coral33Participant@coral33Join Date: 2006Post Count: 7
Anyone who can advise me whether is worth buying a CF+ Melbourne CBD apartment? I know the capital growth won’t be there but it’s CF+ from day 1, all views are welcome. Thank you.
Sunshake-the-diseaseMember@shake-the-diseaseJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 97
I can’t think of a single circumstance that I would even consider buying a unit in the Melbourne CBD.
Is scarcity there? No
Is there a good prospect of CG? No
Is there good collateral value? No
Is the income OK? Um, maybe
That rates 1/2 star out of 4 in my book.Fast LaneMember@fast-laneJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 527
If it can achieve a good amount of CF per annum with little money down, do it. If it’s gonna make $10 per week and it costs a 20% deposit, dont do it, especially with little upside of capital growth.
CF+ for the sake of it can be detrimental to anyone’s investing journey.RikkyMember@rikkyJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 313
shake the disease you have got to be joking, inner city propertys particularly appartments are at there lowest point in the property cycle , over supply and not enough buys sound like a case of supply and demand , I think shortly the tables will turn. If you can get +cf buy all of them why not.
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[email protected]depreciatorMember@depreciatorJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 541
Ah, don’t you love forums – two completely opposite views.
Might be time to give a bit more info, Sun. Where exactly are the apartments? What sort of deposit do you need to make them cf+? Are your projections based on a rental guarantee from the developer? Are they serviced apartments? etc etc.
ScottskippygirlMember@skippygirlJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 127
I look at the cash-on-cash return (ie. the after tax income you will receive/the $ you had to put in) in order to see if it’s worth it as opposed to some other investment.
skippygirlMooseheadMember@mooseheadJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 42
shake the disease – I wonder if your opinions are backed by your own research or if you are just joining in with the crowd who bash melbourne CBD investing?
My opinion is that it COULD be a VERY GOOD investment. Reasons being (these are my opinions only of course):
1. The demand is there. Look at the forecast building starts VS underlying demand forecast by the major economic analysts. There is already a housing shortage in Melb and it is expected to deepen over the next 2-3 years. Sure there has been alot of apartment in/near the CBD but from what I have seen it is being absorbed. It has suffered along with the rest of the Melb market.
2. There’s plenty of scarcity! I don’t understand how you came to the conlusion there isn’t… CBD land is the definition of scarcity!
3. Collateral value – provided you choose a quality apartment in a smaller building it would be no better/worse than other RE investments.
4. Income – probably about on average with what you can (and should) expect from RE investing.
So coral – there’s another view for youbradjeParticipant@bradjeJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 39
Is there maybe also an opportunity to turn them in to Commercial space in the future? Always something needed in CBD’s of most cities I know.
Just a thought…..
JBcoral33Participant@coral33Join Date: 2006Post Count: 7
Everyone thanks for your valuable insight. a few answers here, it’s a commercial converted apartment, so I don’t think it can turn back into commercial but may be so too? skippy, may I know how much and above is a fair cash-on-cash return? thanks again.fernfurnMember@fernfurnJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 139
I have always thought if I had spare cash and could wait it out I would buy into Southbank/Docklands. About 3 years ago (in the real overflow stage – from heresay) you could screw a deal of an apartment for $185,000 around Southbank. I don’t think you could get one for that now, I think if you could still get a real bargain the overflow of apartments cant last forever. I believe they will turn around and become very hard to buy into. Look at the Gold Coast, – they don’t make any more land. Just an opinion!
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