Blog and Media2019-06-27T17:49:03+11:00

How property and market trends have changed over the decades (Ep. 23)

Get ready to jump in the time machine and explore Australia’s transition through the decades. Learn how our approach to living has been impacted by the fortunes and growth of our nation.
The team cover Victorians to Edwardian’s, pre—war to post war, art-deco to villa units, toilets separate to the house to alfresco dining, split level living, formal dining rooms, McMansions and everything in between.
It’s clear to see that changes in property trends have mostly boiled down to three things – evolutions in wealth, transport and jobs.
In episode 23, we dissect “How property and market trends have changed over the decades”

December 3, 2019

Why the family home is often the biggest piece of the investment puzzle (Ep.22)

We all have a picture in our heads of what our ideal home looks like.  
For most of us, chasing our ideal home can be akin to chasing a unicorn. Unless you have a bottomless pocket, compromises will need to be made (particularly if you’re a first home buyer). 
In episode 22, we dissect “Why the family home is commonly the biggest piece of the investment puzzle” and take you through why you should treat your home as your greatest investment, the compromises you should plan for and the critical mistakes to avoid!  

November 26, 2019

Why price point should determine location and strategy (Ep.21)

Ever tried to run a race backwards? Reaching your goals is just as hard when you are working back to front.
We see plenty of purchasers let a bank tell them their price point based on a maximum borrowing capacity and then purchase next door to where they live. This is the investing equivalent of doing a three-legged race with your partner. Blindfolded.
Set yourself goals, that will determine the appropriate price point. Then work out the best location to purchase from there.
In episode 21, we dissect “Why price point should determine location and strategy”

November 19, 2019

Bidding tactics 101 (Ep.20)

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.

November 12, 2019

Why you need to plan for your future home when buying an investment property

Why you need to plan for your future home when buying an investment property

Investing in property is a great way to build your path to financial flexibility and create your ideal lifestyle.

For most people, buying property is not only the most expensive outlay in life, it’s also the greatest wealth creator and the largest debt.

Combine this with it being the only asset we both live and invest in and you have a recipe for unparalleled emotional and financial complexity when transacting on property.

The nerve-jangling reality is that one wrong step can have a devastating impact on your finances and quality of lifestyle.

Given the factors, it is easy to see why property decisions can feel so overwhelming.

This is precisely why when assisting people to make superior property, mortgage and money management decisions, a common conundrum we assist people with is deciding whether to prioritise a future home or investment properties.

November 10, 2019

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