A new initiative we ran with in 2019 was the launch of the OpenCorp Live Q&A Show, a monthly video broadcast that we live-streamed via our Facebook Page. It was a big success and the feedback has been terrific, so we thought we’d bring back the series in 2020! We’ll be streaming live from 7:30…
By Michael Beresford, Director, Investment Services Just a quick update and commentary on this week’s announcement from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) that it will cut the official cash rate by 0.25 per cent to a new record low of 0.75 per cent. In one of my earlier videos, I mentioned that we…
We get asked this question every week…and it can be the difference between a property that delivers high returns and a property that flops. So, where is the best place to buy? Michael ‘Boz’ Beresford takes you through the strategy to find the right property in the right market. As well as providing some helpful…
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,…
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…
It isn’t just about location location location. Successful investing requires adhering to a fundamental principle. Boz takes you through why you should always buy below the median house price. Subtitles available*
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
This common tax tip could get you $1,000’s back in tax…but make you poor in the process. Is a little money back at tax time worth making you poor in the long run? Transcript Below Subtitles available* Transcript: Hey everyone, Boz from OpenCorp here. For this week’s wealth WOD … Now, it’s not long after…
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #14 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Ok we lied, there’s more than 10! Subtitles available*
Political instability, spills, change in government. What do these events mean for property prices? Boz takes an historical look at Australian politics and disects exactly what impact they have had on the property market. The results may surprise you. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #11 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Ok we lied, there’s more than 10! Subtitles available*
If you’re in your 50’s and looking for a strategic pathway to wealth…this video is for you. Boz gets down in the detail to devise an action plan for people in their 50’s who want to invest, and some tips to help you execute it. Subtitles available* When Marc ‘Pressed the Button’, his life…
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #10 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
Over the last 15 years, Taya has seen everything you could possibly imagine in Property Management Join Boz and special guest Taya Davidson, OpenCorp’s Guru Property Manager for this weeks OpenKitchen Sessions. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #9 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
If you’re in your 30’s and early 40’s and looking for a strategic pathway to wealth…this video is for you. Boz gets down in the detail to devise an action plan for people in their late 30’s and 40’s who want to invest, and some tips to help you execute it. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #8 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
We get it…saving is hard. But here is how you can keep your budgeting on track. Boz gets down in the detail to devise an action plan for people who want to save. Subtitles available*
There aren’t many people who know the investment journey better that Natalie. Join Boz and special guest Natalie Ravaneschi, OpenCorp’s Guru Relationship Manager for OpenKitchen Sessions. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #7 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
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
If you’re in your 20’s and looking for a strategic pathway to wealth…this video is for you. Boz gets down in the detail to devise an action plan for people in their 20’s who want to invest, and some tips to help you execute it. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #6 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
The guys get deep into the topic of land acquisitions with special guest, Jamie Fyfe. Join Boz and special guest Jamie Fyfe, OpenCorp’s Land Acquisitions Manager for OpenKitchen. A casual chat on all things land. Subtitles available*
What are the key differences between a couples who invest succesfully and those who don’t? Boz gets down in the detail to devise an action plan for couples who invest, and some tips to help you execute it. Subtitles available*
THE BITE SIZED SERIES: Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #5 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
The guys get deep into the data and uncover what is the better investment; blue chip or non-blue chip. Join Cam and Boz for OpenKitchen, a casual chat on all things topical with some of the experts in OpenCorp. Subtitles available*
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…
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…
Avoiding these simple mistakes will put you on the path to success. Join Cam for #4 of the top 10 mistakes made by property investors. Subtitles available*
‘I didn’t have the time, energy or expertise to research investment properties.’ Priscilla wants the retirement we all dream of. But she knows she won’t achieve it unless they invest to build financial freedom. *Transcript below* Subtitles available* Transcript I was getting to a point where I was really struggling and I don’t have the…
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…
How does it work? Will it work for you? What’s the pros and cons? It’s all answered here. Join Cam and Boz for OpenKitchen, a casual chat on all things topical with some of the experts in OpenCorp. Subtitles available*
The banks might be big and powerful, but smart investors know how to control them. As your property portfolio gets bigger, you need to be able to use multiple banks to keep your properties safe. But what do you do when your portfolio grows to a number more than the amount of banks available. Subtitles…
Here’s how you can tell the banks how it’s gunna go down. Boz and Cam outline how you can keep your property safe from the banks. Subtitles available*
Would you let a foot surgeon operate on your eyes? No. Here’s how you can build the right property investment team… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Subtitles available*
‘Don’t worry about the stress of investing, just go and do it. It’s more stressful not investing.’ Dan Gosper wants the retirement we all dream of. But he knows he won’t achieve it unless he invests to build financial freedom. *Transcript below* Subtitles available* Transcript I suppose the mining industry can be pretty fluid at…
What do Lebron James, Aussie kids and investing have in common? Check out this vid on mindset. Boz and Cam take you through how to reach the mindset of a succesful investor. As well as how you can bring your kids along with you on the journey. *Transcript below* Subtitles available* Transcript CAM – Hey…
How close to the CBD do you need to be to build an effective investment portfolio? Do you even need to be buying close to the CBD at all? Boz takes you through a step-by-step strategy to solve this question. It’s one of the most common questions we get asked. So what’s the answer…
Every year, the Oxford Dictionary announces its Word of the Year. ‘Post-Truth’ was last year’s winner, beating stiff competition from the likes of ‘hygge’, the Scandinavian feeling of cosiness, and ‘coulrophobia’, an extreme fear of clowns. Now I know it’s only October but, if our office is anything to go by, ‘rentvesting’ is set to…
We get it. Saving for your first property is really tough. But think of it this way: you can build a large property portfolio and only ever save for your first property. Boz explains how. Michael ‘Boz’ Beresford takes you through an action plan for saving, and explains how to put in place a strategy…
So you’re in your 30’s…Don’t know how to start investing? Do you think you’ve missed the boat? How do you enter the world of property investment? These are all valid questions. Michael ‘Boz’ Beresford takes you through an action plan for success, as well as providing some helpful tips and tricks on how to avoid…
Overcapitalising on the build is one of the most common mistakes we see investors make. Boz shares some of the horror stories and some tips to help you avoid this very common mistake. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>
Bozza has his Crystal Ball ready to read. The bad news…is that retirement incomes aren’t looking good for many. Good news…is that he has a strategy to help you achieve financial security.
We give you a breakdown of all the crucial information you need to consider when buying your first home. Learn how you can make a smart purchase in this WOD.
First ever – Cam McLellan reveals that fist-pumping moment when he realised he’d made it. He also shares the dark times when he knew he had to do more for his family. Here’s his property investment story…
Let’s take a look at two different investment strategies; investing to build a portfolio and investing to renovate and sell, and see which stacks up best.
Teaching your kids early on about the fundamentals of saving, delayed gratification and investments will give them the confidence to make smart investment decisions in the future. Cam McLellan explains how he has created the McLellan Bank to build his children’s investment knowledge.
We give you an in-depth look at all the factors influencing the Australian property market with a ‘State-of-the-States’ analysis of what matters most.
In this Property Wealth WOD, Cam McLellan outlines why knowing the differences between beneficial and non-beneficial liability can help you become financially secure faster.
Investing in property should be as easy as purchasing a new pair of shoes, or doing the grocery shopping. Here’s our tips on how to get comfortable investing.
Knowing how to identify indicators within a market that show signs of market health and danger is key to choosing a smart investment property. We often hear in the media the terms ‘boom’ and ‘bust’ thrown around at the drop of a hat, but the property market is not generalisable, and has many factors that…
Einstein called it the 8th Wonder of the World…Michael Beresford explains how Compound Growth provides the basis for developing a long-term wealth creation strategy.
You saved up for your deposit, got a home loan, and finally bought your first home. That honeymoon feeling only lasts so long; now you’re stuck paying off your mortgage. If the idea of having debt for the next thirty years is stressing you out, don’t worry; you’re not alone. Many people scrimp and save…
When you start out with your investments, you’ll probably develop an investment property strategy that you’ll stick to rigidly (we would hope!). But as you begin to build up your portfolio, there’s very little for you to do except watch your wealth grow. The longer you invest, the faster you accumulate wealth. You need to…
Having the ability to identify the core indicators of a healthy property market can help propel your property investment journey. Cam McLellan shares his 6 key signs.
Why You Shouldn’t Fear Property Market Cycles The property market is not a light switch. It doesn’t have a Boom and Bust switch. Like any major market, it fluctuates. It goes through periods of growth. It goes through periods of price correction. This was a topic recently featured on Four Corners. However, the media does…
Lending landscape Part 2 In part 2 of the lending landscape series, we deep dive into the specifics around loan types, loan structures and cashflow for investors who are holding one or a portfolio of investment properties. A critical component of a successful property investment strategy is understanding your finances and the lending landscape. Today,…
Saving to buy a property? Find out how to invest in a property with minimal out of pocket. Property Investment Tips: Utilise Long Registration Periods One of the things I love about property investment is the knowledge sharing, all the little property investment tips and tricks you pick up along the way. And today I…
Let’s take a look at where the property market is at across the main capital cities – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and discover where we see potential in the market. Property Market Update August 2017 A crucial part of property investing is staying informed about things like interest rates, housing prices, regulation changes and…
How does it work? Will it work for you? What’s the pros and cons? It’s all answered here. Join Cam and Boz for OpenKitchen, a casual chat on all things topical with some of the experts in OpenCorp. Subtitles available*
In property investing cross collateralisation is one of the big no-nos if you want to keep your own home safe from the banks. Watch our Property Workout of the Day to learn how to avoid this easily made mistake.
Have you ever wondered what is actually involved in the build process? In today’s Property Wealth Workout of the day, Michael Beresford gives an insight.
It’s a property investors best friend, so why do so many people neglect their depreciation schedules at tax time? In today’s Property Workout of the Day we take a look at everything you need to know about depreciation schedules.
Affordability is an issue for many Australian’s these days, with most finding it difficult to enter the market. In today’s WOD we take a look at why housing is actually affordable, and why you need to change your mindset.
Saving for an investment property, particularly when a large chunk of your salary is taken up by rent can seem daunting. Here are our tips on how to stay on track.
Supply and demand, along with how to calculate the median house price are two fundamental lessons a property investor must learn. Take a refresh on how to understand these two important investing aspects, in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
The proposed budget was announced a number of weeks ago, and you may have been wondering where our response to it was. Well here it is, in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
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Prices have continued to grow in Australia, but it’s harder to get a loan, so what do you need to know to get that bank loan?
There are four key things you must know and remember as a property investor. Watch this video to find out what they are, and remind yourself of these crucial parts to investing.
Whilst interest rates have held steady at 2% for the last few months, there is always the possibility of interest going back up. How will this affect you as an investor? We take a look, in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
Did you know that residential vacancies fell in Australia last month? In today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day we discuss the recent decline and why as an investor you need to be aware of these changes.
Don’t panic! Why the fall of the median house price isn’t as bad you’re lead to believe – WOD |Ep. 228|
Should we panic over reports that the median house price has fallen in capital cities? We discuss why you may not need to be as worried, as the media could lead you to believe.
There are a few simple financial mistakes that can stop you investing before you even start. Here’s how to fix them and get yourself back on track.
What does it mean to invest like a girl? Check out one of the most powerful WOD videos to date. Make sure that after you have watched Cam’s WOD, you check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs
Following on from last week’s WOD on the great negative gearing debate, Michael Beresford discusses why changes in the coming election will be minimal.
The removal of negative gearing and changes being proposed in this year’s election have been a hot topic this week. So for today’s Workout of the Day we thought it was time to look at the nitty gritty and see how changes would affect investors.
Have you thought about buying property through your super? We take a look at why you should, or should not.
It’s a New Year and you have made your resolutions and started forming an action plan, but have you reviewed your Super and whether it is tracking positively for your retirement? If not, it’s probably the perfect time to review your superannuation plan.
Shares have been a hot topic of late, so in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day we put them to the test against investing in property.
Many of you have asked, when investing as a couple, is it best to put one or both of your names on the property? We take a look at your options in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
You keep hearing about the eighth wonder of the world – compound growth. What’s so good about it and how do you calculate a return on compound growth? Explained in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
You know you should leave your emotions out of your investment property purchases, but what is the reasoning behind this? We take a look at why investors need to leave their emotions at the door.
You’d be forgiven for thinking a loan for your own home would be the same as a loan for an investment property, but there are a few key differences. In today’s property workout of the day, we take a look.
It’s one of the hurdles that property investors can face, but having your loan application rejected is certainly not a game-ender. Michael Beresford discusses this viewer question in our Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
Should you use equity, or sell off part of your portfolio when you you want to buy your own residence? Michael Beresford takes us through the options in today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
So you’ve finished school, enjoyed yourself (and spent your savings), brought a house but are now looking at a large credit card debt. When you find yourself some spare cash, you should be reducing your debt right? In today’s WOD we look at that might not necessarily be the right step.
These two mistakes are some of the most commonly made by property investors. Make sure you don’t get caught out by them!
There are many reasons some people will never invest, do you hold yourself back using one (or all) of these excuses?
Will a crash in the Chinese economy affect Australian property? Director of Investment Services Michael Beresford answers this viewer question for today’s Property Wealth Workout of the Day.
Not everyone wants a Jet, or to buy a private island – most people want to be healthy and provide a good life for their family. Understand the lifestyle you want to achieve, then will you be able to work out how much money you need.
Nobody wants to work forever, or be stuck in the debt cycle – but how do you achieve financial freedom? Here’s our tips.
After all this talk of bubbles bursting, Cam and Al thought it was time to address what you should do, to ensure your portfolio keeps growing, no matter what the market is doing.
You asked “what’s the best way to get rich” – you may think you know what our answer will be, but check out today’s Workout of the Day to see if you were right.
Let’s take a look at subdiving and whether it’s a viable addition to your property portfolio when using a buy and hold strategy.
Ever wondered how the banks work out your borrowing capacity for your primary place of residence and property investments? Michael Beresford gives you a quick snapshot in today’s Workout of the Day.
Our wonderful team has done it again – helped OpenCorp. make the BRW Fast 100 list for a second year in a row. Cam and Al take a few minutes to thank the team.
There is a lot of white noise out there that can get you off track when you are building your portfolio. In today’s WOD Al and Cam talk about why if you are to achieve financial freedom, you need to block that white noise out.
Property investors must know about land tax, OpenCorp.’s Michael Beresford steps up to the WOD plate to explain in today’s episode.
Source: CoreLogic Capital city dwelling values increased by a healthy 0.9% over the first month of Spring, taking the quarterly rate of growth to 4.0% and annual rate of growth to 11.0%. The strong growth rate was mostly related to a 2.4% surge in Melbourne dwelling values over the month, while Sydney recorded flat conditions…
Real life investing example – take a look at one of Michael Beresford’s investments – Property WOD |Ep. 200|
Director – Investment Services for OpenCorp., Michael Beresford, goes through a real life example of a property from his own portfolio and how it’s performed over 10 years.
In today’s episode we look at the three main ways many Australian’s are getting their first deposit together, so they can get their foot in the property door.
How could it possibly be that paying down your debt is a bad idea? When it comes to property investing, you need to know why so today Cam and Al are going to talk about Principle and Interest.
What are the six key signs for a healthy market, and what should you be looking at to determine which market is about to take off? Discussed in today’s WOD.
So your portfolio is growing and you’ve decided it’s time to purchase your own primary place of residence, but you don’t want to get sucked in by the market hype and want to ensure you get a good deal (but also don’t miss out on your dream home). Cam McLellan and Al Lewison discuss some…
Why is holding property so important to your portfolio? Cam McLellan and Al Lewison take a look at where their own portfolios began to show why it’s important not to sell too early.
It has been reported that many apartments are being brought by foreign investors but not lived in, and so they are sitting vacant. So what would happen if the Government started monitoring water and electricity usage, so that they could find out which apartments are in use? Steve Hogarty discusses in today’s Property Workout of…
We all know the story, we believe the house we want to purchase is worth XX amount of dollars, but how do we know the bank will value it at the same amount and give us the loan we need? Steve Hogarty is back again to explain.
Did you know that to be a successful investor you must set goals? Cam and Al explain why in today’s video.
Whether you’re a first time or experienced investor, understanding property finance is a must! The number-one reason most investors never own more than one property is finance. Listen to established property investor Michael Beresford discuss the importance of setting up your property finance correctly.
What are the dangers of investing in regional areas as opposed to city markets? Steve Hogarty is taking the WOD wheel again to explain why we don’t advocate investing in regional areas.
If money was no object, what would you be doing? Video produced and hosted by blog series Tragedy & Hope. The video is a remastered version of the original “What If Money Was No Object?” by the profound late Alan Watts.
Senior Investment Consultant Steve Hogarty is back to explain how your income will be affected by your property investment when it comes to tax time.
What is a property bubble, are we in one? And is it about to burst? Senior Investment Consultant Steve Hogarty takes a look at history to get more insight in to what may happen in the future.
How can you get comfortable investing in a State other than your own? Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford address this viewer question.
With all this talk of tighter lending for investors, how will APRA’s recent changes affect you? Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford discuss.
Did you know that Arnold Schwarzenegger made his first few million from investing in property and not from acting? Cam and Michael go through his 6 steps for success in today’s property wealth workout of the day.
What do a teenager, a university student and a dart board have in common? Watch this WOD to find out!
Cam shares his thoughts on Joe Hockey’s recent comments regarding Australian’s needing to “go out and get a good job” in order to in to the property market.
Why is it that most Australians never be financially wealthy? Until you understand and live by this rule you will never be financially independent.
We often talk about not cross-collateralising your loans but is there a point in your investing journey when it is safe to consolidate your debt? Cam McLellan answers this viewer question.
Let’s talk about leverage and other people’s money again. When we’re purchasing our investment property is it better to put in a 5%, 10%, 20% or more deposit?
What comparable things should you consider when looking at two very similar properties to help you decide which will be better within your portfolio?
Will property prices continue to double and how is this possible? What things can we look at from the past to support this theory?
As many of you will know, we recommend renting where you want to live and accumulating your portfolio before buying your own home. So how much should you be spending (or not spending) on rent?
Should you be renovating your home or investment purchase to create more profit? How much more will the renovations make your purchase worth? These questions and more answered by Michael Beresford, in today’s Property Workout of the Day.
How many times have you been with a friend at a BBQ who tells you about the great returns their holiday unit is getting? That gets you thinking “maybe I should add a holiday unit to my portfolio”. So should you, or shouldn’t you? Michael Beresford runs through the things you should consider before you…
What is a better investment option? We take a look and the pros and cons for each side.
Don’t let your equity become lazy! In today’s property workout of the day (WOD) work out how much equity you have and whether it’s enough to let you duplicate.
Getting yourself or your kids started in property investing can seem like a daunting task, but one simple small action today, can result in an avalanche of possibilities. Cam and Al discuss taking that first step.
Cash or equity, what is better for funding your investment properties?
What is negative gearing, what is it designed to do, and what would happen if changes were made to it?
With all the abbreviations used in the property industry you’re probably wondering what they all mean!
How do you ensure that you maximise your borrowing capacity and what steps should you take to ensure that you get the most out of the bank.
International markets and how different countries manage real estate booms and bubbles, why should we be wary when people give their view on the Australian market?
Using equity to purchase your investment properties is a concept that can be hard to grasp. Today we take a look at how to take advantage of your equity.
Tips and tricks for getting higher rental returns by minimising cost but maximising valuation appeal.
Macro, micro, boom, hotspot – why the words used in the media could be making your decision to buy property an emotional one.
What process do we use to decided which market is the best to buy your next investment property in? Here are our tips and tricks on ensuring you make the right decision.
Is that “bargain” apartment, that’s only a few years old really going to add value to your property portfolio? Cam McLellan and Al Lewison discuss the importance of understanding the local market and making the correct choices when you are investing your way to financial freedom.
Does a holiday home make a good investment and should you add one to your portfolio? We take a look at this popular investment choice and whether it stacks up.
How old is too old to start investing in property given it’s a longer-term wealth creation strategy? We take a look at whether property investing is for everyone.
What are the benefits of buying a new build over an established one?
It’s Friday so the Property WOD teachers have some homework for you. Today Cam and Al discuss important financial checks and reviews, as well as what else you should be doing to ensure you are achieving your goals for the year, before it’s 2016 already!
How can you maintain sufficient cash flow and capital to enable subsequent property purchases whilst building your portfolio.
Is it worthwhile selling your primary place of residence or adding it to your portfolio and renting it out?
What do Monopoly, delayed gratification and building your portfolio have in common? We take a look at some of the things that can get you investing earlier.
Finance for investment properties can be very tricky to understand. In today’s WOD we look at applying for loans; should you be looking at fixed terms? How does your loan affect accessing your equity? Can banks share information and how your credit file affects your loan application.
You all know that buying below the median house price is a must when purchasing your investment, but is it best to look at the particular postcode or the capital city or a combination of both?
What structures should you be looking at when buying in your personal name in order to make sure you maximise your tax benefits.
When buying a new property how do I know I am getting a good retail price, and is there room for negotiating on land and the construction – these questions answered in today’s episode.
Michael Beresford takes the drivers seat for today’s Property Workout of the Day to discuss maximising your tax with regards to your investments.
A question we have been asked many times is – how do we teach our children about investing, and the many things you need to know to be financially secure? In today’s Property Workout of the Day we offer you a potential solution!
Cam and Al discuss the South Australian market and how to get the best investment every time.
It is a well publicised fact that potentially over 80% of couples in Australia will retire on only $32,000 each year. With many of us already living well above that number it’s a scary thought! So how do we make sure that we are able to retire more comfortably? Cam and Al discuss what might…
It’s the ultimate goal for most of us to get out of having to “work for the man” but how do we get ourselves free of the nine to five grind? In today’s WOD we look at; what you need to do to retire on $100k per year, how to have the liberty of going…
Is abolishing negative gearing really the solution to the increasing house prices and affordability? Cam and Al discuss.
Today we have a “celebrity” drop by who discusses Compound Growth and its importance in your property portfolio.
It’s time for the final installment of our property investment excursion. Today the team take a look at opportunities on the water (so to speak!).
The excursion continues! Today the team goes out to a south-eastern development to see what our investment opportunities are and what is recommended.
Today’s WOD features an excursion where some members of our team go and investigate the investment knowledge of some real estate agencies. Are you surprised by the final results?
In this episode Cam explains how his wife Felicity only recently had her own light-bulb moment – when she realised property really does value every ten years.
In today’s episode we cover what setbacks we dealt with in the early days and how we overcame them, how many hours it takes to buy an investment property and the danger of credit cards.
In today’s WOD we look at why you might find putting in 200 hours to benefit yourself intimidating, but when you realise you’re working over 1,000 hours to benefit “the Man” it’s worth the effort.
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…
So you’ve decided on what your visions are for your future, now it’s time to get those visions in to action, whilst brushing off those dream crushers.
We’re back and ready for 2015! In our first Property WOD (workout of the day) for this year, Cam and Al talk about the importance of goal setting for your future.
Cam McLellan shares his tips and strategies for buying and selling a property that is up for auction.
We don’t recommend selling investment properties as the way to generate real wealth is through growth, but what should you do if you have to sell? Cam McLellan and Al Lewison share the best steps to selling your property, whether that be your primary place of residence or investment.
It’s time to go back to the future and answer what we would do, if we went back to the beginning and started again?
Well we’ve been proven wrong – property investing can be stressful! Take a listen to this investor’s nightmare turned reality (but don’t worry, there’s a happy ending).
Michael Beresford explains how to take advantage of negative gearing from your property portfolio.
Take a peak in to the past and check out Al Lewison’s first property purchase and how it performed.
When you’re holding a larger asset base how do you go about ensuring more asset for little out of back pocket expense and make your tax work for you.
Only around 15,000 people in Australia own more than six investment properties – so how do you gain the confidence to build your portfolio to six or more properties and become financially secure? And is it better to rent or own?
Established property or new build? How do I get a new build for the same price as an established property? Established property or new build? How do I get a new build for the same price as an established property? How does depreciation affect my decision? How does depreciation affect holding costs? Long time WODer,…
In every property market there are ups and downs but how do you identify when a market is in the danger zone, boom or stagnant? Cam McLellan and Al Lewison explain.
We have started a number of small businesses that have ranged from window cleaning to telecommunications, some were successful and some weren’t but what enabled us to take these chances was the fact that we had already grown a strong property portfolio. Here’s what we have learnt along the way. Featuring Cam McLellan and Al…
Whilst we advocate learning as much as you can in order to be a savvy investor, we want to make sure you take that information and assess every investment opportunity for risk and return when growing your portfolio. Featuring Cam McLellan and Al Lewison.
If you want to invest using your Superfund, what should you be doing and where do you start?
Getting your initial deposit to launch yourself in to investing in property this day and age is pretty difficult, so how are most people doing it? And what’s the best way to get your foot on the ladder.
The point of building an investment portfolio is to create financial freedom – so don’t get sucked in to overcapitilising on your properties when you won’t get the return.
We keep saying – Education is King – so what books will help you keep on track on your investment journey? Here are our favourites.
Cam McLellan and Al Lewison explain why buying below market value is not necessarily the best strategy when investing in property.
In the early days of building your portfolio you will have more than likely put your purchased properties in your own name, as well as with your partner. So what’s the best way to mitigate the risks towards you both?
What is the best way to manage ongoing investment property costs, and how to not get caught out by an unexpected cost when managing your portfolio.
After locating a suburb and a potential property to buy, what are the seven keys things you should look for whilst inspecting a potential ‘buy’ property?
Is there merit in buying a slightly larger block in an area, above the median house price when keeping in mind growth potential.
By Cam McLellan One of the easiest ways to supercharge your property portfolio is by making a few small sacrifices today and delaying that gratification until you have built your wealth. For years I drove around in a beat up old Hilux worth half the amount of money other people I knew were spending on…
What structures do you need in place, in order to retire early and live off the equity of your investment properties?
Long time WOD fan Gary Long explains duplication in property investing. Apologies for audio quality, but we thought it was such a great WOD we’d pop it up.
Source: RP Data Housing values eased their way into Spring, with the RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index posting a 0.1% capital gain across the combined capital cities over the month of September.
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…
It’s our 100th WOD, we can’t believe it’s finally here – so we kept it fun and this is how we celebrated!
What drives the Spring market – it’s been suggested that it could be because the gardens look better, the Melbourne Cup, boredom and much more – Al Lewison and Cam McLellan discuss.
Let’s go right back to basics and talk about how to find the deal of a lifetime, every single day of the week.
How do you ensure that you are getting the best tenants in your investment properties and avoid the ones that will make you want to pull your hair out?
Cam McLellan and Al Lewison discuss serviced apartments and defence housing and whether they make good investments.
Don’t get caught out by hidden costs, make sure you understand exactly how much you need to start building an investment portfolio.
Cam and Al give you some tips on how to decide whether your asset is performing or not and things to consider if you decide to sell it.
Cam and Al discuss money fear and how some ill advice from a former maths teacher opened Cam’s eyes to good and bad investment strategies.
Getting multiple loans for your investment properties can be a scary thing, here are our tips on finding your confidence.
Prenuptial agreements – how do you approach the tricky conversation and why you may just want one, after you’ve spent 10 years building your wealth.
Let’s take a look at how the cash-flow quadrant influences your investment journey.
Join Al and Cam for a hot minute where they fill you in on their total investment journey, including their first house purchases, worst house ever brought and much more.
What do you need to look for when purchasing a “good” investment? Our tips on how to not get caught up by real estate hype.
Property investors need to understand the importance of land-content ratio, in order to create good investments.
Property investors need to understand the importance of time management, writing down your goals and taking action.
Do you find that you are too busy to start building a property portfolio? We give you some tips on managing your time and how to get past the time barrier.
Take a look back a few decades are there are some important property investment lessons to be had. We take a look at what you should be learning from the 80s.
Cam McLellan and Al Lewison chat with Andy Scott from Smart Property Investment about property investing in Australia.
Nicola McDougall from API Magazine put Zoran from Brisbane and Cam McLellan from Melbourne to the test with a debate on which city is best to invest in (filmed in 2014).
Al Lewison and Cam McLellan explain how to navigate your way through a property investment expo safely and without getting eaten by a shark!
Cam & Al (and Gus) interview Nicola McDougall from Australian Property Investors Magazine
Cash is king for property investors – ensure you keep a buffer and be clear on how long that buffer will last should it be needed.
Before you start looking for a property investment you need to understand your borrowing capacity – we run through the reasons why.
Property investors must understand an advisor’s motivations. By understanding how someone is paid you will understand why they promote a certain service or product.
There are many similarities between building a successful business and a successful property portfolio. We take a look at how following a process, will deliver a measured outcome.
This WOD will make a huge difference to your overall net wealth and cash flow position by explaining how to increase rents whilst managing your tenants expectations.
A lot of you will be building your portfolios for the benefit of your family. Today we look at how to transition your knowledge and wealth to your children.
A must watch episode for all property investors – learn how to manage your property managers and save yourself big dollars.
Once you have started growing you portfolio and see some equity gains, make sure you stick to your strategy and don’t get distracted by risky investments.
Ensure as an investor that you understand the erosion factor when comparing property to other investments.
If you want to be financially free and retire early, you will more than likely have to delay gratification for a time. What could you give up?
What impact can having, or not having property insurance have on your investment portfolio? We look at the pros and cons.
If you want to buy property at auction use these tactics to ensure to don’t get taken for a ride.
Let’s take a look at both options and see which stacks up for the best outcome.
Al takes on his first blue run at Mt Buller – not pretty – Cam and Al compare this to investors and how they jump off double black diamond runs as novice investors.
In today’s episode we look at the two different options to see which comes out on top as the best investment option.
Cam and Al explain the benefits of using family or discretionary trusts when investing in property.
Cam and Al discuss what ownership structure options are best for as your investment journey progresses.
Cam & Al discuss which property investment option is better to buy – new or old, and the reasons why.
Cam and Al discuss the distance your property investment needs to be from crucial amenities.
Let’s take a look at how important your land content is when choosing your investment property.
Cam and Al discuss the need for understanding the established capital bench mark when selecting your investment.
Cam and Al discuss one of the biggest mistakes investors make – overcapitalising, and why making this mistake could be costing you a lot more than you realise.
Let’s take a look at how to hold more asset for as little out of your back pocket as possible.
Cam and Al talk about celebrating your successes and the party starts with the celebration of the 50th WOD.
Cam & Al explain why the bank panel valuers are the key to your future net wealth.
Cam & Al discuss what it takes to find the best investment property for a specific area.
Al and Cam discuss how important infrastructure is when it comes to choosing the right investment property.
Al and Cam show you how to identify if there is a threatening oversupply that will impact the price of your investment.
Al and Cam discuss the need for diverse employment with a concept on what would happen to prices in our capital cities is employment generators aren’t considered.
Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: the best investment area – Property WOD |Ep. 44|
Cam & Al show you the second part of the MAP process. Finding the best investment area or suburb and the key factors that must be taken into account.
Many people get caught out by unforeseen costs when developing, here are our tips for making sure you are covered.
One of the most impressive developers in Australia in our lifetime didn’t start he was 35 – so if you’re worried it’s too late to start, watch this episode.
Supply and demand explained. Many talk the talk but few understand what’s going on in our capital cities.
Cam & Al explain the steps they take and things you must understand to find a property investment deal of a life time, every day of the week.
Choosing the right market to invest in at the right time is key to building a successful portfolio. Here are our tips to make the right decision every time.
When building your portfolio for it to be a successful one, property selection is so important. For our next few episodes we will go over in detail, the number of different categories that will help you select the best investment, every day of the week.
Successful investors use a process of elimination to find the deal of a lifetime, here are the steps to how we choose ours.
Cam & Al highlight some of the biggest mistakes made by property investors. Here are their top 10. (maybe even more than 10).
Cam and Al discuss how understanding the activity of each of the property buyer types allows you to better understand market cycles movements.
Property investors must understand the valuation process to be successful. In today’s episode we take a deep dive into property valuations.
Learn why other people’s money and leverage give the knockout blow to this argument.
Don’t get stuck in the never-ending mortgage payment cycle, learn how to use investments to help pay off your own home faster.
Cam & Al constantly get asked what their favourite sayings are when it comes to property investing, so here are their top 10 (maybe even more than 10).
Finding a good property manager is the most important thing when searching for a good tenant, here are our tips.
Al and Cam talk today about why you are your best motivator and why it shouldn’t matter where you come from, if you want to be successful it’s up to you.
Having the right broker can make or break you as a property investor, here are our tips and tricks for choosing the right one.
Setting up your property team is a task every investor faces, let’s take a look at what you need to consider when looking for an accountant.
After a recent trip to China, we thought we should let you in on a few interesting things we found out about this massive country and how our cities are going to be looking in the future.
As a property investor it is understandable and even important to be fearful at times, but don’t let that fear hold you back. In today’s episode we look at deciding whether your fear is rational or irrational.
Many international investors are looking to the Australian market to broaden their portfolios – why? Many factors are considered, so we take a look at just a few of them.
Understanding the flow of money is paramount to being a successful property investor. Today’s episode covers this important topic.
Not realising you have lazy equity is one of the biggest mistakes you can make as a property investor. Here are our tips on making sure your investments are working for you.
A holiday home may seem like a good addition to your portfolio (just think of those massive rent returns in the Summer) but don’t forget the traps holding a holiday house can have.
Capital city dwelling values post 2.3% jump over the month of March with every capital city recording a month-on-month rise in dwelling values. A worthwhile watch for all investors.
Al and Cam have discussed in previous WODs what you can give up to get yourself that next step closer to investing. In today’s episode they give you an insight on what they gave up in the early investing days.
As an investor or aspiring investor how do you deal with people who don’t understand what you are trying to achieve, and want to knock you down? Our tips on dealing with the naysayers here.
As an investor or aspiring investor how do you deal with people who don’t understand what you are trying to achieve, and want to knock you down? Our tips on dealing with the naysayers here.
When you build a property portfolio you should be able to just sit back and watch it grow – that means not having to worry about going and fixing toilet seats! In this episode learn why having a good property manager is so important.
There are many different investment options, with commercial property being one of them, but how do you work out if this strategy is right for you? We take a look at the pros and cons.
Cam and Al run you through some of the checks they do when buying a development site or an investment.
Take a look at our tips on understanding property contracts before you sign on the dotted line.
A property investing expo can be a dangerous place, here are our tips to ensure you don’t get caught up in the hype of the day.
Everyone has experience that person who tells you what you are trying to achieve is unachievable – here’s how to deal with those pesky dream crushers.
Cam and Al discuss how they assess risk vs. return and the method they used at each step of their journey.
Understand how to calculate rental yield and determine it as a percentage.
Land appreciates and buildings depreciate. You will fail as an investor if you do not clearly understand this rule.
To be successful as a property investor you must set goals. Here’s our tips on how to set and reach your targets.
Understand how your future net wealth is going to be determined by valuer’s mentality and median house pricing.
Understanding ‘median house pricing’ is a must if you’re to successfully build wealth through property. In today’s episode we make sure you have a clear understanding.
Determine not only how much money is going to be enough, but also how to get it.
By Cam McLellan. Property investors, Al and I have a special treat for you. We just launched a new short video series called Property WOD (work out of the day). We are always looking to make property education fun for you and hope you enjoy watching it. Property WOD (work out of the day) will…
By Cam McLellan Data, data, data. Take the small amount of time to absorb some data. Immerse yourself in numbers. Some of the highlights for me are the average time on market when selling is 37 days. The lowest on record. National stock levels are 12% lower than this time last year. Brisbane market fundamentals…
By Cam McLellan I often talk about the process I use to pick properties to add to my personal portfolio called MAP. Market> Area> Property. In the final of this 3 part video series I did for API Magazine I explain how I select a good investment property within a suburb. Enjoy!
By Cam McLellan I often talk about the process I use to pick properties to add to my personal portfolio called MAP. Market> Area> Property. Check out part 2 of a video series I did for Australian Property Investors magazine which explains how I select a viable suburb in which to invest. Enjoy.
A seasonal dip n the housing market for April was seen. Even so, the market drivers across our capital cities that we saw in the first quarter of the calendar year still indicate a continued trend upwards.
Tim Lawless provides a positive overview on a number of our property markets.