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

How many properties do you need to retire wealthy? (Ep.27)

The magic number.  
There are many voices and opinions which will tell you that you need to amass as much property as you can over your life time.  
We’ll let you in on a secret – in the property game, it’s often the case that less is more!  
In episode 27, we dissect “How many properties do you need to retire wealthy?”. 
Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos take you through why 2 to 5 properties is the optimal number for most Australians, why quality trumps quantity and the danger of taking the advice of property spruikers.

December 23, 2019

The different property types that you can spend your hard earned cash on (Ep.26)

Property – it’s a veritable panacea for reaching any of your financial or lifestyle goals.
But not all property is created equally. The property comes in many different shapes and sizes, purposes and potentials.
The key is knowing what type of property asset is the smartest buy to align with your long-term goals.
In episode 26, we dissect “The different property types that you can spend your hard-earned cash on”.
Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos take you through the ins and outs of residential property, as well as the risks and rewards of commercial investment opportunities.

December 18, 2019

Why is property a good asset class to invest in? (Ep.25)

Why is property a good asset class to invest in

Leaving aside those who invest in vintage cars or antiques, the vast majority of Australian’s will make a choice between investing in property, shares or a combination of both.
There’s no doubt that the key to retiring comfortably is to make good investment choices throughout your working life.
So, what’s inside your investment portfolio?
In episode 25, we dissect “Why is property a good asset class to invest in”.
Listen as David Johnston, Cate Bakos and Peter Koulizos take you through why property is perceived as a reliable investment, the pitfalls that you don’t get with shares and the need for diversification.

December 17, 2019

How mortgage strategy shapes your ability to hold property, and grow your wealth for decades into the future! (Ep.24)

How mortgage strategy shapes your ability to hold property and how it can pay off for decades to come

It’s widely known that getting a low interest rate can save you hundreds and thousands of dollars over your life time. What most people don’t get is how an effective mortgage strategy can make you hundreds of thousands of dollars, or more, over the same period.
In episode 24, we dissect “How mortgage strategy shapes your ability to hold property, and grow your wealth for decades into the future!”.

December 10, 2019

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

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