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So far The Property Planner, Buyer and Professor has created 20 blog entries.

Bidding tactics 101 (Ep.20)

By |2019-11-14T16:22:12+11:00November 12th, 2019|

Bidding at auction – for the majority of us, this can feel like stepping into the Thunderdome. After all, only one will leave victorious. Chances are, all the other bidders are just as nervous as you. So how do you get the upper hand without letting your emotions run away? In episode 20, we dissect “Bidding tactics 101” Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos take you through how to keep a cool head on auction day, reading the play and strategies to add to your arsenal.

TIME IN the market v TIMING the market (Ep.19)

By |2019-11-06T16:21:12+11:00November 5th, 2019|

Should you chase the ace or purchase and do nothing?  Well the evidence is in! The safest (and most effective) way to create wealth, is to purchase and hold.   For those afflicted with the hot shoe shuffle, always making a property decision and needing to take action, this may be hard to take in.   So, grab your vanilla slice and some fruit mince pies because it’s time for another episode of the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor.  In episode 19, we dissect “Time IN the market v timing the market.”  

When to hold and when to fold! (Ep.18)

By |2019-10-29T16:20:05+11:00October 29th, 2019|

Making a decision to fold can be a nerve-racking ordeal. And we’re not just talking about playing cards.   Sometimes you need to make difficult decisions about the properties you have purchased. Whether the property hasn’t performed as you had initially hoped or some life event has changed your plans.   There’s one thing for sure though – the stakes are high.  In episode 18, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “When to hold and when to fold!”

Valuations 101 (Ep.17)

By |2019-10-22T16:29:09+11:00October 22nd, 2019|

School’s back in session and this week’s topic includes everything you need to know about valuations. There are many different types, each producing a different result based on the purpose. In episode 17, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect the ins and outs of “Valuations 101”. Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos, take you through the different types of valuations, the consequences of falling short and how you can proactively support a valuer with comparables to manage the risk of a conservative lender valuation.

Unpacking land to asset ratio (Ep.16)

By |2019-10-28T15:04:30+11:00October 15th, 2019|

Yep – no footy talk in this episode – it's all Land to asset ratio and what a ripper of an episode this one is. In episode 16, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect the mystery behind ‘Unpacking land to asset ratio”. Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos, take you through what is it, why it underpins a good investment strategy, and whether there is a perfect ratio!

Why you must keep clear of properties banks don’t like! (Ep.15)

By |2019-10-09T13:12:58+11:00October 8th, 2019|

Banks – can’t live with them, can’t live without them! Did you know that lenders limit the amount they will lend against certain properties and they reject some outright as security for a mortgage? Do you know which ones and why?   In episode 15, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “Why you must keep clear from the properties banks don’t like.”  If we all accept that banks want to make money - we can understand that there is method to their madness. 

How to choose a location for investment – what to look for and what to avoid (Ep.14)

By |2019-10-17T12:09:33+11:00October 1st, 2019|

Weekend excursions, reconnaissance missions and scoping out an area. While you may not be a secret government agent, you are on the property hunt, looking to make your next big decision.   And did we mention you also need to be a time-traveller? Analysing data to ascertain historical outcomes and looking forward to determine future expectations.  Understanding the key data based fundamentals of a location is part and parcel to making a successful property decision.   In episode 14, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “If you’re going to invest in a new area, what in particular are you looking for”  Listen to David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos, as they take you through the critical considerations when choosing a location for investment.  

How age and stage of life can impact your property plan and selection (Ep. 13)

By |2019-10-12T02:52:21+11:00September 24th, 2019|

The type of property that suits your current needs, will not necessarily meet your long-term needs. Beware of middle-aged children, pregnant women and dads at an auction or during property negotiation! They have a time deadline and the purchase price is less important. Where you are competing to purchase a property and you are up against people who are motivated by time – instead of money – the price tag can quickly fly out of reach. In episode 13, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “How age and stage of life can impact your property plan and selection” Listen to David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos as they take you through the critical considerations and how they change throughout your life’s journey.

Property Cycle Management – why now is always the best time to buy if it suits your personal economy and you have a long-term property plan (Ep. 12)

By |2019-10-17T12:19:35+11:00September 17th, 2019|

The media hype around timing the property market can lead to indecisions and paralysis by analysis that can be the huge killer of wealth creation. You may ask yourself what if property prices fall? Do you ask yourself what if they keep going up?   In our 12th episode, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “Property cycle management – why now is always the best time to buy if it suits your personal economy and you have a long-term property plan.”  Listen to David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos as they take you through market cycles, the catalysts behind market movements and how to deal with a downturn.  

Small time development – How it can work for you, but is it a risk worth taking? (Ep. 11)

By |2019-10-18T02:18:56+11:00September 10th, 2019|

Everywhere you go, new townhouses and apartments are springing up in droves. Does that mean you should be getting in on the action and become a small-time developer? In our 11th episode, the Property Planner, Buyer and Professor dissect “Small time development – how it can work for you, but is it a risk worth taking?” Listen to David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos as they take you through where to begin if you’re interested in property development, the inherent risks and of course, setting your strategy before going on the hunt for a viable site.