we do differently? The obvious answer to this is raise ten million dollars! But I…

Which comes first. A home or investment?

By Cam McLellan Let’s talk about your first property. You can have your own home with a white picket fence and a mortgage that feels like a prison. Or, you could rent (or stay living at home), live wherever you want and put your money into an investment property. If you concentrate on building a…

Why Property Investing Is a Long Term Wealth Creation Strategy

Now you’ve worked out your property investment visions and kicked them into action, all you need to do is get yourself into the market, then sit back and watch your portfolio grow. In today’s Workout of the Day (W.O.D) property investment video, Cam and Al discuss why it’s important to remember that investing in property is a long…

Understanding lazy equity

Posted by Cam McLellan One of the most common mistakes that you can make when trying to grow your investment property portfolio is to be sitting on “lazy equity”. The problem arises because most people don’t understand what it means to have lazy equity and how they can avoid it. Lazy Equity is the term…

The two biggest risks in property investing – Property WOD |Ep. 101|

We have made it a priority to create a well structured and thought-out process when guiding clients through their property investment journey, in order to minimise the risk involved in investing in property, but it is a fact that there is risk involved so today we wanted to address what we think are the two…

Is commercial property right for you?

By Al Lewison and Cam McLellan We purchased a block of land a few years ago, worked through the planning process, constructed a large commercial building (we were lucky enough to find a government tenant take a 10 years lease). But what we wanted to talk to you about today was the pros and cons…

Identifying usable equity

By Cam McLellan The key to building a strong portfolio is identifying when your usable equity has increased. Banks will convert this usable equity into cash, which can be used for deposits on further investments. This is called duplication. “Why is it important to understand duplication?” Duplicating an effective investment system is the important thing….