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  • Moosehead replied to the topic USA – Deterioration of the Alt-A mortgage market in the forum Overseas Deals 16 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks for the reply tall2z, that answers some of my questions.  With regards to the scheme you described above, who holds the mortgage over the properties?  Does the bank that wrote the loan retain it or is it part of the deal sold off to the investors?  Or, does the bank offer a different security entirely?

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Interest Rate increase in the forum Finance 16 years, 7 months ago

    Something to keep in mind when the next housing affordability beat up story makes the news:http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,23636,22208735-14302,00.htmlHouseholds are spending about the same on housing as they have before, but a lot more on the air-con, 2nd fridge, dishwasher etc…Interestingly less is being spent on food and clothes to…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic USA – Deterioration of the Alt-A mortgage market in the forum Overseas Deals 16 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Richard… couple questions from your posts -You say most loans in Australia aren't securitised – this surprises me as I would have imagined a lot of the debt would be in the housing market and secured against property?  Similarly business debt would be secured against assests?  Or do you mean that when the loans are aggregated and sold off, t…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Partner Resistance Issues in the forum A few people have mentioned 16 years, 7 months ago

    A few people have mentioned giving books to a partner to get them inspired/converted ;) What about for the parter that doesn't read much?  I would love to have my girlfriend on board but unless theres a version of 'Rich Dad' that is presented by Tyra Banks (she loves Next Top Model) then I don't see it happening… :D

  • Moosehead replied to the topic USA – Deterioration of the Alt-A mortgage market in the forum Overseas Deals 16 years, 7 months ago

    Interesting post… but who is Fannie/Freddie??Could this happen in Oz?

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Onselling a contract for profit in the forum Creative Investing 16 years, 7 months ago

    I'm interested to hear experiences of anyone who has a negotiated an option on a simple residential deal?  In theory it sounds great… especially for developments because you could get the approvals happening without having the holding costs eating away at you.  But I wonder how you would get an regular old vendor to agree to this.  What sort of…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Anyone not finished their 05/06 tax return??? in the forum Bah, what’s the rush.  I 16 years, 7 months ago

    Bah, what's the rush.  I like to have my appointment with my accountant in Oct/Nov so I can be sure I have all the statements I needs from managed funds etc.  Another bonus is you then get your refund around Xmas.  Presents for all!  lol.

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Plans to make homes $20,000 cheaper in the forum General Property 16 years, 7 months ago

    Here's my take and I am climbing into my flame suit as I write it.I don't think the government should be held responsible for providing affordable property.  Accomodation yes, property no.  People need to stop thinking that they are 'owed' a choice of nice houses in nice metropolitan suburbs that can be bought with a first home loan.There are a lo…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Investors Direct Mortgage Brokers in the forum Finance 16 years, 7 months ago

    I am getting my next loan with Investors Direct and have found them quite good so far.  The consultant I talk to has a large portfolio herself and has recommended a strategy for me to do the same myself.  No complaints so far.And certainly better than going to the banks yourself, won't be doing that again!

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Beenleigh in the forum Help Needed! 16 years, 7 months ago

    I think Beenleigh is a great investment choice :)I bought a 3 Bed house in Eagleby in late 03 for 185k, rented for $190.Signed contracts to sell it a month or so ago for 265k, tenant in there is paying $240 pw.Good times.

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Selling main residence in the forum Legal & Accounting 16 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks Elka I think I get it now.  I just assumed as soon as you moved & declared your old place an IP everything would be deductible but it's not that simple… the devil is always in the detail isn't it.

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Selling main residence in the forum Legal & Accounting 16 years, 7 months ago

    Yikes I am getting confused here.Elkam could elaborate on what you mean by planning ahead and using an offset account?  Sorry just not following there.I would have thought that whichever house your are not occupying could be considered as an investment property in the eyes of the ATO and therefore any interest accruing against would be…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Joint Tennant Refinancing in the forum Finance 16 years, 7 months ago

    On the topic of joint tenancy.Say you wanted to purchase a property with a partner but one person was contirbuting a larger share of the purchase costs & ongoing costs.  What would be the best way to set up ownership such that any profits (or loss) are distributed in unequal shares according to some agreed split?

  • Moosehead replied to the topic RAMS Loan in the forum Finance 16 years, 7 months ago

    Good explanation v8ghia, cleared some things up for me.What do you think about the strategy of going to the 'strict' lenders first, then working your way down to lenders like Rams who are fairly lenient?

  • Moosehead replied to the topic X Collateralising in the forum Finance 16 years, 7 months ago

    I think it's very unprofessional the way banks don't really explain how they are planning to structure your loan.  It's almost as if they will cross by default and only savvy investors (ie people who been burnt before, or heard of other who have been) will realise.Recently I applied for a pre approval with my banker at the NAB.  They couldn't c…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Adelaide What’s going on??? in the forum General Property 16 years, 8 months ago

    I've been living in Adelaide for over 3 years now, and the market has continued to surprise me.  If you look at the fundamentals, the picture is not good, but this has not stopped house prices moving up steadily over the last couple years.Some of things that worry me about the market:- Small overall size of market compared to other capitals-…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Setting up the property empire… in the forum Help Needed! 16 years, 8 months ago

    G'day BrentI found myself in a similar situation to you a couple years ago so I thought I'd offer my advice… 1)  Trusts etc.  I think for your first couple of IPs, there is nothing wrong with holding them personally.  Especially when you are a high income earner and going for 'buy and hold' cashflow negative IPs, having them in your name lets…[Read more]

  • I think it's a valid question.  From my limited experience most agents don't like offers with any non-standard terms included and I've heard more than once 'I don't think the vendor will be interested in that so I'm not inclined to pass it on…'I'm not sure what the answer is.  Threatening the agent usually doesn't work… you need them on side t…[Read more]

  • Moosehead replied to the topic Commercial properties. in the forum Help Needed! 16 years, 8 months ago

    Before I get into commercial property directly, I'm planning on building up some holdings in LPTs.  Factoring in the work & stress involved with managing a commercial property I think it would be hard to beat the return of the high rated LPTs which require next to zero personal management oversight!  Maybe one day when I'm a little more &…[Read more]

  • While we're myth-busting… anyone care to bust this one?I've heard… that once a company has 2 years of financial history showing some profit, the company can borrow without any of the directors needing to provide guarantees or declare their personal income.

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