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The Smart Property Investment Podcast Network brings together the best of Australian property investment talent within one dedicated platform – delivering investors unparalleled insights to help them create greater wealth through property.

Lead by top business podcaster Phillip Tarrant from www.smartpropertyinvestment.com.au, the Smart Property Investment Podcast Network includes a number of focused programs, including:

The Smart Property Investment Show, Portfolio Update, Investing Insights with Right Property Group, and more!

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810 episodes

Don’t go yield chasing — do this instead

While chasing high rental yields sounds like a fail-proof investment plan, this expert says higher isn’t always better. Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant sits down with InvestorKit head of research Arjun Paliwal to give us a refresher course on what rental yields are and explains why it should not be an investor’s sole deciding factor when choosing to buy a rental property. The self-proclaimed property nerd goes on to enumerate other mistakes that investors (particularly those who are beginners in the real estate arena) make when choosing a rental property before giving pointers on what a rental property delivers long-term solid return looks like. And with the rental market taking the spotlight amid softening market conditions, the duo also touch on the factors driving up rents, discuss the different state legislations that can potentially impact investors, and identify the rental markets that are heating up across the country. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

41m
Aug 11
Why real-time data is critical to your next investment decision

Whether you’re buying or selling property, investors are advised to not rely entirely on spreadsheet data and instead focus on real-time market indicators to make stronger investment decisions.| In this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, Phil Tarrant and Tom Panos unpack the impact of data latency on investment decisions and why investors should go talk to real estate professionals to get a “barometer” reading on what’s happening in their local markets. They emphasise that with the market in the eye of an interest rate hike storm, investors should not solely focus on price declines as well as the boom-to-gloom narratives but instead zero in on market fundamentals such as listings, financing, and market sentiment in order to emerge as big winners. The duo also flag their forecasts for the upcoming spring selling season, share why investors should not wait on the sidelines for prices to continue declining (or to stage a rebound), and give their interesting take on when is the best time to sell and buy property. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

26m
Aug 08
INSIDE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Pivoting to a positively geared philosophy

In this episode of Inside Commercial Property, co-hosts Phil Tarrant and Scott O’Neill sit down with an investor who’s relatively new to the space — and already seeing material gains from the move away from resi. Paloma is a Brisbane-based medical professional who was comfortable being negatively geared across a number of properties, but in December last year, she took a plunge into the commercial space, encouraged by the kinds of figures she was seeing — and the sensibility that accompanied the data. Having bought into a West Australian commercial property with three sturdy tenants and a Brisbane cold storage facility, the trio unpack the factors that are already driving a strong return on investment for Paloma as she looks to generate income away from her day job and continue on her commercial property journey.

31m
Aug 05
Playing on the property playground

The hurt of losing $1 can outweigh the joy of gaining $10 — but it shouldn’t really be the case, according to this property investor and economist. Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo is no stranger to data, given she plays with it every day. The chief economist at PRD Real Estate returns to the show to give new insight into the numerous market factors currently at play, revealing the many different speeds at play across the breadth of Australia’s markets. Lifting the lid on her and her partner’s property portfolios — and the arguments for keeping them separate — Diaswati showcases the real-world effects of micro-markets, before shedding some light onto the non-negotiables and locations she is looking into next. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

36m
Aug 04
SPECIAL EDITION: Finance in focus

August 2022: Join Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant and Finni Mortgages chief executive Paul Glossop to unpack the latest Reserve Bank of Australia cash rate decision. This all-new monthly podcast discusses all things finance — and what key economic drivers actually mean for the Australian property landscape. As well as discussing the current opportunities that are available for savvy investors, the pair unpack the question: When will the rate hikes stop? 

20m
Aug 02
Beware a ‘nasty neighbour’

On today’s episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Grace Ormsby is joined by Ray Ellis, chief executive officer of First National, to discuss the wider implications of a West Australian court ruling that allowed a buyer to cancel their contract due to an undisclosed ‘nasty neighbour.’ The pair discuss the importance of in-depth research for buyers and investors, as well as what practices should be implemented during this process, before touching on where the buck stops regarding due diligence. Mr Ellis shares his reaction to the court ruling and how he thinks the precedent set will play out nationally. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

26m
Aug 01
INVESTING INSIGHTS WITH RIGHT PROPERTY GROUP: The cost of complacency

How much is your complacency costing you? These experts recommend scheduling a “date night” with your portfolio to make sure it’s on track. In this episode of Investing Insights with Right Property Group, Phil Tarrant, Steve Waters and Victor Kumar enumerate the risks that investors face by neglecting to update their portfolios and underline the importance of capitalising on opportunities, regardless of what phase of the market cycle you are currently operating in. The trio explain that investors should not bury their heads in the sand when the going gets tough, as it will not only hurt their current financial position but their long-term growth strategies as well. They emphasise that the property ecosystem is always changing and give out tips on how investors can actively manage their portfolios.

44m
Jul 29
Why the housing market won’t crash in 2022

With property markets across the country taking diverging paths, this expert says it’s time to bid goodbye to the  “blanket approach” to real estate investing and follow the fundamentals that point to growth. Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant sits down with InvestorKit head of research Arjun Paliwal to dissect the five fundamentals that investors should focus on in today’s market and gives his data-backed take on why the housing market remains stable despite the negative narratives on property investing. The duo also dissects Queensland’s new property tax laws and unpacks the impact of the changes on investors, before enumerating the ways investors could minimise risks they are inherently vulnerable to.  Lastly, Arjun gives us an inside look at his and his wife’s property portfolio, currently valued at under $10 million, talks about their latest property purchases and touches on their future plans. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

45m
Jul 28
No pain, no gain: How this investor thrived in her property journey

When Stephanie Garner and her husband made the big leap from the UK to Australia, they were determined to not only survive but thrive in the Land Down Under.  And in this episode, Stephanie sits down with host Grace Ormsby to share how she and her husband’s investment journey was sparked by their desire to live a life beyond their day jobs and talk about the “pains” they endured to attain a portfolio currently valued at $2.5 million and spanning six properties. Stephanie also highlights the eye-opening lessons she has learned throughout her eight-year experience as a property investor, such as understanding how to leverage the expertise of real estate professionals and learning how the economic climate (as well as other factors) of a location can affect your returns, among others.  Additionally, the duo take a behind-the-scenes look at how the husband-and-wife tandem overcame being stuck at property number two, unpack the interesting and strategic way Stephanie derived more income to continue growing their portfolio and delve into how the couple plans to proceed with their journey. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

47m
Jul 25
PROPERTY NERDS: Breaking down the 3 property pillars

As the Australian property market undergoes a significant period of change, self-professed data nerds Arjun Paliwal and Leigh Paliwal sit down to discuss and analyse the three core values of the industry: finance, policy and property. Arjun, founder of InvestorKit, and Leigh, director at Hills Finance, talk about the recent increases to the cash rate and discuss the recent forecasts on where this rate will sit come the end of the year. The pair encourage proactivity within Australian households when it comes to their finances, discussing the benefits of refinancing amongst a host of other financial adjustments that can be made. They also dive into the “horrible” changes to Queensland’s land tax before touching on the NSW decision to reform stamp duty offerings to first home buyers. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __

45m
Jul 22
The state of strata – An investor’s guide

The world of strata can be a difficult sector to navigate, but having the right knowledge can make your investment journey significantly easier. In this episode, host Grace Ormsby is joined by Stephen Brell, the president of Strata Community Association (NSW),  to talk about the biggest and latest developments in the strata space and how people looking to invest in the sector should do their due diligence. The duo takes a deep dive into the sector by unpacking the findings of a report on building defects in NSW apartment buildings and the corresponding measures rolled out by the state’s government to tackle different issues affecting strata owners, tenants and managers. With his extensive experience and knowledge of the strata industry, Stephen also gives his interesting take on how the sector has changed over the last two decades and shares details about reforms and green initiatives SCA is currently pushing for. He also provides both the pros and cons of investing in new and/or established residential strata buildings.  If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

30m
Jul 21
PROPERTY SHOWCASE: 5 tips, tricks and tactics to outperform the market

InvestorKit is composed of industry-leading and award-winning researchers and buyer’s agents. They specialise in helping property investors scale, grow and diversify their investment portfolio using residential and commercial property. With its data-driven approach, the firm takes pride in helping clients locate and secure properties with excellent potential for yields and capital growth. Aside from helping launch beginners into the top 10 per cent of Australian property investors, InvestorKit has also helped 30 per cent of its clients to grow their portfolio from one property to three properties. In this episode of the Property Showcase podcast, host Grace Ormsby is joined by the founder of InvestorKit, Arjun Paliwal, to reveal how investment properties they have purchased for their clients have beaten the market average in the last two to three years and share the five must-follow rules that will ensure your next property buy will have the same competitive edge. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __

29m
Jul 20
Scams, plans, and potential investor shams

On this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, Phil Tarrant is joined by Momentum Media real estate editor Grace Ormsby to unpack some of the biggest talking points in the property sector this July. Covering off everything from real estate and property-related scams to new buying incentives on offer over in Western Australia, the duo also debate the validity of virtual real estate as the next frontier of property investing. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

25m
Jul 18
Is it smart to buy in a cooling market?

On this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Opencorp chief executive Matthew Lewison and director of investment services Michael Beresford to discuss softening markets and the importance of playing numbers in a changing environment.  The trio break down what a cooling market truly is and reflect on how median prices can be misconstrued in mainstream media headlines. They provide their own predictions on how long the cooling period will last, before revealing how smart investors can still find the perfect investment during this market phase.  In this episode, you will also hear: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

43m
Jul 14
Protecting your portfolio from rate rises: RBA discussion with Finni Mortgages

With the cost of living expenses rising across the country, doesn’t it seem counterintuitive to add more pressure to Australians’ wallets by increasing their mortgage payments? Paul Glossop, chief executive of finni.com.au, joins host Phil Tarrant to explain the economics behind the RBA’s series of rate rises and why stifling consumer spending will benefit the Australian economy and, therefore, its residents, even if it comes with some interim financial pain. Roughly a third of Australians have a mortgage, so rate hikes are a major way of shaping spending behaviour and encouraging consumers to “tap the brakes”. But that doesn’t mean that all property owners have to suffer under the current course of tightening. Paul explains that there are steps you can take to ensure your wider financial portfolio is still performing for you. The losers, he warns, will only be those who are lazy with their money. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

14m
Jul 12
Tick-tock, what’s the time on the property clock?

According to this expert, investors should keep their eye on the property market clock to know where things currently stand. In this episode, LJ Hooker Group’s head of research and business intelligence Mathew Tiller joins host Grace Ormsby to have an in-depth look at how the real estate market moved through the latest cycle and discusses the different events, factors and shake-ups in recent years before giving his straightforward and data-driven reading of today’s market. Despite rising market jitters brought on by the economic climate, the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy tightening, and softening conditions, Mathew underlines that the market’s trajectory is still “normal” and encourages investors to focus on potential investment opportunities, such as the rental market. The duo also takes a crystal ball look at where the market is headed and discusses what buyers and sellers can expect in current conditions while predicting how the economic and market climate will shift in the coming months. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

30m
Jul 11
How property changed the trajectory of this investor’s life

How much can your life change in almost two years? For John Afendulis, his real estate investment journey has led to countless doors he never imagined would open up to him. In 2020, things were up and coming for John after he made the bold move to buy properties amid lockdowns. And in this exciting update, the former personal trainer turned full-time investor sits down with host Grace Ormsby to share how his portfolio substantially expanded and is now fully positioned for further growth. In a further testament to his affirmed passion for real estate, John revealed that he had established his own mortgage brokering firm as he looks to remove the complexity of property finance for those looking to enter the market. John talks about how he plans to further grow his property portfolio while sharing his interesting take on what keeps him moving toward greater heights in his real estate investment journey. To have an in-depth look at how John kicked off his crusade in real estate, listen here:  __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

21m
Jul 07
Beyond the headlines: The questions investors should be asking

When examining the biggest stories taking hold of the headlines, investors are advised to put their critical thinking hats on and dig a little deeper into the data. In this episode, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Steve Waters, founder and director of Right Property Group, to knuckle down the biggest stories trending online on Smart Property Investment.  Highlighting that the “devil will always be in the details”, the duo takes an interesting outside-the-box approach when analysing the biggest real estate trends, while providing guiding questions to investors that will help them have a more strategic approach to certain markets. And as the market conditions continue to shift, the duo urges investors to stick to tried-and-tested habits that ultimately lead to success, including doing due diligence, having a deeper understanding of their financial positions, and avoiding investing with the herd. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

31m
Jul 04
INSIDE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: Rewinding back to accelerate forward

In this episode of Inside Commercial Property, co-hosts Phil Tarrant and Scott O’Neill sit down to discuss the implications of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s 50-basis point cash rate increase on commercial property investors, with Mr O’Neill discussing the investment trends he has seen occur since the announcement. The pair are then joined by a guest, Brett Parham, who recounts his investment journey so far, including a failed residential investment, and the motivations behind his entry in the commercial sector. They speak about using lessons from previous investments to guide future purchases, as well as the importance of extensive research and resolute decision making throughout the process. In this episode, you will also hear about: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

41m
Jul 01
Choose to be proactive, not reactive

In a market filled with alarmist headlines, this expert advises investors to take a proactive rather than a reactive approach when managing their portfolios. Paul Glossop from Pure Property Investment sits down with Phil Tarrant to hit the history data books and give their data-driven insights as to why the current market conditions (characterised by high inflation and rising rates) are not as grim as they’re made out to be. The duo also emphasises why investors should actively plan, anticipate change and – as much as possible – take control of situations rather than only adjust to major changes in the market. They also talk about the ways investors can take advantage of the shifting real estate trends, enumerate potential exit and growth strategies and what financial aspects investors should zero in on in today’s market. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

47m
Jun 30
10% execution: What the job of a buyer’s agent really involves

On this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, Phil Tarrant and Tom Panos dig into the topic of hiring a buyer’s agent to do the legwork for you in your property purchase. Never ones to shy away from tough questions, the duo discuss whether you’re really likely to get the best deal by employing a professional to do the negotiating for you. Beyond negotiation, Phil and Tom look at all the other tasks and objectives that make up the role and liken the job to painting a house: 90 per cent prep work, 10 per cent execution. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

20m
Jun 27
INVESTING INSIGHTS WITH RIGHT PROPERTY GROUP: Is your portfolio agile or fragile?

In the face of changing market conditions, how agile is your property portfolio? In this episode of Investing Insights with Right Property Group, Phil Tarrant, Steve Waters and Victor Kumar unpack the latest news shaking up the market – including stamp duty reforms, the rising cost of living and the rental accommodation crisis – and give their insights on the consequential changes it will bring on property investing landscape. The trio also explains that those who have buffered their portfolios for major fluxes are those who will rise above the pack, while discussing how impostor investors or those who constantly followed the herd and built fragile portfolios will inevitably become a statistic in these rougher market waters. They discuss how investors can fine-tune their portfolios to become agile and lean, enumerate the questions investors should be asking themselves under current market conditions, and underline that any market downturn can be a golden opportunity if you’re armed with the right mindset and strategy.

43m
Jun 24
The stamp duty shake-up has begun – so what?

On this episode of The Smart Property Investment show, host Grace Ormsby is joined by Ray White chief economist Nerida Conisbee to gaze into the property market crystal ball, forecasting the future trajectory of the Australian property market. Following the recent announcement from NSW Premier Dominic Perottet that the state intends to implement stamp duty reform, the pair discuss this decision and the wide-reaching impacts of the scheme. They analyse how stamp duty reform may impact investor activity and how crucial the success of the scheme is in ensuring similar plans may be implemented at a federal level. In this episode, you will also hear: __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

33m
Jun 23
The ups and downs of being a value investor

For more than two decades, Trevor Fuller has been dabbling in the property space.   He joins host Grace Ormsby on the Smart Property Investment podcast to recount his wonderfully unique investment career, which began with an initial property purchase at just 19.  In this episode, Trevor provides a snapshot of what the investment landscape was like when he started out back in 1999 and shares several correlations he sees between the past and the present. He also describes his transition from an accountant to now being the strata manager and how property investment has facilitated this career change.   In this episode, you will also hear: __ __

49m
Jun 20
PROPERTY NERDS: The real deal behind the rate hikes

As headlines herald the start of the great Australian property market correction, self-proclaimed data nerds Arjun Paliwal and Leigh Paliwal call on investors to hold their horses and examine the real deal behind the recent interest rate hikes. Arjun, head of research at InvestorKit, and Leigh, director of Hills Finance, explain why the RBA’s latest round of monetary policy tightening should be viewed as a “return to normal” and not the doom-and-gloom scenario as it’s popularly painted to be. With a persisting rental crisis becoming a more prominent issue across the capital market, the nerds also discuss the factors driving the housing supply crisis, lay out long-term and concrete solutions to address the problem, and call on the government and regulators to explore systematic changes that will create a sustainable property market both for investors and owner-occupiers. For a deeper look into the regions where the duo forecasts rental prices will surge, read here: 10 Aussie regions where rents are set to skyrocket.

49m
Jun 17
Back to the drawing board: How to set up your portfolio for further growth

With a raft of market shakeups on the horizon – including rate hikes, rising inflation, and changing market fundamentals – it’s back to the drawing board for most investors to recalibrate their portfolios for further growth. And in this episode, Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant sits down with Sam Gordon, the director of Australian Property Scout and a full-time real estate investor, to talk about the different ways investors can keep their heads above the shifting market waters. Sam, who has recently made strategic steps to grow his portfolio from 31 to 36 properties, also gives insights on his recent buys, shares the thought process on determining which properties to divest, and delves into the financial aspects that investors should focus on when evaluating their portfolios. The duo also touches on what financial buffers investors should put in place, gives a rundown of markets that are still ripe with real estate opportunities, and discusses why this part of the market cycle should not be perceived as the “Armageddon”. You can follow Sam’s journey by listening to the podcasts below:  __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

34m
Jun 16
How this former nurse made property her full-time gig

In this special episode, we catch up with Anna Woolaston to talk about the different changes, chances, and choices she took to get to where she is in her real estate journey. Almost one year after giving us an in-depth look at her burgeoning portfolio, the former nurse turned full-time investor sits down with host Grace Ormsby to talk about how she strategically grew her portfolio, which is currently valued at $2.6 million and spanning four states, while sharing her future plans and goals. Anna also recounts how she made the switch from working in healthcare to becoming a buyer’s agent, unpacks the different lessons she has learned throughout her journey, and gives tips on what investors should look out for when preparing for their next buy. The duo also put a magnifying glass on an interesting trend among women looking to invest in real estate and unpack the recent rate hikes and provide insights into how investors can insulate their portfolio from its impact. For a detailed recap on Anna’s journey, listen to the episode below! __ __ If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

31m
Jun 13
The rationale behind a 50-basis point rate hike

Why exactly has the Reserve Bank of Australia lifted the cash rate so much, so soon? In this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Grace Ormsby is joined by RateCity research director Sally Tindall to unpack the reasoning behind the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to lift rates by half a per cent on 7 June 2022. The pair reflect on the ramifications of such a sharp increase and what it could mean for Australia’s property market, highlighting which mortgage holders will and won’t be affected by the change. Sally also sets out her own expectations for future rate rises, acknowledging the likelihood of another 50-basis point hike in July, before providing reassurance that while the short term might be difficult, it’s all part of the economic cycle. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

25m
Jun 09
Plan, organise, control — the trinity of a good investor

Drawing on her lengthy experience as a professor, this investor applied project management principles to her property portfolio – and here’s how she made it work. In this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Grace Ormsby sits down with Dr Roxanne Zolin, a professor turned part-time property developer and investor,  who shares the interesting story of how she got her foot in the property market door with a real estate buy that came with a bag of surprises. Even after facing several challenges throughout her journey – including a taste of tenants from hell and encounters with unreliable tradespeople – the Queensland-based investor underlines how real estate remains her asset of choice when it comes to attaining long-term financial freedom and also shares valuable lessons she had learned after building a solid property portfolio currently valued at almost $2 million. Roxanne also walks us through her step-by-step process (as well as value-adding strategies) when renovating a property, touches on her future plans, and encourages people not to be intimidated by property investing. If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on Apple Podcasts and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: Facebook, Twitter https://twitter.com/SmartPropertyHQ and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/smartpropertyinvestment/. If you would like to get in touch with our team, email editor@smartpropertyinvestment.com.au for more insights, or hear your voice on the show by recording a question below.

35m
Jun 06
INSIDE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: How to seal a great property deal

You asked, we delivered. In this exciting episode, hosts Phil Tarrant and Scott O’Neill give the latest update on a commercial property buy with Phil as the real-life client and Scott as the commercial buyer’s agent. After almost half a year of scouting property markets across the country, Phil finally unveils the location of his CRE purchase, with Scott giving us an exclusive look at the inner workings and strategic considerations that went into the deal. The duo discuss the importance of dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s before a commercial property buy, including doing due diligence about the property’s location, weighted average lease expiry, potential vacancy loss and outgoings. They take it a step further by giving insights about the property’s potential earnings, future market trends, and the adjustments Phil has made to his portfolio after his latest buy and touch on how the latest election results will impact the commercial property market. Want to learn more about this unique journey? Follow Phil and Scott’s buying process by listening to the episodes below!  __ __

40m
Jun 03