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[Podcast] Politics and Property Navigating the Changing Landscape of Investment

[Podcast] Politics and Property Navigating the Changing Landscape of Investment
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Welcome to the Michael Yardney Podcast.

Today I’m thrilled to have Nicola McDougall, chairperson of PIPA as my guest and we’re going to discuss how our property markets have become a political play toy. My Podcast Property And Economy 479

There's a lot to unpack, and it's crucial for investors to understand the implications of the increased interference in the markets.

We’ll also discuss the latest ATO statistics showing how many property investors are in Australia and how many properties they own.

And you’ll hear how more and more investors are thinking of jumping ship.

How politics is changing the property investment landscape

The intersection of politics and property markets is a subject that's been making waves in the property investment community.

It's a jungle out there, and as investors, it’s crucial to keep our fingers on the pulse of the latest developments. Real Estate Investment

My guest today is Nicola McDougall, chairperson of PIPA – the Property Investment Professionals of Australia.

Highlights of my chat with Nicola:

  • How the landscape has changed since the last time Nicola guested on the podcast
  • Why investors were looking to sell up
  • What the rental pool looks like because of all the changes
  • The lack of increase in the number of Australian property investors who own more than one or two properties
  • The role politics has played in tenancy reforms
  • The fees that investors have to pay, including taxes and stamp duty
  • The government’s understanding ( or lack of it) of the way the property market and economics work
  • Potential rental caps and freezes and their impact on renters and investors Simple Rules Of Property Investment
  • The distinction between social housing and the provision of rental accommodation for people who choose not to buy
  • The potential repercussions of increased migration on the Australian real estate market
  • The damaging effects of alarmist predictions on average investors
  • The importance of playing the long game in the Australian market

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Nicola McDougall – Chairperson PIPA

Some of our favorite quotes from the show:

“It is supply and demand and if investors move out of the market, there's going to be less supply, increasing demand and rents are going to go up.” – Michael Yardney

“We've got other options for our investments. We don't have to provide the accommodation the government's not providing.” – Michael Yardney

“Don't get so stuck that you forget that other people are also leading interesting lives and they may well have a role to play in yours moving forward as well.” – Michael Yardney


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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

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