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Investors looking to start their property journey to build independent wealth are being advised to build their team and arm themselves with knowledge before looking to purchase a place.

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During the first episode of Australian Wealth Builders with Opencorp, hosted on the Smart Property Investment network, Opencorp’s Cam McLellan and Michael Beresford explained the steps investors should take from the get-go.

“A lot of people just think about identifying the property first. That is where a lot of people go wrong because when you start looking at the property, all of a sudden you take on all the white noise that goes on to try and guide you to that property. There’s a number of steps prior to that,” Mr McLellan said.

Guest of the program and Digital Citizen Group’s founder Trevor Young explained this lack of understanding causes property investors to make simple mistakes, such as buying in the local area. 

“When I was looking for an investment property in the early days, I was looking at the flat next door and I didn’t even know why I was doing that.”

“That’s what you do, you just get lost and end up just doing stuff,” Mr Young said.

Mr Young noted that having a process and aligning yourself to the right team makes it easier for investors to make the right choices.

In addition, Mr Beresford explained that property investors also need to be conscious of breaking up the traditional, emotional way of investing in property. 

“Everything we have been taught about property is for us and what we like.” 

“The way we have been brought up is you leave school, you get a good job, you work hard, you save your deposit, you buy a home and because debt is the devil, you want to pay it off as quickly as possible.

“That is what we have been brought up for decades. The way that real estate agents market property, the way they hold open inspection, the auction process, it’s all about what you love and being able to emotionally affiliate with something.”

“How often have you walked down the street on holiday, thinking I love this place, I could live here and buy a holiday home? It happens every summer. Then they get two years down the track and think, ‘We aren’t using it’.”

Instead, investors are urged to think about a process to not only get high-performing properties but avoid expensive mistakes, Mr Beresford concluded.

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Before coronavirus hit, Propertyology described Australia as having the best conditions for real estate in over a decade. With the dreaded term “recession” being thrown around and so much of the nation doing it tough, is there still hope for investors?

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Propertyology head of research Simon Pressley returns to The Smart Property Investment Show with host Phil Tarrant to share his insights into what makes COVID-19 unique from the GFC, how he’s personally approaching the changes and challenges, and how it’s affecting the real estate sector more broadly.

Simon breaks down the policies and support packages to be aware of as an investor, where you should be investing if you can afford to right now, and what the other side of this crisis looks like for the Australian property market.

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The government is being urged to implement immediate rental subsidies for tenants bearing the brunt of COVID-19.

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Property researchers at the University of South Australia have made the request following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a six-month eviction moratorium

Peter Koulizos, a property and investment researcher at the university, said that while this is the right move to look after tenants experiencing significant financial hardship, it looks only at one side of the equation.

He highlighted that older Australians, property owners and tenants are all feeling the heat, with one-third of Australians classed as renters.

“So, while the government is trying to support struggling tenants, it’s overlooking the impact on landlords, many of whom need to pay mortgages or rely on rental income as self-funded retirees,” he said.

“Simply asking landlords and tenants to negotiate individual arrangements to withstand the crisis is not enough,” he considered.

Mr Koulizos has proposed a solution to the issue: “initiate immediate rental assistance for tenants so that landlords do not experience flow-on impacts to their own mortgages or income”.

While banks are responding – offering six-month deferrals in mortgage payments – another of the University of South Australia’s experts considered it still not taking into account the full picture.

Dr Reza Bradrania highlighted that mortgages are still continuing to accrue interest over this time, adding to the overall expense.

He also expressed concern about self-funded retirees being the likely ones to feel the brunt of rental market changes.

“Older investors who have paid off their mortgages and are using rental incomes to live as self-funded retirees are at particular risk right now, as they will not be receiving any of the same supports that old age pensioners will receive.”

He said, “With no rent coming in, they’ll be in a very precarious position.”

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