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Phillip Tarrant

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Phillip Tarrant is executive editor – Real Estate at Momentum Media. He is also an investor with a large property portfolio.

He leads the content strategy and corporate growth for a range of market and business intelligence platforms at Momentum Media, including Smart Property Investment – the authoritative voice for Australia’s property investment community.

As head of the Smart Property Investment Podcast Network, he also steers the largest network of property podcasts in Australia, which collectively generates nearly 2 million downloads every year.

There are over 2.6 million investment properties in Australia, with over 2.1 million Australians (or around 8 per cent of all Australians) owning one or more investment properties. A vibrant and critical sector for creating wealth for Australians, the property investment sector is expected to remain a pillar to the national economy.

For nearing a decade, under Phillip’s stewardship Smart Property Investment has been informing and educating property investors on the tactics and strategies to create wealth through property.

Trusted by over 100,000 Australians each month as the turn-to independent resource for property market insights and information, the brand supports the mantra of "for investors", by investors’, drawing on the unique position that Phillip and Smart Property Investment share, warts and all, its own journey through property.

The Smart Property Investment Show, part of the Smart Property Investment Podcast Network, is one of Australia’s most popular podcasts, forming the keystone of an integrated digital platform delivering daily property updates, live broadcasting, insights, opinion and data to property investors across the nation.

Underpinned by a content team universally recognised for their knowledge of the sector and approach for clear and concise communication, Smart Property Investment has become a central part of Australia’s property community.

About Momentum Media

Momentum Media is a leading media and market intelligence company, and the business behind Smart Property Investment, REB and RPM.

Guided by a strong sense of purpose to support our communities, Momentum Media has forged its place as one of Australia’s most influential media and professional development businesses.

We have been equipping Australia’s corporate, investor and SME sectors with market and business intelligence for over a decade.

Across an integrated business supported by digital, events, broadcast, research, print and social platforms, we are guided by the purpose: Be Better informed.

This passion for informing, educating and inspiring drives us to build more engaged communities, delivering greater leadership to the markets we connect to and forging closer relationships with our audiences.

Being at the forefront of media innovation, backed by a pioneering spirit, has been central to Momentum Media’s growth.

We’re an evolving, forward-thinking business based on a purpose that supports corporate Australia and the markets critical to our nation’s economic prosperity and security. We’re also focused on delivering exceptional value to our commercial partners.

We adapt on a daily basis to rapidly changing market places; we’re a fluid media business, unanchored to any particular technology, channel or tone of communication.

With a reach spanning nearly 2 million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and SME business owners, we’re connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities – and we’re making a positive contribution for our communities to thrive.

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BLOG: Why you shouldn’t always take the shortcuts

You have a responsibility owning property: number one to yourself, to make sure that the asset is performing as well as ...
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INSIGHT: How we reacted to the Sydney downturn

The Sydney market right now is a very different market to what it was five years ago, and we have re-adjusted our strate...
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BLOG: How we managed to save $18k through our portfolio

The Smart Property Investment portfolio is in a bit of a holding pattern. We’re just waiting, so we had the time to ch...
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BLOG: Get smart and don’t worry about the market

The current state of the market might have you believe the market is going crap and the banks are going to cripple loans...

BLOG: Make sure your property manager isn’t taking you for a ride

We have some exceptional property managers who do the heavy lifting for us in our portfolios. They’re a very important...
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BLOG: Why being in touch with your numbers is the gold in your portfol...

In addition to the Smart Property Investment portfolio, editor Phil Tarrant also has his own, personal retail super fund...
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BLOG: How to spot a terrible property manager

We’re always looking to refine our portfolio and make sure it has the best cash flow position as much as possible, and...

BLOG: What property investors can and can’t control about their port...

If you read the papers, it would appear that property markets are going to fall through the floor, and everyone’s goin...
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BLOG: Don’t go lending alone

If you’re looking to invest in property in this period ahead, there’s a lot of policy dictating the way in which len...

BLOG: What we can learn from a 7% vacancy rate

The other week, I sat in a presentation from CoreLogic about softening markets. They did sort of around the grounds of a...
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BLOG: Talking strategy – Why I buy where I buy

At the moment, the assets we've acquired are in affordable belts. When I look at how markets fluctuate, a lot of it is a...
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BLOG: How ignoring the small things can cost you $10k

Some lenders can charge you a fee to get a discount on interest rates. Sounds good, yeah? However, if you don’t have y...
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BLOG: Huddle in fellow investors, this blog is worth $25k in the open ...

Today I want to talk about interest rates. Boring as bat shit? Maybe, but it’s also bloody important. In particular mo...
Phil Tarrant

BLOG: Why the royal commission could put power back in the hands of pr...

We're still in the middle of the royal commission where a spotlight is being placed on the behaviours of the banks and ...
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BLOG: Keeping it realistic with your portfolio, for tenants and you

Looking at both a tenant's and my end of the portfolio, it’s important to keep both ends of things simple and realisti...


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