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  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Answers to “Where to Find CF+ Deals” in the forum Help Needed! 8 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Corey

    They’re great yields. Are these in Adelaide or from your clients in SE QLd??

    Cheers,

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Next Investment property in the forum General Property 9 years, 4 months ago

    Dan

    Have you tried passing your query past a BA. Your parameters are very wide and its all about refining the requirements so you understand where to start looking.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Is new Lawn (grass) tax deductible? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 4 months ago

    That is a really interesting question!

    Could could be seen as a repair (replacing like for like), as long as the previous lawn was ‘in a state of disrepair’ or as an improvement since lawn may not be regarded as essential (although usually is).

    A further question would be, could you scrap the old lawn (from a depreciation point of view). I have…[Read more]

  • Hi Mark

    Tony Neale who posts under ‘thecrest’ is involved with motels etc. Search for posts by ‘thecrest’ and you’ll find his details and link to his email. His signature block is

    thecrest | Tony Neale – Statewide Motel Brokers
    http://www.statewidemotelbrokers.com.au
    Email Me

    selling motels in NSW

  • Hopefully one of the experienced legal and finance peoples out there can shed more light, but I would have assumed this bought you time, and locked in that rate for the 12 months worth of interest payments (great if the IR was looking to go north, but not as good if the IR was looking to go south).

    Best to ask your accountant how they viewed it…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Units in Campbelltown, NSW in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 4 months ago

    You also have to think about the ongoing costs of a unit – body corp fees. While some elements are cheaper, the strata fees can certainly bite into profits. Make sure you do your cost spreadsheets on any prospective purchase.

    Thinking about capital growth, land appreciates, buildings depreciate. You can do more work (renos etc) on a house over a unit.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Building a Team in the forum General Property 9 years, 5 months ago

    Agree with Jamie

    There would be many companies who project manage the development. The first step they would go through would be assessing if the project could be undertaken and costing the process.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Is this property considered cashflow positive? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 5 months ago

    Would you be self managing? What about PM fees. Are your ‘capital deductions’ maintenance costs?

    I usually add $2,000 for incidentals (I just had to pay $500 for a few tiles to be fixed in an IP – always one off type costs).

    Agree with Jamie – rates won’t stay this rate forever.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic New Investors – Yale Property Solutions in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 5 months ago

    Great comments by everyone above.

    The only additional comments I would make is that it is best to separate the financials and the house hunting/buying processes. There are many great brokers on this forum who will step you through the refinance process, then when you are ready you can step through the buying process. There are also many great…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic NSW Unemployment rates by region in the forum General Property 9 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks knightm,

    Very interesting graph indeed and great it came from a Departmental source. I also found it interesting that the Riverina and Far West are at the better end of the graph – agriculture is hopefully doing ok in these areas now….

    I found it interesting that Newcastle is quite high, and Parramatta for that matter. Maybe coal and…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Invest large or small? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 6 months ago

    Not sure this is correct. You need to live in the property first, then you can rent it out, as long as you don’t own another property as your PPOR at the same time. If you have a company house, then you wouldn’t buy more IPs and stay in the company house?

    I agree with Benny’s comments/thoughts above.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic I want to bid at an auction but I can't make it? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 6 months ago

    Hi Dezability

    Do you know of any Buyers Agents in the area who could bid on your behalf?

    Not sure if you could put in your highest bid with the selling agent prior to the auction (although you would want to monitor that they don’t automatically use your bid s the opening bid).

    Do you know what the property’s approximate value is?

    Cheers

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic From High School Dropout to 300+ Real Estate Deals in the forum Overseas Deals 9 years, 6 months ago

    Great interview Engelo

    Very American interview by the interviewers, but I’m glad you identified the difference between US and Australia and explained the principals – trusting others, building relationships, spending time yourself (your first reno). Good first question for REA – not many would spend time giving info without a guaranteed outcome,…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Need help in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 7 months ago

    Hi bla

    There are many mentors depending on what you want. It sounds as though you are looking for general type of guidance.

    A search on the forum brought up the following responses.…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Bank refused my loan application. in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 7 months ago

    mmm sounds like a broker situation so the broker can talk the bank’s language on your behalf.

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic “The big picture” – for new readers especially… in the forum General Property 9 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks for bringing so many valuable threads to one place Benny, you have helped a lot of newbies, and not so newbies.

    Appreciate your time delving into the vault and for teaching others to fish!

    Cheers,

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic Stats Junkies or Creatures of Habit. in the forum General Property 9 years, 8 months ago

    Invest remotely, yep I agree, stepping out of the comfort zone but the Sydney market for me is just not fitting my criteria at the moment. The first few scare the bejeebers out of me then you understand your new comfort zone, and it expands.

    As you say, plane tickets bring everything so much closer, including your goals.

    Analysis paralysis is…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic What structure would you use starting a family portfolio? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Ben

    While not responding to all your questions, I am wondering about your statement that since you have lived in the property for 12 months, you cancel the CGT?? Since you have owned it for 12 months, you would pay 50% CGT, but not 0%?

    If you then subdivide and develop etc etc the clock might start again re: values etc as new values would be…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 started the topic Polypropylene carpets vs. Nylon carpets in the forum Value Adding 9 years, 8 months ago

    Hi everyone

    About to re-carpet an IP (rented for $300/week) and am getting carpet quotes. Some carpet distributors are advising us away from poly carpets, others say it is much of a muchness (everyone agrees that nylon carpets are more stain resistant and hold their form better).

    Cost difference is poly – $120/linear metre, nylon…[Read more]

  • ChrisA1 replied to the topic How did you find the agent that helped sell your house? in the forum Help Needed! 9 years, 8 months ago

    +1
    and ask them how they would market your property (btw do you know if you would market your property towards the owner occupier or investor market). In selling my IP, I interviewed 4 REA and also asked my partner to go to open houses to see how they interacted with prospective buyers, and how they ‘sold’ the house. The Open House inspections…[Read more]

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