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While there is doom and gloom about interest rates, building materials and the cost of trades, those in the know look at this as an opportunity to make a move. The key is to know what is viable, what will make money and having the right team behind you. Today we are going to find out how to find that viable development site that will make you money in any market. 

Jim Malamatinas bought his first house at the tender age of 22. Little did he know that this would grow into his passionate full time career of helping other people buy homes with an investment focus. Jim's personal property portfolio is now a multi-million dollar holding, putting him in the perfect position to help buyers and new developers source the right property to develop and build their own wealth through property. As a property developer and buyer's advocate, Jim is passionate about property and people, and openly shares his learnings with his clients to help them achieve their property goals. 

1. What should we be looking for in a development site before we actually go visit the site?

2. What websites are useful in helping qualifying a viable development site?

3. What should you think about when deciding if you should include a basement garage in your development?

4. Who should you have on your team to ensure you are buying a viable development site?

5. What other features should we be looking for in a viable development  site?

6. Every council is different in their process, some are more protective of trees, some are wanting consistent or diverse streetscapes, some have strict land sizes per unit site, which councils are open to work with?

7. How do we know if we have bought the right site for the right price?

8. What's a feasibility study?

9. Who should we have on our team to get the best return on investment?

10. So in this current climate of higher interest rates, expensive labour and rising material costs, how easy is it going to be to make a profit?

     a. Will the time to normally develop a property be pushed out?

     b. Are there some tips to keep things on track?

11. And lastly, if you're starting out, what's some great advice for those who always wanted to be a developer?

 

CONTACT:

Jim Malamatinas can be contacted via his website:

https://www.agameadvisory.com.au

 

     

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In a seller's market, more people are prepared to buy first, then sell later, hoping that the market is still rising and they can reduce the difference of what they owe for the original house to that of the new house. That's all well and good, but what happens when you can't get the settlement dates to co-incide? You're going to need bridging finance and we have just the right man to tell us all about it.

Evan Davis, Founder and CEO of Money Cat Finance has over 16 years of experience in mortgage broking and multiple successful ventures in the property development and investment space.  Evan specialises in self-employed lending and has a passion for helping Australian's realise the great Australian dream of home ownership.

1. What is bridging finance?

2. Do you pay a higher interest rate when you organise bridging finance?

3. What do bank loans look at to approve you for bridging finance?

4. Do you automatically get approved for bridging finance if you already have a home loan?

5. If you get knocked back for bridging finance, what are your alternatives?

6. Give us some great tips about ensuring you're not paying too much for bridging finance.

 

CONTACT:

Evan Davis from Money Cat Finance can be contacted on:

0413 467 246, by email: evan@moneycat.com.au

Website: www.moneycat.com.au

 

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Due to investors getting out of the property market when covid hit, there is a huge lack of properties available for a large number of tenants wanting to change location, upgrade the size of their home for the growing family needs and those wanting to leave the family nest. Melbourne vacancy rates are at an all time low, meaning that tenants are competing for each and every property in some suburbs, making it difficult to secure a new home, even when a deadline is looming. 

Today, we are going to hear from one tenant and her story about how she struggled to get a property and what she did to succeed. Steph is 25 years old and has been renting for over 6 years. Steph has seen how easy and how hard it is to secure a property in the diverse markets, and she's here to tell us why she feels it's important that our listeners are aware of how to navigate the rental market.

1. What's the most number of applications you've made to get a property to rent?

2. What type of property were you looking for ?

     a. What was the maximum rent you wanted to pay?

     b. Explain the circumstances.

3. What different tactics did you use to secure a rental property?

4. Why do you think it was so hard to rent a property?

     a. Had you had any troubles getting your bond back in the past that may have ruined you renting reputation?

5. How did the property managers tell you that your application wasn't successful?

6. Were they helpful in trying to find you a place, or were they more interested in managing the properties?

7. When you went to the open for inspections, were there a high number of prospective tenants inspecting the property?

   a. Did you use that as a gauge as if you should apply or not?

8. What tactics do you think you will do next time you want to move?

9. Now that you're in your new home, have you had to deal with a difficult landlord or property manager?

10. When it comes to applying for a property, do you actually have any rights, as the only one I know is that they can't use your bond history against you?

 

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Here at Real Estate Right, we are giving a general overview of all things real estate, and one part of it we haven't done yet, but is still under the real estate banner is buying a business. Many people start a business, but many also buy an existing business, so today we are going to help those who want to get out of the 9-5 grind and help them be their own boss with some helpful tips on buying a business.

A business owner in a previous life, owning businesses in hotels, accommodation, restaurants and service stations, Phil Mammolito, from CRE Brokers, is an experienced business owner turned business broker, helping people understand the benefits of owning established businesses throughout Victoria and Tasmania. 

1. If you are buying a business, what are you actually buying?

2. There is usually a lot of business word jargon in the business ads, so let's explain a few of them?

   a). What's the difference between a leasehold and a freehold?

   b). What's the difference between buying a franchise over a stand alone business?

   c). What is good will?

   d). What is stock at valuation or equipment at valuation, and why is it added to the price (or is it)?

3. What numbers should  we be looking at to determine the worth of a business?

4. Is there a golden rule about how much we should pay for a business?

    a). Does this differ between a bricks and mortar type of business?

5. How do businesses transition between the old owner and the new owner?

    a). How long is the transition?

    b). Is it assumed that staff come with the business?

6. What happens if the business has loans against them? Does the original owner have to pay out the loans or does the new owner acquire the loans as they are the new company director?

7. When buying property you can use a buyer's advocate. Are there business broker advocates as well or should we be reliant on our accountant to be guiding us on our business purchase?

8. Is there anything else we should know about buying a business?

 

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CONTACT:  

Phil Mammolito can be contacted via the website:

www.crebrokers.com.au

 

 

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With real estate becoming more expensive, adult children seem to be prolonging the move out of the nest, elderly parents are opting to be close to family rather than head for the retirement home, and somehow, it can't all happen under the one roof. So today we are going to explore the idea of putting another roof on your property, with what you need to know about granny flat regulations.

Dean Roller runs the world's largest granny flat resource - DIY Granny Flats. With hundreds of thousands of visitors to date, DIY Granny Flats continues to be a source of valuable information for property owners. Dean and his team help clients with designs and approvals for granny flats and likes to share his secrets to success in how to get them built for as low cost as possible.

1. What is the legal/council term for these buildings?

2. What are the main characteristic differences between a dependable person unit vs a self contained unit?

3. Who is considered a 'dependable person'?

4. What are the regulations when it comes to a dependable person unit?

5. What can the council do if you are seen to be using the dependable person unit as a private rental or AirBnB guest house?

6. Some councils are trialing granny flats for multiple uses. Can you tell us which ones, and how to get involved with the trial?

7. What makes a great design for a granny flat?

8. What's the procedure in putting a granny flat on your site?

     a). How much land do you need?

     b). How long does it take to get a permit?

     c). How long does it take to construct a granny flat?

     d). Does that include the processes in getting power, water and gas to the granny flat?

     e). Can they be separately metered?

9. How much would a one bedroom granny flat on site cost me?

10. Now you have a way you can get savings...If I were an owner builder, what savings could I get?

11. What benefits for re-sale are there when you have a granny flat on your property?

 

Contact:

Dean Roller can be contacted on: 0478 587 878

Visit the website: https://www.diygrannyflat.com.au

 

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There's nothing worse than having a dispute with anyone, but with your landlord or tenant, about your shelter, your hard earned money or your investment, it can be soul destroying. Knowing you're in limbo waiting on VCAT to issue you a hearing date, not only prolongs the process, but can be detrimental to your relationships and finances. Today we are going to find out what alternatives there are to VCAT when you have a rental dispute.

Leah Calnan is the Director of Metro Property Management. She was elected to the REIV board in 2014 and has served as REIV President for two terms 2019 through to 2021 and is now the current Vice President. Leah's experience encompasses more than 28 years in the property industry and is an industry training facilitator in the property management sector developing the next generation of property managers.

1. Tell us about the VCAT system and what renters and rental providers are struggling with when it comes to getting their dispute resolved.

2. What cases are VCAT prioritising at the moment?

3. How long can it be before your case gets heard through VCAT?

4. What alternatives are there to come up with a solution?

    a). Mediation?

    b). Magistrates court?

    c). An experienced property management service that mediate between the renter and the rental provider?

5. What types of cases are being settled through:

    a). Mediation?

    b). A Magistrates court?

6. How much does mediation cost?

7. How quickly can it be resolved through mediation vs VCAT?

8. And again, how quickly could your case be resolved through the Magistrates Court vs VCAT?

9. Is there anything else our listeners should know about the processes?

 

Contact:

Leah Calnan at www.metropm.com.au

Email: info@metropm.com.au or call: (03) 9831 3000

 

Need Copywriting?

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Most people see a heritage overlay or heritage listing as finite. If Heritage Victoria want to label a house 'Heritage', because of it being typical of the era, it's designed by a distinct architect or has an overlay that's consistent with the streetscape, then you really don't have a leg to stand on if you want to make significant changes to the property. Or do you? Today we are going to find out how a stubborn property developer managed to get her family home of 59 years off the heritage register. 

Helen Skoric has a family history in Fitzroy North that goes back to 1963. Her immigrant parents bought the double fronted Victorian home after working in Gertrude Street Fitzroy at the Blue Danube restaurant where they invited Yugoslav migrants to live in their back bungalow while they worked out where they would settle in Melbourne. Helen is now a property developer and Director of Parameni P/L and has 25 years experience in all types of domestic renovations, extensions and new builds.

1. In the introduction, I told listeners a little bit about your family's story, but explain to us about the type of home your parent's bought, the memories and what your neighbours ended up doing?

2. Why did the powers at be believe that your parent's home should be heritage listed?

3. Why did you believe it shouldn't be heritage listed?

4. What are some great tips to help you remove a heritage listing off a property?

5. How did you remove the heritage listing off the property?

6. Who helped you remove the heritage listing?

7. What have you designed to go on the land now?

 

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Now we are right in the heart of the winter months, there's nothing better than costing up to a nice warm fire. With gas fireplaces being on trend, it's actually not too hard to install a stylish gas fireplace to warm your living space, an alfresco area or even your bedroom. The benefits are good for the soul, but also good for adding value to your home, and today we are going to find out how you can add some fireplace ambience to your home and still get to enjoy it for winter.

Dean Davis, from M+Co Living, is Real Estate Right's go to stylist and real estate trade, helping those get their properties ready for sale. Featured at the Australian International Fair in July, Dean is here today to talk to us about all the different fireplaces and how a fireplace can add value to your home. 

1. Why do people like a fireplace in their home?

2. How have fireplaces changed in the last 10-20 years?

3. What types of fireplaces are there?

4. A lot of the older generation don't like fireplaces, as it was their chore when they were kids, to clean out the fireplace, chop wood and keep an eye on it so the house wouldn't burn down. Obviously, now we have the gas and the ethanol fireplaces, that make them low maintenance, but how can you convince the older generation  that a fireplace adds value to a home?

5. Has there been any data on how much a fireplace adds value to a home?

6. What price range could it cost to install a fireplace?

7. Are there any regulations around them, or pending regulations that may prevent someone installing a fireplace?

8. What sort of maintenance do they need?

9. What are the best types for homes with children and pets?

10. How energy efficient are the new fireplaces?

      a. Do they contribute much to greenhouse emissions?

11. Some people think that a gas fireplace doesn't give much heat and it's only ambient, and then some say they can be boiling, can you moderate the temperature, or are some fireplaces only designed to be ambient?

12. How quickly can we get one installed?

 

CONTACT:

Email: info@mcoproperty.com.au

Address: 13 Roper Street, Moorabbin 3189

Phone:  0410 246 030

 

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More than ever, budding developers, ordinary Mums and Dads and keen investors are paving the way to creating their fortune through the art of developing property. However, most set themselves up for failure. Today we are going to find out how to think big when it comes to property development and make each of your developments a success, using a property development coach.

Brendan Kelly, from Results Mentoring, is here with us today to help us think big in property development, with a property development coach. Brendan has had 25 years in the investment space and launched his development coaching 16 years ago, supporting over 2000 people over his various programs to become millionaires.

1. What type of people come to a results mentor to be successful in property development?

2. Do you find they are mostly trades people wanting to step up in their career?

3. Are some established developers or those starting out needing some guidance?

4. What type of professionals do they need around them to be a success?

5. What do they want to achieve?

6. Have you got any stories of people who started out as a novice developer with you and turned into a full time developer?

7. What do developers have the most trouble with?

8. What are some clever tips to help property developers deliver a superior project without costing a fortune?

 

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Access this via the link below:

www.resultsmentoring.com/top10

CONTACT: 

Brendan Kelly can be contacted via the website

www.resultsmentoring.com

 

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After 2 years of Covid fears and restrictions of world travel, international buyers fled Australia on mass, reducing the opportunity for locals to capitalise on a varied buyer pool, but also the reduction of international students and immigrants who couldn't come to our shores, ensured that international buyers couldn't see the value in investing in our property.  Now that we have seen the last of the lockdowns, are they coming back?

David Tong, Director of Secoya Property, has over 28 years experience in property investment across the globe. David has been working with international buyers for over 12 years, working with international agents to service his international clients. However, 80% of his clients are everyday Aussies paving a way to financial freedom. To tell us about the other 20%, welcome David!

1. Are international buyers coming back to Melbourne after Covid?

2. What types of properties are they looking for?

3. Are they buying to invest or occupy?

4. Is there return impacting our auction results?

5. I was talking to some property managers this week, and while the government opened up the flood gate for international students to come back, they were suggesting that they aren't coming back as much as the government would like. Would you agree?

6. Which areas of Melbourne are international buyers looking for?

    a). Are they keen on certain government school zones or private schools?

    b). If they are coming here to occupy, what type of job skills or businesses are they bringing with them?

7. Why do they think Melbourne is still a great place to invest, especially if our prices have soared so much over the last two years?

8. Do you think the interest in Melbourne will be as big as it was pre-Covid?

9. Is there anything else we should know about international buyers and their buying trends?

 

CONTACT: 

David can be contacted via the website: secoya.com.au or

by email: david@secoya.com.au

 

Need Copywriting?

Call the 'Real Copy Right' Hotline: 5977 8889 

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  • Marketing letters/emails
  • Newsletter articles
  • Marketing material for listing kits, mail outs, etc
  • Website blogs
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