About Matthew Bateman

Matt has had a long and varied career which has led him to become a highly sought after Property Mentor. Matt and his team currently have over $150 million worth of property under development, and have successfully taught hundreds of clients how to build a large property portfolio to suit their lifestyle.

The Past, Present, and Future of the Australian Property Markets

To see what’s coming in 2018 and prepare ourselves in the best possible way, we’ve got to understand the context. So as this year comes to a close, let’s take stock of 2017 with a view to look ahead at the year to come. Perhaps the biggest single global economic event to happen in 2017 [...]

What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

I want to let you all in on a little pet enjoyment of mine: I love all the obscure celebrations that are observed each year. For example, there’s International Fun at Work Day (1 April), International Talk Like A Pirate Day (18 September) or Wear Brown Shoes Day (4 December). Some celebrations even last a [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:40+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on What Does Your Fridge Say About You?

Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

I just finished watching the movie Founder; based on the story of Ray Kroc and the birth of McDonald’s. The movie was interesting in many ways, and I took away a few insights relevant to our quest as property investors. Throughout the movie they referenced this quote from former US President Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Founder: Ray Kroc’s Success Story

Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be rich, only to discover that in fact what I wanted was to become wealthy. So what’s the difference? Obviously, the terms rich and wealthy are often used interchangeably. You may have heard the term “stinking rich” as opposed to “stinking wealthy”, so maybe the wealthy [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Property Investment, Wealth Creation|Comments Off on Rich vs Wealthy: Is There a Difference?

Let’s Start at the Beginning…

I just spent the last few weeks touring Australia providing our unique brand of property investment education to investors looking to take their results to the next level. I usually start these events by asking the audience the following question: “What do you think you need to know to get better results in the property [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Let’s Start at the Beginning…

A Non-Level Playing Field

Finally! Someone else has come and said what we have been saying for years: Australia's housing markets are not operating on a level playing field. On Tuesday, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia found that Australia’s worsening housing affordability is unlikely to improve for 40 years under current policies. Driven largely by population growth [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Australian Property, In the news, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Non-Level Playing Field

A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

September is here and spring is coming! The month starts with Father’s Day, and we close out the month with something most dads love — the Footy Finals! Can you believe how fast this year is passing and that Footy Finals are about to start? Every year around this time, the cream of crop rises [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Investment Advice, Property Investment|Comments Off on A Little Pressure Goes a Long Way

Nothing Is as Constant as Change

In investing and in life, how you feel about change can have a big impact on the quality of your results. "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." — Jimmy Dean As you read this, Luke and I have just returned from Bali. [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Nothing Is as Constant as Change

Federal Budget Update

    We thought we would give you our quick synopsis of Tuesday night's Federal Budget, inasmuch as it relates to us as Property Investors.   Starting generally, the budget appears to have kept the ratings agencies happy and our AAA Credit Rating intact (for now), with measures forecast to move the budget back to [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Property Investment|Comments Off on Federal Budget Update

Do Investors Have a Lot to Learn from Their Better Halves?

  Let’s take a look at a controversial topic: how do men and women differ as investors, and what can each sex learn from the other? To start with, a bit of economic background. In March 2017, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its landmark employment study, which singled out stay-at-home mums [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:41+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Financial Freedom, Investment Advice, Property Investment, Property Investment Tips|Comments Off on Do Investors Have a Lot to Learn from Their Better Halves?

Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k

First Steps for First-Time Homebuyers to Get Easier from 1 July Victoria’s Labour Premier Daniel Andrews has recently announced 7 new policies in a little under a week to attempt to address the issue of housing affordability (or rather lack thereof). This included announcing that from 1 July 2017, Stamp Duty will be abolished for [...]

By | 2017-11-26T02:48:42+00:00 March 25th, 2017|In the news, Melbourne Property, Property Investment|Comments Off on Victorian Government Abolishes Stamp Duty on Properties Under $600k