FAQ Series

Have a question about investing? Ask Luke Harris.

Each month we like to present a dedicated FAQ episode where we take questions from our listeners and put them to our resident expert, Luke Harris. With more than two decades of residential and commercial investment experience under his belt, Luke has seen the best and worst of the property market.

Have a question you want answered? Let us know on the link below.

Asking For A Pay Rise To Support Your Investment Portfolio.

Certain incomes allow for certain borrowing capacities and sometimes the only thing getting in between you and your next investment property is how quickly you can save for that deposit. Following on from last week's episode about career progression and career planning, I am joined once again by Herman Benade, the Mentor Team Director here at TPM to talk all about pay rises. With over 8 years of experience in recruitment, Herman shares the key aspects you should consider before asking for a pay rise, how to do your research and approach one in the right way and why this is important for the overall progress and success of your property portfolio.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A Job As An Investor?

Have you got a plan in place for your career path the same way you would have one in place for your property portfolio? Most people don't. For this week's episode, I sit down with the Mentor Team Director of The Property Mentors, Herman Benade. Prior to TPM, Herman worked within the recruitment industry for over 8 years which gave him excellent insight into how companies behave when hiring and promoting. Today, we talk about what key aspects you should consider before you select a company or accept a job, how to do your research in regards to the possibility of career progression and how this all ties in to the success of your property portfolio. Enjoy!

What Does It Mean To Break Your Lease?

For this week's episode I am joined once again by our powerhouse Director of Property Management, Renee Whitehouse. With rules and legislations changing constantly there is understandably still confusion around certain processes regarding leases, particularly around breaking them. But what does that involve? Today we cover the process of breaking your lease, who is able to break it and a rundown of the fees that are associated with it.

What Is A Conveyancer And Why Do I Need One?

A brand new week calls for a brand new guest. For this episode, I sit down with Brandon Owens who is the incredible conveyancer used exclusively by The Property Mentors within Victoria. Today he's talks through what conveyancing is, what a conveyancer does and how they are different to a lawyer. By the end of this episode, you'll know exactly why you need a conveyancer in your team of experts. Enjoy!

The Difference Your Deposit Can Make

We've covered what you should look for in a loan, but what difference can your deposit make? Do deposits differ for investment properties to one you plan to live in? What is the difference between a 5% and a 20% deposit? For this week's episode I sit down again with our incredible mortgage broker, Chelsea Burton, to answer all these questions.

Stamp Duty 101

This week's episode was inspired by a listeners question submitted through our FAQ page and it's all to do with stamp duty. It can be a complicated thing to wrap your head around however, it's mostly unavoidable in the investment world. So let's learn about it! What is it? Why do we have to pay it? Is it different in every state? And are there ways to save on it? Our investment expert Luke Harris breaks it all down for us.