Superb advice here. Property investing is as much about strategy as it is having the means to action it.
Researching areas for their growth / yields and speaking with real estate agents, looking and monitoring prices/rents on the ground you want to buy etc are extremely important to ensuring if you buy a “dud” on your 1st IP it can leave you…[Read more]
Little_Stone replied to the topic About to purchase first investment property and I am already confused in the forum Help Needed! 5 years, 10 months ago
I agree with the above ^^^
megb6086 – $350 a week on what seems to be a debt of $430,000 or there abouts is quite low in my eyes. (Happy to be corrected by other members if i am off the mark here).
Aside from tax reasons etc, the main question is, “Why this property/area?”. Are you expecting a large growth in the area to stimulate the rent going…[Read more]
Let’s not complicate this. You can borrow safely upto 80% of your property value.
>81% and over will incur Lenders Mortgage Insurance. Some banks allow 90% but again you pay LMI on that 10%.
i.e. Your house is now worth $500,000 and your debt is $300,000.
$500,000 x 0.8 = $400,000 minus your debt leaves you with $100,000 of equity to use…[Read more]
Hamish, just reading these as a spectator I think Mark and Streamlineinvesting are really on the money. Scuse the pun. I’d really keep your advice to professionals like above as apposed to friends and family’s opinons.
Pure figures just speak for themselves, if those IP’s grow by 6%, in no time will you have earnt enough equity to use that for…[Read more]
Looking at it from here, it has $46,000 of use-able equity in it. ($420,000 x 0.8 minus the debt = $46,000). Have you looked into the other use-able equity in your other 3 IP’s..?
Your repayments would go up ofcourse on the mortgage but with your managing agent, is rent going up in price relevant to the growth in the area?…[Read more]
I understand the rental yields to be 2-3% but the growth potential being talked about is between 6-8% as a minimum.
You prefer 5-8% yields over 6-8% capital growth..?
Little_Stone replied to the topic After reading my first book and working out im in the wrong cycle- Negative not Positive in the forum Help Needed! 5 years, 10 months ago
Benny is definitely put it in the right context.
My questions are, by what age (how long to go) do you want to enjoy the spoils of your IP’s and what is the $$$ figure you need them to produce?
By this you/your advisors can work out if you have time to reinvest into a new property cycle if you maybe need to look at other investing…[Read more]
The quote from QLDS007 is really sound advice. A Financial Planner is a good way to see with what type of investment suits your “PURPOSE” for investing your money.
I also agree with QLDS007 with the areas chosen I wouldnt be recommending those either. I’d be thinking closer to your home, Brisbane CBD is really hot right now and…[Read more]
Hard question to answer directly. I think Jacqui has depicted it quite fairly.
Goals, Strategy and then Apply from there. If it’s wealth you’re after then there’s on strategy, if it’s to set up a comfortable retirement there is another all together.
I think Scenario #3 would be my pick and when investing use a 20% deposit, pay the fees involved…[Read more]
Well you've just answered your own question, it is in top 50 suburbs, it is in limited competition in its features and in supply (supply is what will hurt your value and vacancy rates) so why not. You would not want to throw away all the work done in the past 2 years when you now have a "product" which can get you into a position to…[Read more]
There are much more experienced forum members, Jamie being one of them as well as Richard Taylor.
However, if your property has grown by $50k (give or take) over 2 years (5% p.a.) is not terrible, but with the area is it maintainable. I've read previously Jamie referring to using an offset feature on the loan if turning a PPOR into an IP to…[Read more]
Benny is completely right in the fact you are very well set up to proceed into nearly any market, property, shares etc.
The question i have is, what is your strategy/reason/purpose towards investing in property? (wealth or early retirement or a hobby to renovate houses) and with this goal when do you want to achieve it (years)..?