As a first development, 18 units is far too large and with limited capital you would likely get yourself into trouble.
Even if you were to get a DA approval and onsell the project, you still need to ensure that the profit margins stack up for the eventual developer based on the design that you get approved.
In this scenario, you still need to be…[Read more]
I haven't done the course, but know people who have.
Unless you have money to invest during a mentoring programme, you probably aren't going to get the most out of it. A lot of the value is in having access to experienced people to assist you with investments at the time you are making them.
I started small and recommend the same for anyone else as well.
I have created a series of videos which cover the types of developments that I would suggest you start out with (and how to use RP Data to find them)
1. 2 lots on 1 title http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=perF03avcZw
2. Corner blocks…[Read more]
I would suggest doing a buy renovate and subdivide, especially in Brisbane, where there are great opportunities to find 2 lots on 1 title.
I have created a video series exploring some of these opportunities, this is the first one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=perF03avcZw
Note that the website mentioned in the videos won't be live for another…[Read more]
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Only if you can demonstrate serviceability. They will only allow around 75% of your rental income. Are your properties still cashflow positive after you refinance the $300k? What would they rent for in worst case scenario? Is this also cashflow positive on the cost to build?
Its normally around 65% GRV and net of gst, also based on the valuation…[Read more]
When you say $300k in equity, are you referring to equity that you can redraw, or total equity stuck in properties, that you would need to sell to extract?
i.e. $1.5M in property with $300k equity you can't access
Do your numbers include interest payments and gst on the sales?
You want the interest rate to mirror your loan with your bank. Don't set it at 6.8%, as if interest rates hit 9% again, you are going to suffer a huge loss.
Set it at Standard Variable Rate for your bank plus x%. In the deal that I have, it is 1.5% above the SVR of my bank.
Make sure that the borrower gets independent legal advice from someone…[Read more]
As a developer, I am probably biased, but that sounds great from your perspective. You get to pay off your mortgage,have more cash in the bank and keep the house.
Just check that the deposit is non-refundable. Some of the options strategy gurus advise their students to offer deposits that are fully refundable if they don't proceed.
Obviously get…[Read more]
$800k build sounds really low to me. This calculator estimates $1.3M incl gst for a low spec build of that size http://www.washingtonbrown.com.au/building-cost-calculator/
Look into Dixon Homes if you want a bargain basement build cost
What are the side setback requirements for building in the area?
Can you run the easement down the length of a driveway, in which case it won't impact you?
18m is a decent width and you will still have a large 800 sqm block to work with. Unless they are building a mansion, it shouldn't be an issue. Plenty of building plans will fit on ~15m…
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