SakoParticipant@sakoJoin Date: 2019Post Count: 13
A question regarding financing my properties. I currently own a rental property and it’s worth about 600k, with 500k left on the mortgage. I’m going for my second property soon which is also roughly about 550k. Now, my broker is telling me that I will reach my borrowing capacity once my second property is settled. However, I’m keen on growing my property portfolio.
So I’m wondering what are my options if I want to purchase my 3rd property. My salary is about $100k (gross)TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,190SakoParticipant@sakoJoin Date: 2019Post Count: 13
What happens if I manage to save some money ? So say, save up for another deposit, would the banks now consider it or is 2 houses the limit ? I’m thinking about developers, how they manage to build 3 or 4 units and then sell them.TerrywParticipant@terrywJoin Date: 2001Post Count: 16,190
Saving money is good, but it doesn’t increase borrowing capacity in itself.
Strangely though, paying down existing loans does increase borrowing capacity slightly because you will have a longer term on the new loan.
e.g. You have a 30 year loan with $25,000 years to go, you inherit $20,000. If you use it to pay a deposit, you might be able to borrow say $100,000. but if you were to repay that existing loan and then borrow more money you might be able to borrow $125,000 – because the new loan will have 30 years generally.
This should work well with owner occ loans, but will even work with IP loans. But there are many tax issues to consider before paying down a loan.