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A local podcast with the real inside view. Join independent buyer's agent, Michelle May, and mortgage broker and PIPA member, Marcus Roberts, as they provide the strategies you need to make smarter decisions about Sydney's property market from the perspective of the buyer, investor and seller.

Sydney Property Insider Podcast Marcus Roberts and Michelle May

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A local podcast with the real inside view. Join independent buyer's agent, Michelle May, and mortgage broker and PIPA member, Marcus Roberts, as they provide the strategies you need to make smarter decisions about Sydney's property market from the perspective of the buyer, investor and seller.

    EP81. DEPRECIATION SCHEDULES WITH ANDY TRAN

    EP81. DEPRECIATION SCHEDULES WITH ANDY TRAN

    In this episode, we speak with depreciation specialist Andy Tran from Duo Tax Quantity Surveyors about Depreciation Schedules. Andy talks to us about his passion to maximise investors on their return with regards to property and how he can help investors to maximise their claims.
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn from today’s episode:
    What a depreciation schedule is, and how it works. Why investors need a depreciation schedule for an investment property. How a depreciation schedule works for different types of properties. How you can claim depreciation for an old property. What you can expect to see in a depreciation schedule. Why you need a depreciation specialist and not an accountant to prepare your depreciation schedule. How often you need to do a depreciation schedule.  
    Speakers in today’s episode:
    Michelle May - Michelle May Buyers Agents
    Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker at Brighter Finance
    Andy Tran - Duo Tax Quantity Surveyors
     
    ASK US ANYTHING!
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
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    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.
     
     

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    EP77. SUBURB SPOTLIGHT ON CROWS NEST

    EP77. SUBURB SPOTLIGHT ON CROWS NEST

    This episode focuses on our Suburb Spotlight, Crows Nest.  Where Crows Nest is located, its history, how things have changed and developed over the years and much more.
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn from today’s episode:
    The history of Crows Nest and where the name originated. The current demographics of the suburbs. The current median property prices and land size. Popular modes of transport being used and how well connected it is. Different types of supermarkets, amenities, restaurants, bars and cafes in the area.  
    Speakers in today’s episode:
    Michelle May - Michelle May Buyers Agents
    Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker at Brighter Finance
     
    ASK US ANYTHING!
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
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    ENJOY THE SHOW?
    Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes. If you like it, please leave a review! Or, find us on the podcast app of your choice, such as Spotify.  
    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.

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    EP76. SAVING A DEPOSIT VS LMI

    EP76. SAVING A DEPOSIT VS LMI

    In this episode our very own Marcus Roberts talks us through the key differences between saving a 20% deposit or using lenders mortgage insurance (LMI).
     
    Here’s what you’ll learn from today’s episode:
    When LMI was introduced to Australia. How LMI works, the pros and cons. What to be aware of if you have LMI and are considering refinancing. Ways you could potentially avoid paying LMI  
    Speakers in today’s episode:
    Michelle May - Michelle May Buyers Agents
    Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker at Brighter Finance
     
    ASK US ANYTHING!
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
    FOLLOW US:
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    ENJOY THE SHOW?
    Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes. If you like it, please leave a review! Or, find us on the podcast app of your choice, such as Spotify.  
    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.
     

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    EP74. GETTING LOAN READY

    EP74. GETTING LOAN READY

    This episode focuses on how to get yourself ready when it comes to applying for a mortgage. Our very own Marcus Roberts shares with our listeners what it means to be loan ready and tips on how to make the process smoother for you and everyone else involved.
               
    Here’s what you’ll learn from today’s episode:
    Strategies of what you should do 6 months, 3 months and 30 days before purchasing a property. What banks and lenders are looking for. Ways of increasing your borrowing power. What Loan to Value Ratio (LVR) is. Additional costs to consider on top of the purchase price of a property. Govt benefits you may be eligible for.  
    Speakers in today’s episode:
    Michelle May - Michelle May Buyers Agents
    Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker at Brighter Finance
     
    ASK US ANYTHING!
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
    FOLLOW US:
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    ENJOY THE SHOW?
    Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes. If you like it, please leave a review! Or, find us on the podcast app of your choice, such as Spotify.  
    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.
     

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    EP72. OFF MARKET PROPERTIES

    EP72. OFF MARKET PROPERTIES

    This episode focuses on Off Market Properties, what they are, how they work and things to be aware of.
               
    Here’s what you’ll learn from today’s episode:
    The difference between off market and pre market. What a true off market property is, and why they are a valuable option if you’re looking to purchase. How to find off market properties. What is a 66w certificate and how it works. Why it’s important to build relationships with the selling agent. Important questions to ask the selling agent.  
    Speakers in today’s episode:
    Michelle May - Buyer's Agent
    Marcus Roberts - Mortgage Broker
     
    ASK US ANYTHING!
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
    FOLLOW US:
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    ENJOY THE SHOW?
    Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes. If you like it, please leave a review! Or, find us on the podcast app of your choice, such as Spotify.  
    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.
     
     

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    EP69. RENTAL REFORMS WITH JO NATOLI - PART 3 OF 3

    EP69. RENTAL REFORMS WITH JO NATOLI - PART 3 OF 3

    In this episode, we speak with Property Manager Jo Natoli from The Rental Specialists about the changes to NSW tenancy laws as of 23 March 2020. This is the final episode of a 3 part series!
     
    HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:
     
    How often smoke alarms need to be checked? Who is authorised to replace removable batteries in smoke alarms? What is the Landlord Information Statement and why is it so important? As a Tenant, who’s contact information should you have as part of your agreement? How has the condition report expanded and what ways can a Tenant can now receive it? What is footage publication and how has the new legislation changed regarding this?  
    SPEAKERS IN TODAY’S EPISODE
     
    Marcus Roberts           Mortgage Broker
    Michelle May                 Buyer's Agent
    Jo Natoli                           The Rental Specialists
    ASK US ANYTHING!
     
    Have a money question you want us to answer? ask@sydneypropertyinsider.com.au
     
    FOLLOW US:
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    ENJOY THE SHOW?
    Don’t miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes. If you like it, please leave a review!
    Or, find us on the podcast app of your choice, such as  Spotify
     
    Please note that any views or opinions presented in this podcast are solely those of the speakers, and do not necessarily represent those of any business. These views and opinions are general in nature, and do not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation and needs. Please consider whether it applies in your circumstances and seek professional advice wherever appropriate.

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Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

Hipsicana ,

Five stars

Insightful and full of wisdom nuggets. Worth the time to listen.

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A Must for All Buyers

Great, honest, practical advice, with deep insight into the ever changing Sydney property market.

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Great info for investing

From Suburb guides to must have information for investors. This info is not only informative but easy to listen to and explained. WEL done.

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