About Matthew Bateman

Over the last 20 years, Matt has been a successful entrepreneur and a property investor. From his love of property and helping others achieve greatness, he and business partner Luke Harris co-founded The Property Mentors. Together they are currently steering the ship on over $150 million worth of thriving property developments around Australia. Matt is a best-selling author and in-demand presenter, regularly wowing audiences all around Australia who are looking to create real and lasting wealth through smart property investing.

Using Property to Retire Well

Some retirees rely solely on their rental incomes from their investment properties to fund their retirement. Others use it simply to enhance their lifestyle, regarding it as nice-to-have additional income — and of course many retirees don’t own rental property at all. Let’s answer the three most frequently asked questions by people considering investing [...]

Wealth Strategies For Every Stage of Life

A basic principle of wealth accumulation is that at least some of the income you generate throughout your working years should be utilised towards growing your wealth. By accumulating growth assets such as properties, businesses or shares that increase in value over time, in retirement those same assets may be used to either partially or [...]

The Common Investment Mistakes You Need to Avoid

There are plenty of mistakes that you can make when it comes to investing. I tend to group them into two main categories: fundamental and technical. So, what are the fundamental mistakes that investors make? Before I can answer this question, let’s take a step back to establish why people invest in the first [...]

What is Rentvesting and Why Do People Choose It?

Like anything you do in the investing space knowing which strategy to apply and when to apply it are powerful wealth creation tools. Rentvesting is becoming ever more popular strategy as more and more people have been priced out of their preferred markets over recent years. In essence, the strategy of Rentvesting is investing into [...]

By |2018-07-06T00:26:04+11:00July 6th, 2018|Investment Advice|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Your Credit Score

Remember back at school when you got a report card that told you, or perhaps more importantly your parents, how well you were performing in each of your subjects? Well, your credit score and credit report are used by lenders to see how well you are doing managing your finances.If you are looking to borrow [...]

By |2018-07-09T22:51:10+11:00June 5th, 2018|Financial Freedom, Investment Advice|0 Comments

The RBA Has Met & Decided To…

Drum roll please… At today’s Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) board meeting today they have decided to leave rates on hold at the historical low official cash rate of 1.5% p.a. As we have discussed many, many times over the last 18 months the RBA has been stuck between a rock and a hard [...]

By |2018-06-06T10:32:08+11:00May 2nd, 2018|In the news|0 Comments

3 Tips to Make Additional Money on Your Property Portfolio

When we’re young, the bulk of our income goes towards paying our bills, mortgage, and lifestyle. As we get closer to retirement, we want to pay for our lifestyles through the financial assets we’ve accrued throughout our lives. Here’s how to accrue some extra funding from your portfolio. Your retirement income may come from [...]

McDonald’s Now Building Apartments?!

We have written about McDonald's not being in the hamburger business but rather the property business before. Forget the two all-beef patties, special sauce, pickled onions on a sesame seed bun: they are taking things to a whole new level by partnering with Stockland to develop one of their sites into 350 apartments, 1,565 square [...]

By |2018-04-03T22:10:21+11:00April 3rd, 2018|Australian Property, In the news|0 Comments

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Made By Most Investors

At The Property Mentors, we choose to make the task of creating real wealth — one that can provide a sustainable level of retirement income — as simple as possible.You see, as a general rule, when we’re younger the bulk of the income needed to fund our lifestyle and pay our bills will come from [...]

By |2018-03-05T21:05:54+11:00February 8th, 2018|Australian Property, Investment Advice|0 Comments

Have You Missed the Bitcoin Boom?

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard of the extraordinary gains made by a variety of cryptocurrencies during the latter half of 2017. Despite the earliest forms of cryptocurrencies being created in the mid-nineties, the recent mania has seen an explosion in cryptocurrencies totaling almost 50 by my last count. [...]

Achieving Your New Year Resolutions: The Hidden Power of the 1%ers!

Welcome back! We trust you have all had a safe, relaxing and enjoyable break — and are ready to rock for 2018! Personally, I spent the break relaxing and recharging for the year ahead with my partner on the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. Without sounding like I’m working for the New Zealand Tourism [...]