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Episode 51: Interview with Byron Miller

This week, we're chatting with Byron Miller, who's the managing director and principal of Asset Agents, in the Sunshine Coast. We have a chat to Byron about his background in real estate, how he became an investor at 20 years of age, and we really tease apart the Sunshine Coast Market. We talk about the growth drivers, the arrival of players like Stockland increasing supply, and what the main drivers are for capital growth, with some of their new projects, such as the Airport Expansion and...


Episode 50: Interview with Jay Anderson

This week we're chatting with Jay Anderson, who's the director and owner of Jay Anderson Property. We have a good chat to Jay about his background in the hotels' industry, both from the business analysis point of view and an acquisition point of view. There are some great parallels for property investing that he's learned along that journey as well. He shares some fantastic information about how population data and demographics yields days on market and all the drivers that help you to...


Episode 49: Interview with Scott O'Neill

This week we're chatting with Scott O'Neill who's the founder of Rethink Investing. Scott and his wife have a massive property portfolio in the tens of millions of dollars by the age of 31. They were both able to retire at age 28. They enjoy a solid passive income from their property portfolio and are able to travel three to six months of the year. We have a chat to Scott about how they've been able to achieve those results and the types of properties that have enabled to get to that level....


Episode 48: Interview with Christopher Bates

This week we're chatting with Chris Bates who's a mortgage broker and financial adviser and he's the founder of Wealthful. He's also the co-host of the Elephant in the Room podcast. We have a chat to Chris about some of the elephants in the room at the moment, the financial landscape, the lending policies around serviceability with the banks. He gives us some great advice about how to begin our planning journey and we talk about property market fundamentals and drivers that ensure that we...


Episode 47: Interview with Anthony Alabakov

This week we're chatting with Anthony Alabakov who's the CEO and founder of My Mortgage Freedom they're a brokerage company. He works with a lot of high net-worth individuals across all sorts of funding services. We're talking development, self-managed, superfund, mum, and dad investors. We have a chat to him about how brokers work, how he can get the best deal for his clients, and a little bit about the finance world post the royal commission and post APRA. He's also got some great advice...


Episode 46: Interview with Jane Slack-Smith

This week we're chatting with Jane Slack-Smith who's the founder of Your Property Success and the owner of Investor's Choice Mortgages. We have a great chat with Jane about her three-pronged approach to property investing that is buying under market, renovating to increase equity, and increase the cash flow and also purchasing based on growth. So finding those growth property locations so she shares some great information about how to achieve these bang for buck renovations and the different...


Episode 45: Interview with Veronica Morgan

She's the co-host on the Lifestyle Channel and one of Australia's leading Real Estate experts. Sydney based property expert and Principle of Good Deeds Property Buyers, Veronica Morgan is an expert on Location, Location, Location and discusses property, low-risk markets to invest in and why it's important to talk to a local agent when it comes to buying. Morgan also is the co-host of The Elephant In The Room Podcast.


Episode 44: Interview with Malcolm Gunning

This week we're chatting with Malcolm Gunning, who is the principal of Gunning Real Estate and the president of the Real Estate Institute of Australia. We have a chat to Malcolm about all the political hot potatoes going around in the property industry at the moment, negative gearing, his idea about having a professional property minister. We talk about the Chinese market and its influence on Australian property prices. We talk about the future of the east coast property market and...


Episode 43: Interview with Rich Harvey

This week we're chatting with Rich Harvey who's the CEO and founder of Property Buyer. He's also the president of The Real Estate Buyer's Agents Association and was one of Channel Nine stars on buying blind. We have a chat to Rich about how he became a property investing expert how he overcame some headwinds in his own property investing journey to rebuild his portfolio and he gives some great advice around the strategy and the goal setting for property investing. And of course, some...


Episode 42: Interview with Shane Oliver

This week we're chatting with Dr. Shane Oliver who's the head of investment strategy and chief economist at AMP. Now we do waste a little bit of time, in the beginning, talking about Kylie Minogue a subject that Shane is very passionate about but then he shares some great advice on:


Episode 41: Interview with Eddie Dilleen

After growing up in rentals and low-income housing commissions, Eddie Dilleen worked his way from McDonald's worker to property owner and investor. By the age of 25, Eddie built a property portfolio to the value of $2.1 million dollars. Frequently appearing on Sunrise for his highly sought after property investing advice, Eddie lights the way to earning solid rental incomes.


Episode 40: Interview with James Trethewie

James Trethewie rose to fame outside of financial planning recently in his quest for love on reality TV show, The Bachelorette. With his father being a financial planner, the Yale and USC educated James followed in his footsteps and now works for AFP, a member of the FPA. In this episode, he talks to Mike about his time on The Bachelorette with Sophie Monk.


Episode 39: Interview with Michael Ossitt

Michael Ossitt is the director and founder of STRAND Property Group. He's a qualified architectural engineer and a buyer's agent. On today's episode, he talks about checking out of his previous job to become a buyer's agent. He shares how he started in property and his take on emerging markets. Michael has worked his way to financial freedom and gives advice on how to source properties that work to fit within portfolios that work for you, so you can do the same.


Episode 38: Interview with Jack Henderson

Jack Henderson is a 22 year old property investor. At such a young age, he already has over 3 million dollars of property. He made his first purchase at 18. Age is only a number for this one, as his success has equipped him with experience and knowledge about the industry that's taken him far. On today's show he shares how he got his start in real estate, his view on young people in the real estate industry, and advice on how to search for the best property investments.


Episode 37: Interview with Ricky Briggs

Ricky Briggs is the director of Briggs Auction Services and Bon Villa Property Management. His experience in the field has equipped with skills that make him an auction guru. He's participated in thousands of auctions. On today's show he shares how he got his start in real estate, how to behave at auctions to yield the best results, and other tips and tricks to help you navigate the ins and outs of the world of auctions.


Episode 36: Interview with Arjun Paliwal

Arjun Paliwal is the director of Investor's Kit, a buyer's agency. He grew up in New Zealand with posters of high performing NBA players on his wall-- players like Michael Jordan and Koby Bryant. Arjun, himself, has become to be a high preforming investor. He reached a six-figure salary in his early twenties and has accumulated a 9 property portfolio before the age of 27. On today’s episode, he walks us through his experiences as property investor and talks about how his company helps other...


Episode 35: Interview with Dr Tony Hayek

Dr Tony Hayek is the founder and CEO of Blue Wealth Property. Growing up, nothing pointed to Tony's future career in property research. However one thing was clear, he knew the value of hard work. He grew up in a middle class family. His parents were factory workers and pursued their own small business endeavors. When Tony was in his late 20s, he realised property development was the world of riches and success. But, he soon learned that he loved property, but hated development. This lead...


Episode 34: Interview with Michael Yardney

Michael Yardney is the CEO and founder of the Metropole Property Group of Companies. Michael has been investing since the 70s. At 23, while Michael was still in university, he worked at Portmans and managed to save for a deposit. With the help of his parents, he bought a house in 17 Large Street, South Corfield. They paid $18,000 and they took a 30 year loan. From the investment, Michael got $12 a week for rent. Since then, they have built two townhouses on the property and it is worth well...


Episode 33: Interview with Luke Moroney

Luke Moroney is director of First Time Property Investing and Search Party Property Buyers Agency. He bought his first property in the suburb of Blacktown and admits he made mistakes many first time investors still make. At the time, Luke didn’t know what he was looking at, what he was looking for, or his reasons to buy the property. He just knew he needed to make money, so he dove in and took the first plunge to make the first investment. Luke's experience has grown a lot since then. On...


Episode 32: Interview with Jacob Field

Jacob Field is the founder of Ripehouse, a software artificial intelligence platform for selecting property around Australia. He's got a background in marketing and web development and has been a property investor for 15 years. On today's episode, Jacob talks about why he started the platform and explains how it works. He delves into how artificial intelligence and machine learning contributes to the success of Ripehouse. He also shares how his clients are getting up to 25% growth in the...