Real Estate Matters
About This Show
Real Estate Matters provides lots of information about ‘the game of real estate’. It is especially for new players.
So if you are a first time renter, first home buyer or first time investor this is podcast series is designed for you.
Toni Planinsek talks with lots of people - both professionals and beginners about all the different aspects of getting
into property. Through hearing the stories from both sides you will learn not only the basic real estate information,
but the tips and tricks of the trade. You will be able to move into property like a pro - independently and with confidence.
Most Recent Episode
What Have Rocks Got to Do With It? EP 32
3 days ago
If you bought a pet rock in the 1970s (or when they were released again in 2012, chances are, you were in on the joke. Rocks, of course, aren’t pets. But when someone offers you all the secrets to property investing, as long as you pay for an expensive course, how can you spot whether they’re a phony? Investment property scams are, sadly, commonplace. Inspired by a recent news story about a young single mother who charged $15,000 to a credit card in order to afford a real estate investment course, this episode of Real Estate Matters is all about what you should look out for. Toni explains that there’s a grain of truth in all of these property courses, and that’s why they succeed. But there’s no magic formula, and what you learn can probably be learned from free elsewhere. Often the course designer is only interested in your money, and locking you into their circle of providers, with the promise of having everything “done for you”. There are some concrete steps you can take, however, to avoid being pulled into a scam. Toni explains why you should always have your own independent mortgage broker, conveyancer, etc. and how the “easy” method is often the most expensive. She also discusses how to ensure that any property deals you come across are legitimate and good value. Finally, she points out some alarm bells to any deal that should have you running, not walking, away. Topics Covered The story of Pet Rocks The true cost of some “investment property” courses Why investment property courses are believable Why investment property courses are profitable (hint: it has little to do with property) The advantage of having an independent team of brokers, conveyancers, etc. How even intelligent people can get taken in by scams What to do to ensure an investment property is REALLY good value Alarm bells to watch out for in any investment property deal Resources Mentioned Websites on which to check selling and rental prices by area: domain.com.au realestate.com.au/buy