- robert_griffiths3599Member@robert_griffiths3599Join Date: 2002Post Count: 3
I’m very new to all this, and am trying to get active after years of fear.
What do I need to include, when considering costs? eg financing, insurances, maintenance, council etc what are they specifically?
Also we didn’t obtain the price we wanted when selling our home, so we are renting it out instead. However cashflow wise it’s killing us. General overview is P&I mortgage $1300, rent $1000, any suggestions on how to improve this to maybe a postive cashflow?
THANKS in anticipation…[blink]GeronimoMember@geronimoJoin Date: 2002Post Count: 167
First of all, I would recommend changing to Interest only. It will initially ease your cashflow and P&I is pointless in my opinion if you are looking to invest again in the future.
As for costs, don’t forget to budget for Council rates, landlords and building insurance (which I hope you have already, if not, GET SOME!), maintenance, and bank fees if you have an ordinary loan from a bank, and managers fees.
Hope this helps.
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I’m still needing help, any more ideas please….[blush2]mistyMember@mistyJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 72
I am not an expert but have been in similar situation. As far as I am aware, unless you can gain a higher rent, or cut your costs, there is no way to improve the cash flow.
Options to cut costs are pay of lump sum (assuming some access to cash), re-finance and extend the period of years outstanding, interest only.
Although in general it is advisable to try and hold property, there comes a time when it is better to sell, even at a lower price than you really want. You may find that this is one of them.
It all really depends on the value of the property and how much mortgage you have.
Consider the costs you are losing every month as against the loss you believe you will have if you sell. Also there is still the possibility that property will drop a little further in price, exageratting your loss.
Hope this helps.Mortgage HunterParticipant@mortgage-hunterJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3,781
What interest rate are you currently paying?
As suggested IO is an immediate wasy to reduce the repayment.
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Comments may not be relevant to individual circumstances. If you intend making any investment, financial or taxation decision you should consult a professional adviser.DerekMember@derekJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 3,544
In addition to I/O loans I woudl recommend you get a depreciation report completed and then, if appropriate, complete a PAYG Income Tax Variation advice. This way you’ll get your lump sum tax refund during your regular pay periods.
Property Investment Support Available. Ongoing and never stopping. PM welcome.brahmsParticipant@brahmsJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 485
a couple of questions come to mind…why?
1. are you renting out this property (at a loss)
2. where are you living now?
3. tell me more…
If you don’t ask, the answer is no!!