I have been reading the post on the forum for over six months and I am not sure if I have ever replied before.
I began purchasing investment properties about just over 12mths ago. My sister was being moved from one place after another and she was very unhappy so I got over my nerves bought a house she now rents. I did know at the time I had…[Read more]
Bruce you sound like a geniune Australian wanker! You very sarcastically put down the ideas and opinions of others on this forum and stand back with a superior attitude. I am a government worker who runs cabs on the side therefore I must be better than someone who got their idea money making idea from a book.
The people on this forum have chosen…[Read more]
Give us a few details and we might be able to access the best way to help you. Things like the estimated value of your home, how much to do you owe on it. What sort of income do you get and how much. What debts do you have now.(personal loans, car loans, credit cards etc)
What areas are you thinking of buying in and at what price.
This will…[Read more]
Mini I have a quick question. As an Aussie buying in NZ there are two things I only just thought of. Do they have landlords insurance in the same format they do here (I assume they do but am not sure).
Secondly the risk of Earthquake is much higher in NZ than Australia. What are the risks with home insurance in that regard. If my house is flatten…[Read more]
I think that despite the decrease in the size of the family that larger homes will always be popular. Lets face it the rich love large spacious homes even there is only one or two people living there.
People will convert the extra unused rooms to other purposes and this will give them scope to do so where as it is much more expensive to add a…[Read more]
Melanie is correct they do offer interest only to ten years. It is on their a fixed rate and they will only allow to 80%.
Loanstar who I only just found out about offer I/O ten years on both fixed and variable rates. Although they also will only go to 80% of the property value.
Hope this helps.
Mel can you explain the voucher scheme a little more does it relate to all states? I have two centrelink receiptents in my investment properties and had a several time where I have had to chase up the money.
This may make life a little easier.
If you are looking at Rocky you have been get a wriggle on as the prices have already begun to skyrocket. Austrlian Bureau of Stats site is also good for information.
Rocky is currently experiencing slow population decline and weak economy and no future major developments noted. Kingaroy is a major town in the southeast corner with strong…[Read more]
Where do you get your figure that loan repayments are 33% below rent?
The average rent in Brisbane for example is about $250pw in the average 10km radius suburbs.
The average purchase price is around $300,000 in the same areas if you had a loan of $225,000 over 25yrs then your payments would be $1,529pm
This equals about $350pw plus rates plus…[Read more]
Can I ask a question. I did a lot of research on Rocky about three months ago and decided not to buy there. The population of Rocky has been in decline for eight years and the economy is not looking good, unemployment highest in the major regional towns and the town has poor infastructure etc.
Will this not affect the rents and capital growth in…[Read more]
Everywhere in Brisbane is booming. Forest Lake is about 18km South East of the CBD and is Qld’s largest planned estate. It has very large lake and I go there a lot for walks and coffee. We are even considering buying there. You can still get properties in the $200k price range but these are basic houses away from the lake. Not that there is…[Read more]
I have done some research and found that the properties in the Wairoa area near Napier and Hastings seem well priced. Does anyone know much more about these areas. Economy seems strong, unemployment not too high (higher than Aust but no bad for NZ).
Just after some opinions from our Kiwi friends.
Let face it boys and girls this one comes down to what you are comfortable doing. I really see no problem with 100% offset or LOC. So do some investigating with the banks and find out the fees and charges associated with each type and then make a decision from there.
As a broker I always let the customer decide I just tell them what the loan does…[Read more]
I am a Broker and it is very understandable that you should be upset. The broker should have been following this up on a regular basis. I never let more than a week go by before following up a deal.
I always phone the customer to keep them informed of what is happening. If your broker can’t give you straight answers look for another one…[Read more]
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