Philippe Brach, founder and CEO of Multifocus Properties & Finance, is a successful property investor who turned his passion for property into a unique investor-focused business. In addition, he is the well-recognised author of ‘Creating Property Wealth in any Market’ which lays out in detail what it means to invest in property.
His 25 year background in corporate finance and accounting, as well as his experience as a property investor, real estate agent and finance broker, gives him the perfect profile to help investors in all aspects of property ownership. In particular he can ensure that investment strategy, financial set-up, ownership structure and sourcing performing properties form a seamless plan that optimises potential for growth, and preserves benefits associated with managing a portfolio.
Many investors currently feel “stuck” despite having a reasonable amount of equity in their properties. Tough lending conditions mean they can’t extract it to continue building their portfolio. If this feeling is familiar to you don’t despair – solutions are available.
After the recent bank bashing from regulators such as ASIC and APRA, as well as the Royal Commission, major lenders feel unloved and are scrambling to improve their image. How should property investors react to the chorus of dissatisfaction, and what can they do about it?
In the wake of the Royal Commission the industry is expecting big changes to the way banks approach lending. In short, getting a loan will become harder. So how can investors continue to thrive, when lenders keep changing the goal posts?
The desire to own our homes is so ingrained, we even have a name for it: the “Great Australian Dream”. But if we are all so obsessed with buying property in this country, who is left to rent?
The sheer amount of media coverage that residential property generates is astounding. Depending on what you read, markets are booming one day and crashing the next, leaving investors confused. Shares aren’t in the headlines every day – so why is property?