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  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Agent refused my written offer ! in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    I made it clear both in writing and verbally to the agent that this was purely to start negotiations, and was not my final offer

    Making that statement is a definite mistake, live and learn.

    In fact IMHO giving any commentary on whether this is a first/middle/final offer is a mistake.

    Simply state your offer clearly with any offer conditions and…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic property investing jargon in the forum General Property 18 years, 3 months ago

    CG = capital growth
    NG = negatively geared (investment property)
    PG = positively geared (investment property)
    CF+ = cash flow positive (investment property)
    OPM = other peoples money
    CGT = capital gains tax

    FWIW = for what its worth

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic First Investment in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Some comments:

    Careful which entity you buy properties in, eg, companies are not entitled to the 50% CGT discount.

    Mixing money and family has been known to cause problems, not always, but often enough. Setting up a proper structure will cost some $$$.

    The beauty of property as an investment lies in the ability to leverage into it. Buying it…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Melbourne – Eastlink & its impact on IPs in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Originally posted by sverma:
    Does the buy property on big block, rent out the current property, hold for a few years, subdivide & sell formula still work?

    I forgot to answer this.

    My answer is YES!! Or at least I hope so, I’m just about to settle on just such a property. [biggrin]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Melbourne – Eastlink & its impact on IPs in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Eastlink will have a positive impact, but IMHO just one factor is not enough to drive growth by itself.

    The Geelong road upgrade is a good example. This upgrade + the Melbourne boom rippling out + the Geelong waterfront upgrade all were factors in the growth. Of those the most important IMHO was the Melbourne growth.

    Given where we are in the…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Just starting in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Originally posted by bobbackoz:
    The units are specialised retirement units with 100% occupany rate and at least 8 people on a waiting list to get in. Good location waiting for the financials to come in. Anyone recommend finance broker.

    OK, all my negative comment stand then. For the reasons stated I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole.…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Just starting in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    What are the management & body corp fees. I’m guessing $$$$++.

    The LVR lend on specialised units is often not good (especially if not fully contained and/or <50sqm). Hard to buy, hard to refinance, hard to sell.

    The CG is likely to be very small.

    Sorry to be a wet blanket on this. It all depends on whether it is a special purpose unit, if not…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Guru’s flock leaving the fold in the forum General Property 18 years, 3 months ago

    snip

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Commercial vs. Residential in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Originally posted by mapleleaf:
    So we have decided to maximize the money we have to buy several residential poroperties as a start and then to move onto commercial when we are more established.
    That’s a great approach. Build a wealth base in residential, then branch out into commercial or investing in a business.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Commercial vs. Residential in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Originally posted by Sweet:
    Hi guys,

    In terms of investment property, which is better for a beginner, residential or commercial property?

    Residential

    On realestate.com.au it is easier to find commerical properties that provide higher returns than say most residential properties, why is this?

    Higher return = higher risk.

    Also, as commercial…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Melbourne median property values up 5%? in the forum No Subject 18 years, 3 months ago

    Ms Wakelin suggested Surrey Hills’ comparative lack of diversity, and resales of new developments in Williamstown could explain the data.

    I have to disagree with Ms Wakelin. The reason for Surrey Hills having a lower December 05 median than in December 03 is that the 03 figure was a massive aberation (it went from ~540k in Oct ’03, to ~680k in…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic No cheque at an Auction in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    Why not get a LOC in place now so that you do have fund available by the time of the auction?

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic No cheque at an Auction in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 3 months ago

    The answer is that you do not need a bank cheque, all you need is a personal cheque. Just make sure beforehand that you LOC is set up.

    Bid away at the auction, and if you win write out a personal cheque. When you get home, transfer the funds (eg phone or internet banking) from your LOC to your cheque account.

    Easy as that.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Negative Gearing in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    The answer is he get back whatever he paid (not sure about the medicare levy though).

    Your example is not realistic though
    1) noone earning 100k is paying 50k tax
    2) a 100k shortfall is massive, not affordable for someone on 100k/yr unless their partner is also earning big bucks.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Family Matters – help please :-) in the forum No Subject 18 years, 4 months ago

    I would try and contact the beneficiaries and explain the situation.

    Perhaps see if you can negotiate some rent free period, or reduced rent period, in return for not pursuing a claim over the property through the courts. I would discuss this though with a solicitor first to see how realistic your chances are in the courts.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Marina Berths: A worthy investment? in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    For an investment I find it helpful to evaluate against 3 key crtieria. For me an investment needs to forfill all 3 to even be considered.

    Capital appreciation: does it have a history of increases, is supply limited, is demand sustainable

    Income: how much, how reliable, how much gets eaten by running costs

    Collateral: Will banks lend against…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Landlord Insurance in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    I would think the policy has to in the name that appears on the title. The insurance company can confirm though, just give them a call.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Buying into Estates? in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    Originally posted by clones:
    Originally posted by shake-the-disease:
    210m2 says it all. Why buy a such a property when you can get another one for the same price with 700m2. Remember, land appreciates, buildings depreciate.

    Neighbours will be very close and there will be a tiny backyard. Who is going to demand this sort of property in an outer…[Read more]

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic Landlord Insurance in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    Take out the insurance.

    A trust structure is one defensive barrier, don’t think any barrier is fool-proof. Insurance is a cheap and effective additional barrier between you and someone sueing you, and as pointed out, it will protect assets within the trust as well.

  • shake-the-disease replied to the topic $160K with $240/w rent – should I buy??? in the forum Help Needed! 18 years, 4 months ago

    Pros:
    – low entry price
    – good gross yield

    Cons:
    – Banks don’t like them, especially under 50sqm. Because of this your LVR is going to be lower (60 to 70%??), negating the low entry price pro.
    – High risk of poor capital growth
    – Low scarcity factor

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