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Buzz Lightyear

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Line of Credit questions in the forum General Property 20 years ago

    I went for the maximum amount. Obviously, that was linked to my ability to service and the new valuation. However, I thought the higher LOC available, the greater options I would have, as I had not at the time, identified next purchase. My LOC is not a huge amount in anycase (50k).

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Where does the market go from here? in the forum No Subject 20 years ago

    If you examine the source of the commentary in the media about the share v property debate, most of the quoted who are advocating equities are from large financial conglomerates whose activity is primarily out of the sharmarket. Not saying they are wrong, but self-interest is a great motivator.

    Shushar, didn’t think of the car wash down the road…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Differences between Mortgage Brokers in the forum Finance 20 years ago

    They were different, one was Aussie (240), the other Bank of Melbourne (315). But I know, that both institutions were in the list of each broker’s software package used to determine the figure. I would have thought they would come to a very similar result.

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Line of Credit questions in the forum General Property 20 years ago

    BenJones,

    I have recently undertaken what you are contemplating. For me, the LOC is there to fund next IP purchase. Also set up offset as well, which I think is good value to park any other savings and have pay being paid to linked account.

    In terms of impact on future IP purchases, my understanding is that they will calculate your debt as the…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Where does the market go from here? in the forum General Property 20 years ago

    On the actual subject of property, two queries about everyone’s comments.
    1. Property is such hetergeneous asset class, to make generalisations about the market will go up or vice-versa I think misses the point. Townhouses, apartments, houses in different georgraphical and demographic areas will respond differently to a market of rising interest…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Where does the market go from here? in the forum General Property 20 years ago

    Whilst China as an economy is growing at a fast pace (around 8-10% per annum), what sustainable comparative advantage do they currently posses? Outside of cheap labour (which is transitory eg Taiwan, Japan) and a significant population, most of the investment is coming from large global firms. Japan had their own firms, technology & innovation.…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic today tonight- tenant damage in the forum General Property 20 years ago

    There are databases available at a cost which are designed for property managers/agents. There may also be others, not sure. http://www.rpdata.net.au/home/brochures/tenantinf.html.

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic CBD Purchase Quandry in the forum Finance 20 years, 1 month ago

    Mart,
    Mortgage insurers not even offering LMI on these properties at the moment (especially Docklands). Are you both entrenched in the idea of an apartment? I am assuming the location is due to proximity to work? I am not sure if there is anything you could really do in this location with 5%. West Melbourne or North melbourne (which are close…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic How do others avoid paying mortgage insurance? in the forum Finance 20 years, 1 month ago

    Just thinking aloud…how about a 80% loan with your financial institution and a second mortgage provider for the rest. Assuming servicing ratio/income is still OK.

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Q.S. Report in the forum General Property 20 years, 1 month ago

    Re: http://www.depreciator.com, I have compared their prices to various other QS’s and they are a little more expensive. The others that I have engaged do also provide a similar gaurantee re tax savings being twice the amount you paid for the report.
    When choosing a QS, make sure they are registered as a member of the Australian Institute of Quantity…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Claimable or not? in the forum Legal & Accounting 20 years, 1 month ago

    My understanding is that you can claim one (1) trip per year to your IP. Not sure if that means you can claim 3 trips if you have three IP in another area though.

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Getting a new investment property in the forum Help Needed! 20 years, 1 month ago

    Ask your bank which valuers they use because you are interested in purchasing another IP and would like their assistance so you don’t pay too much. If you use them to value your current IP, even if they assign the valuation to you personally, there is more chance that there will not be any conflicting valuations, when they offically revalue. I…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Is there a smarter way to research properties? in the forum General Property 20 years, 1 month ago

    The local council web-sites (at least in Victoria) generally have information regading demographics and other general property indices in the area.
    Valuer-General’s office in each state has property values as well. (I think there is a charge here though).

    James

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Offers on property..how do u do it??? in the forum No Subject 20 years, 1 month ago

    Spider,
    Once you have an address, you need to do a title search. They do have a minimal cost and that will give you the owners address at the time of purchase. This might not necessarily be the same address today. You will have a name nonetheless. Which state are you in?
    Alterantively, units generallly indicate a plaque indicating a managing…[Read more]

  • Buzz Lightyear replied to the topic Areas to buy – Victoria in the forum General Property 20 years, 1 month ago

    RobAde, do you have anyone on the ground here in melbourne who is property savvy? This would help. Whilst it might be easy to say Richmond/Elwood might have higher CG compared to a Sunshine/Dandenong. Or alterantively, Sunshine/Dandenong may have more neutrally or +ve greared propoerty, you need to pick the brains of sales agents & property…[Read more]

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