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  • awsydney replied to the topic Advice please in the forum General Property 14 years, 8 months ago

    Darren

    If it is going to be your PPOR, I agree with J900 and Ynotnow that you should buy now because it is always difficult to pick the bottom market. You are going to live in it and your intention would be to hold it for a very long time, so what little difference is it going to make? My only advice is BARGAIN BARGAIN and low ball the vendor.…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Dee Why the poorer cousin of Manly? in the forum General Property 14 years, 8 months ago

    Hydra

    Thanks a lot for the info you have given me, sincerely appreciated. I have bought a unit off the plan in the Dee Why Grand development but it would not be ready until around May 2010. Yes, I’m aware the median is around $415k. It was about $405k when I exchanged in July. A local agent has estimated a rental yield of 5.7% for my particular…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Clarifying ideas on property investment in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    It’s fine if you need flexibility and want to own more at the same time.

    From my own experience, I didnt need the flexibility and found the fastest way to pay off PPOR is with P & I whilst buying other IPs.

  • awsydney replied to the topic Which countries can australians buy property in the forum Overseas Deals 14 years, 8 months ago

    Brook, can you tell me where your cave is in Turkey?! :)

    I have IPs in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. The average yield for KL is 12% whilst Singapore is around 8%. This really beat Aussie yields and I wonder why I still look around Sydney and Melbourne.

    The problem with KL is that you need to get a reliable property manager and there are not many…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Guidance for a Newbie? in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    SC, you’re right and thanks for pointing that one out. I have not done my own tax for a couple of years now.

  • awsydney replied to the topic Clarifying ideas on property investment in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    LOL!

    1. I also happen to be an accountant and I can surely say that accountants may not be the best business people contrary to popular belief. I have known many accountants who are very good at keeping score but are very myopic in their views about the world.

    2. OK, I misunderstood and thought you meant buying unit trusts in a financial…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Clarifying ideas on property investment in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    XYA

    1. Think about it – the fastest way to wealth creation is to pay off your PPOR ASAP, therefore always P & I. There are no 2 ways to it. Why pay interest only on PPOR when there is absolutely no tax benefit. You are only making your bank richer. The only time I would do that is to get a family member to buy the property and you rent it from…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Guidance for a Newbie? in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    The PPOR with variable rate is fine provided you keep to the objective of paying this off ASAP.

    The IP with fixed rate and principal and interest – OUCH OUCH!! I would try and change this to interest only as long as your bank dont penalise you hard, they shouldnt anyway. I guess there is nothing you can do with the fixed rate except ride it out…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic has the 6yr CGT rule changed ? in the forum You can’t find it because 14 years, 8 months ago

    You can’t find it because it’s not true.

    There will be widespread mayhem and you will hear in all over the news if that happened. My understand of the 6 year rule is that you can keep on doing it indefinitely as long as it’s within the guidelines.

    http://www.ato.gov.au/corporate/content.asp?doc=/content/86191.htm

  • awsydney replied to the topic Negatively geared property> What do I do? in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Shane,

    I’m saying that for certain developments, don’t just take the developer’s price and exchange terms as they are but negotiate hard with them. I just posted a thread on how I drove a really hard bargain for 4 weeks with AV Jennings and they eventually gave in which resulted in huge savings. I came across a few projects in Brunswick and…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Investment Tips Needed in ACT in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Canberra is one of the most affluent cities in Australia and I like it for that reason. Weather, food, lifestyle wise, that’s another story.

    Proasset is correct in saying it’s better to find somewhere that is cheaper to own and I think there is definitely pockets like that. I might even consider leveraging with a rental in a high rent suburb…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic what would you do? in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    With $160k, I would put 4 deposits on 3 new units / older house worth $300k each in high growth areas. Add in acquisition costs, that would use up about $120k of your $160k. You still have $40k buffer.

    You can use the negative gear to offset your $80k income but I would make a conscious effort to eventually get them positive either by increasing…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Negatively geared property> What do I do? in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Bergy, congrats on your Carlton unit. My brother bought one a few years ago and it has also appreciate very well. It has also never experienced down time as it is so close to the university.

    My general advice is don’t think about selling Carlton at all. Selling has all the CGT and transaction costs associated with it and besides, you have only…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic What would you do !!! in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Commercial investment is a totally different kettle of fish to residential and may be more risky in certain situations. Generally, a bank will require at least a 25% equity for a commercial venture before they even consider approving the loan.

    Calculate your equity in all your investments and the % exposure to the banks first and make sure you…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Selling in the country and moving to the city – need help !! in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Troy

    Country House

    If you only have $60k mortgage left on the country house, I would definitely not sell it. The objective is always to hold on to your properties. Furthermore, if you rent out the country house, I’m sure it’s going to be cashflow positive as well.

    Perth

    I would suggest finding a good investment unit in Perth which is also…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic HELP CALCULATING DEPRECIATION in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    Mrs P

    Depreciation allowance on the building has nothing to do with your income. Generally, capital allowance on building is 2.5% per annum. Furnishings are calculated separately depending on the items. Here’s a guide from the tax office which I have found to be very useful and ATO allows self-calculation per the…[Read more]

  • awsydney replied to the topic Investment Tips Needed in ACT in the forum Help Needed! 14 years, 8 months ago

    I would try to find a suitable investment property in Canberra and live in it rather than pay rent currently. If you leave Canberra, you would have serviced the mortgage for a few years and you have the option to rent out the property. It’s the best time to buy now that interest rates are so low.

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