The information you need to determine what you can do can all be found by searching for the property at http://www.townplanning.com.au. This will give you a map showing zoning and any overlays for free, as well as the section of the planning scheme that relates to your property. To check for easements and potentially other things that could effect the…[Read more]
If you can send me some details of what you are after I should be able to let you know pretty quickly if something can be done in this timeframe. In particular I would need the purchase price, the LVR that you need, location and the proposed ownership structure.
Alistair Perry replied to the topic Poll: Which of the following political parties do you believe offer the best economic and fiscal policies for Australia’s future? in the forum Opinionated! 1 year, 7 months ago
Unless you think that Government and bureaucrats know how to spend your money better than you do then there is no choice but the party that promotes the least economic interference. Out of these options the Liberal Democrats are clearly the only rational choice.
It’s certainly worth getting a second opinion, but at some stage all residential property investors hit a funding wall. This doesn’t mean you have to stop investing, you may have to change your strategy though. A lot of successful investors end up moving to development or commercial property as an example.
Which State(s) are the properties in Sami? In Victoria you can transfer titles between spouses without incurring stamp duty, this is not the case everywhere but you may be able to restructure ownership as you wish.
I haven’t looked at a scenario like this for a while so I’d have to refer the question to one of my brokers who is at the coalface. While I am sure you can fund a deal like this still, there are a few issues you may come up against. Most lenders don’t like the idea of you not putting in any money and some won’t agree to the vendor…[Read more]
We are all dying a death by 1000 cuts anyway. The fact is land tax, as with GST, is a very simple tax to implement and very difficult to avoid. It is unambiguous and simple. This is far preferable to income tax which is anything but. The problem is that if it was introduced it would be on top of the current system, not replacing it. The most…[Read more]
Great post Benny,
I wouldn’t be too concerned about having the properties in personal names, most people start out this way. It would be worthwhile making a full appraisal of your structure and work out a strategy for future purchases and also what to do with any money crystalized from the sale of any of the exiting properties. All investors…[Read more]
At the moment I have a white labelled home loan product priced at 3.99% variable, interest only or p&i, it has an offset account or can be structured as a LOC or a combination with no change to the rate. I also have a team of experienced brokers who have access to a wide range of other products, as no one loan is going to be most…[Read more]
Alistair Perry replied to the topic Invest in property which generates little cash flow?? in the forum Help Needed! 1 year, 9 months ago
Hi Frances and Attila,
I would encourage you to look at what you need the most. That is, if you already have an income but not a lot of capital behind you, then you should really look at improving your capital position as a first point of call. A more active strategy such as renovating, revaluing and accessing the manufactured equity for further…[Read more]
I have worked with Steve on some of his personal investments on and off for a number of years. I certainly wasn’t the only person he dealt with over this time, but we have had a business relationship for a long time. I sold my old business last year and am now working out of Steve’s office, assisting him in creating a range of products…[Read more]
Stamp Duty is an absolutely horrible form of taxation, it makes entering the market extremely difficult and inhibits mobility which has both a social and economic impact. The fact that its removal would increase the number of speculators is not necessarily a bad thing, speculators and traders would increase the liquidity of the market, as they do…[Read more]
If you have any further queries re how different loans work, please add them here. This topic is very important for people who are new to property investing because, as Terry put very succinctly, you can’t unscramble an egg. Mistakes with structuring can be very costly over the life of a loan.
Nobody has a crystal ball. You seem to have thought through your options pretty thoroughly so you should be happy that whatever decision you ultimately make, it has been an informed one. Only the future will tell if your decision is the best one or not.
Offset accounts are very useful because they change the interest calculation but not the loan amount. In most cases investors should have both an offset account, for personal use, and money in redraw or a LOC for investment use.
Your current lender would be determining your accessible equity using the valuation they have on file, which may or may not be old, depending on when the loan was set up. If it was a while ago, you may have more, the same or less equity available, depending on the market you are in. It would be well worth your while engaging a…[Read more]
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