Stories From The Front Yard!
Kiyosaki, Cashflow & Capital Gains with Megan Wolfenden
Megan Wolfenden has invested in all kinds of real estate in Australia and the US. Having put money down on her first investment property in 1994, Megan has a wide range of experiences to share with us.
She’s invested for cash flow, invested for capital gains, invested in commercial real estate, invested in multiple countries, and so much more.
The victories, the big lessons, the funny stories, and the advice to budding investors are all contained in this jam-packed chat full of wisdom with Megan.
From Renting at 16 to 3 properties by 25 with Laura Chugg
Laura Chugg first started paying rent from the age of 16. Ever since then - out of necessity to begin with - she’s been magnificently obsessed with managing money smartly.
From the early days of earning $5.88 per hour to now coaching and helping people invest in real estate, Laura has seen a wave of change and growth.
With investment properties in her portfolio that have quadrupled in value (buy well never sell), and a raft of lessons learnt along the way, Laura shared with us some her most powerful Property Investor Tales.
Cleaning Up a Messy Portfolio With Rose Pengilly
Rose Pengilly had done a lot of real estate investing before getting professional coaching with Positive Real Estate. In her own words, Rose felt like “a bit of a mess” with “no real plan”. “I was just doing my own research and I didn’t have any professional coaching.”
Rose shares the challenges of a messy portfolio, and also the challenges of cleaning that portfolio up. After purchasing three pieces of real estate in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Rose shares the anxiety and lessons from her experiences.
This is an incredibly honest and real conversation from a successful property investor, and one that anyone - beginning, intermediate or advanced investor - will be able to relate to in one way shape or form.
From low-income single mum to investing Queen with Carolyn Weston
Carolyn Weston has always desperately wanted to invest in real estate. Growing up in a modest family, she didn’t believe that hard work would necessarily be enough to create wealth. In her marriage, she was constantly rebuked for wanting to invest. After separating, her low income, marital status, and two young children made it extremely difficult to get a loan. But that didn’t stop her.
Not only did Carolyn make some incredibly tough decisions in order to enter the investment market, she has stuck to the task for over 10 years to the point where she is now one of our coaches at Positive Real Estate. A single mum who couldn’t afford becoming a client of PRE to begin with, to now being one of our team and a mentor and coach to so many Australians who enjoy the riches of Carolyn’s experience.
2 Properties in 6 months (at 31) with Melissa Cowan
Melissa Cowan is 31 with two investment properties. After buying her first IP off the plan, she very quickly purchased her second.
How did she do it? It’s a great story of risk management and understanding your threshold for stress. So many of my previous guests have said “I wish I started investing earlier” - well here is that investor - and what a great story it is.
Buying The Wrong Properties & Still Winning with Dani & Craig Skinner
Dani & Craig Skinner have an incredible life and investing story to tell. Dani was born in Ghana and grew up in Zimbabwe, and met Tahree-born Craig in Newcastle before they courted in Sydney, got married, and moved to Brisbane.
Before I knew of Dani and Craig, they had already purchased four investment properties. But they weren’t happy with their portfolio, which was a mix of older real estate in low performing areas. But having the wrong type of real estate didn’t stop Dani and Craig from keeping their eyes on the prize. Having felt like the bank “owned” them, Dani and Craig transformed their portfolio into higher performing assets and now have a sensational range of assets that is helping achieve their family, financial and lifestyle goals.