It depends where you are buying your investment.More people are living in apartments in Melbourne and Sydney – so they make good investments, rent well and have capital growth.In Perth and Brisbane it seems like people still prefer to live in houses, even though more are moving to apartment living
As has already been said – you are going to pay for the perceived security of a rent guarantee.
They are project marketers – in general these people take between 8 and 15% commission on their sales – again something you pay for. And it looks like they’re into new house and land packages – you can do much better
Charles 1 replied to the topic Double story townhouse – overlooking single storey houses/views in the forum Value Adding 8 years, 6 months ago
It depends upon the council and the local zoning, but overlooking into neighbours properties and their back yards is an issue that the council will be concerned with
It sounds like you’re going to need a bit more money behind you as a deposit and you’ll need serviceability for the banks to lend you money.
You’ll have to educate yourself also, but there’s lots of good resources here on the forum plus a few good posts on which books to read.
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Charles 1 replied to the topic Very Urgent Info Required, Can builder/property developer sell a New off the Plan townhouse Before even Loding a DA with Council in the forum Yes it is legal.
But even if 8 years, 7 months ago
Yes it is legal.
But even if the DA is lodged it may not be approved by council and even if it is approved, the construction may not go ahead.
Lot’s of problems in buying off the plan!
I don’t know the area – but just a thought – If it’s not selling to me it means the price is wrong.
If you offered it for $ 2 million no one would buy it.
If you sold it for $500,000 lots of people would snap it up
The price is somewhere in the middle – when you get the price right someone will buy it
An ambitious project for a “newbie” as you call yourself – best to educate your self and learn lots first.
I big challenge at present is finance – you’ll need deeper pockets than you think.
The other is developing in a flat market – where prices are not rising and are falling in some areas.
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Charles 1 replied to the topic Investing in Brisbane Fortitude valley Ann St and/or Melbourne west CBD a good idea? in the forum Help Needed! 8 years, 7 months ago
Interesting that of all the places you could invest you’ve chosen 2 suburbs where most of us would not invest.
Be wary of the Melbourne CBD market – there are over 3,000 off the plan units coming on the market in the next 3 years – there will be a huge oversupply there for a while.
Have you considered established properties?
Charles 1 replied to the topic Does a landlord have to pay for cleaning and mowing costs before a tennant moves in? in the forum Help Needed! 8 years, 9 months ago
You’ve heard it said that you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
I would have thought you’d want the property to look good to attract the type of tenant that would look after it.
Esp as its your PPR – it’s a small price to pay for getting a better tenant or more enquiries
GuysHas anyone attended a paid seminar with Positive Real Estate? I would like to hear from you. What were your experienced? Did you learned a lot if so how much? Did you have some invaluable insight into real estate investing that you would not otherwise learned from from reading real estate investment books? Cheers.
Are you attending his up and coming seminar?
Yes Leo I’m going.
I’ve been to a few of his and they are always good value. Sure there’s some content repeated but I always get a distinction or two and learn some new stuff. And he’s been pretty right in what he’s said.
Charles 1 replied to the topic Anyone got a Carly Crutchfield home study they’d like to sell? in the forum Heads Up! 8 years, 9 months ago
I don’t have any Carly Crutchfield courses to sell, but I have a book of fairy tales.
I agree with the others.
I have found Residex not be useful. Especially if the house is not “average” – they don’t know if it has been done up or improved or has it got airconditioning.
RP Data has more accurate stats
Interesting article in Property Update yesterday on investing in the USA.
Read it and take out of it what you will. There are always different opinions on how and where to invest
In New Zealand they have some real investor clubs run by investors with no vested interests – nothing to sell – just people helping each other.
Unfortunately there is nothing like that in Australia – the investor clubs here are thinly disguised commercial ventures. That’s a real pity because it would be greta to join one.
Yesterday, I've encouraged Michael Yardney to produce Audiobook for his future project via email because. I told him about the market for this: there are millions of investors out there to commute by cars, train etc., which provide them the opportunity to listen while driving or on the train etc.
Great idea Leo
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Why would you want to place your PPR in a trust? the CGT concession loss is a biggy!
I have read the ATO is very wary of people renting their PPR to themselves through trusts – they see it as a sham and disallow the investment deductions.
Get accounting advice
Be careful about Perth
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