Brisbane Property Podcast
Ep 16 - Queensland Residential Contracts - with Special Guest Katie Richards

Ep 16 - Queensland Residential Contracts - with Special Guest Katie Richards

August 13, 2020

Buying property in Queensland is often a different contractual process to other states around Australia.  Our Guest, Katie Richards, is CEO and Founder of Virtual Legal, a law firm that manages legal transactions online for people buying and selling businesses, franchises or property.  She knows her stuff when it comes to helping property buyers with contracts in Queensland!

In this Episode, we unpack all of the things that buyers can get wrong when it comes time to entering a contract for the purchase of a property here in Brisbane.  We discuss when it is a good idea to have a contract reviewed and what special conditions can be included in a contract to improve a buyers' protection under the contract.

Katie shares some of the biggest mistakes she sees property buyers making when entering into a contract to purchase a property.  She also reveals some of the most important searches property buyers should undertake and explains some of the consequences of not complying with specific terms in a contract of sale.

There is so much value packed into this episode and we thank Katie for sharing her brilliant insights.  

Learn more about your hosts, Scott & Melinda Jennison, at www.streamlineproperty.com.au or call 1300 318 477

 

You can also get in contact with Katie Richards or her team at https://www.virtuallegal.com.au/ or call 1300 550 150

 

Ep 15 - Who Is Buying Brisbane Property During The Covid-19 Pandemic?

Ep 15 - Who Is Buying Brisbane Property During The Covid-19 Pandemic?

August 6, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, we often get asked who is buying property right now?  We can't talk for other locations around Australia, but we have a good understanding of who is buying in Brisbane and why.

As Brisbane based Buyers Agents our enquiry comes from a mix of local Brisbane buyers, interstate buyers and expat buyers.  In this episode we discuss which buyer groups are most active right now across Brisbane and the reasons why these trends might be emerging.

We also discuss how people looking to buy a home or an investment in Brisbane might be navigating the current environment with border closures both interstate and internationally.  

As always there are lots of handy hints and tips for Brisbane property buyers in this episode.  We hope you enjoy! 

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

For more information on PIPA (Property Investment Professionals of Australia) visit their website at https://www.pipa.asn.au/

For more information on REBAA (Real Estate Buyers Agents Association) visit their website at https://rebaa.com.au/

Ep 14 - Brisbane Rental Market Update - with Special Guest Jonathan Bell

Ep 14 - Brisbane Rental Market Update - with Special Guest Jonathan Bell

July 30, 2020

This episode takes a deep dive into the rental market in Brisbane.  Our Guest, Jonathan Bell, is Managing Director of Bell Estate Agents who provide Property Management Services throughout Greater Brisbane.  Together we discuss what changes have occurred in the Brisbane rental market since the peak of the Pandemic and what this means for property investors.

 

Jonathan shares some brilliant insights into how tenants needs have changed during this time and what attributes are most sought after in rental properties throughout Brisbane right now.

 

We also discuss some interesting rent-vesting strategies that professionals are using to minimise their weekly living expenses.

 

For those who want the most up-to-date information on the Brisbane rental market, including what areas are performing well and what areas are not, 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 Jonathan Bell or his team at https://www.bellestateagents.com.au/

Ep 13 - “Insider Secrets” for the Brisbane suburb of Bardon

Ep 13 - “Insider Secrets” for the Brisbane suburb of Bardon

July 23, 2020

In this episode of the Brisbane Property Podcast, we explore the Brisbane suburb of Bardon in detail with a Local Resident who also happens to be part of the Streamline Property Buyers Team!

 

Donna is our guest, and together we unpack everything there is to know about this area.  We discuss the location, median property values, what your money will buy, who lives in the area and more importantly ... some of the local "Insider Secrets"

 

If you are considering buying a property in Bardon, through this episode you will find out how to get around, what is nearby, what the good schools are in the area, as well as the "secrets" such as where to pick up the best local coffee.

 

This is the first Episode in the "Insider Secrets" series within this podcast and it is designed to help people understand what a suburb has to offer.  It is great to also give a shout out to many local businesses in the area!

 

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

 

Ep 12 - Brisbane Property Market Update - July 2020

Ep 12 - Brisbane Property Market Update - July 2020

July 16, 2020

It is time for another Brisbane Property Market Update and this month we dive into the data again, looking at price growth trends over the last 3 months during the worst of Covid-19.

We also look at relationships within the data, to interpret why we might be seeing certain trends play out.

Being out and about during the week and every weekend ensures we are capturing the latest "on-the-ground" trends, and in this episode we provide specific examples of what we have been seeing over the last few weeks.  We also discuss who are the most active buyers are in the Brisbane market right now.

Finally we look at the rental market, what is happening to vacancy rates and which areas are still "at risk."  We also look at forward indicators to help us predict which direction rent prices are heading in and around Brisbane.

This is another data packed episode ... so keep a notepad handy so you can record all of the good stuff!

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

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

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