The Floor Plan: A podcast for some real talk on real estate

Are you on a mission to buy property? Well get this in your ears, and turn up the volume - because The Floor Plan is about to make your weekends easier and your finances brighter. Listen for free here.
Helen McMurdo

Are you on a mission to buy property? Or maybe you’re dreaming about breaking out of the rental rut and finding a little (or not so little) piece of Australia to call your own?

Well, now there’s a podcast for that.

Whether you’re actively searching for your version of The Great Australian Dream, whether you’re fantasising about it, whether you own property already and are trying to get the mortgage monster off your back, or whether you simply enjoy a good ol’ chat about the real estate market like any Australian worth their weight in avocados… put this in your ears and turn up the volume.

All the classic real estate characters and experts are here – the young first home buyer, the struggling Sydney property searchers, the mortgage guru, the buyers agent, and the serial property investor. And you can soak it all up without having to do so much as open your eyes.

Tell your partner. Tell your real estate obsessed friends. Tell your colleagues, your barista, your Uber driver and your Tinder date. Because after all the affordability hoopla, it’s time Australians got some real talk on real estate.

We’ll include the show notes for each episode here.

A Preview: Coming soon… Some real talk on real estate

Episode 2: The Thrill of the Chase: How to find the one

Episode 2 Show Notes

Buyer’s agents

In this episode, we speak to Sydney Buyer’s Agent Michael Pickham, from Propertunity. If you’d like to contact Michael about engaging him as a buyers agent, you can contact him by emailing michael@propertunity.com.au or through his LinkedIn page.

And if you’re still tossing up whether a buyers agent is right for you, you might be interested in this AFR article. Buyer’s agents: Are they worth the money?

We’ve also penned our own piece on why property hunters use a buyer’s agent.

Regional areas

We also touched on Australia’s next big country boom towns. You can read more on this over on RealEstate.com.au: Australia’s next big country boom towns.

A few stats just to whet your appetite in the meantime: - The median house price for Ballarat in Victoria is $329,000 – around half that of Melbourne

  • The median house price for Orange in NSW is $380,000
  • Located nearly 1000km north of Brisbane, tropical Mackay’s economy is driven by sugar and mining. Over the past 12 months, prices have risen by 10% and the median price is $330,000
  • Launceston in Tasmania is also on the move. Prices have increased by 18.9% over the past 12 months and buyer demand is up an incredible 37.1%. The median price is $315,000.

Episode 3: Property War Stories: The good, the bad and the still-in-progress.

Episode 4: Show me the money! How to pay for your property party.

So, you’re pretty sold on this whole property buying thing. Have you worked out how you’re going to pay for it yet? There are so many different lenders, product features, special offers and just good old-fashioned maths hacks you can use to finance your property purchase in a way that’s going to get you into the property you want, and pay the thing off faster. (Because who wants a mortgage for a moment longer than necessary?)

If you’re ready to get your property finances sorted, you need to put this episode in your ears. Suzy and Sam talk to uno founder Vincent Turner about the things most people don’t know about the home loan sector.. things your hip pocket might benefit from hugely if you know how to beat the system.

We also talk to Lynne, a many-time property investor; and auctioneer Kate Lumby for tips on how to win the auction battle.

Helen McMurdo
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