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.

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Meet Our Mortgage Broker with Chelsea Burton

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  • 2nd Mar
  • 23 mins

If you’ve been listening from the start you’ll know that Luke is always talking about the importance of having your team of experts around you, one of these experts being your Mortgage Broker. Today I’ve got the amazing Chelsea Burton sitting down with me. Chelsea is a senior broker at an independent mortgage broking firm used exclusively by The Property Mentors specialising in investment property loans. Today we delve into what a mortgage broker does, how to source the right one for you and what is happening in the market at the moment from her perspective. Enjoy!

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Positive and Negative Gearing 101

  • podcast
  • 23rd Feb
  • 29 mins

It's a topic that seems to divid many investors, but what do they even mean and how do they work? In todays episode, Luke gives us a beginners lesson on what gearing means, what a positively and negatively geared house looks like and whether or not they are considered strategies.

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The Ins and Outs of Rent-Vesting

  • podcast
  • 9th Feb
  • 25 mins

For this weeks episode we talk about rent-vesting - the increasingly popular way to get your foot in the property market door without having to compromise your lifestyle. We also coin the term 'sponge-vesting'.

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22 Predictions for 2022 with Simon Kuestenmacher - Part 2

  • podcast
  • 2nd Feb
  • 29 mins

You wanted more predictions? Well, here you go. Simon Kuestenmacher is one of Australia's leading demographers and the co-founder and director of The Demographics Group. Today we talk through the second half of his 22 predictions for 2022. This is part two.

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22 Predictions for 2022 with Simon Kuestenmacher - Part 1

  • podcast
  • 27th Jan
  • 32 mins

In this weeks episode, we do something a little different featuring a very special guest. Simon Kuestenmacher is one of Australia's leading demographers and the co-founder and director of The Demographics Group. Today we talk through his 22 predictions for 2022. This is part one.

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New or Existing? That Is The Question.

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  • 20th Jan
  • 27 mins

Today, we talk about buying New vs Existing investment properties and the positives and negatives that come with both. We also talk about why you shouldn't get emotionally invested in your properties, what depreciation is and which of the two will fast track your property portfolio.