Blog and Media 2017-11-22T22:43:23+00:00

Do You Want to Make Superior Property Decisions?

Our Managing Director, David Johnston, has featured on the latest podcast from The Mentor List. The Mentor List is a leading business and personal development podcast, interviewing the top business minds of Australia where you can gather sound advice for your career and life. David shares his insights on how you can be making better property decisions to create your ideal lifestyle.

November 20, 2017

Taking Advice from Your Parents, the Right Move or a Huge Mistake?

Parents can be a great resource for advice, sometimes whether you ask for it or not.
But should first time buyers be listening to parents when it comes to property planning and mortgage strategy?
We have contributed some thoughts to this piece by Daniel Butkovich, Advice Editor for Domain.

March 19, 2018

Is SMSF Lending Living on Borrowed Time?

The Australian bureau of statistics (ABS) has decided to include SMSF debt, alongside all other personal and investment debt, when calculating the national ‘debt to income ratio’. This inclusion of SMSF debt pushes Australia to 200% – a milestone number and one of the highest ratio’s in the world! In simple terms, this means that […]

January 25, 2018

Fractional Property Investment – Is It Worth Getting A Fraction Of Your Foot In The Property Door?

David Johnston, Managing Director and Founder of Property Planning Australia, provides some insights for on Fractional Investing.

Fractional investing can be likened to owning shares in a property, some of which are even tradable just like the share market, although there are various platforms available now with differing features.

January 23, 2018

Setting Your Property New Year’s Resolutions

David Johnston has been interviewed by Domain’s Daniel Butkovich and featured in his article, sharing the critical factors that will keep you on track to achieving your 2018 property goals. Whether you want to save for a deposit, buy a new home or purchase an investment property, goal setting as part of your planning process […]

January 15, 2018

Property Development – Risk v Reward

It is no secret that Property Development, while it may promise great rewards, carries great risks. It appears that Mums and Dad’s are looking to small time development in increasing numbers.
So is development worth the time, effort and risk?

December 22, 2017

Don’t Trip Up on a Bad Floor Plan

It is easy to forget how important a logical floor plan is, until you find yourself wondering why you can’t hear the TV over the sound of the washing machine.
Our partner in Property Education for over a decade and the Chairman of Property Investment Professionals of Australia, Peter ‘the Property Professor’ Koulizos, points out the key considerations when looking at a floor plan.

March 20, 2018

How to Spot Gentrification

A lot of people are resistant to change, especially when it’s happening to your neighbourhood. But there is one change which can be beneficial to home owners and investors – gentrification. But how do you know that a suburb is gentrifying? Our partner in Property Education for over a decade and the Chairman of Property […]

January 25, 2018

I have worked closely with David Johnston and the expert team at Property Planning Australia for a decade. Their desire to place consumers’ needs first and provide holistic advice sets them apart. I highly recommend working with them to develop your Mortgage Strategy and tailored Property Plan. You will be pleased with the outcome.

Peter ‘The Property Professor’ Koulizos
Australia’s leading property university and Tafe lecturer