Friends With Money #66: Rentvesting: The investor alternative to buying a home

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Love where you live, but can't afford to buy there? It's a conundrum for plenty of Australians, especially in desirable inner-city areas. One often-cited tactic though is rentvesting - i.e. investing in a property elsewhere so you can rent where you want.

That's the topic of discussion on this episode of Friends With Money for Money's Tom Watson and this week's guest, buyer's agent and director of Aus Property Professionals, Lloyd Edge.

  • What is rentvesting and what are the benefits? 
  • Have rate hikes changed the dynamic for first home buyers?
  • What should first home buyers look for in an investment property?
  • Are there any drawbacks to rentvesting?
  • Should rentvesting be part of a long-term investment strategy?

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Tom Watson is a senior journalist at Money magazine, and one of the hosts of the Friends With Money podcast. He's previously worked as a journalist covering everything from property and consumer banking to financial technology. Tom has a Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Lloyd Edge is the director of Aus Property Professionals and author of Positively Geared. He holds a Diploma in Property Services, is a fully licensed real estate agent and holds buyer's agent licences in multiple states. Lloyd is also a member of Property Investment Professionals Australia, Property Investment Council of Australia and Real Estate Institute of NSW.