The Property Academy Podcast is a daily show that gives you insight, analysis and strategies for how to get the most out of the NZ property market.
That's whether you're an existing or aspiring property investor, you want to get into your first home, or you're just interested in the property market.
Andrew Nicol and Ed McKnight host the podcast. Andrew is the Managing Partner of Opes Partners and a prolific investor himself. Ed is an economist. Both Stuff and Juno Investment Magazine have previously published his analyses.
The 4 Ways To Buy and Sell Properties In NZ ... And How to Be Successful In Each – Part 1 | Ep. 494
In this episode, we discuss the four main sales processes in New Zealand and when each one of them should be used. These include 'price by negotiation', tenders, auctions, and 'deadline sales'.
We conclude that the right process for you is going to be based on both the type of property you have and where your local property market is within its cycle. That's because some processes are geared towards markets that have more competition and others are better when there are less people looking for properties at the time you sell your house.
This is part of a two-part series. In the next episode (episode #495) we'll discuss how to be successful in each of these as a buyer of property, rather than as a seller.
Where the Cheapest Rates Are In NZ ... And Why It Matters | Ep. 493
In this episode, we discuss where the cheapest rates are in New Zealand as a percentage of the value of each property, along with why this matters.
This topic comes from a listener of the show, Barry, who wanted o know how rates are impacting the cashflow of property investors around the country.
We go through specific suggestions of new rates from councils like New Plymouth District Council, along with how some councils rates their residents.
If you have a podcast topic you'd like us to talk through, then give us a text. out number is 5522. It would be great to hear from you.
At What Point Can I Start Taking Profits From My Portfolio? | Ep. 492
In this episode, we discuss at what point you should take profits from your property portfolio. This is both in terms at what point in terms of your financial life, and then also in terms of the property cycle.
Our conclusion is that it's only right to take profits from your portfolio as a long term buy and hold investor once you are comfortably on track to hit your long term goals, otherwise you'll be making a sacrifice. And that you shouldn't sell a property until property prices have flatlined.
We also mention a few calculators and tools to see whether you are on track to hit your financial goals. For instance, usse this retirement calculator to see what your retirement gap is so you can start closing it. For a more indept view, use this MyRetirement calculator instead.
Here's How to Manage Your Property Investment Bank Accounts | Ep. 491
In this episode, we discuss how to manage your property investment bank accounts so that you don't go into unarranged overdraft or miss an important mortgage payment.
The strategy discussed is to set up your accounts so that all rent from all properties goes into the same account, with all expenses also coming out of that account. This saves you from having to move money around and each property can subsidise each other temporarily if needed.
We also mention our property investment cashflow calculator. You can use this calculator to get a ballpark idea of the cashflow position of your property.
How Will Prefabricated Factory-Made Homes Disrupt the Property Market? | Ep. 490
In this episode, we discuss prefabricated homes and how they could potentially impact the property market.
We reveal the fact that pre-fabricated properties already exist within New Zealand, with many residential property developers building walls and materials on production lines and assembling them on sight.
We walk through the potential opportunities for property investors and the relative costs of building on-site, v.s. building in-factory and assembling on-site.
We wrap up the show by mentioning the Property Academy video course. This 19 lesson property investment course teaches you the fundamentals of how to invest in property, here in NZ.
Are You Concerned About The Quality Of Some of the Developments Being Thrown Up? | Ep. 489
In this episode, we discuss the things in new developments that is concerning Andrew today, along with whether we are likely to see another leaky homes crisis – or something similar – in the future.
We wrap up the show by mentioning our Property Academy Video Course. This 19 lesson property investment video course teaches you the fundamentals of how to invest successfully in NZ property.
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Can you guys please at least make an effort to pronounce Māori place names properly?
Great info in every episode
Awesome podcast , you will learn something every episode even if you don’t think you will. Short format is punchy and engaging. Even my wife who isn’t into podcasts enjoys it in the car !!