Hi, I have an IP, I do NOT have a credit card.
However, I recently have wanted to get a credit card, with the only intention to get rewards, that being that I will pay back all my purchases before the 44 days to not incur any interest. I will only buy things I have the money for, but just use the credit card to buy them for the rewards.
I receive my rent through direct debit from my property manager, the bank in which I have my loan with then direct debits the loan repayment from the same account I receive the rent.
What I want to do, is to make the credit card the middle man, where the property manager gives my normal bank account the rent money, I then pay the bank (can I direct debit with a credit card?) the loan repayment, then pay the credit card loan off with the rent money I receive.
I have absolutely no experience with credit cards so I am not sure if I can even do this, is this a good idea? why/why not? And if I can, is the bank able to direct debit the loan from my credit card account?
That would be classed as a cash advance which would not give you any points or interest free period – and probably higher interest rates too.Jamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
I don’t understand, why is it a cash advance if I am paying a bill with it?
I see, well there goes that brilliant scheme.
Are there any nice tricks to use a credit card with an investment property?
Just pay all the bills such as rates, insurance, water etc. Don't let your property manager pay them for you!
Ok cool, thanks mate.Richard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,024
Did someone mention Credit Card and holidays.
I think my wife has just maxed out one of my CC here in Whistler, Canada so thankfully we are coming home Sunday night.
As the boys said above just because you believe you have purchased below market value convincing the lenders valuer is a different matter. Also many lenders wont do a full valuation and run off their internal valuation which could even show a figure of less than you paid for it.
All depends in the lender.
Yours in FinancePat007Member@pat007Join Date: 2012Post Count: 71
On a related note, if used for an investment type purchase is the debt interest on a credit card claimable against Tax in Australia ?Pat007 wrote:On a related note, if used for an investment type purchase is the debt interest on a credit card claimable against Tax in Australia ?
In Australia if you borrow for investment or business related purposes the interest is generally deductible. This includes credit card interest.
But with a credit card often there will be a mixture of purchases so you may have to apportion any interest claimed.a_d_r_i_a_nParticipant@a_d_r_i_a_nJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 19
I thought of this idea sometime ago aswell, and was greatly disappointed to find out it wouldnt work
The big items like your insurances (LL and Building) / Reno costs are payed by CC, you can rank a few thousand just there.