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Making sense of the latest interest rate cut

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 more for his family. Here’s his property investment story…

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 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,…

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 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…

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-and-best-of-buying-property-in-your-super-property-wod-ep-223/ https://www.opencorp.com.au/news/reviewing-your-superannuation-plan-property-wod-ep-222/ http://www.afr.com/news/politics/women-save-more-in-super-than-men–sometimes-20160329-gntsue

September National housing market update

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…

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 than one property is finance. Listen to established property investor Michael Beresford discuss the importance of setting up your property finance correctly.

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 the original “What If Money Was No Object?” by the profound late Alan Watts.

Why Property Investing Is a Long Term Wealth Creation Strategy

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

Don’t eat the marshmallow

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…

September RP Data Housing Update

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.

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

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

Australian Housing Market Update – February 2014

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…

How do you pick a good investment suburb?

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.

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 the calendar year still indicate a continued trend upwards.