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    How This Young Couple Doubled Their Property Portfolio in Just Over a Month with Dane & Lauren

    How This Young Couple Doubled Their Property Portfolio in Just Over a Month with Dane & Lauren

    Building a property portfolio does not happen overnight. It’s a long labour of love that takes years and years before you can set yourself up for success. But for some, it can take a much shorter time than that. 

    In today’s episode, we discover how this power couple, Dane and Lauren, managed to double their property portfolio in just over a month.  

    We’ll talk about how they got into property investment in the first place…
    The challenges they encountered in building their portfolio…
    Their experience and mindset before and after their involvement with Dashdot...
    And heaps more!

    If you’re looking for inspiration to jumpstart your portfolio’s growth, then this episode is for you

    See you on the inside!

     

    In this episode we cover:
    Getting to know Dane and Lauren and their property journey [02:16]
    The average cost for building a house [07:39]
    How Dane and Lauren met [09:32]
    Was there any strategy behind Dane’s property acquisition? [13:53]
    The goal is to continue to grow their portfolio [15:37]
    Why they decided to invest in real estate as a couple [16:16]
    Lauren’s plans and her take on property investing [17:49]
    The roadblocks in furthering their property portfolio [19:49]
    The dangers of spiraling down to a “passive delay” thinking [21:43]
    Their strategic shift in property purchasing then and now [23:32]
    Are cheap properties synonymous to “junk properties”? [25:13]
    What are Dane and Lauren’s next steps? [28:43]
    Advice for people who want to start investing [30:14]
    Normalize talking about wealth building [31:27] 

     

    About Dane and Lauren:

    Before Dane focused on property investment, he was a carpenter who managed their family business which is also related to property management. After managing to secure and invest in properties, that’s when he met Lauren, Canadian by birth and lawyer by profession. Together, they invested and continue to invest and search for more properties to expand their joint property portfolio. 

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)

     
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)

     
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

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    • 34 min
    How to Think About the Property Investing Endgame

    How to Think About the Property Investing Endgame

    Do you have an image of what your property portfolio will be 20 or 30 years from now?

    Do you see yourself accumulating more residential properties or will you venture on to commercial properties

    You see, having a clear-cut end game for your property investment is as important as your business end game.

     

    In the newest episode of the ‘Property and Business’ series, we’ll discuss the elements that need to be considered in planning out your property investing endgame.

    We’ll talk about how the events of 2020 affected businesses and property investment alike...
    The elements of apex progressions and how it is important in planning for your endgame…
    The necessity of understanding your capabilities in risk management and leverage viewpoint...
    And so much more!

    See you on the inside! 

     

    In this episode we cover:
    The effects of current world issues on businesses [08:06]
    Social media exacerbates all issues [09:35]
    What does it take to reach your endgame? [14:46]
    Apex progression: foundation, acceleration, and legacy [16:02]
    Should I aim for a debt-free endgame? [27:01]
    Positive cash flow or debt payment, which should be prioritized? [36:42]
    Goose’s acceptable LVR and what his endgame looks like [40:29]
    Understanding risk tolerance and leverage viewpoint [44:43]
    Is buying and selling assets the only way to achieve success? [48:14]
    Invest in assets that are for the long haul [50:42]
    Adapting an active strategy: the buy and hold strategy [53:14]
    Focusing on building wealth and other phases of life [55:34]
    What does it take to have a hand at active property strategies? [57:40]
    Evaluate the risks that goes together in property investment [01:01:05]
    Base strategies on experience and capability to manage risk [01:05:06]

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)

     
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)

     
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Angel Investing with Brandon Burns

    Angel Investing with Brandon Burns

    Have you ever been curious about angel investing and what it’s all about?

    Maybe you’ve been thinking about becoming one, but you’re not sure where to start or even how to figure out which business to invest in.

    Or maybe you’re a business owner and don’t know the first thing about making your business attractive to angel investors.

    We cover all that in today’s episode with Brandon Burns, an angel investor from C2 Angels. 

    We talk about his experience scouting for angel investors for his start-ups… 
    Why he got into angel investment, leaving behind the majority of his TV career…
    The varying degrees of the involvement of an angel investor...
    And heaps more!

    See you on the inside!

     

    In this episode we cover:
    Why did Brandon transition from being a creative to an angel investor? [05:31]
    The beginning of his angel investment career [08:36] 
    The differences of being an angel investor in the US versus Australia [10:05]
    What is “angel investing” really about? [12:11] 
    Look at the risks of business investment in a portfolio view [13:01]
    Degrees of involvement of an angel investor [18:08]
    Preparing a business that’s attractive to an angel investor [20:31]
    Are Australian-centric businesses not viable for angel investors? [24:20]
    The emphasis on commercial viability and continuous funding [28:15]
    What’s the typical best use of capital? [33:14]
    What businesses are most appropriate for this funding strategy? [36:51]
    Is angel investing effective on professional services models similar to PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia (PwC)? [38:58] 
    The necessity of user growth in B2C start-ups [48:13]
    Brandon’s ‘best’ failure to date [50:04]
    Improved behavior leads to an improved life [53:58]

     

    Links from the show:
    C2 Angels Website (https://c2angels.com/)

     

    About Brandon:

    Brandon Burns is currently the National Head of Engagement of C2 Angels and is an angel investor himself. Before his corporate career, Burns was in movies, television shows and was part of the first season of Australian Idol. Presently, he places his showbiz career on the back burner as he does an occasional voice acting for children's shows and focusing on his career as an angel investor. 

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)

     
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)

     
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

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    • 59 min
    The Importance of Mindset: How this Investor Plans to Achieve Freedom in the Next 3 Years with Shaun McGeachin

    The Importance of Mindset: How this Investor Plans to Achieve Freedom in the Next 3 Years with Shaun McGeachin

    Have you got a plan to take you from where you are now, to where you want to be?

    What actions make up that plan?

    You see, most people are just bumbling along in life, haphazardly executing on random activities, without ever clearly knowing where they are going, or why.

    In fact, the key difference between those who find success, and those who settle for mediocrity is having the right mindset, and having the right goals.

    If you’re reading this, then almost certainly property investing is a key factor in your quest for better. 

    And, with the right mindset and due diligence, your property journey could lead you to a life of freedom, choice, and abundance.

    In today’s investor story, we have Shaun McGeachin, a property investor who started his journey overseas, skipping the Australian market and investing in New Zealand straight away.

    Join us as we chat about his property portfolio's future pathway and how this plan plays in his grand goal of achieving economic independence in three years.

    We’ll also cover why he got into investing in the first place, what he thinks of the growth of the Australian, UK, and New Zealand property market, advice for budding investors, and more.

    See you on the inside!

     

    In this episode we cover:
    A look into Shaun’s property portfolio [04:43]
    The pathway of Shaun’s investment journey [08:31]
    Total initial cost of getting property overseas [12:15]
    Due diligence and mindset matter 100% [13:08] 
    Shaun’s key takeaway from his first property investment [14:33]
    After Whanganui, where to invest next? [17:37]
    The future pathway of Shaun’s property portfolio [18:47]
    When considering the numbers, is it purely based on yield play? [20:22]
    The appeal of the UK market [21:21]
    The best investment is mentorship [22:45]
    Why didn’t Shaun choose to invest in the Australian market at first? [23:20] 
    Comparing the growth of the Australian, UK, and New Zealand market [24:30]
    The balance between growth and cash flow [26:48] 
    Shaun’s advice for those who want to start their investment career [31:32]
    The goal is to buy back time [33:05]
    What’s it like to have global income [35:38] 

     

    About Shaun:

    Shaun McGeachin has been a full-time barista at Omar and the Marvellous Coffee Bird since 2013. Shaun’s stint in property investment is relatively new. With his goal to buy back his time to spend with his family, he started his property investment career. As an investor, Shaun has his eyes on foreign property markets. Starting in New Zealand, he plans to enter the UK property market as well. 

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)

     
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)

     
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

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    • 37 min
    The Hunting Hotspots Season Finale!

    The Hunting Hotspots Season Finale!

    We’ve reached the end…

    ...of our Hunting Hotspots series!

    For the past few months, we’ve covered each core growth driver to help you locate the right property at the right place, and invest at the right time.

    And today, we’re going to talk about the final three - and it’s an episode you won’t want to miss.

    From understanding and riding the trends, breaking free from the “good location” paradigm, to the holy trinity of finding hotspots - there’s so much to unpack in today’s episode. 

    We’ll also talk about the ripple effect, its timing, and how to take advantage of it...
    The different location preferences and each of their benefits…
    How the government uses job opportunities to drive people in a certain direction...
    And much, much more!

    See you on the inside!

     

    In this episode we cover:
    Swift review of the previous core drivers [09:37]
    The ripple effect: when capital growth ripples outward [10:15]
    Understand, ride with, and pay attention to the trends [17:31]
    Consider the time it will take for a ripple to take effect [22:17]
    Sea change trend: Everybody wants to live near the beach [26:42]
    Why are some coastal locations more desirable than others? [32:00]
    If not sea locations, how about tree change locations? [38:27]
    The intersection of the nature of location with the other core drivers [43:23]
    What is the goal of the government in creating jobs nodes? [44:42]
    The location of jobs nodes direct the ripples of future hotspots [47:27]
    The holy trinity of finding hotspots: affordability, transport, & infrastructure [52:17]
    Did the pandemic affect the people’s decision of moving back home? [55:30]
    Breaking free from the “good location” paradigm [58:04]
    Knowing these core drivers means more accountability as a buyer [01:01:09]
    Past performance does not indicate future performance, it doesn’t matter [01:03:24]

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The 5 Golden Rules of Trading The Markets with Jason McIntosh

    The 5 Golden Rules of Trading The Markets with Jason McIntosh

    Has anyone ever told you to trade stocks because it’s “quick and easy to get into”?

    Well, they might be a little off target - or a lot.

    You see, the stock market is not just about opening an account and buying and selling stocks... 

    And just like property, it’s a volatile market that requires focus, intent, and the right approach for you to do well in.

     

    Today, share and stock specialist Jason McIntosh from Motion Trader shares his expertise on how you can win against the volatile stock market.  

    We’ll talk about the current phase of the share market and how to respond to it…
    How to balance & spread risks in stock trading…
    The difference between investing in property and stocks...
    And heaps more!

    See you on the inside!

     

    In this episode we cover:
    Jason McIntosh and Motion Trader [04:20]
    The problem with “black box” systems [06:22]
    Failure is essential in refining your strategy & gaining experience [07:21]
    Jason’s cornerstone setback [10:42]
    Moments of adversity pushes creativity [14:19]
    What made shares, business, and property your asset classes of choice? [18:06]
    The advantage of starting your investing journey while still at university [20:42]
    Current phase of the share market and how to respond to it [22:15]
    Planning your own investment and exit strategies [26:31]
    What strategies will work best under the current 2020 situation? [31:48]
    The benefits of spreading your risks [32:46]
    Trading with the trend [33:29]
    Balancing the risk reward of shares and property in a volatile environment [34:56]
    If you want thrill and excitement, the stock market isn’t for you [39:39]
    Between stocks and yield, what should you consider when investing? [41:04]
    To buy or not to buy: An approach to purchasing stocks [45:07] snippet - 50:49
    What is Jason’s property investment strategy? [50:50]
    The difference between investing in stocks versus property [54:21]
    Investing is a career [1:01:28]
    Get a boost by learning from someone else’s experiences [01:03:11]  

     

    Links from the show:
    How to Build a Profitable Share Portfolio Free Workshop (https://www.motiontrader.com.au/theinvestorlab)
    Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders (https://amzn.to/37bmExY)

     

    About Jason:

    Jason McIntosh is a share and stock specialist and the brain behind Motion Trader. Motion Trader specializes in share trading advisory service based solely on hard data. Jason’s expertise and years of experience at Bankers Trust in the 90s has helped him guide everyday people on how to invest and trade like pros.   

     

    Connect With Us:
    The Investor Lab Membership (https://theinvestorlab.com.au/jointhecommunity)
    Dashdot Buyers Agents Website (https://www.dashdot.com/au/)

     
    Limitless: The Renegade’s Guide to Building Wealth Through Property - Goose McGrath (https://www.renegadespropertybook.com)

     
    Ready to work with us directly? (https://dashdot.as.me/discoverycall)

     

    If you liked this episode, please don’t forget to subscribe, tune in, and share this podcast. Thanks for tuning in!

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    • 1 hr 5 min

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