Consolidating Your Debt when Investing in Property

By Cam McLellan In order to mitigate risk, it is smart to avoid cross-collateralising or securing numerous properties with the same bank,…

Investing as a couple – Property WOD |Ep. 220|

Many of you have asked, when investing as a couple, is it best to put one or both of your names on…

How to calculate the return on compound growth– Property WOD |Ep. 219|

You keep hearing about the eighth wonder of the world – compound growth. What’s so good about it and how do you…

What to to if your loan is rejected – Property WOD |Ep. 216|

It’s one of the hurdles that property investors can face, but having your loan application rejected is certainly not a game-ender. Michael…

Pay off debt vs buy an investment property – Property WOD |Ep. 214|

So you’ve finished school, enjoyed yourself (and spent your savings), brought a house but are now looking at a large credit card…

To trust or not to trust

By Cam McLellan There are several types of trust. For a property portfolio, a standard discretionary family trust is suitable. A trust…

Changes to the lending landscape

By Michael Beresford UNLESS YOU’VE BEEN HIDING UNDER A ROCK OR OVERSEAS for the past few months, no doubt you’ll have heard…

How to: calculating my borrowing capacity – Property WOD |Ep. 204|

Ever wondered how the banks work out your borrowing capacity for your primary place of residence and property investments? Michael Beresford gives…

Setting up Your Property Team: Choosing a Broker

By Cam McLellan As a property investor your professional team is vitally important to your success. I’ve previously written about how to…

Why paying down your debt is a bad idea – Property WOD |Ep. 198|

How could it possibly be that paying down your debt is a bad idea? When it comes to property investing, you need…

Tax implications of selling

By Pat Mannix In recent months I’ve had a number of conversations with clients who are building new residential properties, a couple…

Getting a bank valuation – Property WOD |Ep. 193|

We all know the story, we believe the house we want to purchase is worth XX amount of dollars, but how do…

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…

Tax, property investing and how it all works – Property WOD |Ep. 191|

Senior Investment Consultant Steve Hogarty is back to explain how your income will be affected by your property investment when it comes…

9 Steps to Gearing Property Through Super

By ALYSHA VAN DREUMEL & PAT MANNIX When the government allowed property gearing through superannuation in 2007 it didn’t explain the steps…

What do the APRA changes mean to investors – Property WOD |Ep. 188|

With all this talk of tighter lending for investors, how will APRA’s recent changes affect you? Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford discuss.

Consolidating your debt when investing in property – Property WOD |Ep. 183|

We often talk about not cross-collateralising your loans but is there a point in your investing journey when it is safe to…

Leverage and OPM 2.0 – the deposit – Property WOD |Ep. 182|

Let’s talk about leverage and other people’s money again. When we’re purchasing our investment property is it better to put in a…

How much should you spend on rent – Property WOD |Ep. 179|

As many of you will know, we recommend renting where you want to live and accumulating your portfolio before buying your own…

Assets & liabilities: take the good, ditch the bad

By Cam McLellan The number one reason that 99% of the Australian population are not wealthy, is because they don’t understand assets…

Using equity over cash for your investments – Property WOD |Ep. 173|

Cash or equity, what is better for funding your investment properties?

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