- echelon6Member@echelon6Join Date: 2009Post Count: 19
My partner and I want to buy our very first IPs
We originally planned to buy separately so we could capture both FHOGs, but individually, on our average salaries (50k each) we could only borrow around 250k each
If we borrow jointly however, we could borrow up to 600k to 700k between us. I guess it's just how banks' debt serviceabilty calculators work.
Anyway, borrowing jointly means we need to buy jointly right? So only one of our FHOGs could be used.
Is there a way we can borrow more and keep our FHOGs? I'm thinking of maximising our LVRs but we can afford to pay a higher deposit (as low as 80% LVR is achievable)
The plan is to get 2 IPs into our portfolios as soon as possible (I'm aware that I need to live in them for the first 6 months, which I plan to do).Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
You may also want to check out the rules of the FHOG as if you purchase and use your FHOG your partner will not be elligble.echelon6Member@echelon6Join Date: 2009Post Count: 19
Yes I understand the rules, my partner and I are not married – we're not anything on paper.sonyasalMember@sonyasalJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 421
sorry to be impertinent, but do you live together? If so, you may still not be eligible for two FHOG as you may be considered to be in a defacto relationship and therefore considered a couple.
it may be worthwhile making inquiries to the relevant administrator of FHOG. If however, you don't live together, then you would probably be able to get the two FHOG