Hi Johann,What strategy to take depends on the % of your return, that is your profit divided by your capital & costs for the project. Renovation or development is more active strategy and requires a lot more time commitment.For buy and hold strategy you can estimate the potential growth in your area and divided that with the equity in the…[Read more]
Hi Maws,Depending on which state and suburb the cost for unit development can be a lot cheaper than subdivision because you can share the services (separate meter) such as power and sewage. Unit title requirement can be as little as sharing the letter box in the common area. Another thing to consider in your design is to have separate driveway f…[Read more]
Hi Barbara,Tricky situation you have there. What do you think the property market outlook in your area? if you think the growth will be higher than the -ve gear then you might want to consider keeping it until market settles down. You also might be able to borrow more if you dont mind renting one or more rooms from your PPOR.
Hi Jess,I have tried both doing it myself and through property manager. My preference is to have someone else looking after my property specially if the location is far from where I live. The only time I managed myself was when I had bad experience with agent. 7% sounds reasonable to me.
Ideally we want to have 50/50 balance i.e. cash flow positive to fund the negatively geared growth property.However there is possibility to invest in growth area with minimum cost if you can build unit development and sell some just enough to keep one or two remaining unit for cash neutral.For my own experience I started with buy and hold strategy…[Read more]
prusli replied to the topic HELP NEEDED WITH BUYING AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY WITH EQUITY in the forum Help Needed! 10 years, 6 months ago
Hi Grant,Your LMI increases exponentially with LVR i.e. the higher the LVR the higher the percentage. You could ask your lender to provide the LMI table to get better understanding. LMI usually applies if you borrow more than 80% but I know several lenders can go up to 85% without LMI. Westpac is one of them I think. Check with your bro…[Read more]
prusli replied to the topic Any one knows a forum like this for share/option/index traders? in the forum General Property 12 years, 6 months ago
try http://www.optionetics.com forums. it is a US based company but same principal can be apply in australia. I find market here is not as liquid as US market. The only broker I know has good facility to do different option trades such as calendar, straddle or butterfly etc is http://www.optionexpress.com.au … another broker to consider if you are trad…[Read more]
prusli replied to the topic Is this possible? $40k a year salary and wanting to buy first investment property in the forum Help Needed! 12 years, 7 months ago
hi catsgrave,I am not an expert and dont know your situation but I was in your situation and bought $180K investment.Salary $40K gives approx $2500 monthly into your bank.you can aim to save about $1500 per month if you dont have family or other debt(s).In 6 months you might have $9000 + $3000 saving + $7000 first home grant = $19,000you might be…[Read more]
Well done Kean, I wish I had the same courage when I was 14. You can start by reading investing books free from library and ask specific question(s) to this forum while saving for a deposit.
welcome to forum. I went last year and learnt few things. It also depends on your current level of knowledge on investing. I cant speak for others but in my situation I managed to increase my portfolio significantly from reading books, attending seminars and talking with other experienced investors. I wouldnt go to his seminar again not bec…[Read more]
Thanks for your response.I had a chat with the manager he agreed the property is under valued based on rental income but he can justify the house price based on rental alone. Rental is only derived from house price but not the other way round.I have just renovated this house internally all brand new such as bathrooms, kitchen and floor. I am l…[Read more]
Hi V8ghia, this is a full valuation and I am paying for it then pass it on to Macquarie for refinance. I asked all agents that inspected my property to tell me the comparable sale and also passed this info to the valuer.
thanks.. with my situation using hybrid trust eliminates most lenders. I tried Westpac and they said no. I am going thru Macquarie at the moment but their fixed 3 yr rate is 8.50% higher than most lenders. Not sure why they dont want ppl to fix the loan. I'll try NAB and hopefully they can give me good deal.
Thanks Simon. It was only a basic makeover For those of you interested here goes; Stumper to level and fix $3650 Plasterer $550 Tree lopper $750 New double carport kit $1486 New Laminex kitchen bench top $220 Bobcat $372 Pest Control $187 Skip bins 2 @ 190 = $380 Electrician $1204 New glass shower screen $829 New Security grills…[Read more]
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