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  • Profile photo of emulightemulight
    Join Date: 2006
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    Hi guys. I’m new to this so I am still researching. I was wondering what the minimum amount of savings was necessary to get into property. I read different options for those with low savings. I am interested in what some of you started with when buying your first property.



    Profile photo of bridgebuffbridgebuff
    Join Date: 2006
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    I think it is a matter of creativity.
    If you manage to flip a property, you can do it with $0.00 cash in. Or if you can agree on vendor finance, again you can do it with little cash (you may need the closing costs).
    On the other end if you want to go the conventional way, you need whatever % (normally 20% without MI [morgage insurance]) of the purchase price the bank requires plus all the closing/improvement costs.
    It all depends on your skill and experience levels. Nothing is impossible, but it is important that you always have a fallback position if things do not work out as you hoped.

    Profile photo of dare_to_dreamdare_to_dream
    Join Date: 2006
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    Just a quick question about mortage insurance: How is the amount of mortgage insurance you pay worked? i.e. Will is be less if you are borrowing 90% as opposed to say 85%?[suave2]


    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
    Join Date: 2003
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    Hi Paul

    No the lower the LVR the lower the LMI premium.

    Also the LMI premiums maybe slightly higher for a interest only loan over a P & I loan.

    In saying this each lender has a different LMI scale charge so a good MB will shop around and see what he can find for you.


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