About Us

Our Mission

We’re on a mission to change the housing landscape in Australia and New Zealand, making it more affordable for everyday investors to get their foot on the property ladder and grow their passive incomes through cash flow positive property. 

We work with investors who want to tap into the huge demand for affordable rental accommodation and in turn help renters struggling to pay their bills because of soaring rents.

Why it Matters

Australia has one of the word’s unaffordable housing markets. According to data from the 2016 Census, 1.55 million Australians are currently dealing with housing stress. 

Over the past decade, there’s been more than a 100% increase in single adults occupying public housing (54% in 2016, compared with only 21% in 2005). Hard working renters and vulnerable groups like women over 50 are finding it harder and harder to find a place to call home, with some ending up homeless. In New Zealand, the pattern is similar.

We know there’s a better way!

How Does It Work?

Ian Ugarte
Educate investors to create affordable housing
Ian Ugarte

Create affordable homes around Australia

Ian Ugarte

Break the cycle of struggle & build a brighter future

Investing in positive cash flow property, in particular affordable housing like co-living, is a win-win for investors and tenants. 

Not only will you be building your property portfolio faster because of the positive cash flow you’ll earn, but you’ll help your tenants go from despair, insecurity, and fear … to hope, confidence, certainty and genuine connection.

Don’t Fall into the Trap of Negative Gearing

I began investing in properties based on the ‘delayed gratification’ philosophy of ‘lose money now, so you can make money later.’

A few years later we found ourselves with 7 properties that were negatively geared. I was shelling out $36K a year (a third of our young family’s gross income) just to hold onto the properties.  

I was drowning in mortgage debt and couldn’t see a way out. I felt like a slave to the banks, working long hours, and living a miserable life.

Then, I made a radical shift.

Ian Ugarte
Ian Ugarte

I had to offload everything in a fire sale and took a $300,000 loss in just a few weeks.

I started over. But this time with a new plan of attack. I invested in cash flow positive property.

Just 13 months later, I had enough cash flow from my properties that I could leave my job. And I’ve never looked back.

Now, I only invest in properties with a positive return. 

I’ve spent the past decade teaching other investors how to do the same.

Reshaping Housing so it's Affordable Again

Our mission at IAN UGARTE is to help as many Australians as possible, break free from financial strain brought on by lack of affordable housing (that’s both investors and renters). 

Through our online and live property training programs, we’re teaching investors how to avoid negative gearing and embrace positive cash flow property strategies. Those property strategies include affordable accommodation models like co-living.

When you join our community, read our resources, enrol in our training programs, or attend an event, you’ll learn how to build your property nest egg with high yield properties that help both yourself and others live better, happier, more abundant lives.

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