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Sounds from Friday morning by Peter Mastroianni


Episode # 67 - Important considerations for your future lending needs

The fallout from the Royal Commission could cause house prices to fall. All the major banking economists have come out to share their views. UBS believe that access to credit will tighten impacting future house price growth. Median residential property prices in Melbourne and Sydney are expected to drop by up to $1000 a week this year with additional falls in 2019, according to Shane Oliver, chief economist for AMP Capital. Nearly one million Australian households are estimated to be in...


Episode # 66 - Two brokers talk shop

The lending space is changing quickly. The Royal Commission has the potential to spark a credit crunch that will have wide impact on the economy. APRA's intervention and the ongoing focus on "Responsible Lending" is having a massive impact on the credit assessment process. Jonathan Preston is an experienced mortgage broker and host of Australian Property Podcast ( As a fellow broker Jonathan and I talk "shop", air some grievances and try to outline...


Episode # 66 - Suburbs helping rentvestors outperform home owners with Jeremy Sheppard

New research has identified 60 locations helping rentvestors win the wealth race against property owners. has crunched the numbers to identify the top five blue-chip suburbs in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania where renters are paying less than owners to enjoy the same top-notch lifestyle. The company’s analysis also revealed five suburbs in each of those states where rentvestors buy to super-boost their portfolio...


Episode # 65 - Small is the new big with Ian Ugarte

Are you an investor, looking for investments with high demand and high yield, while also helping to ease the housing affordability crisis? Ian Ugarte from Small is the New Big, teaches investors how to turn a healthy profit by investing in one of the most overlooked segments of the market - affordable housing. Ian talks us through the market segment of rooming houses and explains why they can be an excellent cash flow investment. Ian is a passionate individual and has a great story to share....


Episode # 64 - Improving financial literacy with Marion Mays

Most individuals understand the basic skill set of how to earn money, through a salaried position or self-employment but it would be accurate to say that only a minority understand that building wealth is a completely different skill set. A lot of this links back to our financial literacy. Marion Mays is a wealth mentor with a background in Banking, Consumer Lending, Debt and Asset Recovery, Financial Planning and Real Estate. In 2014 after more than two decades in the finance/wealth and...


Episode # 63 - Ending property speculation with Catherine Cashmore

Catherine Cashmore from Anderson & Cashmore joins The Rentvesting Podcast. Catherine is a market analyst with extensive experience in all aspects relating to property acquisition. She is also the President of Prosper Australia which is a non-government organisation inspired by economic efficiency and social justice. Catherine outlines how taxing the land instead of income tax would create better efficiencies for our market. It's a radical idea and an overhaul of the way we think about, and...


Episode # 62 - Successful property investing with Michael Sloan

Finding the right investment property takes time, requires research, good judgement and a plan. While there’s no magic bullet, there are principles you could apply to help you choose wisely. Michael Sloan from The Successful Investor joins The Rentvesting Podcast this week to discuss these principles. Having developed a formula for effective property investing Michael shares his insights and expertise to help you too become a successful investor. Let's get to it... To find out more...


Episode 61 - Market insights with Shane Oliver

Shane Oliver is the Chief Economist at AMP Capital. He joins The Rentvesting Podcast this week to share his insights on key market issues and investment trends. It's a wide ranging conversation sharing various market observations. General aim is to help investors make informed decisions. Let's get to it... To get further insights from Shane please visit: #rethink #reinvent #rentvest


Episode # 60 - Maximising your tax depreciation entitlements with Mike Mortlock

Mike Mortlock CEO of MCG Quantity Surveyors is widely regarded as an expert in property depreciation. Mike joins The Rentvesting Podcast this week to discuss all things depreciation in order to ensure you're maximising your tax depreciation entitlements. Mike also provides an excellent breakdown on the recent changes and how they can impact you as an investor. Let's get to it... To find out more about Mike and the team at MCG Quantity Surveyors (along with a bunch of excellent resources!)...


Episode # 59 - Making renting easier with Justin Butterworth

Justin Butterworth is the CEO of which is on a mission to make renting easier. We've now become accustomed to swiping, swapping, sharing and subscribing. We also now think more about access instead of ownership. So why not take the same approach to housing. Justin and the team at Snug have come up with a simple but very unique idea to making renting easier. In the second part of the show Justin outlines his take on entrepreneurship. How he got started and went onto grow several...


Episode # 58 - The world of Crypto with Daniel Cox

In the past week the crypto market crashed hard! Well down from the dizzy heights of a fortnight ago. Its proving itself to be a volatile beast that’s full of intrigue and potential. Daniel Cox is an Australian based information security expert and he joins The Rentvesting Podcast to share his thoughts on the crypto market. Daniel takes it further and provides a “1.0.1” on what this technology is all about, how to set up an account to trade, what the risks are and much more. Blockchain is...


Episode # 57 - Rethinking property investment with Scott O'Neill

Scott O’Neill from Rethink Investing is on the show this week. Scott shares his career journey from engineering to pursuing his property investment passion. And generally just living life on his own terms! We touch on the importance of a strong relationship dynamic with your partner and shared goals. Lastly, Scott shares a lot of insights into his own investment philosophy to replace your income via property investment. It's a great show ahead! You can find out more about Scott and the team...


Episode # 56 - Motivation and the 2018 outlook with Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney CEO of Metropole Property Strategists and widely regarded as a leading expert in wealth creation through property joins The Rentvesting Podcast. In the first part of the show Michael shares his insights into motivation, success, ability and grit. Detailing how investors can overcome their own limiting beliefs to propel themselves personally and professionally. 2018 will no doubt be another big year in Australian real estate. So, what's in store... well, tune in to hear...


Episode # 55 - Asset selection with Cate Bakos

The Rentvesting Podcast would like to welcome Cate Bakos who is an award-winning Buyers Agent based in Melbourne. Cate has extensive asset-selection experience not only in Melbourne metro suburbs but also in Victorian regional markets including Ballarat and Geelong. Giving her a valuable point of difference to offer her cashflow-driven clients. Cate is a regular commentator in the media, and contributes monthly to publications including Your Investment Property, Australian Property Investor,...


Episode # 54 - The opportunity cost of not investing with Milly Brigden

Milly Brigden, from MB Property Advantage ( joins the show this week. Milly is a Buyer’s Agent and property investment specialist who began investing at age 19. She had a successful career in real estate and spent eight years in investment banking, before turning her passion for property into a business. We discuss the opportunity cost of not actually investing. Milly also shares her top tips for property investment success. So, without further ado… let’s just...


Episode # 54 - Smash your mortgage (part 2)

Smash your mortgage (part 2) - the tips continue this week as we unload more strategies and simple suggestions to help pay down your mortgage. Getting rid of your non-deductible debt allows you to concentrate on growing your deductible or "good debt" at an accelerated rate. Plus, everyone’s goal is to smash their mortgage and do so it the shortest amount of time. Like last week some of these tips will be easy to install others you’ll need the guidance from an investment focused broker like...


Episode # 53 – How to smash your mortgage (part 1)

How do I smash my mortgage? It’s a very common question we receive and in my investment lending business I see clients over and over making the same mistakes. Some of these tips are simple and easy to deploy… others you’ll need to work with an investment focused broker like myself or the team at Loans Only. Either way if you’re keen to build wealth it’s highly unlikely that you’ll save your way to wealth. It’s almost impossible, most people suck at saving money! Trying to get ahead...


Episode # 52 - Creative investment solutions with Nick Shaw

On this week’s show we have Nick Shaw, who is a property investment specialist and Managing Director of Creative Investment Solutions. Nick started investing in residential property during his career with the Defence Force. Drawing on his own experiences (both the successes and the failures) to help people, Nick develops strategic plans to achieve property and wealth creation goals. In this episode we discuss mentoring, why you need to partner with others who have already made the mistakes...


Episode # 51 - The significance of your investing with Justin McMillan

Today we have Justin McMillan from Smartwealth on the show and we discuss the significance of investing and what it actually truly means to you. As a wealth coach Justin focuses on you, your passions, fears and dreams. Unfortunately for many, these do get neglected as you get stuck on the treadmill of day to day life. While many financial advisers focus on financials, investments and strategies (while important and not neglected), they are simply the vehicles to allow us to get you to where...