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Kevin brings together leading authorities on the property market in his weekly Real Estate Talk Podcast. Visit www.RealEstateTalk.com.au


APRA shifts its focus [Video]
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APRA shifts its focus [Video]

Transcript: It appears APRA is turning to the banks and warning them that they have fallen well short of expectations regarding portfolio controls for commercial property. APRA has said:  “Justifying lending decisions on the basis of ‘long-standing relationship’ or ‘good track record’ are insufficient, by themselves, to mitigate higher risk characteristics such as higher leverage…

Melbourne on track to be Australasia’s biggest city [Video]
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Melbourne on track to be Australasia’s biggest city [Video]

Transcript: Melbourne is set to become Australia’s largest city by the 2030′s and that’s not that far off.     What is behind this prediction? Well the simple fact that Melbourne offers something that Sydney cannot – access to affordable housing on the urban fringe. According to ABS forecasts, Melbourne’s population will pass the 5,000,000…

Sydneysiders moving out
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Sydneysiders moving out

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses why Sydneysiders are relocating for a new lifestyle.   Sydneysiders are leaving in growing numbers and relocating to major regional centres within commuting distance or cutting ties with the big city altogether and moving to coastal seachange areas or regional treechange areas for a complete lifestyle make-over. Others are swapping Sydney…

What the NSW Budget means for home owners
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What the NSW Budget means for home owners

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses details surrounding the NSW budget.  A strong economy and big infrastructure investment were the highlights of the NSW Budget for home owners, with plenty of local markets to benefit from new or upgraded roads, schools, public transport and hospitals. New infrastructure can have a significant impact on property values. Most new…

Changing nature of apartment developments
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Changing nature of apartment developments

In his column for Switzer, John McGrath discusses how apartment developments have changed over the last 30 years.  For the first time ever on record (since 1984), we’ve seen more new apartments completed than houses in Australia.  The latest Building Activity report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows 28,102 new houses and 28,527 new apartments and townhouses were completed…

Ask Michael Anything - What are the implications for beginning investors?
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Ask Michael Anything – What are the implications for beginning investors?

Is everything really as bad as some may have think? If you’re at the beginning your property investment journey – chances are you have been overwhelmed by the doom and gloom of potential changes to the market. This week watch Michael explain and discuss how beginning investors can protect themselves in a changing market. This weeks…

7 powerful rules to help you become a top negotiator [Video]
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7 powerful rules to help you become a top negotiator [Video]

Transcript: The ability to negotiate successfully is crucial not only for successful real estate transactions, but also for daily life events. Here are 7 negotiation rules: Challenge the ideas that are presented to you.    Negotiating requires you to be assertive and question what you are being told. If you disagree with someone regarding the…

Is one growth driver more important than others? | Michael Yardney [Podcast]
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Is one growth driver more important than others? | Michael Yardney [Podcast]

It’s often asked – “What is likely to drive future property price growth?” Clearly, there are many different growth drivers, but is there one that stands out, one that’s probably more important than the rest. On a recent Real Estate Talk show I spoke with Michael Yardney, from Metropole Properties, who gave us his thoughts on the matter. HERE’S…

Avoid these common property investor scams [Video]
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Avoid these common property investor scams [Video]

What are the more common property scams and how are investors impacted by them?  In this short video Kevin Turner warns investors against: Rental Guarantee Schemes  Buing into Land Banking Schemes – this is different to owning a property yourself and landbanking for future development Getting poor advice Not having a plan The fallout from…

What I'd do differently if I had my time over again | Michael Yardney [podcast]
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What I’d do differently if I had my time over again | Michael Yardney [podcast]

Things are always easiest in hindsight, aren’t they? It’s always easy to be able to look back and say, “Well, gee, if only I’d done it that way.”  We don’t often have that luxury. In fact, we never have that luxury if you want to look at going forward. If you’re really clever and you…