My husband and I are about to purchase our first +ve IP. Our Mortgage Broker has suggested we take an interest only loan. Is this what we should do or should we make it pricipal and interest???
any feedback will be appreciated
ThankyouLeighMember@leighJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 130
Search the forum for ‘interest only’ and see what comes up. This topic has been covered heaps of times and you’ll find everything you’re looking for.
My personal opinion is that IO is the way to go if you’re investing for cashflow.
– Lower monthly payments
– You can still make payments straight off the principal if you wish
– You’ll probably only end up refinancing/redrawing your principal repayments later on anyway, this may incure fees to do so, so it may even be worth putting them aside in a high interest account (such as Adelaide bank – 5% interest, no minimimum term) so you have immediate access when you need it
Hope I’ve helped.
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HomeLoanGuyMember@homeloanguyJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 26
Generally, most investors will go with Interest Only for the investment property, if they still have a loan against their Owner Occupied Property. The rational here is the interest on the investment loan may be a tax deductible expense (please confirm this with your tax advisor, you do have one don’t you?). Whereas the interest on your Owner Occupied property is not a tax deductible expense. So you should apply as much funds as possible to the Owner Occupied debt to reduce it as quickly as possible.
However, if you do not have any consumer debt or Owner Occupied debt, then you may still go Interest Only (variable rate or split loan), knowing you can make lump sum repayments at any time to reduce overall debt.
The real answer is not here, you must consult a financial planner and/or tax specialist.
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Thankyou for your help, it had helped me feel a lot more confident. Being new at investing in property, it helps to hear other investors opinions.
Hi Home Loan Guy,
Thankyou for your feedback. We are currently looking for an accountant to help us. We do have a loan on our PPOR so what you have said makes a lot of sense.
If you know of a good accountant could you please let me know. We are currently living in Brisbane.
Thanks again.calronParticipant@calronJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 78
Interest only with a line of credit.. Much better for the hip pocket and piece of mind….
When you think about it, you take out the loan for 25 – 30 years.. The principal that you will need to pay then after all that tax deductable interest is going to be the equivalent to buying a pair of shoes or something in that amount of time..
IO + LOC = GL
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[email protected]Mortgage HunterParticipant@mortgage-hunterJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3,781Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,018
Why not try Cabreras on the northside 07-3888 6399. Steve there has always been helpful to us.
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Hi Qld’s 007
Thankyou, I will give Steve a call.
Katrina.JohnbMember@johnbJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 15
I’m in Canberra and will be doing IP’s in Melbourne. I have two accountants. One in QLD and this new one in Canberra. The new one has nine IP’s himself, so I feel pretty confident with him. When I do business with these guys I just email the questions or data.
If you want I can pass you his name.
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