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  • Profile photo of Matt007Matt007
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    Question for the brokers out there.. what are the current terms (rates LVR security etc) that are on offer for someone looking at purchasing an existing business?

    I've heard they're pretty awful at the moment, but thought I should ask those in the know….

    Thanks all!

    Matt.

    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    Hi Matt

    All depends on what is being offered as security:

    1) Residential property then the Rates are ok subject to equity position.

    2) Business itself – Good luck.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

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    Profile photo of Matt007Matt007
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    Thanks Richard,
    I'm looking for more specifics. Actual rates and LVRs etc. I know roughly how much equity I have in a residential property. If I know what % that has to make up, I can then start to look around within a set price range etc and make decisions on if it's worth it or not.

    That's what I thought re: the business itself. Do they count the income from the business towards serviceability etc? Business assets etc? I'm really trying to get a detailed picture of what the current conditions are, whether they're workable/realistic/restrictive etc.

    Profile photo of Richard TaylorRichard Taylor
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    Hi Matt

    Realistically unless the deal is very stong most lenders wont lend anything against the business value itself.

    If you buy a recognised franchise then it might be slightly different you might get 60% lvr but a small leasehold business you wont get anything like that.

    Depends on the business itself as to whether potential income will be taken into consideration.

    Sorry it sounds vague but that is business lending for you in the current climate.

    Cheers

    Yours in Finance

    Richard Taylor | Mortgage Broker helping investors build their wealth thru property
    http://www.mortgagecapitalaustralia.com.au
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    0-40 Properties in a decade with a unencumbered portfolio value in excess of $40M. Ask me for a copy of my API Interview.

    Profile photo of Matt007Matt007
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    Thanks Richard,
    It's as I thought. A complete waste of time.

    Appreciate your time and feedback.

    Cheers
    Matt.

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