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5 WAYS WEALTHY PEOPLE MAKE MONEY IN ANY PROPERTY CYCLE

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Have you ever wondered what the truly successful property investors do differently? Read on to access your FREE INFOGRAPHIC and learn the '5 ways wealthy people make money in any property cycle

 Warren Buffett said, "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get"

 

Warren Buffett was referring to the fact that a share priced at $2 is not necessarily worth $2. It could be worth a princely $4 or, heaven-forbid, $1.  

The problem is value is subjective based on skill and price is objective and misleading.  

Property investors are often at the mercy of valuers who decide whether the sale price is indeed good value. 

In good times, property value can also be distorted by market sentiment. 

Buying off-the-plan is a good example. Investors perceive values to be increasing in an area so they lock in a price hoping that after construction prices will have moved up. 

Property market cycles generally last around 7 years, with 80% of the growth in the final 2 years. So by the time the market starts rushing upwards, everyone piles in and then the market peaks. 

Many investors get caught out with settlement valuations falling under the contract price. So they either have to find another 10% for example or lose their 10% deposit (and risk being sued by an angry developer). 

Then media headlines lament the losses 'mum and dad' investors have made, everyone gets fearful and stops investing until the market is near its next peak. 

It's no surprise that less than 1% of investors can retire and live off rental income.  

 

Another Warren Buffett classic: "Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful." 

The wealthy 1% of investors prefer to buy property when no one else is buying. When vendors are nervous and highly negotiable. When the market is depressed and undervalued.

Thousands of investors use Hotspotcentral.com.au's algorithmic research app Boomtown. Here's what the more successful do to make money in any property cycle …

 

5 WAYS WEALTHY INVESTORS MAKE MONEY IN ANY PROPERTY CYCLE: 

First off, they are not worried about property cycles. They change their strategy according to the cycle. In fact, Boom-cycles are when they go on holiday!

 

Importantly, they combine the following strategies:

  1. They buy under market value.

They never pay retail price for properties. They ensure there is a safety buffer of at least 20% (instant equity) in case prices fall.  

  1. They look for positive cash flow.

They don't get bogged down in negative gearing debates. In fact, the majority of investors who negatively gear property in Australia earn less than $80k.

  1. They buy and sell at the right time.

Yes, you can time the market with the right technology

  1. They add value.

The 2016 BRW Rich Listers are overwhelmingly property developers. The youngest and new entrants are worth in the $100s of millions. They buy a development site and add tremendous value. And they spend less of their own time than most renovators would.

  1. They use experts.

They use other people's expertise and contacts to make it happen. 

 

GET YOUR FREE INFOGRAPHIC  which summarises what the top 1% investors do differently into 6 key lessons.

 

Now, I know what you are thinking! 

"These ideas make sense, but how can I make it happen? I'm not a developer with deep pockets, vast experience and any spare time." 

"I don't have the time or expertise for market research I don't know who to trust to pick the location and right opportunity for me." 

Well, here's how an ordinary investor, Tracy Smith, did it. In this short video case study (from 05m:46sec), I'll show you in the numbers and strategy how Tracy combined all the above ways to buy a property at 21.7% below bank valuation.  

Tracy’s property was immediately cash flow positive. The rental estimates were initially $450/pw but she got $490/pw (the estate agents do get it wrong) after 25 viewings on the first day. 

Best of all, the $93,000 in manufactured equity meant she had the deposit to hold the property without lender mortgage insurance and without putting in any of her own money. 

This meant her original investment money was immediately freed up to start again.

That's how the wealthy invest ... independently of the property market cycle and without regard to sensationalistic media headlines and general market sentiment. 

She did not invest in Sydney or Melbourne just before the boom cycle. She invested in a South Gold Coast location where 85% of residents are owner-occupiers and tenant vacancy rates less than 1%. 

Apart from her instant 21.7% discount and strong positive cash flows, the area is statistically set to smash the market average due to its strong reading on 8 property supply-demand indicators we share with you on our Armchair Developer web page. 

And finally, if you're a traditional cash-only investor who prefers not to hold property, Tracy's annualised cash-on-cash return was 57%... 

... and she did it all in her SMSF. 

What kind of returns are you getting in your SMSF? You might want to check. 

GET YOUR FREE INFOGRAPHIC  which summarises what the top 1% investors do differently into 6 key lessons.

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Luke’s first property investment included what he now looks back on as “learning experiences”.  He chose it only because it was close to where he lived, he bought it at the peak of the market and he elected to manage his (unreliable, damage-prone) tenants alone. Now, 16 years on Luke has 30 properties and a much better idea about how to approach the investment game.

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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show Luke joins host Tim Neary to unpack how he went about educating himself, how his investment style has changed over time and why patience is the name of the game.

Luke will also share how his initial mistakes discouraged him and had him doubting the wisdom of being an investor, and how his realisation of the importance of active management bought him back into line.  He will discuss the importance of having a strong support team and why it’s smart to put a proper value on your personal time.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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Promoted by Blue Ink Finance.

Budgeting tips when your Personal Debt is High.

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Credit card debts and personal loans are the greatest obstacle between everyday people and their potential to live in financial freedom.

Of course, I understand that sometimes getting a small personal loan is absolutely necessary. Unexpected costs like medical expenses can make personal loans the only option.

However, the majority of us have debt simply because we spend more than we earn.

In either case, your number one priority is unlocking those chains of debt that are holding you back.

I’m going to give you some tips for budgeting with hefty personal debt, but first I want to talk about the impact those loans are having on your life.

How much is your debt really costing you?

Over the years that you’re paying off your loans at the minimum repayment, the interest on those items will end up costing you multiple times more than the original borrowed amount - and those endless due dates will haunt you. There’s no freedom in that!

Let me give you an example. You’ll be shocked, I guarantee it!

Let’s say you have around $4,000 of credit card debt, charged at 19.99% p.a. If you paid only the minimum monthly amount, it would take 37 years to pay off the total debt.

How much will that $4,000 debt cost you? $19,200. Depressing, isn’t it?

You might feel like you need a full-blown money explosion to get out of debt, but don’t despair just yet.

What you need to do is arm yourself with a strategic budget, and I’ve got some tips to help you.

Budgeting while you have hefty personal debt is tough, but possible – and it’s essential for eliminating that debt forever. Let’s have a quick look at how you can start to tackle that mountain of borrowed money.

It’s time to take charge and break some chains!

There’s a method for reducing debt that has an excellent success rate, if you’re committed:

  1. Make a realistic budget (and stick to it)
  2. Reduce your expenses and/or increase your income until you are in the black
  3. Save an emergency fund first
  4. Pay off your personal loans and credit cards, starting with the either the smallest debt first or the debt with the highest interest rate
  5. Revise your budget as you go along.

Why an emergency fund is paramount to success

You’ll see I’ve put saving an emergency fund before paying off your loans. Even a small amount initially, like $500, is enough to stop the cycle of borrowing to pay bills, then paying out even more in interest each month, which leaves less in the bank to pay the next bill.

Once you have a buffer saved, then you can start aiming some serious firepower on your debt, and that’s when it gets exciting!

Think back to my credit card example. If you upped the payments each month from $84 per month to $212, you would have the card paid off in two years and save $14,285 in interest. That’s worth a little bit of effort, wouldn’t you agree?

Tips for a budget that works

You may need to cut back drastically on your expenses to clear your debt, but here’s some other ways to make the most of your budget:

  • Find micro-ways to reduce your expenses every day. Make work lunches at home, cancel a pay TV subscription, find a better phone deal, or pass on your afternoon chocolate bar from the vending machine. Instead of spending $40 on a takeaway dinner, have a bowl of cereal!

  • Find a friend who will keep you accountable. Having someone else who shuns a pricey outing to the day spa for a walk along the beach instead will make you feel better about saying ‘no’ to expensive events that will blow the budget.

  • Refinance your home loan to release some funds. If you have a mortgage, talk to us at Blue Ink Finance about the possibility of refinancing your home loan to allow you to release some equity to help clear your high interest, personal debt. It’s not always the best strategy, but it’s worth investigating, especially if you can consolidate it into a home loan that has a significantly lower interest rate.

  • If your income increases, leverage it! The only place that extra money should go is into paying off more debt. Enough said!

  • Refine and polish your budget as your circumstances change. Your budget shouldn’t stay the same. As you find more ways to decrease your expenditure and become adept at sticking to your financial plan, fine-tune your budget to reflect your savvy saving. Any spare change goes directly onto your debt.

  • Automate payments of bills, so you don’t spend the money first. This saves you from late fees if you forget, too.

The reality is that you won’t have a profitable budget until you get rid of that high-interest debt. The beauty of a budget is that it can get you there! Knock the debt, stay away from borrowing except for assets like property, and you’ll have a well-oiled financial plan that kicks goals instead of paying lenders!

At Blue Ink Finance, we have a team of expert brokers as well as a panel of industry experts that understand all the nuances of positioning your personal finances to kick real goals with Property Assets and can support you in achieving your goals.

Give the team at Blue Ink Finance a call on 1300 888 796 or click here to request your Complimentary Finance Review with one of our experienced Finance Coaches now.

And see how having a panel of industry experts on your side, can fast track your property goals.

About The Author

David Wegener
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Ink Finance

Who I am, and why I want to help you succeed.

As an award-winning Mortgage Broker with nearly 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, I’ve seen it all.

I’ve gone through constant industry changes and yet I still successfully help my customers borrow the money they need to get ahead.

As a Finance Coach, my goal is to help you understand your financial potential so that you can borrow with confidence.

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With the softening market impacting property values in many parts of Australia, Sally Dale, Opteon state director for NSW, ACT and Qld joins us to discuss the importance of valuations in the current property market

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Joining host Phil Tarrant, Sally will draw on her 25 years of experience in valuation and discuss the processes involved in arriving at a value for a particular property. She will also share how that process differs between commercial and residential properties and the difficulties which regional property valuations can present.

Sally will unpack the importance and cost of regular valuations on your properties, discuss whether presentation and owner input can sway a valuation and share what you should look for when seeking a reputable property valuer.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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