- PosEnterprisesMember@posenterprisesJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 290
I am not sure what to do. Currently have IP which is heavily negative geared! Rent increase early next year still won't cover the shortfall and is eating into my LOC very fast.
Can anyone help please?
Just need some strategy because i don't want to sell as i will lose alot due to break costs and being with RAMS they are killing me with interest payments.
thanksMortgage HunterParticipant@mortgage-hunterJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3,781
Well you need to either increase your income or decrease your expenses.
Have you done the sum on refinancing even after factoring in the break costs? It is probably not worth it but good to do the exercise.
Have you got your loan on interest only? This will reduce the outgoings until things are more comfy.
Have you any ways to increase your income to meet the shortfall? Overtime? Home business? PT Job one evening a week?
Have you varied your PAYG tax to reflect the tax deductions from the negative gearing? In effect you can spread your large tax claim over each pay.
Anyone got some more ideas??
Cheers,v8ghiaMember@v8ghiaJoin Date: 2005Post Count: 871
If you have a reasonable LVR, and are on a variable rate loan with your lender, (baa) depending on the size of the loan it may indeed be well worth looking at refinancing. Do the sums, or perhaps give us a bit of an idea what interest rate/loan size/property value you are talking about. Simons point on the tax variation is critical for heavily neg geared properties.
Have you got some good capital growth out if it to make up for the neg gearing or is it too early?
CheersMaxxiMember@maxxiJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 49
We currently have a great loan for Investors which is a 3.99% repayment for 2years …. and this can be carefully rollover again for a longer term. The rest of the interest (at a competitive rate) is simply capitalised into the loan. It means that the capitalisation over the 2 yrs is about 7% …. You will need equity in your property though. Full-Doc at 83% LVR Cap to 90% and Lo-Doc 73% LVR Cap to 80%. It's in conjuction with a reputable lender.
Email me for more information and I can assess your situation more thoroughly.
JohnTerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
Terry it is exactly the same.
Sorry John but i think you have mentioned your new product somewhere in 5 of your opening 8 posts.
Post, why not look at adding a + geared property such as a wrap to your portfolio which should give you a nice amount of extra cash each month and offset the shortfall.PosEnterprisesMember@posenterprisesJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 290
Good news everyone i have just got a new job offer which may help me with my short term cashflow problem. So i might not have to sell my IP.
Thanks for the help and advice!Stuart WemyssMember@stuart-wemyssJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 598
I think this is a good warning to people about the strategy of using a LOC to fund the shortfall. Its an okay strategy if you are doing it because you chose to. However, its not a good idea if you chose this strategy because you have to (i.e. only way to hold the property). Too many risks (e.g. income decreases, no capital growth, rates income, vacancy, etc.). Not my cup of tea.blueheelerParticipant@blueheelerJoin Date: 2007Post Count: 45
Have you thought about opening up a 100% offset account in conjunction with your morgage loan account? With LOC, you can't claim as a tax deductable. Are you claiming depreciation?
What about adding value with a quick reno, increase your rental income, valuation, refinance and add equity to your 100% offset account to counter some interest.
That's my thought and maybe someone else may have a better idea.TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,213
What makes you think you cannot claim the interest on a LOC?
Having a 100% offset account won't help with any shortfalls if the person is low on cash either.