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Hear the latest weekly insights into the property market via podcast by Rich Harvey, CEO and founder of Propertybuyer.

 
Fri 29 Mar '24 with Rich Harvey How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24 with Rich Harvey Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24 with Rich Harvey Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 
 
Mon 12 Feb '24 with Rich Harvey Decoding Sydney’s North Shore Market – Outlook and Opportunities.
 
 
Sat 27 Jan '24 with Rich Harvey Home Buying in the Eastern Suburbs – A personal journey
 
 
Sun 7 Jan '24 with Rich Harvey Economic and Property Market Outlook 2024
 

 

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The Propertybuyer
Podcast

 
Fri 29 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
How to build a $7 Million Property Portfolio from scratch
 
 
Sat 16 Mar '24
with Rich Harvey
Why Invest in Melbourne?
 
 
Mon 26 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Sydney’s Inner West – Hotspots and Outlook for 2024
 
 
Mon 12 Feb '24
with Rich Harvey
Decoding Sydney’s North Shore Market – Outlook and Opportunities.
 
 
Sat 27 Jan '24
with Rich Harvey
Home Buying in the Eastern Suburbs – A personal journey
 
 
Sun 7 Jan '24
with Rich Harvey
Economic and Property Market Outlook 2024
 

 

Listen to many more
podcasts on our
Podcasts page.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WEBINARS & SEMINARS

 

UPCOMING LIVE EVENTS

Propertybuyer regularly provides seminars, interactive webinars and more.

Where to Invest for under $500K

Date:                 Wednesday 1st May 2024
                           12.30pm – 1.45pm 

Presenters:      Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
                           Terry Ryder, Hotspotting.com.au

 

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With property prices continuing to rise nationwide, finding affordable areas with sound prospects for capital growth and yield is becoming increasingly difficult to pinpoint. 
Higher interest rates have forced investors to focus on higher yielding properties to cope with higher mortgage repayments. Borrowing capacity is still crimped by higher than usual interest rates.
 
Many investors are only able to afford a budget of circa $500K and worried they might miss out on the next property boom.  Market sentiment is starting to turn, and a more positive outlook is returning shown by a slight uptick in the volume of investor loans being written.
 
In this webinar we will be discussing:

•    The importance of sound cash flow (yields) for future acquisitions.
•    Where investors can find good quality locations circa $500,000
•    Will these areas have sound growth fundamentals & a solid future? 
•    What locations should investors avoid? 
•    Importance of diverse economies in emerging markets to protect future growth. 
•    Understanding zoning in order to make the most out of buying properties with large land size (auxiliary dwellings).
 
Join Rich Harvey, Buyers Advocate and CEO and founder of multi-award-winning buyers’ agency Propertybuyer, and Terry Ryder, founder of property research firm Hotspotting for this next engaging webinar.
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Master the Market: Uncover the Ideal Time to Buy or Sell - Property Outlook 2024

Date:                Wednesday 20 March 2024
                           12.30pm – 1.45pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:    Theo Chambers, CEO, Shore Financial
                           Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au  

Where:            Online Live Webinar

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Please join our next LIVE webinar on Wednesday 20th March to get fresh insights into the current market. Interest rates have peaked and will start to fall later this year. How you can you interpret the market signals and take advantage of market conditions. 

This webinar will also provide a Q&A section with the opportunity to answer your individual questions.

We will cover a wide range of topics including: 

•    Market Timing Myths Debunked: Can you truly predict the market? Separating fact from fiction.
•    Seasonal Trends: Do specific times of year offer better buying or selling opportunities?
•    Economic Indicators: Understanding key economic data that impacts market movements.
•    Technical Analysis: Learn how charts and indicators can signal buying and selling opportunities.
•    Financing Strategies: How to get maximum pre-approval in a higher interest rate environment.
•    Emotional Investing: How to avoid fear and greed from sabotaging your investment decisions.
•    Understanding Your Risk Tolerance: Are you a risk-taker or a cautious investor? Strategies for both.
•    Setting Realistic Goals: Defining your investment goals and tailoring your buying/selling strategy.
•    The Power of Diversification: Why spreading your investments across different assets is crucial.
•    Ask the Experts Q&A: Get your specific questions answered by our financial professionals.
•    Bonus Tip: Discover a hidden gem - a powerful yet underutilized buying/selling strategy.

Learn valuable economic insights to help you make better property decisions by joining this webinar today. 

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Buying Property in SMSF – Does it make sense?

Date:                Wednesday 13 December 2023
                           12.30pm – 1.30pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:    Natalia Clack, Director, Tax Agent & SMSF Specialist
                           Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au  

Where:            Online Live Webinar

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If you’ve ever considered buying property in a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF), but were unsure about the pros and cons, then this webinar is for you. Depending on your individual circumstances, setting up a SMSF could be a highly efficient and tax effective way to create a solid nest egg for your retirement years. 

On Wednesday 13th December Rich Harvey will join SMSF specialist Natalia Clack in discussing a range of topics around buying property in SMSF. They will be discussing: 
 
1.    Advantages and disadvantages of SMSF?
2.    Tax benefits of the SMSF
3.    How to set up SMSF 
4.    What can I do and cannot do in SMSF?
5.    What assets can I buy in SMSF? 
6.    How can I buy property in SMSF?
7.    Can I borrow to buy property in SMSF? 
8.    Can I do property development in SMSF? 
9.    Can I buy a property with someone else? 
10.    When can I live in the property I bought in SMSF?
11.    What fees are involved: establishment and annual compliance fees? 
12.    Is SMSF right for you? 
13.    What property types are best for your SMSF?
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Dealing with Economic & Property Market Confusion - How to navigate the next 2 years ahead

Date:                Thursday 23 November 2023
                           12.30pm – 1.45pm 

Presenters:    Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, My Housing Market
                           Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au  

Where:            Online Live Webinar

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Please join our next LIVE webinar on Thursday 23rd November to get a clearer perspective of what is really going on in the economy and the housing market. With depressed consumer sentiment from 13 consecutive interest rate rises, buyer and sellers are becoming more confused about which way to move forward. 

We are privileged to have Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist of My Housing Market, to provide his expert insights on the current economic conditions facing all homeowners and property investors.   

 This webinar will also provide the opportunity a Q&A section to answer your personal questions.

We will cover a wide range of topics including: 

•    Property outlook for 2023
•    Have interest rate rises peaked?
•    Are we facing higher inflation for longer?
•    How resilient are property prices to a slowing economy?
•    Which cities are set to grow in value the most and which will struggle under high interest rates? And why?
•    Cost of living pressures 
•    Will the Fiscal cliff eventuate or this overstated?
•    Impact of 12 for interest rates rises 
•    Migration impacts – has this led to a structural under-supply for the next 5 years? 
•    How much more will rents rise? 
•    The impact of inflation on the property market.
•    How should buyers and sellers approach the market over the next 2 years?

Learn valuable economic insights to help you make better property decisions by joining this webinar today. 
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Chasing High Yield Property

Date:                Wednesday 19th July 2023
                           12.30pm – 1.45pm 

Presenters:    Terry Ryder, Hotspotting.com.au
                           Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au  

Where:            Online Live Webinar

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Finding high yielding investment properties is the perfect answer for those property investors trying to grapple with higher borrowing costs.

Interest rates have risen 12 times since May 2022 and the phrase “cost of living” is almost as prevalent as the word COVID was during the pandemic. It's a challenging time to be a savvy property investor,  but challenging times can provide the right conditions for the best investment opportunities.

In our next webinar will be looking at how to chase higher yielding properties and looking at: 

•    The rising rental market – why rents are rising, how much further will they rise?
•    Why yield is so important in selecting a property?
•    Why banks love higher yield
•    What does yield represent? Is it a measure of a property risk?
•    Can you find both high yield and capital growth? Or are they mutually exclusive?
•    Where can you find high yield?
•    Methods to manufacture higher yield investment properties
•    Risk of resi vs commercial in chasing higher yields.

On Wednesday 19th July, Rich Harvey, CEO and founder of multi-award-winning buyers’ agency Propertybuyer will join Hotspotting founder, Terry Ryder in a highly informative webinar which will help you understand the current market conditions and provide investors with more confidence about investing in uncertain times. 
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Property, Economic & Interest Rate Outlook

Date:                  Thursday 4th May 2023
Time:                 12.30pm – 1.45pm 
                             
Presenters:      Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au 
                           Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, My Housing Market
                           Theo Chambers, CEO, Shore Financial 

Where:             Online Live Webinar

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We have special guest Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist of My Housing Market, to discuss the rapidly changing market conditions and the future outlook for the property market, the economy, interest rates and other trends.

We will cover a wide range of topics including: 

•    How accurate are the current property figures? (discuss time lags with data)
•    How did the economic doomsayers and economists’ forecasts match up to reality of the market today (ie predicting 25% decline post Covid and we have around 12.5% decline)?
•    Will the RBA move again on rates? Or is the tightening cycle done?
•    Are we at the bottom of the market? – what are the signs?
•    Massive migration impacts
•    Rental crisis – how will this unfold?
•    Which cities will recover first and why?
•    How can buyers and sellers decide when to make their next move? 
•    Case studies of successful investors
•    Mortgage rates – are they moving down?
•    Tips for increasing borrowing capacity.

This webinar will give you incredible economic insights into the current market to help you make better property decisions. 
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How to Buy a Luxury Holiday Home for a Fraction of the Price

Date:                  Tuesday 4th April 2023
Time:                 12.30pm – 1.30pm NSW, VIC time
                             
Presenters:      Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au 
                           Ryan Fritsch, CEO, Kō Homes

Where:             Online Live Webinar

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Many of us dream about owning a luxury holiday home in a prime location that we can visit whenever we want. Imagine having a holiday home in Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Noosa, Central Coast or Mornington Peninsula to recharge yourself and escape the daily grind. 

I am excited to share with our subscribers about a new way of co-owning a holiday home without the massive price tag and obstacles of huge maintenance costs. 

Fractional ownership (or co-ownership) offers an innovative solution to this dilemma, allowing you to own a share of a luxury home for just a fraction of the cost. The best part is, you can use your high-end holiday home as you please for a portion of the year that is equivalent to your ownership. And it is not “timeshare” (which has a bad reputation). This new model allows you to actually own a share of the asset that you can sell at any time and enjoy the capital growth upside. 

Fractional home ownership is a solution on the rise around the world. This option appeals to existing holiday homeowners that may want to sell back part of their property as it can unlock equity for owners. 

Kō Homes is the first company in Australia to offer a game-changing fractional ownership model for aspiring holiday home buyers (and sellers). 

In this live webinar, multi-award-winning Buyers’ Advocate, Rich Harvey CEO of Propertybuyer, and Ryan Fritsch, CEO & Founder of Kō Homes will be discussing how this new model works and the benefits for the Australian market. 

We will be discussing: 

•    How the co-ownership model works in Australia
•    The best locations to own a holiday home for capital growth
•    How to buy and sell a fractional holiday home?
•    The pros and cons of fractional ownership
•    How do you share the costs and usage?
•    How it is different to time share?
•    How does the booking system work?
•    How many owners per home
•    And much more…

This unique webinar is ideal for prospective holiday buyers and property investors looking for an innovative and cost-effective way to own a holiday home. 

We will also allow plenty of time for live Q&A at the end of the presentation. 

Reserve your place now by clicking here to book.  
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Finding Affordability With Cashflow - Why investing in quality units makes sense in 2023

Date:                   Wednesday 8th March 2023
Time:                  1.00pm – 2.00pm NSW, VIC time
                             12.00pm – 1.00pm QLD time

Presenters:      Terry Ryder, Hotspotting.com.au
                           Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au  

Where:             Online Live Webinar

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The key metrics for investors in 2023 are vacancies, rents and yields.

While media obsesses over what’s happening short-term with prices, switched-on investors are finding ways to exploit low vacancies and higher yields at a time of rising interest rates.

Many are seeking to buy apartments in good locations with the potential to attract high rents and also capital growth.

The evidence suggests there is growing demand for well-located apartments from a variety of cohorts: first-time buyers seeking affordability, older Australians seeking to downsize and investors chasing higher rental yields.

The old paradigm about the importance land content is shifting. The recent boom saw median prices for apartments recording extraordinary rises. In some locations, apartments out-performed houses.

And now, apartments can provide the best counter to rising interest rates with above-average rental yields. With vacancies falling in the major markets and demand rising with the return of migrants and overseas students, rents will continue to rise.

Rich Harvey, who heads the multi-award-winning buyers’ agency Propertybuyer, says more and more buyers are opting for apartments, provided they tick the right boxes.

He says apartments which offer distinction in the right locations can provide excellent cashflow and good prospects for growth. But it’s important to pick the right targets and avoid the no-go zones.

On Wednesday 8 March Rich Harvey will join Hotspotting founder Terry Ryder in a not-to-be-missed webinar which will explain how to be part of the rising tide of buyers opting for apartments for their affordability, good location and superior rental yields.

Get real insights so you are confident with your property decisions. 
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2023 Australian Property Outlook – Foreign, Expat & Local Buying Perspectives

Date:                   Thursday 2 February 2023
Time:                   12.30pm – 1.30pm
Presenters:         Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
                              Natasha Brown, Enterprise Sales and Partnerships Manager, OFX 
Where:                Online Live Webinar

 

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With further interest rate rises predicted in February and March, the Australian economy faces an uncertain future in 2023. Most economists and other property experts are predicting that we will have a “difficult” year ahead. 

The era of cheap money is now over and the economic rebuilding after the COVID-19 economic impacts has begun. With migration set to surge and borders reopening what impact will this have on the Australian property market and which areas are set to benefit most?

If you considering a purchase or moving money internationally, you’ll also need to carefully consider exchange rates variations. Leveraging specialist FX expertise, Natasha Brown is known for having a genuine interest in helping develop FX strategies to manage cash flows or take advantage of market opportunities to invest in the Australian property market, exchange rate fluctuations and market volatility in a dynamic global market.

We will cover:

•    Australian property market update
•    Surging immigration impacts
•    Borrowing capacity revisited
•    Property strategies for maximum ROI
•    What drives FX rates – at a glance?
•    Introduction to OFX – products and services available and the basics of transferring money internationally 
•    OFX tools and support available for clients.

Our presenters will be ready to answer any of your specific questions questions in the dedicated Q&A session live on the day. Book your place in our exclusive webinar event now.
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2023 Property Outlook: Alan Oster Group Chief Economist NAB

Date:                   Thursday 15th December 2022
Time:                   12.30pm – 1.45pm
Presenters:         Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
                             Alan Oster Group Chief Economist National Australia Bank Limited 
Where:                Online Live Webinar

 

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With interest rates rising rapidly, cost of living pressures in the headlines and unstable global economic and political events, it can leave you wondering how the property market will fare in 2023. Will we see further pull back in the property market? Will higher mortgage rates lead to widespread defaults and distressed selling? What opportunities will there be for savvy property buyers in the new year?
We are privileged to have Alan Oster, Chief Economist from National Australia Bank, coming to share his economic insights and forecasts for the coming year. 
We will cover a wide range of topics including:
•    Will Australia avoid a recession in 2023?
•    How is Australia’s economy likely to perform compared to the US, Europe and other key western economies
•    How quickly will the RBA get inflation under control?
•    Alan’s predictions on interest rates - what will the terminal rate actually be?
•    The Resilience of the Australian property market - we have seen this tested significantly during COVID-19. But to what extent well strong economic headwinds put pressure on property prices?
•    Alan’s predictions for property prices in 2023 and 2034 for the major capital cities
•    The link between consumer sentiment and property prices
•    The impact on borrowing capacity from rising interest rates - to what extent has a borrowers’ capacity declined (compared to property price declines)
•    How to take advantage of market conditions

This webinar will provide some of the best economic analysis available and give attendees real insights into the property market and likely conditions consumers will face in 2023.
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Aussie Property on Sale! Expat Buying Revival & Opportunities

Date:                  Tuesday 29th November 2022

Time:                  6:30 pm - 7.30pm 

Presenters:        Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                             Paul Lam, Tax Director, Odin Mortgage
                             Martin Zheng, Co-Founder, Odin Mortgage

                      

 Where:              Online Live Webinar

 

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Join us for an upcoming webinar exploring the current state of the Australian property market.

We look ahead to 2023 examining the current trends and what they could mean for Australian expats considering investing back home. 

There’s a lot of talk in the media about the state of the Australian market - both good and bad - and it’s easy to get lost in all the implications of the rising interest rates, the dropping AUD, and the falling property. Price declines are slowing as we approach the market trough, and a wave of migration is coming which will help underpin prices. 

However, to stay well-informed, it's always best to listen to advice from the experts. Join Martin Zheng, Co-founder at Odin Mortgage, Pau Lam, Tax Director at Odin Tax and Rich Harvey, Australia's most awarded buyers agent and CEO of Propertybuyer to hear their perspective of the year ahead and what it means for you.

Topics we will cover include:

●    Pro's and con's of rising interest rates for Aussie expats
●    Insider tips and tricks for expats considering obtaining finance or refinancing Aussie property
●    Should I buy property now, or wait?
●    Key considerations when buying a property
●    Australian property market update
●    Where are the best places to invest in Australia?
●    Tax considerations for expats buying while abroad

Book your spot for our exclusive webinar event now!
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Interest Rates, Property Sentiment & Economic Outlook

Date:                  Tuesday 20th September 2022

Time:                  12:30 pm - 1.45pm 

Presenters:        Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
                             Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, My Housing Market

 Where:              Online Live Webinar

 

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Presenters: Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, My Housing Market

I have invited Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist of My Housing Market, to discuss the rapidly changing market conditions and the future outlook for interest rates, the economy, general property sentiment and other trends.

We will cover a wide range of topics including:

• Where will interest rates end up?
• Are the fundamental property growth drivers changing post Covid?
• Jobs and Migration – what will happen with migration numbers?
• The future of apartment living?
• Will Australia dip into recession?
• Are we headed for a property market crash?
• What economic headwinds are likely in 2023?
• Are there any opportunities in property over the next 12 months?
• The impact of world-wide inflation on the property market.

This webinar will give you incredible economic insights into the current market to help you make better property decisions.
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The Future Drivers of Property Demand

Date:                  Thursday 8th September 2022

Time:                  12:30 pm - 1.45pm 

Presenters:        Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au
                             Terry Ryder, hotspotting.com

 Where:             Online Live Webinar

 

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With some property markets around Australia still rising, others stable and some experiencing slowdown and correction, many people are wondering what will be the future drivers of property demand? Will continued rising interest rates lead to a protracted slow down? And how long does it take for prices to stabilise and recover? Which markets are still rising and competitive? The media continue to give conflicting information around the future direction of the property market and where prices are sitting. 

In this live webinar, multi-award-winning Buyers’ Agent Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and Terry Ryder, Founder of Hotspotting.com.au, will be discussing the latest market conditions, trends and critical factors that will drive real estate demand in the coming years. 

We will be addressing: 

•    The impact of rising interest rates on future demand
•    Pre-COVID and post-COVID trends
•    The significance of rising migration numbers
•    The exodus to lifestyle and internal migration
•    Where massive infrastructure development will impact property prices most
•    Where the jobs will be (will the CBD be as important compared to the past?)
•    The impact of incredibly low vacancies and rising rents
•    Is now a good time to consider buying? 

This is a highly insightful webinar is ideal for home buyers and property investors to get the latest updates. 

Reserve your place now.  Get practical insights on the current issues and future property market directions so you are confident with your property decisions. 

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Property, Tax and Finance Updates – Outlook & Perspectives

Date:                  Wednesday, 27th July 2022

Time:                  12:30 pm - 1.45pm 

Presenters:        Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                            Matthew Marcarian, Principal, CST Tax Advisors

                            Steven Ress, Director, Resfin Lending Solutions

 Where:             Online Live Webinar

 

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With a rapidly changing economic environment midway through 2022, it can be easy to lose perspective of the long-term picture. Rising interest rates, high inflation and cost of living pressures, global share market uncertainty and falling consumer sentiment, can leave many of us wondering what is the best financial move to make?

While the media is full of negative headlines about falling property prices, it is in times of the greatest uncertainty where the best opportunities can be found. The data that is reported in the media is often out of date compared to what is happening on the ground. Find out in this webinar when we expect the property market to level out to a new plateau.

With the new financial year just under way, now is an ideal time to do a quick review of your finances, take stock and plan for your future.

In this revealing webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from Australia’s most awarded Buyers Advocate, Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer. He will be joined by two experts, Matthew Marcarian, Principal, CST Tax Advisors and Steven Ress, Director, Ressfin Lending Solutions. Together they will provide an insightful overview of these questions (and many more live on the day) including:

  • When is the right time to buy? 
  • Borrowing capacity declining vs prices decline – which will drop faster?
  • Is property really an inflation hedge during these times?
  • Debt recycling – using your lazy equity
  • Rates are normalising – when will they stabilise?
  • What smart home buyers and investors do in times of uncertainty?
  • Classic mistakes most investors make around deductibility of Interest
  • Capital Gains Tax – myths vs reality
  • How to qualify for the Main residence exemption
  • The primary challenges around repairs vs Improvements
  • Five must know facts about Land tax
  • Latest property market update
  • Equity and cashflow strategies for investors
  • How long do downturns typically last?
  • Case studies of successful investors.
  • And much more
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Is Now a Good Time for Expats to Buy Property in Australia?

Date:                  Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Time:                  12:30 pm Hong Kong time, 2.30pm Sydney, Australia time

Presenters:        Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                           Martin Zheng, Co-Founder, Odin Mortgage

                           John Murphy, Principal Consultant, Connole Carlisle

 Where:             Online Live Webinar

 

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Australia’s property prices have swollen an already bustling property market, with some locations experiencing a 30% price surge- but the times are changing, and we are starting to see lower auction clearance rates and prices correcting and plateauing. We’re also seeing interest rates increasing for the first time in almost 12 years.

Is now a good time for you to buy a property back home in Australia, or should you wait a little longer? Will the new Australian government provide any incentives for expat property buyers? Or will expat property purchases become more difficult?
To get the latest property market insights and finance updates join Martin Zheng, Co-Founder of Odin Mortgage, Australia’s most awarded Buyers’ Agent, Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and John Murphy, Principal Consultant at Connole Carlisle and expat tax specialist as they discuss the current state of the market, and ensure you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward.

The following topics and more will be covered by our experts:

•    How will lending and the property market change with the new Australian government
•    How will the increasing interest rates affect you?
•    Should I buy property now, or wait?
•    Key considerations when buying a property
•    Australian property market update
•    Where are the best places to invest in Australia?
•    Tax considerations for expats buying while abroad

Our experts will be ready to answer your burning questions on the day. Find the solutions to your home buying queries and book your place in our exclusive webinar event now.
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Unlocking Equity, Beating Rate Rises & Opportunities in a Buyers’ Market

Date:              Thursday 9th June 2022

Time:              12.30pm- 2pm

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Theo Chambers, CEO, Shore Financial

                        
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In the face of rising interest rates, many potential buyers run for the hills, or sit on their hands waiting for clear market directions. But trying to pick the peak and trough of the property market is a very tricky game. Everyone is an expert in hindsight.

We now have a new Federal Labor Government, the war in Ukraine rages on, interest rates are now rising, inflationary pressures are impacting cost of living, construction costs remain at record highs and rents are going through the roof.

How does the ordinary home buyer and property investor make sense of all that is going on in the economy? Australia is very fortunate to have a stable and responsive economy and we have come through the pandemic in much better shape than many other advanced economies.

In this insightful webinar, we have two experts that will share many decades of experience, and address all your questions, including:

• Is now a good time to buy? Or should I wait?
• Is it really a buyers’ market?
• Is it the right time to sell?
• How can I unlock the lazy equity I have in my property and start investing?
• How can I upgrade my home without being priced out of the market?
• Where can I find positive cash flow properties?
• What is the outlook for the property market in the year ahead?

Plus we will have an open question and answer time to address all your questions.
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Where To Invest With Under $1m

Date:              Wednesday 20th April 2022

Time:              12.30pm- 1.30pm

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Terry Ryder, hotspotting.com.au

                        
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In this live webinar the ever-researching Terry Ryder Founder of Hotspotting.com.au and Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and multi-award-winning Buyers’ Agent, and will be discussing the latest market conditions, trends and locations that may suit various investment strategies.

• What dos $1M buy now that the market is cooling?
• How do I know what location to buy in?
• What’s better capital growth or yield, or a combination of both?
• What areas are set to continue thriving off the back of Covid property trends?
• People are talking about a second wave (of growth) what do they mean by this, and will it happen?
• What do I do if my home has negative equity and interest rates rise?

This is a highly insightful webinar is ideal for home buyers and property investors to get the latest updates. Get real insights into real issues so you are confident with your property decisions.

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Using Property Investment To Build Wealth, Retire Safely & Earlier (Tax, Finance & Strategies for success)

Date:              Wednesday 16th March 2022

Time:              12.30pm- 1.35pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Kieran Argall, Exec Director, Bell Partners

                        Mark Stevenson , Managing Director, Bell Partners Finance


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We’ve all thought about investing in property to create a secure financial future….but how many of us have taken action and actually bought a portfolio of quality investment properties that provide ongoing positive cashflow and strong capital growth?

It’s one think to think about, research and analyse property options, but no amount of pondering will achieve your goals as compared taking a positive step forward and buying a property in today’s market.

But you need to be careful about exactly what and where you buy. There’s plenty of traps for the unwary and uneducated. Property spruikers abound and will sell you over-priced property in over-supplied markets. How can you get independent and unbiased advice and who should you trust when it comes to making property investment decisions?

In this revealing webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear from Australia’s most awarded and trusted Buyers Advocate, Rich Harvey, CEO of propertybuyer. He will be joined by two experts, Kieran Argall and Mark Stevenson from Bell Partners. Together they will provide an insightful overview of these questions (and many more live on the day) including:

  • How many investment properties do I need to retire on $150,000pa?
  • Is now a good time to invest? Will the boom turn into a crash?
  • Residential vs Commercial? Which is better?
  • How will the property market perform this year?
  • What should I look for in my next property investment?
  • The biggest tax mistakes property investors make.
  • How can I legally reduce my tax?
  • Depreciation – is it worth it?
  • Debt/ finance structuring? How can I borrow more efficiently?
  • Fixed vs Variable? How do you decide?
  • How to maximise your borrowing capacity?
  • Case studies of successful investors.
  • And much more

This is one webinar you MUST ATTEND.  Get real insights into real issues so you are confident with your property decisions.

We look forward to seeing you on the webinar.

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Aussie Property in 2022

Date & Time:
Tuesday 25th January 2022, 12pm SGT (3pm Sydney Time)

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Odin Mortgage, a leading Australian mortgage brokerage for expats and overseas residents have partnered with Australia's most awarded Buyers' Agent, Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and principal consultant from Connole Carlisle, John Murphy to talk about the latest information within the mortgage and property market and share their vital tips for all your property purchasing goals. Whether it is about obtaining finance or simply buying property while living abroad, register now to learn how Ben, Rich, and John can help you get ahead in the market.

Speakers:
* Ben Wong (Co-Founder & Finance Director) - Odin Mortgage
* Rich Harvey (CEO & Founder) - Propertybuyer
* John Murphy (Principal Consultant) - Connole Carlisle

What will be covered in the webinar?
• Should I Use an Expat Mortgage Broker?
• How To Avoid Settlement Headaches Via a Pre-Approval
• How To "Cash-out" Equity from Existing Properties to Use as a Down Payment
• What factors will drive the property market in 2022?
• Forecasts for key cities and regions
• How to buy property from overseas safely and securely?
• What are some “Equity building” property strategies investors can take?
• Where can you find “Positive cashflow properties”?
• Special tax considerations for expats
• What tax strategies can you use for the coming year?
• Is holding property in trusts worth the effort?
• Common mistakes in Expat tax returns

Date & Time:
Tuesday 25th January 2022, 12pm SGT (3pm Sydney Time)

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Property Market Sentiment & Forecast for 2022

Date:              Tuesday 30th November 2021

Time:              12.30pm- 1.30pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist, My Housing Market

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I have invited Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist of My Housing Market, to discuss the changing market sentiment and uncover the direction of the property market for 2022.

We will also reflect on the rapid price rises of 2021 and what this means looking ahead.

We will cover a wide range of topics including:

Predictions for the major capital cities in 2022.

  • Which Covid trends are likely to persist, and which will fade away?
  • The outlook for interest rates? When will they rise?
  • How much growth is left in this property cycle?
  • When will rents start to rise and why?
  • What property markets may struggle in the next 12 months
  • The outlook for commercial property.
  • Why bank economists typically get their forecasts wrong.
  • The impact of rising listing volumes?
  • What economic headwinds are likely in 2022? 
  • When will immigration numbers start to ramp up with borders re-opening?
  • The impact of world-wide inflation on the property market.

 This webinar will give you very useful insights into the current market to help you make better property decisions.

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Buying Australian Property - Market Insights, Tips and Tactics

Date:              Thursday 30th September 2021

Time:              11am- 12pm Hong Kong / Singapore time (1pm Sydney time)

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Martin Zheng, Odin Mortgage

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The Australian property market has shown considerable resilience throughout the latest lockdowns and extended COVID-19 period. We are witnessing significant price rises in all capital cities and most regional areas – especially attractive lifestyle areas.

Lockdowns have continued to suppress listing volumes creating pricing pressure and pent-up demand.

The property market has grown faster because of COVID-19 and accelerated many trends that were just a trickle before the pandemic.

The question everyone is asking is how long will this boom last?
Many economists predicted a dramatic fall in real estate values when Covid first hit - but the opposite has happened. The reality is that property prices are increasing strongly because of the pandemic.

In this live webinar Australia’s most awarded Buyers’ Agent, Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and Martin Zheng, Co-Founder of Odin Mortgage will be discussing how the current drivers, outlook for the spring selling season and an overview of
the property market in the major capital cities.

• Should I Use An Expat Mortgage Broker?
• How To Avoid Settlement Headaches Via A Pre-Approval
• How To "Cash-out" Equity From Existing Properties To Use As A Down Payment
• How to obtain the most suitable mortgage while living abroad
• The truth about the bank's assessment processes and what options are available now
• The key drivers of this property boom
• How long can this boom last?
• Why the economists got it wrong
• Brief market updates
• Opportunities for home buyers & investors
• The impact of lockdowns on listing volumes & prices
• What a post lockdown property market will look like
• Getting prepared to buy
• Case studies
• Property finance updates

Everyone who registers for this webinar will receive a recording of the event. If you are unavailable to watch it live, please ensure you register so you can watch in your own time.

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Lockdown Impacts & Opportunities – Which Cities are Thriving?

Date:               Wednesday 18th August 2021

Time:              12.30pm- 1.30pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                        Terry Ryder, hotspotting.com.au

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Being constantly in and out of lockdown in some capital cities has created significant disruption to the property market and the economy. Yet we are in the middle of a real estate boom.

COVID-19 has been the catalyst, driver and accelerator of many trends in the real estate market.

In this live webinar multi-award-winning Buyers’ Agent Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and respected researcher and commentator Terry Ryder Founder of Hotspotting.com.au will be discussing how the lockdowns have impacted the property market in the major capital cities, and these key questions:

  • How to buy and sell during a lockdown
  • Quick capital city round up
  • Why are we currently in a boom market?
  • How long can this boom last?
  • The impact of lockdowns on prices?
  • The impact of lockdowns on listing volumes
  • What we’ve learnt from past lockdowns
  • Why buyers should have a sense of urgency
  • How to get yourself organised to take advantage
  • Case studies on where to buy in a rebounding Melbourne

This is a highly insightful webinar is ideal for home buyers and property investors to get the latest updates. Get real insights into real issues so you are confident with your property decisions.

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Maximise Your Wealth, Minimise your Tax with Smart Property Strategies

Date:               Tuesday 20th July 2021

Time:               12.30pm- 1.45pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:   Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                            Peter Locandro, Managing Director, Chan & Naylor Melbourne

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It’s Tax Time again - and an ideal time to review your tax position and strategies to accelerate your wealth in the coming financial year.

With Australia’s economic recovery well underway and a booming property market there are several key strategies you must consider now to Maximise Your Wealth and Minimise your Tax.

Everyone has different financial circumstances, but with a sound plan and smart strategies, you can put yourself in a better position for the future.

Some people think they can earn their way to wealth while others try to save their way to wealth. Both these methods are difficult and take a lifetime. With the right application of sound financial planning you can Leverage your way to wealth.

In this webinar two highly experienced and successful speakers will discuss many of your burning questions, including:

• What tax changes are in from 1 July 2021?
• What is the ATO running hot on this year?
• What can I claim when working from home?
• What is the best structure for buying property?
• When would I need to create a trust? Is it really worth the effort?
• What’s deductible immediately and longer term for property investors?
• Is it still a good idea to buy property using my SMSF? What are the pros and cons?

• Does this property market have more legs – or running out of steam?
• Which locations are best for capital growth and positive cashflow?
• How should I evaluate market value in a rapidly rising market?
• The myths around Old vs New properties.
• How to take advantage of super low interest rates.
• Case studies of successful investment strategies
• And much more

To help me answer these great questions, I have invited Peter Locandro, Managing Director of Chan & Naylor, to share his expertise on how you can improve your tax affairs and get the right advice.

Tuesday 20th July 2021
12.30pm - 1.45pm

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Catching the Next wave of Property Growth - What Every Investor Needs to Know

Date:               Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Time:               12.30pm- 1.30pm (Sydney time)

Presenters:     Rich Harvey, CEO, propertybuyer.com.au

                          Terry Ryder, Hotspotting.com.au

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The property market has seen a dramatic turnaround following a COVID-19 induced downturn in 2020. How long will this next boom last? And what is driving the market?

In this live webinar we will be discussing a range of locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle that investors should consider for their next investment.

We will also be looking at the drivers in the economy and uncover the potential pitfalls that could wobble the property market.

Multi-award-winning Buyers’ Agent Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and respected researcher and commentator Terry Ryder Founder of Hotspotting.com.au will review a range of topics that you must hear.

They will be discussing:

• Are we at the start of another property boom?
• How should buyers approach a rising market?
• What will transpire after March, once job-keeper finishes?
• Where should I be investing for the best capital growth and cashflow yields?
• What trends has covid set in motion that will continue well into the future?
• When will listing volumes start to rise – what is holding vendors back?
• What impact have expats returning had on the property market?
• Is the exodus to affordable lifestyle going to continue once the vaccine is in place?
• Is now a good time for investors?

This is a highly insightful webinar you JUST CAN’T MISS.
Get real insights into real issues so you are confident with your property decisions.

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Property Market Directions in 2021

Date: Wednesday 9th Decmeber 2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm (Sydney time)

Presented by: Rich Harvey & Dr Andrew Wilson

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I have invited Dr Andrew Wilson, Chief Economist of My Housing Market, to help me uncover the likely directions of the property market for 2021.

We will also reflect on the tumultuous 2020 year with many COVID-19 induced trends now accelerating and discuss which trends are likely to persist, and which will fade away.

Is there really a new “normal” in the property market?

We will be covering a wide range of questions and topics including:

  • Predictions for the major capital cities over the next 2 to 3 years.
  • Will houses perform better than units?
  • What property types may struggle in the next 12 months
  • Market segments that investors should avoid.
  • The outlook for commercial property.
  • Why bank economists get their forecasts so wrong
  • A review of the supply situation – are listing volumes likely to increase, stay the same or decrease?
  • What is driving this pent up post-Covid property demand?
  • What are the biggest economic headwinds as we move into 2021? 
  • The impact of high demand for international immigration numbers to Australia post-Covid?
  • What can we learn from NZ situation?
  • What will the impact of Covid spreading in the US and Europe on Australian economy and hence property market? 

This webinar will give you highly relevant and useful insights into the current market to help you make better property decisions.

 

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Where to Find the Best Pockets of Value in the Sydney Market

Wednesday 16th September 2020

Time: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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Presented by: Rich Harvey, Propertybuyer 

                           Terry Ryder, hotspotting.com.au

Finding the best value property is the goal of every property buyer. But where can home buyers and investors find genuine pockets of value in Sydney’s property market? Prices have declined but remain quite resilient in the face of the economic lockdown.

The spring property season has just commenced, and we traditionally see an increase in listings at this time of year. However, Covid has dented consumer confidence and the recession is starting to bite and the overall volume of listings is low, driving some buyers crazy.

In this live webinar we will be revealing the top 5 regions of Sydney where you can buy good quality properties with excellent value. Choosing a location to live or invest is not just a matter of hearing a hot tip – its about selecting a suburb that has strong fundamental drivers of long-term growth.

Multi-award-winning Buyers’ Agent Rich Harvey, CEO of Propertybuyer and respected researcher and commentator Terry Ryder Founder of Hotspotting.com.au will review the current landscape of the Sydney market to help you discover the best pockets of value.

They will be discussing: 

  • What’s really happening in the inner, middle and outer rings of Sydney?
  • How should buyers navigate this changing covid impacted market?
  • Will the so-called “fiscal cliff” materialise once job-keeper finishes?
  • What suburbs are showing the best value in this market?
  • With prices coming back - how much further could they fall?
  • Are some regions holding up better than others and why?
  • When will listing volumes start to rise – what is holding vendors back?
  • What trends has covid created and will this continue once a vaccine is found?
  • Is now a good time for home buyers looking to upsize or downsize?
  • Is now a good time for investors?
  • What is happening in the rental market?

 

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Getting Finance Approval & Smart Property Strategies in a Covid Environment

Tuesday 11th August 2020

Time: 12.30pm

Online Live Webinar

Presented by: Rich Harvey, Propertybuyer 

                              Louisa Sanghera, Zippy Financial

The property market is still ticking along and actively trading despite the negative media headlines.  History has shown how resilient the property market has been during various crises. 

In this information packed webinar, I have invited Louisa Sanghera, the multi-award-winning finance broker from, Zippy Financial to share her abundant knowledge.  I will be sharing my latest insights into the property market and give an accurate update on where prices are heading and the latest auction and sentiment results, PLUS I will be share some excellent strategies you can use right now to get a foothold into the property market.

We will be covering a wide range of questions and topics including: 

  • How to position your finance approval so the bank says YES faster.
  • How lending criteria has changed since the Banking Royal commission
  • Why interest rates are not the most important factor.
  • The key differences between costs of interest only and principal and interest loans
  • How to structure your loans for the maximum tax effectiveness.
  • The six things you must do before you submit your application
  • Which lenders have the most favourable lending criteria
  • Refinancing and renegotiating my loan – Is it worth the effort?
  • Should I take advantage of deferred loan repayments?
  • What’s really happening in the property market?
  • Where are the best opportunities for property investors?
  • Is now a good time to consider upgrading my home?
  • What are the key things to watch out for when selecting my next property?
  • Is it still possible to build a property portfolio for retirement?
  • And much more….

If you’d like a better deal on your home and investment loans this is one webinar you literally can’t afford to miss. 

Get real insights into the current property market and the latest finance options so you are confident with your property decisions.

 

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Property & Tax Strategies in Changing Times

Tuesday 21st July 2020

Time: 12.30pm

Online Live Webinar

Presented by: Rich Harvey, Propertybuyer 

                              Peter Locandro, Chan & Naylor

As we come out of Covid-19 economic hibernation and enter the new financial year, now is an ideal time to take stock of your financial situation and plan ahead.

July is the ideal time to review your tax and finances to get the right structures and strategies in place to take advantage of a changing market.  Everyone has different financial circumstances, but with a sound plan and strategy, you can start to put yourself in a better position for the future.

Some people think they can earn their way to wealth while others try to save their way to wealth.  Both these methods are difficult and take a lifetime.  With the right application of sound financial planning you can Leverage your way to wealth. 

In this webinar we have two highly experienced and successful speakers that will cover many of your burning questions, including:

  • Where is the property market heading in the next 6- 12 months?
  • What will happen when JobKeeper finishes?
  • How much have property prices really fallen?
  • What is a safe level of debt to hold in property?  What LVR at each life stage?
  • Can you still get depreciation on an older property?
  • What are the ongoing benefits of negative gearing – or is this strategy dead?
  • Simple tax strategies every investor must know.
  • When is it appropriate to start using a trust structure and what are the implications?
  • Pre-paying interest – is this a good idea?
  • How can I manage my property cashflow better?

To help me answer these great questions, I have invited Peter Locandro, Managing Director of Chan & Naylor, to share their expertise on how you can improve your tax affairs and get the right advice around the best way to move forward. 

This is one webinar you just can’t miss.

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COVID-19 Impacts on property market (during & after)

Date: Wednesday 15 April 2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:45pm (Sydney time)

Place: Online

Presented by: Rich Harvey & Dr Andrew Wilson

COVID-19 has impacted us all.  It has created a dramatic economic shock worldwide and left many businesses and workers in turmoil.  The impact is far-reaching and had an immediate dampening effect on property sentiment.  But property fundamentals have not changed - they have just gone on hold and it’s now a buyers’ market.

We are already seeing signs that strict containment measures are slowing the rate of infection, but what exactly will play out in the property market? 

There’s no shortage of commentary, but how can you get a factual analysis of what is happening in the property market now and discover when things will settle down?

I’ve invited Dr Andrew Wilson Chief Economist of My Housing Market to provide some smart insights into the current situation in my next webinar.

Don't miss out, register now for tomorrow's webinar.

Dr Wilson is a long-term property expert and commentator and together we will be addressing the following issues: 

  • Will property prices crash or hold up?
  • What is the worst case and likely outcome of COVID-19 impacts?
  • How does coronavirus compare to the GFC?
  • How should buyers approach the market?
  • How should vendors approach the market?
  • What direction for auction clearance rates?
  • Is this a good time for home buyers to consider a move?
  • What strategies could property investors employ in this market?
  • What are the first signs market sentiment is improving? When will it be better?
  • Banks – What will happen to lending during this crisis?
  • The Government stimulus package – Is it enough to get us through?
  • How the real estate industry is continuing to operate.

You will also have the opportunity to ask LIVE questions in real time during the webinar.

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Coronavirus: Threat or opportunity for housing market?

Tuesday 24th March

12.30pm - 1.30pm (Sydney time) 

The corona virus is having worldwide impacts and slowing trade and commerce across much of the globe that may tip some economies into temporary recession. Shakespeare’s famous line in Romeo and Juliet "A plague on both your houses!" seems very apt at this time, however this is not a time to panic or worry that the sky is falling.
In this webinar Terry Ryder will be joined by Rich Harvey of Propertybuyer to discuss how to navigate this challenging time. Terry and Rich have observed and lived through many property cycles and understand the changing market signals.
In this webinar we will examine the impact of the corona virus on the property market and look at:
* What should you do in this situation?
* What effect does a tanking share market have on the property market?
* Will the Governments proposed stimulus package be enough? How does it compare to GFC times?
* The Aussie dollar is dropping – how is this an opportunity?
* Interest rates at record lows – but for how long and what does this mean for the market?
* Are there hidden opportunities to buy in this market?
These are just a sample of the questions we will be discussing on the webinar – PLUS we give you the opportunity to ask LIVE questions in real time.
If you are seeking strong insights into the current situation this is a webinar you must attend.

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The single biggest mistake Investors make

Tuesday 10th March

1pm - 2pm (Sydney time) 

Most investors make one big mistake - and all other mistakes flow from this one fundamental error - not spending the time and money to do the necessary research.

Property investment has been described as a "mugs game" in a recent media article, because so many small investors fail to achieve the outcomes they had hoped for. But you will get a poor result if you don't do your preliminary research - spending sufficient time yourself and getting quality information from a range of experts in property and finance.
If you fail to do this research you will end up buying the wrong property, for the wrong price in the wrong location.

Join us for a live panel discussion moderated by Terry Ryder of Hotspotting.
Joining him are Rich Harvey of Propertybuyer, Mark Shorrock of Bluestone Property Management & Sales, Peter Foldes of Washington Brown Depreciation and James Dawson of the Commercial Investing Academy. The panel will be discussing the importance of treating property investment as a business not a hobby - and what you need to do to be successful and join the 1% of investors with multiple investment properties.