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  • Hi Investor,
    Interesting question !!

    Because say for example he looks for houses for you and he spots an amazing deal that is available on the market, and the buyers agent job is to tell you of such opportunity. Isn’t there a good chance that they might take that house and take your attention to another house so they can buy that one? Or am I m…

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  • Hi Investor,

    Seems like your fingers are running ahead of your thoughts here:-

    I wish I could find a place where I could …… stuff like tiling,painting, replacing the wooden floor. Don’t know where to find it.

    Where I put …… you have left out a word – if you are wanting to “learn” stuff, I believe Bunnings do courses here and there s…[Read more]

  • A member has questions around “What to do” where one has a PPOR that was (nearly) paid off, became a rental, and they now live in their new PPOR. Do they sell the first PPOR (now a rental), or keep it? Can they borrow against that first PPOR to pay down the new one and make the Interest deductible, etc.

    This thread was asking those…[Read more]

  • Wow, TerryW,

    What an awesome list of options. A lot of people could do with knowing about all those options. THanks for sharing them,

    Benny

  • Hi Craig,

    As I understand it, taking a mortgage against a house that is an investment property doesn’t necessarily mean the loan will be deductible. This is because the deductibility is based on the REASON for the loan. And, in your case, if the reason is to pay down your PPOR, then that is personal, and thus non-deductible.

    HOWEVER, if…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Best financing structure in the forum Finance 6 days, 3 hours ago

    Hi Matt,
    The way I see it, there is nothing wrong in staying with one lender EXCEPT if they cross-collateralise all properties. At some point though, you may find that lender won’t allow you any more loans, at which point looking elsewhere might become an imperative.

    Hopefully one or two or our resident finance gurus (Mortgage Brokers) will…[Read more]

  • Hi Simon,
    Re the Fixed Rate, be sure that you know just what can impact you if your plans were to change. By this, I mean that if you had any reason to have to “break” that Fixed loan, it would cost you dearly. So, if you are thinking of refinancing soon, or maybe needing to sell, or even have concerns about the security of your job, do think…[Read more]

  • Hi Investor,
    I liked this one of Jaxon’s thoughts particularly:-

    – understand before you invest (know something in and out and why it makes sense and the risks before acting)

    That really is KEY ! I often say it like this “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”.

    Spend the time to get to KNOW where you want to go before you s…[Read more]

  • Hi Investor,
    I liked this one of Jaxon’s thoughts particularly:-

    – understand before you invest (know something in and out and why it makes sense and the risks before acting)

    That really is KEY ! I often say it like this “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”.

    Spend the time to get to KNOW where you want to go before you s…[Read more]

  • Hi Simon,
    Your reference to the other post reminded me of “all those extra little jobs” that were crushing you…
    https://www.propertyinvesting.com/topic/5037056-all-the-little-jobs-loose-ends-at-the-end-of-a-reno/
    is the link for any others interested.

    So how did you go with all those little jobs? Was the above list detailing them all, or…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Where to from here? in the forum Help Needed! 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Sitbon,

    Just know that if you ever decide to sell your property, if you have ever rented it, you will need to pay a capital gains tax on it.

    Sitbon, just so you know, (and other new readers following aren’t swayed by your comment) the above comment is somewhat incorrect.

    In some cases, you MAY have to pay CGT, but in other cases, you…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Where to from here? in the forum Help Needed! 1 week, 4 days ago

    Hi Matt,

    Check Jamie’s signature !! :p He is one of several very knowledgeable MB’s who give their time on here. Others can be found by keeping your eye on all sigs of posters, or perhaps check here:-

    https://www.propertyinvesting.com/topic/5031421-to-all-mortgage-brokers-and-other-advisers-too/

    And no, that is not all of the MB’s on…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Rentvesting in the forum Creative Investing 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Brett,

    Question for everyone else though – if you eventually move into the property you purchased as an investment, can you theoretically never pay the capital gains tax, or do you have to claim a taxable event when you switch it over to an owner-occupier residence? Maybe someone here might know the answer to that. It might be a decent way to g…

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  • Benny replied to the topic Rentvesting in the forum Creative Investing 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Brett,

    Question for everyone else though – if you eventually move into the property you purchased as an investment, can you theoretically never pay the capital gains tax, or do you have to claim a taxable event when you switch it over to an owner-occupier residence? Maybe someone here might know the answer to that. It might be a decent way to g…

    [Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Rentvesting in the forum Creative Investing 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Hi Brett,

    Question for everyone else though – if you eventually move into the property you purchased as an investment, can you theoretically never pay the capital gains tax, or do you have to claim a taxable event when you switch it over to an owner-occupier residence? Maybe someone here might know the answer to that. It might be a decent way t…

    [Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Seek advises in the forum General Property 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi Happygirl,

    Another situation is the gap between two walls from two separate properties could be less than one inch.

    Hmm, I have never heard of or seen anything like that, but then I am not familiar with Canberra. Perhaps @jamie-m can shed some light on this?

    In wondering “Why” this could be, are these perhaps built on really small blocks…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Seek advises in the forum General Property 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi Happygirl,

    Another situation is the gap between two walls from two separate properties could be less than one inch.

    Hmm, I have never heard of or seen anything like that, but then I am not familiar with Canberra. Perhaps @jamie-m can shed some light on this?

    In wondering “Why” this could be, are these perhaps built on really small…[Read more]

  • Benny replied to the topic Seek advises in the forum General Property 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hi Happygirl,

    This sounds like a Duplex to me. These are reasonably common and yes, their value is lower than a house that sits alone on a block. There are a few savings made to build them, the land sizes are typically smaller, thus they are lower-priced.

    I think a Duplex is less marketable than a house – so reselling would be to a smaller…[Read more]

  • When KBrodee first started this thread, questioning his own thoughts re Frankston North, one of the parameters that can be useful is to consider the Median Values for an area. In this case, for reasons mentioned earlier, the Median was WAY South of reality. Have a read from here (link below) where I first questioned KBrodee about his purchase…[Read more]

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