Hey guys, been reading heaps but my first post, great site .
I’m big on trying to grow a property portfolio, but hearing so much negativity makes me wonder if I should sell my investment property on a corner block before I develop it in case the market swallows the gain I’ve made over the last 5 years . It’s been a negative geared property, recently with rent rises it’s almost covering the repayments but still not the over heads.
My thoughts are to sell put the money in my offset account and watch from the side lines and then jump on some bargains if the market flops . What are your thoughts on the Melbourne market? Thanks in advanceJerryParticipant@jerry_oJoin Date: 2013Post Count: 46
Why not leverage off that property and do equity releases instead? This will make you utilize the gains from the last 5 years much better.
Hi Jerry, did originally consider doing that (my goal is to grow my portfolio so even considering selling is a big deal for me), but apparently I’m getting close to my serviceability limit.
its also negatively geared and i feel it may hold me back even more, esp if the market stalls or goes backwards.
id really like to get into some flips and utilise my skills in stead of doing so for my customers back pocket.Ethan TimorParticipant@ethantimorJoin Date: 2016Post Count: 282
my goal is to grow my portfolio so even considering selling is a big deal for me), but apparently I’m getting close to my serviceability limit.
I totally get that.
Selling and waiting on the sidelines would feel to me (and I guess it feels like that to you) as a step back (presuming you’re in accumulation phase) and a bet. Who knows what the day will bring and when.
But being financially stuck in bargains (crisis) time is a horrible thought. I get that.
Did you explore all options to increase serviceability? Different lenders have different calculators. Hopefully you will be able to refinance with one of them, thus locking in the gains and who knows, by the time the crisis will come, you might be in an even better position to benefit from it than you can currently imagine. I sure hope so 😊[email protected]Participant@bernie006-hotmail-comJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 12
I have 5 properties and only 1 has a mortgage.
I never bought a negative geared property.
I follow kiyosakis and deroos ideas:
You make money when you buy, not buy and pray that value goes up!
All the people who have negative geared properties actually gamble and hope prices go up! That is not investing to me, no offence to anyone.
My advice, either sell or refinance and buy a property which earns you money.
If you cant find those properties, id recomme d invest time in your education how to find itJason StaggersParticipant@jason_staggersJoin Date: 2006Post Count: 61
Hi Pat. It sure seems like there’s never been a better time to sell, but that’s not to say next year won’t be even better. With interest rates so low, it’s really hard to say. It would be tough to let it go though with potential subdivision gains to be had. But I can also see why you’d be keen to move on.
Happy to catch up for a chat if you want to discuss your situation in more detail.
JasonRichard TaylorParticipant@qlds007Join Date: 2003Post Count: 12,018
Nodoc loans are readily available when you borrow the funds in a Company entity so lack serviceability is a thing of the past.
Course borrowers may not like the interest rates or terms Nodoc lenders charge but all it all depends whether you believe you can still make money on the deal.
Yours in FinanceMTRParticipant@marisaJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 663
RAMS Lo doc good product
Thanks guys it’s on the market and hope to close it in the next few days with plenty of offers coming in. I’ll sit tight for a little while and watch what this insane market will do. No more negative geared property for me!
P.s I’m a registered builder…..and happy to sell.Corey BattParticipant@cjaysaJoin Date: 2012Post Count: 1,010
Let us know how you go. Will be interesting to see what your plan is from here – are you thinking of still sitting on the sidelines to see if the market pulls back?
What’s the plan/what do you think will drive you to make a purchase if it just flat lines/rises without a significant decline?
Hi Corey. Yep plan to relax for a little while and go on a over due holiday. I’ll probably buy regional and this time go for cash flow instead of capital growth but something I can develop and renovate.