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  • With rental market trends dramatically shifting in favour of landlords, having a good property manager in your corner is more important than ever.

    On this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Thom Richards, the co-founder of the property management and investment platform Managed App, to talk about the major challenges that property managers are facing in today’s market and why it’s important to address these issues.

    Thom also enumerates the qualities of a good property manager, talks about the value of working with the right one, and gives insider tips on how to have a smooth-running property management system.

    The duo also touches on how technology can help real estate professionals be an ace in the property management space.


    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • In this episode, self-proclaimed data nerds Arjun Paliwal and Leigh Paliwal don’t pull any punches as they hit the high data spots of today’s market to give us their best analytical take on the latest trends.

    Arjun, head of research at InvestorKit, and Leigh, director of Hills Finance, examine the biggest market trends taking hold of the headlines before taking a deep dive into the data that underpins them.

    With the property market going through a period of change in the wake of the recent rate hike and other major local and international events, the nerds remind investors to cite historical data and connect the dots between correlating data points before making any assumptions about future trends.

    They also answer the most-asked questions about the upcoming elections, such as which political party will be more “favourable” for property investors.

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  • As the property market’s dynamics continue to shift, investors should keep an ear to the ground in order to fall in step and create a winning game plan.

    Smart Property Investment’s Grace Ormsby is joined by Matt Srama, the founder and director of The Srama Group, to put their finger over the pulse of the real estate market – including trends on buyer sentiment, sellers’ expectations, and transactions.

    As market players chew on the impact of the recent rate hike and look ahead to the federal election, Matt enumerates the ways investors can minimise the risks they face in today’s market, advises practising caution when absorbing information, and shares insider knowledge on how to build equity during negotiations.


    The NRL player-turned-investor also gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his latest off-market property acquisition, talks about the principles he took from his professional sporting background to the business world and touches on his future investment 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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Atlas Property Group is a buyer’s agency that’s on a mission to help everyone on their property ownership journey and ultimately achieve financial freedom.

    Headed by Lachlan Vidler – who is also a member of the board of Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) and author of the book, A Military Guide to Property Investing – the Atlas Property Group is composed of strategic, experienced and data-driven minds that provide full-service offerings for home buyers and real estate investors.

    From creating a property investment strategy through to acquisition, or negotiation only, its team of licensed real estate professionals can provide tailored solutions for every buyer’s need.

    Whether you’re ready to invest in property, looking for “the one” to call home, or want to strengthen your existing portfolio, the Atlas Property Group can be your reliable partner throughout your long-term wealth creation strategy.

    In this episode of Property Showcase, the director of Atlas Property, Lachlan Vidler, joins host Tom Gilmore to take a closer look at the biggest property market trends and events taking hold of front pages.

    In this episode, hear from Lachlan about:

    What data underpins the biggest and latest headlines in the property market How due diligence remains the bread and butter of a good investment Why it’s important for investors to understand where their risk lies
  • With over 1.5 million Australians having never experienced an interest rate rise, how will the RBA’s recent decision and the imminent cycle of rate rises impact the Australian property market?

    Join host Phil Tarrant and Paul Glossop from Pure Property Investment on this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show as they look back through the history books to answer that question. The pair also discuss the investment traits that can ensure investors capitalise on the current market situation, unpack rate rise cycle decision-making considerations, and share how savvy purchasers can set themselves up to buy at this time.

    In this episode, you will also hear:

    Why it is important to be a proactive and reactive investor Markets worth exploring during this cycle The importance of “looking under the hood” of your finances

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • While investors are constantly buffeted by economic events and trends that are beyond their control, hosts Phil Tarrant and Scott O’Neill say there are ways to react to them strategically.

    On the latest episode of Inside Commercial Property with Rethink Investing, the duo dissects the latest inflation data and talks about how it could set off a chain reaction in the economy and the financial sector. They also give advice on how to use these ripple effects to work in one’s portfolio’s favour.

    Phil and Scott also emphasise how economic factors are closely linked with the trends in the commercial property space and call on investors to reframe their mindset (as well as investment strategy) when examining the data points.

    *This episode was recorded prior to the Reserve Bank's cash rate decision for May.

  • On this episode of The Smart Property Investment Show, host Phil Tarrant is joined by Steve Waters, founder and director of Right Property Group, to run their eyes over some of the top stories currently trending online on Smart Property Investment.

    Highlighting the leading headlines dominating the industry, they lend their insights on what they all mean; unpacking subtle gentrification and its market impacts, the importance of social housing and what’s going on in the Melbourne market.

    In this episode, you will hear about:

    How inflationary pressures will impact the industry Why now is a good time to be investing in property “Micro-capitals” and their draw for investors

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Financial security through property investing is a topic that all too often leaves women out of the conversation.

    The chief economist at PRD, Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo, joins the Smart Property Investment Show to share how her mother’s sage advice led her to property investing, discussing with host Grace Ormsby why women are often reticent to share their investing journeys.

    Dr Mardiasmo discusses the importance of futureproofing your assets, particularly as a woman, to set yourself up for a stable financial future.

    The duo also cover how assets can impact the dynamics of a relationship, and the upfront conversations necessary in navigating sharing financial futures with a partner.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Financial security through property investing is a topic that all too often leaves women out of the conversation.

    The chief economist at PRD, Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo, joins the Smart Property Investment Show to share how her mother’s sage advice led her to property investing, discussing with host Grace Ormsby why women are often reticent to share their investing journeys.

    Dr Mardiasmo discusses the importance of futureproofing your assets, particularly as a woman, to set yourself up for a stable financial future.

    The duo also cover how assets can impact the dynamics of a relationship, and the upfront conversations necessary in navigating sharing financial futures with a partner.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • While headlines are filled with narratives of the property boom now in the rearview mirror, investors are advised not to listen to the Chicken Littles proclaiming that the real estate market is in freefall mode without accurate justification.

    In this episode of Investing Insights with Right Property Group, Steve Waters, Victor Kumar and Phil Tarrant put a magnifying glass on the negative forecasts for the property market and give their insights as to why the prospects are not all doom and gloom for investors.

    As investors brace for several headwinds, including higher interest rates, potential property policy changes in the wake of the election, and other changes in the fundamental dynamics, the trio gives their best tips on how to prepare for shifts in the market.

    They also emphasise that there is no wrong time to enter the market and that true “investors” will not just chase market highs but seize opportunities for growth.

  • The federal election is just weeks away, and property policies are proving to be a central issue.

    As Aussies countdown to 21 May to cast their votes (with a side of democracy sausage), Grace Ormsby, editor of SPI, and Sadhana Smiles, the chief executive of Real Estate Industry Partners (REIP), reflect on the policies taking centre stage in the campaign, dissect the plan of action that has been laid out by the major political parties to address the housing crisis, and discuss how the political wildcards coming into the fore could change the election’s outcome.

    The duo digs deeper into the “Great Resignation” sweeping across the real estate industry, with Sadhana emphasising that the time has come for business leaders to “take the bulls by the horn”.

    They touch on the question of how preferential voting will be a game changer in the upcoming elections, why it’s important to understand the policies and platforms of all political parties, and the property market trends that could emerge before and after the election.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Henderson Advocacy, founded by director Jack Henderson, is a buyers agency dedicated to helping investors find the right investment while removing the stress from the process.

    The agency prides itself on using its knowledge of real estate nuances, its skills, and its connections to help its clients advance their portfolios in a financially viable and rewarding manner.

    In this episode of the Property Showcase podcast, host Grace Ormsby is joined by the director and owner of Henderson Advocacy, Jack Henderson, to discuss his approach to investing, how he maximises his cash flow and leverages his equity, before touching on the Henderson ideology and how his agency pursues it.

    In this episode, you will hear:

    Why you should avoid the “herd” and invest like the 1 per cent What areas you should keep an eye on in the future The importance of recalibrating and revaluing your portfolio
  • It’s no longer a matter of “if” but “when” Australia’s interest rates will lift, if global events are anything to go by.

    On this special episode of the Smart Property Investment Show, we shine a spotlight on a recent conversation between Momentum director Alex Whitlock, mortgages editor Annie Kane, and mortgages news editor Sarah Simpkins.

    The trio unpack RBNZ’s unusual 50-basis point rate increase, reveal what’s causing some bad blood in the banking space, and give a rundown of the latest news surrounding the federal government’s New Home Guarantee Scheme.

  • In this very special episode, self-proclaimed data nerds Arjun Paliwal and Leigh Paliwal welcome fellow nerd Simon Kuestenmacher to pick his brain about how the different demographic trends are reshaping the market.

    Arjun, head of research at InvestorKit, and Leigh, director of Hills Finance, sit down with the director and co-founder of The Demographics Group to peruse how the aspirations, lifestyles and current life stages of the different age groups are affecting trends in different housing markets.

    With Millennials now being the largest adult cohort in Australia, Simon explains how this generation is now dictating market fundamentals and how other generations are coping with these shifts in market dynamics.

    The nerds also talk about how the pandemic has changed buyer behaviour, discuss why the rebound in international migration will give central business districts their pre-pandemic shine, and dig deeper into how cultural and social influences of migrants are inevitably woven into the country’s housing market tapestry. They also touch on the latest lending data and what it spells for the investors.


    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

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  • Sometimes all it takes is a chance encounter to start you on your property investing journey.

    Ryan O’Neill, who by day deals with commercial real estate as head of property and procurement at an international logistics firm, talks about how meeting his wife – and discovering a book she had on property investing – led him to consider how residential investments could set them up for the future.

    Ryan discusses the extra hours it takes to manage a portfolio and why investing is like having a second job.

    He also talks through the couple’s portfolio, revealing which property they bought that is now worth roughly four times what they paid for it 11 years ago.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Property markets are cooling. Does this spell good or bad news for buy-and-hold investors?

    Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant sits down with Buyers Agency Australia's Dragan Dimovski to run through the first assets bought by Dragan to build his portfolio and separate the good deals from the bad ones.

    Dragan reminisces on how seeing a property investor driving a Ferrari set the ball rolling for his venture into real estate back when he was still a photographer.

    Initially investing in a negatively geared property due to a lack of sufficient knowledge about the industry, Dragan narrates how he eventually mastered the buy-and-hold strategy that built his 13-property local and overseas portfolio to now be worth $10 million.

    The two also discuss how investors manufacture equity, uncover how to spot the right time to invest in the different stages of the market cycle, and reveal how to produce the right product for rental purposes.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Why stop with just one or two investment properties? Many investors with portfolios of that size will tell you it’s because they’ve run out of money, but the truth behind that is they may have bought the wrong property and have hit a lending ceiling.

    Matthew Lewison, chief executive of OpenCorp, and Michael Beresford, OpenCorp’s director of investment services, look at ways you can increase your serviceability when it seems you’ve reached your limit for borrowing.

    The duo survey the landscape, explain how banks determine the level of funding a borrower can access, and outline some key elements everyone needs to consider when looking to increase cash flow.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • Founded and headed by real estate industry veteran and expert Sam Gordon, Australian Property Scout is an investment buyers agency service that specialises in off-market, below-market and value-add purchasing.

    The agency prides itself in focusing on deals that provide both cash flow and equity increases from the day the investment is purchased, which allows clients to grow their portfolios in a reliable, safe and predictable manner.

    No matter if it’s your first or 100th investment property, Australian Property Scout’s highly rated team of experts will ensure you are making the best possible purchases at the best possible price.

    In this episode, Tom Gilmore sits down with Sam Gordon, the director of Australian Property Scout and a finalist for the REB Awards 2022 Buyer’s Agent of the Year category, to explore how investors can navigate their portfolios through a rising interest rate environment.

    In this episode, hear from Sam about:

    Assessing your portfolio to see what properties to hold, sell and roll into stronger-yielding properties in high-growth locations How to recycle debt and equity in and out of markets into high cash flow deals Why capital gains tax is your friend, not your foe
  • A low property price isn’t the only way to judge a location’s affordability, as this economist knows all too well.

    The chief economist at PRD, Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo, lifts a lid on what factors should really be taken into consideration when defining a region as “affordable”.

    Unpacking the changing definition of “regional” living, Diaswati shares her methodology and reasoning behind her latest report, which uncovers the top 10 regional affordable areas in 2022.

    The economist also lends her thoughts on the transformative ways Australians are now able to research property and gives some insight into how next month’s election could play out for investors.

    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 and LinkedIn.

    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.

  • What does it really take to jump onto the property ladder at a young age?

    Smart Property Investment’s Phil Tarrant sits down with journalist and property investor Katie Silver, who shares the two things she did to save up a deposit for her first two-bedroom investment property in Sydney bought at age 25, despite her parents turning down her request to be her guarantors for the mortgage.

    Katie also reveals her method for choosing a property to add to her portfolio based on postal codes and her preferences and reflects on how her six-month-old baby compares to a long-term investment.

    The two also discuss the macro and micro considerations that help property investors make timely and prudent decisions by knowing when to wait and when it’s time to make a call.