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How to tell the banks how it’s going to work | Property WOD | Ep.266 |

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 availa...

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Selecting your property investment team | Property WOD | Ep.265 |

Would you let a foot surgeon operate on your eyes? No. Here's how you can build the right property investment team...*Transcript below*  Sub...

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Dan Gosper – Preparing for life after mining

'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. B...

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Getting in the mindset of a successful investor | Property WOD | Ep.264 |

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 ...

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How far out of the CBD is too far | Property WOD | Ep.263 |

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 y...

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Rentvesting: Invest for Growth, Rent for Happiness | Property WOD | Ep. 264

Every year, the Oxford Dictionary announces its  Word of the Year. ‘Post-Truth’ was last year’s winner, beating stiff competition from the ...

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Saving for your first property | Property WOD | Ep.262 |

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 y...

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Where’s the best place to buy? | Property WOD | Ep.261 |

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, wher...

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Investing In Your 30’s – A Roadmap | Property WOD | Ep.260 |

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? Th...

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Overcapitalising On The Build – How You Can Avoid It | Property WOD | Ep.259 |

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 yo...

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Bozza’s Crystal Ball – Why Retirement Income Isn’t Looking Good | Property WOD | Ep.258 |

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 strateg...

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First Home Buyer – How to make a good purchase | Property WOD | Ep.257 |

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 th...

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Cam McLellan – This is his story

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 mo...

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Property investing vs. Property flipping – Property WOD |Ep. 256|

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 b...

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How To Teach Your Kids About Investing | Property WOD | Ep.256 |

Teaching your kids early on about the fundamentals of saving, delayed gratification and investments will give them the confidence to make smart invest...

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How many properties do I need to be financially secure – Property WOD

Is it three, six, nine, or more? In today's Property Wealth Workout of the Day, we take a look at how many properties you need to be financially secur...

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October Property Market Update

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....

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Understanding Assets & Liabilities | Property WOD | Ep.254 |

In this Property Wealth WOD, Cam McLellan outlines why knowing the differences between beneficial and non-beneficial liability can help you become fin...

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How to get comfortable investing in property – Property WOD |Ep. 253|

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 in...

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How To Identify When The Property Market Is In A Danger Zone – Property WOD |Ep.252|

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 ofte...

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Why Property Investing is a Long Term Wealth Creation Strategy – Property WOD |Ep.251|

Einstein called it the 8th Wonder of the World...Michael Beresford explains how Compound Growth provides the basis for developing a long-term wealth c...

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6 Key Signs of a Healthy Property Market – Property WOD |Ep.249|

Having the ability to identify the core indicators of a healthy property market can help propel your property investment journey. Cam McLellan shares...

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Using Property Investment to Pay Off Your Home in 10 years – Property WOD |Ep.248

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 payi...

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Sticking to your property investing strategy – Property WOD |Ep.247

When you start out with your investments, you’ll probably develop an investment property strategy that you’ll stick to rigidly (we would hope!). ...

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Dismissing fears about the property market – Property WOD |Ep.245 & Ep.246|

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Property Market CyclesThe property market is not a light switch. It doesn’t have a Boom and Bust switch. Like any maj...

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Lending landscape part 2 – Property WOD |Ep. 244|

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 f...

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Taking advantage of long registration period – Property WOD |Ep.242|

Saving to buy a property? Find out how to invest in a property with minimal out of pocket.Property Investment Tips: Utilise Long Registration Peri...

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Market Update August 2017 – Property WOD |Ep.241|

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 ...

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How to avoid cross collateralisation – Property WOD |Ep. 240|

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 Worko...

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How the build planning process works – Property WOD |Ep. 239|

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 insig...

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Everything you need to know about depreciation schedules – Property WOD |Ep. 238|

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 D...

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Why housing is affordable in 2016 – Property WOD |Ep. 237|

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 h...

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How to save for an investment when you’re renting – Property WOD |Ep. 236|

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 s...

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Two important lessons for property investing beginners – Property WOD |Ep. 235|

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 ho...

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Our view on the budget and what it means for you – Property WOD |Ep. 234|

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 Pro...

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Two important things you need to be financially secure – Property WOD |Ep. 233|

Do you know what drives some people to take control of their financial future, whilst others sit back?https://www.opencorp.com.au/news/the-better-an...

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Must know information for getting a property investment bank loan – Property WOD |Ep. 232|

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?...

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The top four things you must remember as a property investor – Property WOD |Ep. 231|

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 ...

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What will happen to your investments if interest rates rise – Property WOD |Ep. 230|

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 ...

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Why vacancy rates have dropped in your capital city – Property WOD |Ep. 229|

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 ...

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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 ...

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Must know financial mistakes for people investing in their 20’s or about to begin – WOD |Ep. 227|

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....

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Invest like a girl – Property WOD |Ep. 226|

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 ...

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Why this election, changes to negative gearing will be minimal – Property WOD |Ep. 225|

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...

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The great Negative Gearing debate – Property WOD |Ep. 224|

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 ...

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The better and best of buying property in your super – Property WOD |Ep. 223|

Have you thought about buying property through your super? We take a look at why you should, or should not....

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Reviewing your superannuation plan – Property WOD |Ep. 222|

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 pos...

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Property vs Shares II – Property WOD |Ep. 221|

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....

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Investing as a couple – Property WOD |Ep. 220|

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 tod...

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How to calculate the return on compound growth– Property WOD |Ep. 219|

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?...

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Why investors should leave their emotions at the door – Property WOD |Ep. 218|

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 invest...

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What’s the difference between a home loan and an investment loan – Property WOD |Ep. 217|

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. I...

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What to to if your loan is rejected – Property WOD |Ep. 216|

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 d...

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Using your portfolio to buy your dream home – Property WOD |Ep. 215|

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 ...

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Pay off debt vs buy an investment property – Property WOD |Ep. 214|

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 y...

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Common property investor mistakes – Property WOD |Ep. 213|

These two mistakes are some of the most commonly made by property investors. Make sure you don't get caught out by them! ...

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Why procrastination is your worst enemy – Property WOD |Ep. 212|

There are many reasons some people will never invest, do you hold yourself back using one (or all) of these excuses?...

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Will a crash in the Chinese economy affect Australian property – Property WOD |Ep. 210|

Will a crash in the Chinese economy affect Australian property? Director of Investment Services Michael Beresford answers this viewer question for tod...

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How much money is enough – Property WOD |Ep. 209|

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 lifesty...

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How to achieve financial freedom – Property WOD |Ep. 208|

Nobody wants to work forever, or be stuck in the debt cycle - but how do you achieve financial freedom? Here's our tips....

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How to grow your portfolio if the property bubble bursts – Property WOD |Ep. 207|

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 matt...

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The best way to get rich – Property WOD |Ep. 206|

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 w...

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Adding a subdivision to your property portfolio – Property WOD |Ep. 205|

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....

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How to: calculating my borrowing capacity – Property WOD |Ep. 204|

Ever wondered how the banks work out your borrowing capacity for your primary place of residence and property investments? Michael Beresford gives you...

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OpenCorp. make the BRW Fast 100 again – Property WOD |Ep. 203|

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 ...

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Why investors need to block out white noise – Property WOD |Ep. 202|

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 y...

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What is land tax – Property WOD |Ep. 201|

Property investors must know about land tax, OpenCorp.'s Michael Beresford steps up to the WOD plate to explain in today's episode....

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September National housing market update

Source: CoreLogicCapital city dwelling values increased by a healthy 0.9% over the first month of Spring, taking the quarterly rate of growth to 4.0...

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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 pe...

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Getting your first deposit – Property WOD |Ep. 199|

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 proper...

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Why paying down your debt is a bad idea – Property WOD |Ep. 198|

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 g...

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Six Signs of a Healthy Market – Property WOD |Ep. 197|

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'...

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Buying your own home – real estate tactics explained – Property WOD |Ep. 196|

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 b...

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Building your portfolio – why it’s important to hold property – Property WOD |Ep. 195|

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...

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Will the government start monitoring investment property water usage – Property WOD |Ep. 194|

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 happe...

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Getting a bank valuation – Property WOD |Ep. 193|

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 a...

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The importance of goal setting as a property investor

Did you know that to be a successful investor you must set goals? Cam and Al explain why in today's video....

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Understanding property finance is a must!

Whether you're a first time or experienced investor, understanding property finance is a must! The number-one reason most investors never own more tha...

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Why you shouldn’t invest in regional areas – Property WOD |Ep. 192|

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 ...

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Tax, property investing and how it all works – Property WOD |Ep. 191|

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....

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What If Money Was No Object?

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 th...

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Is the property market in a bubble that’s about to burst – Property WOD |Ep. 190|

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 ins...

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Investing in a State other than your own – Property WOD |Ep. 189|

How can you get comfortable investing in a State other than your own? Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford address this viewer question....

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What do the APRA changes mean to investors – Property WOD |Ep. 188|

With all this talk of tighter lending for investors, how will APRA’s recent changes affect you? Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford discuss....

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 6 steps to success – Property WOD |Ep. 187|

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 st...

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Property vs. Shares – Property WOD |Ep. 186|

What do a teenager, a university student and a dart board have in common? Watch this WOD to find out!...

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Why you need to work for what you want – Property WOD |Ep. 185|

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 m...

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The number one reason why most Australians are not wealthy – Property WOD |Ep. 184|

Why is it that most Australians never be financially wealthy? Until you understand and live by this rule you will never be financially independent....

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Consolidating your debt when investing in property – Property WOD |Ep. 183|

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 ...

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Leverage and OPM 2.0 – the deposit – Property WOD |Ep. 182|

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 ...

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Considerations when choosing between similar properties – Property WOD |Ep. 181|

What comparable things should you consider when looking at two very similar properties to help you decide which will be better within your portfolio?...

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How long will property prices keep rising – Property WOD |Ep. 180|

Will property prices continue to double and how is this possible? What things can we look at from the past to support this theory?...

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How much should you spend on rent – Property WOD |Ep. 179|

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 ...

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Renovating to create more profit – Property WOD |Ep. 178|

Should you be renovating your home or investment purchase to create more profit? How much more will the renovations make your purchase worth? These qu...

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Holiday homes: will they benefit my investment portfolio – Property WOD |Ep. 177|

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...

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Cash Flow Properties VS Growth Properties – Property WOD |Ep. 176|

What is a better investment option? We take a look and the pros and cons for each side....

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Do I have enough equity to duplicate? – Property WOD |Ep. 175|

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...

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Taking the first step in to property investing – Property WOD |Ep. 174|

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 avalanc...

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Using equity over cash for your investments – Property WOD |Ep. 173|

Cash or equity, what is better for funding your investment properties?...

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Negative gearing: what would changes mean for investors? – Property WOD |Ep. 172|

What is negative gearing, what is it designed to do, and what would happen if changes were made to it?...

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A – Z of Property investing abbreviations – Property WOD |Ep. 171|

With all the abbreviations used in the property industry you’re probably wondering what they all mean!...

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Maximising your borrowing capacity – Property WOD |Ep. 170|

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....

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How do other countries manage property bubbles – Property WOD |Ep. 169|

International markets and how different countries manage real estate booms and bubbles, why should we be wary when people give their view on the Austr...

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How to: using equity to purchase property – Property WOD |Ep. 167|

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 equi...

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Tips for getting higher rental returns – Property WOD |Ep. 166|

Tips and tricks for getting higher rental returns by minimising cost but maximising valuation appeal....

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How to avoid investors regret – Property WOD |Ep. 165|

Macro, micro, boom, hotspot – why the words used in the media could be making your decision to buy property an emotional one....

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Where to buy in 2015 – Property WOD |Ep. 164|

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 ...

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Understanding the local market – Property WOD |Ep. 163|

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 discu...

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Holiday homes: do they perform as investments – Property WOD |Ep. 162|

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 s...

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Property investing: if I’m over 50 should I bother – Property WOD |Ep. 161|

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 f...

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New vs. established builds – Property WOD |Ep. 160|

What are the benefits of buying a new build over an established one?...

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Property investing: important financial checks & reviews – Property WOD |Ep. 159|

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 wha...

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Maintaining sufficient cash flow whilst building your portfolio – Property WOD |Ep. 158|

How can you maintain sufficient cash flow and capital to enable subsequent property purchases whilst building your portfolio....

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Selling your place of residence rather than renting it – Property WOD |Ep. 157|

Is it worthwhile selling your primary place of residence or adding it to your portfolio and renting it out?...

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Starting out: building your investment portfolio – Property WOD |Ep. 156|

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 ea...

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Finance: fixing & refinancing your loans – Property WOD |Ep. 155|

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...

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Median house prices, which to follow? – Property WOD |Ep. 154|

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 ...

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Maximising tax benefits: ownership structures – Property WOD |Ep. 153|

What structures should you be looking at when buying in your personal name in order to make sure you maximise your tax benefits....

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How to: negotiate like a pro – Property WOD |Ep. 152|

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 qu...

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Getting the most out of your tax – Property WOD |Ep. 151|

Michael Beresford takes the drivers seat for today’s Property Workout of the Day to discuss maximising your tax with regards to your investments....

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Teaching your kids about investing – Property Wealth WOD |Ep. 150|

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 sec...

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Market watch – South Australia – Property WOD |Ep. 149|

Cam and Al discuss the South Australian market and how to get the best investment every time....

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Would $32,000 be enough for you to retire on – Property WOD |Ep. 148|

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 w...

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Using your investments to get out of the 9 to 5 grind – Property WOD |Ep. 147|

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 ...

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Cam and Al’s thoughts on removing negative gearing – Property WOD |Ep. 140|

Is abolishing negative gearing really the solution to the increasing house prices and affordability? Cam and Al discuss....

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Why compounding is the 8th wonder of the world – Property WOD |Ep. 139|

Today we have a “celebrity” drop by who discusses Compound Growth and its importance in your property portfolio....

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OpenCorp go on an excursion part 3 – Property WOD |Ep. 138|

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!)....

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OpenCorp go on an excursion part 2 – Property WOD |Ep. 137|

The excursion continues! Today the team goes out to a south-eastern development to see what our investment opportunities are and what is recommended....

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OpenCorp go on an excursion part 1 – Property WOD |Ep. 136|

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 s...

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Growth equity: proof property doubles every 10 years – Property WOD |Ep. 135|

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 ...

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Property investors: learn how to deal with setbacks – Property WOD |Ep. 134|

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 pro...

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How much is your time worth – Property WOD |Ep. 133|

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...

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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 ...

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Turning your visions into a property investing reality – Property WOD |Ep. 131|

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 crush...

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Setting your goals for 2015 – Property WOD |Ep. 130|

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 fo...

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Tips for buying and selling a property up for auction – Property WOD |Ep. 129|

Cam McLellan shares his tips and strategies for buying and selling a property that is up for auction....

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What to do if you have to sell your investment property – Property WOD |Ep. 128|

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? C...

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What we have learned from our investment journey – Property WOD |Ep. 127|

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?...

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Why you need to have checks in place for your tenants – Property WOD |Ep. 126|

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...

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How to take advantage of negative gearing – Property WOD |Ep. 125|

Michael Beresford explains how to take advantage of negative gearing from your property portfolio....

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What did Al Lewison’s first property investment look like – Property WOD |Ep. 124|

Take a peak in to the past and check out Al Lewison’s first property purchase and how it performed....

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Getting the most out of your tax – Property WOD |Ep. 123|

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...

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Rent or own? Creating financial freedom – Property WOD |Ep. 122|

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...

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How does depreciation affect your investments – Property WOD |Ep. 121|

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...

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Identifying when the market is in a danger zone – Property WOD |Ep. 120|

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 Le...

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Small business and our experiences – Property WOD |Ep. 119|

We have started a number of small businesses that have ranged from window cleaning to telecommunications, some were successful and some weren’t but ...

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Assessing risk & return on your investments – Property WOD |Ep. 118|

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 invest...

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Investing using your superfund and where to start – Property WOD |Ep. 117|

If you want to invest using your Superfund, what should you be doing and where do you start?...

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How to get your first deposit – Property WOD |Ep. 116|

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...

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How to avoid overcapitilising on investment properties – Property WOD |Ep. 115|

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 ...

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Why a good investment is not always below market value – Property WOD |Ep. 113|

Cam McLellan and Al Lewison explain why buying below market value is not necessarily the best strategy when investing in property....

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Books you should be reading if you’re a property investor – Property WOD |Ep. 114|

We keep saying - Education is King - so what books will help you keep on track on your investment journey? Here are our favourites....

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Mitigating risk – protecting your assets – Property WOD |Ep. 112|

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 partn...

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The best way to pay ongoing property costs – Property WOD |Ep. 111|

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....

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The 7 things you need to know to find the right investment property – Property WOD |Ep. 110|

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’ pr...

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Don’t eat the marshmallow

By Cam McLellanOne of the easiest ways to supercharge your property portfolio is by making a few small sacrifices today and delaying that gratificat...

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Holding one large block vs multiple small blocks – Property WOD |Ep. 109|

Is there merit in buying a slightly larger block in an area, above the median house price when keeping in mind growth potential....

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How to retire and live off the equity of your properties – Property WOD |Ep. 108|

What structures do you need in place, in order to retire early and live off the equity of your investment properties?...

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How to: Duplicating your investments – Property WOD |Ep. 107|

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...

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September RP Data Housing Update

Source: RP DataHousing values eased their way into Spring, with the RP Data CoreLogic Home Value Index posting a 0.1% capital gain across the combin...

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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 orde...

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Time for some fun, it’s our 100th WOD – Property WOD |Ep. 100|

It’s our 100th WOD, we can’t believe it’s finally here – so we kept it fun and this is how we celebrated!...

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Why the Property Market Heats Up Each Spring – Property WOD |Ep. 99|

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 Le...

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Property investing for beginners – Property WOD |Ep. 98|

Let’s go right back to basics and talk about how to find the deal of  a lifetime, every single day of the week....

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How to: selecting the right tenants – Property WOD |Ep. 97|

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...

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Serviced apartments & defence housing: will they benefit my portfolio – Property WOD |Ep. 96|

Cam McLellan and Al Lewison discuss serviced apartments and defence housing and whether they make good investments....

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How much do I really need to start property investing – Property WOD |Ep. 95|

Don't get caught out by hidden costs, make sure you understand exactly how much you need to start building an investment portfolio....

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How to: determine if your property investment is underperforming – Property WOD |Ep. 94|

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....

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Should I invest using my SMSF – Property WOD |Ep. 93|

Should you invest in property using your Self-Managed Super Fund, and if so what are some tips on doing so?...

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How to: tell the difference between good and bad investment strategies – Property WOD |Ep. 91|

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....

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Getting a loan – Property WOD |Ep. 90|

Getting multiple loans for your investment properties can be a scary thing, here are our tips on finding your confidence....

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Do I need a prenup to cover my investments – Property WOD |Ep. 89|

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....

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The cash-flow quadrant explained – Property WOD |Ep. 88|

Let's take a look at how the cash-flow quadrant influences your investment journey....

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Everything you need to know about Cam and Al’s investment journey – Property WOD |Ep. 87|

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 bro...

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What makes a good investment – Property WOD |Ep. 86|

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....

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Land content ratio explained – Property WOD |Ep. 85|

Property investors need to understand the importance of land-content ratio, in order to create good investments....

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Making your investment dreams a reality – Property WOD |Ep. 84|

Property investors need to understand the importance of time management, writing down your goals and taking action....

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Giving yourself time to invest in property – Property WOD |Ep. 81|

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 bar...

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What can property investors learn from the 80s – Property WOD |Ep. 80|

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 ...

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Interview with Andy Scott from Smart Property Investment

Cam McLellan and Al Lewison chat with Andy Scott from Smart Property Investment about property investing in Australia....

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Property investing: Melbourne vs. Brisbane – Property WOD |Ep. 78|

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 i...

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Navigating property investing expos – Property WOD |Ep. 77|

Al Lewison and Cam McLellan explain how to navigate your way through a property investment expo safely and without getting eaten by a shark!...

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Interview with API mag Editor Nic McDougall

Cam & Al (and Gus) interview Nicola McDougall from Australian Property Investors Magazine...

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Property investing: structuring your finance to include buffers – Property WOD |Ep. 73|

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....

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Understanding your borrowing capacity – Property WOD |Ep. 72|

Before you start looking for a property investment you need to understand your borrowing capacity - we run through the reasons why....

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Property investors must understand an advisor’s motivations – Property WOD |Ep. 71|

Property investors must understand an advisor’s motivations. By understanding how someone is paid you will understand why they promote a certain ser...

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Property investing: why you need to treat it like a business – Property WOD |Ep. 70|

There are many similarities between building a successful business and a successful property portfolio. We take a look at how following a process, wil...

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How to: putting up your rental price – Property WOD |Ep. 69|

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 tenant...

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How to: transitioning knowledge and wealth to your kids – Property WOD |Ep. 68|

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 chi...

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How to: managing property managers – Property WOD |Ep. 67|

A must watch episode for all property investors - learn how to manage your property managers and save yourself big dollars....

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Why property investors need to stick to their strategy – Property WOD |Ep. 66|

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 investme...

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Understanding asset erosion – Property WOD |Ep. 65|

Ensure as an investor that you understand the erosion factor when comparing property to other investments....

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What can you give up to begin investing part II – Property WOD |Ep. 64|

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?...

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Is property insurance really that important – Property WOD |Ep. 63|

What impact can having, or not having property insurance have on your investment portfolio? We look at the pros and cons....

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Buying property at auction – Property WOD |Ep. 62|

If you want to buy property at auction use these tactics to ensure to don't get taken for a ride....

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What’s better time in the market or timing the market – Property WOD |Ep. 61|

Let's take a look at both options and see which stacks up for the best outcome....

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Property investors: why small steps are best at the start – Property WOD |Ep. 60|

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...

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Cash Flow Positive vs. Growth: which investment option is better – Property WOD |Ep. 59|

In today's episode we look at the two different options to see which comes out on top as the best investment option....

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Understanding family trusts – Property WOD |Ep. 58|

Cam and Al explain the benefits of using family or discretionary trusts when investing in property....

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Property investing: ownership structure options – Property WOD |Ep. 57|

Cam and Al discuss what ownership structure options are best for as your investment journey progresses....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: new or old – Property WOD |Ep. 56|

Cam & Al discuss which property investment option is better to buy – new or old, and the reasons why....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: amenities – Property WOD |Ep. 55|

Cam and Al discuss the distance your property investment needs to be from crucial amenities....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: land content – Property WOD |Ep. 54|

Let's take a look at how important your land content is when choosing your investment property....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: established bench mark – Property WOD |Ep. 53|

Cam and Al discuss the need for understanding the established capital bench mark when selecting your investment....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: optimum size & quality – Property WOD |Ep. 52|

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...

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: low cost to hold – Property WOD |Ep. 51|

Let's take a look at how to hold more asset for as little out of your back pocket as possible....

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Property investors: don’t be afraid to celebrate your successes – Property WOD |Ep. 50|

Cam and Al talk about celebrating your successes and the party starts with the celebration of the 50th WOD....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: valuers & median – Property WOD |Ep. 49|

Cam & Al explain why the bank panel valuers are the key to your future net wealth....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: finding the property – Property WOD |Ep. 48|

Cam & Al discuss what it takes to find the best investment property for a specific area....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: infrastructure – Property WOD |Ep. 47|

Al and Cam discuss how important infrastructure is when it comes to choosing the right investment property....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: identifying oversupply – Property WOD |Ep. 46|

Al and Cam show you how to identify if there is a threatening oversupply that will impact the price of your investment....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: employment generators – Property WOD |Ep. 45|

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...

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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 accou...

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Important checks when developing – Property WOD |Ep. 43|

Many people get caught out by unforeseen costs when developing, here are our tips for making sure you are covered....

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Investing in your 30s – Property WOD |Ep. 42|

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 ep...

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime – Property WOD |Ep. 38|

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....

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: when to not invest – Property WOD |Ep. 41|

Supply and demand explained. Many talk the talk but few understand what’s going on in our capital cities....

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Why property selection is so important – Property WOD |Ep. 37|

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, t...

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: choose the right market – Property WOD |Ep. 40|

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...

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Finding the property investment deal of a lifetime: how to pick property – Property WOD |Ep. 39|

Successful investors use a process of elimination to find the deal of a lifetime, here are the steps to how we choose ours....

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Top 10 property investment mistakes – Property WOD |Ep. 36|

Cam & Al highlight some of the biggest mistakes made by property investors. Here are their top 10. (maybe even more than 10)....

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Property buyer types & how they influence the market – Property WOD |Ep. 35|

Cam and Al discuss how understanding the activity of each of the property buyer types allows you to better understand market cycles movements....

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Understanding the valuation process – Property WOD |Ep. 34|

Property investors must understand the valuation process to be successful. In today's episode we take a deep dive into property valuations....

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Property vs shares: which investment is better – Property WOD |Ep. 33|

Learn why other people's money and leverage give the knockout blow to this argument....

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How to pay your own home off in 10 years not 30 – Property WOD |Ep. 32|

Don't get stuck in the never-ending mortgage payment cycle, learn how to use investments to help pay off your own home faster....

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Top 10 property investment sayings – Property WOD |Ep. 31|

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...

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How to: find a good property manager & tenant – Property WOD |Ep. 30|

Finding a good property manager is the most important thing when searching for a good tenant, here are our tips....

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Property investors: how to stay motivated – Property WOD |Ep. 29|

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 y...

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Setting up your property team: choosing a broker – Property WOD |Ep. 28|

Having the right broker can make or break you as a property investor, here are our tips and tricks for choosing the right one....

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Setting up your property team: choosing an accountant – Property WOD |Ep. 26|

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....

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What can property investors learn from China – Property WOD |Ep. 25|

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 a...

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Property investors: don’t let fear hold you back – Property WOD |Ep. 24|

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 lo...

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Why international investors love investing in Australia – Property WOD |Ep. 23|

Many international investors are looking to the Australian market to broaden their portfolios - why? Many factors are considered, so we take a look at...

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Do holiday homes make good investments – Property WOD |Ep. 19|

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 hol...

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Housing market update – April 2014

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 wor...

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What we gave up to become property investors – Property WOD |Ep. 18|

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 a...

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Property investors: don’t let tall poppy syndrome bring you down – Property WOD |Ep. 17|

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 t...

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Property investors: don’t let tall poppy syndrome bring you down

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 t...

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Property investors: why you need a property manager – Property WOD |Ep. 16|

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 toil...

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Is commercial property right for you – Property WOD |Ep. 12|

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...

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Understanding property contracts – Property WOD |Ep. 14|

Take a look at our tips on understanding property contracts before you sign on the dotted line....

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Property development: must do checks – Property WOD |Ep. 13|

Cam and Al run you through some of the checks they do when buying a development site or an investment....

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Navigating the property expo mine field – Property WOD |Ep. 10|

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....

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Don’t let a dream crusher stop your investment journey – Property WOD |Ep. 9|

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....

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Property vs. Shares vs. Business – which investment is best? Property WOD |Ep. 8|

Cam and Al discuss how they assess risk vs. return and the method they used at each step of their journey....

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How to determine rental yield – Property WOD |Ep. 7|

Understand how to calculate rental yield and determine it as a percentage....

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The golden rule of property investing – Property WOD |Ep. 6|

Land appreciates and buildings depreciate. You will fail as an investor if you do not clearly understand this rule....

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Four easy steps to help investors reach their goals – Property WOD |Ep. 5|

To be successful as a property investor you must set goals. Here's our tips on how to set and reach your targets....

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What affects your future net wealth – Property WOD |Ep. 4|

Understand how your future net wealth is going to be determined by valuer’s mentality and median house pricing....

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What is a median price – Property Wealth WOD |Ep. 3|

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 c...

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How much is enough – Property WOD |Ep. 2|

Determine not only how much money is going to be enough, but also how to get it....

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NEW video series on how to invest in property

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 ...

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Australian Housing Market Update – February 2014

By Cam McLellanData, data, data. Take the small amount of time to absorb some data. Immerse yourself in numbers. Some of the highlights for me are t...

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How do you select an investment property within a suburb?

By Cam McLellanI often talk about the process I use to pick properties to add to my personal portfolio called MAP.Market> Area> Property.I...

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How do you pick a good investment suburb?

By Cam McLellanI often talk about the process I use to pick properties to add to my personal portfolio called MAP.Market> Area> Property.C...

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April property update

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 th...

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March property update

Tim Lawless provides a positive overview on a number of our property markets. ...

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