Brisbane Property Podcast
Ep 11 - Beware Of The Property Spruiker

Ep 11 - Beware Of The Property Spruiker

July 9, 2020

We were motivated to cover the topic of property spruikers, and this episode takes a deep dive right into this area!

Many people find themselves unknowingly sucked in to the promise of "wealth creation", taking free advice from "would be" property investment advisors.   We have personally worked with a number of property investors who have been financially impacted in the past by these scammers, or who have had shocking personal experiences through property investing due to their prior involvement with property spruikers.

In this episode, we help you to understand what to look for, the questions to ask and how to determine if you might be dealing with a Property Spruiker.  We also provide practical ways you can check if your property investment advisor is qualified to provide investment advice.

Lean more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison at https://www.streamlineproperty.com.au/

For information about PIPA, please visit https://www.pipa.asn.au/

For information about REBAA, please visit: https://rebaa.com.au/

 

Ep 10 - Depreciation in Brisbane Properties - with Special Guest Mike Mortlock

Ep 10 - Depreciation in Brisbane Properties - with Special Guest Mike Mortlock

July 2, 2020

Being the end of another financial year, we thought it was timely to discuss one way property investors can maximise their tax benefits through property investing.  Our Guest, Mike Mortlock, is Managing Director of MCG Quantity Surveyors and together we highlight what is depreciation, why it needs to be considered and what benefits are available to property investors through depreciation when they complete their annual tax return.

Mike shares some valuable guidance on the types of renovation work that delivers maximum depreciation benefits - especially in Queenslander style properties that are so typical in Brisbane.

We also cover why investors should NOT select their investment solely based on maximising their depreciation benefits, providing real data examples of Brisbane property performance for those dwellings that would have delivered strong depreciation benefits over the last 10 years (compared with the capital growth performance of those properties).

If you want to learn more about depreciation and how it can be used strategically when investing in property to maximise your returns, then this is the episode for you!

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

You can also get in contact with Mike Mortlock or his team at https://www.mcgqs.com.au/

 

Ep 9 - The Most Common Issues Detected At A Building & Pest Inspection And What Options You Have If Problems Arise

Ep 9 - The Most Common Issues Detected At A Building & Pest Inspection And What Options You Have If Problems Arise

June 25, 2020

Building & Pest Inspections provide insurance for a property buyer to ensure there are no hidden problems associated with the building itself.  In this episode, we draw on Scott's 30+ years of building and construction experience where we identify some of the most common issues that come up during a Building & Pest inspection.

We discuss when to complete this part of the purchase process and why this step is important for property buyers in Brisbane.

Finally, we discuss what to do if a problem is detected, and what your options may be as a property buyer when something is not to your satisfaction.

Whether you are a home buyer, or an investor, you will find some key takeaways in this episode.  We hope you enjoy listening!

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Ep 8 - Brisbane Property Market Update - June 2020

Ep 8 - Brisbane Property Market Update - June 2020

June 18, 2020

This episode is all about what is happening in the Brisbane Property Market right now.  We take a deep dive into the data and discuss the numbers in detail, and we also cover what we are seeing by being on-the-ground every day.

We identify suburbs in Brisbane that are "at risk" due to rent drops, increasing vacancy and rent stress as a consequence of the current economic environment.

We also highlight the fact that other areas in Brisbane have experienced minimal impact with strong demand from both buyers and tenants, despite the macro-economic environment.

Finally, we highlight the current state of supply and demand in Brisbane - which is critical to understand as this is fundamentally what drives property values one way or the other.

For those seeking relevant up-to-date information specific to Brisbane - this episode is for you!

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Access the replay of the Smart Property Investment Webcast as discussed in this podcast episode here:  https://www.streamlineproperty.com.au/spi-webcast-june-2020/

Ep 7 - Benefits And Pitfalls Of The HomeBuilder Package For Brisbane Residents

Ep 7 - Benefits And Pitfalls Of The HomeBuilder Package For Brisbane Residents

June 11, 2020

The HomeBuilder grants have been designed to stimulate the construction industry and support jobs during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In this episode, Scott and Melinda discuss the benefits for those looking to take advantage of this stimulus, and how alluring this might be for first home buyers when combined with other State and Federal incentives currently on offer. 

We also take a deep dive into some of the pitfalls that people need to be aware of if they decide to take advantage of the HomeBuilder Grant to build a brand new home in one of the new land estates within Greater Brisbane.

Finally, we discuss how home owners can maximise the opportunity to build equity in their property through renovation, without overcapitalising.

If you are thinking of applying for the HomeBuilder grant, or if you are considering buying or building in a brand new estate, then this episode will provide lots of value.

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Ep 6 - When To Contact A Town Planner In Relation To Your Brisbane Property Purchase - with Special Guest Alex Steffan

Ep 6 - When To Contact A Town Planner In Relation To Your Brisbane Property Purchase - with Special Guest Alex Steffan

June 4, 2020

In this episode, we welcome our special guest, Alex Steffan, from Steffan Town Planning in East Brisbane.  Together with Alex, we discuss the role of a Town Planner, why City Plans exist and how they are used to shape the development of a City.

We take a deep dive into what types of properties in Brisbane require professional input from a Town Planner - even if you are just looking to renovate and Alex shares some tips with buyers as to what types of improvement works can be done to a property in Brisbane without a development approval from council. 

We also explain the difference between a "Splitter Block" and a "1 into 2" subdivision site and Alex identifies the biggest blunder he sees buyers making when purchasing properties in Brisbane.   

For anyone considering renovating or developing in Brisbane, this episode should not be missed.

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

You can also get in contact with Alex Steffan at https://www.steffantp.com.au/

Ep 5 - FLOODING In Brisbane And How You Can CHECK FLOOD RISK

Ep 5 - FLOODING In Brisbane And How You Can CHECK FLOOD RISK

May 28, 2020

Brisbane is a River City, and many parts of our City can be significantly impacted by flood waters. 

In this episode, we unpack the different types of flooding that can impact Brisbane properties.  We also discuss, in detail, how to perform the necessary due diligence checks before you buy, to determine what the potential flood risk associated with a property might be.

As long term Brisbane residents, we also help listeners to understand the devastation that river flooding can cause through real stories from when we joined the "mud army" after Brisbane's most recent 2011 river flood event.

And finally, we talk about what you need to look for in a property, that may have previously been inundated by flood waters, to ensure you are not buying a problem that you do not know exists.

This is such an important and unique aspect of Brisbane Property that we decided to dedicate an entire episode to this topic.  We are confident you will find some value.

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Ep 4 - The “ONCE IN A GENERATION” Infrastructure Boom Currently Underway In Brisbane

Ep 4 - The “ONCE IN A GENERATION” Infrastructure Boom Currently Underway In Brisbane

May 21, 2020

Brisbane is rapidly changing.  Our City is currently experiencing, what has been described by some, as a "once in a generation" Infrastructure Boom that will change the way we commute, live and experience our great City.

In this episode, we discuss some of the major projects in Brisbane that are currently under construction or in the planning phase of the development pipeline.  These projects, once complete, will improve our transportation options, our lifestyle options and provide plenty of future employment opportunities in Brisbane.

If you own Property in Brisbane, or if you are considering buying in Brisbane, you may consider not just what Brisbane looks like today ... but what Brisbane will look like in the future! 

This episode should not be missed!

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Ep 3 - What Features Do Brisbane Tenants Want In An A-Grade Investment Property?

Ep 3 - What Features Do Brisbane Tenants Want In An A-Grade Investment Property?

May 14, 2020

The way we live in Brisbane, and the style of our houses, may be quite different to other areas around Australia.  We get it ... Brisbane is Hot and Humid ... so how does this impact what features are most desirable for a Tenant?

This Episode is for Property Investors who are considering purchasing an Investment Property or who already own an Investment Property in Brisbane. 

We welcome our very special guest, Teliah Furner, who is a Buyer's Agent with Streamline Property Buyers, but who also has years of Property Management experience here in Brisbane.  Teliah shares some great tips on how you can ensure the features in your Investment Property appeal to the largest potential Tenant market.

You may wonder why we need to take a deep dive into this.  Isn't Property Investing all about the location and not the property itself?

Well the answer is simple!  When you own an Investment Property in an Investment Grade location, that also has the most desirable features, your property is more likely to attract a quality tenant who will stay longer ... and this means better security of income for you as an Investor!

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

Ep 2 - How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Brisbane Property Market

Ep 2 - How COVID-19 Is Impacting The Brisbane Property Market

May 7, 2020

There is a lot of information circling though the media about what is happening or what is likely to happen in property markets around Australia and this episode focuses on what is happening in Brisbane amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic.

In this episode we discuss the current impacts on the rental market, what is happening in the property sales space and also what changes we might expect in the coming months - considering the fundamentals that currently underpin the Brisbane Market.

For anyone wanting an in depth understanding of what is going during the coronavirus pandemic, whether you are a buyer, a seller or a Brisbane property owner ... this episode should not be missed.

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au

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