DO ANY OF THESE SITUATIONS APPLY TO YOU?
1. HAVE YOU PURCHASED A PROPERTY OFF THE PLAN, AND ARE DUE TO COMPLETE (SETTLE) SOON?
2. THINKING OF BUYING, HAVE SEEN A PROPERTY, UNSURE IF YOU SHOULD GO AHEAD?
3. PURCHASED A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, THINKING OF SELLING?
4. NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE TAX, CASH FLOW, INCLUDING LAND TAX, VACANCY TAX, INCOME TAX, NEGATIVE GEARING, CAPITAL GAINS TAX?
5. NEED ADVICE ON A PROPERTY YOU HAVE BOUGHT? GOOD AREA? GOOD DEVELOPER? GOOD PROSPECTS?
6. NEED A LAWYER? TAX ACCOUNTANT? A MORTGAGE?
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-Are you unsure of the prospects for rental and capital growth?
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-Not sure how to get finance?
-Should you HOLD, SELL, or EVEN- NOT COMPLETE THE PURCHASE?
-Need the research into past capital growth, past rental, vacancy rates, per square metre rates, days on market, stock on market, sales rates, type of buyers, average prices etc.
- WHAT are the current rental returns likely to be? What is the average age of the tenants? Their income? What do tenants actually LOOK FOR?
- NEED A CASH FLOW DONE, so you know what to expect?
-Need to know your tax credits, negative gearing, depreciation, and how much tax you may pay?
The great news about Australia is that MOST OF THIS INFORMATION is available to the public.
Usually for a price by subscribing to different sources. Some is free on line. But the real problem is, there is no ONE SINGLE source for all this data, AND not only do you have to find it, which can take WEEKS, if not MONTHS, you THEN have to be able to interpret it correctly.
For example, you may discover that properties are on the resale market on average for 60 days in your area. Is that GOOD, or poor?
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Mike was able to let them know mostly through WhatsApp and email about the developer, the prices per square metre, the developers reputation and track record of investment success, did a cash flow for them, put them in touch with a finance broker for a mortgage, worked out their potential land tax bill, researched the rental market and potential for a tenant.
In addition, he provided them with exact rate of both capital growth and rental in that location for similar properties over the past 12 months, past 36 months, and past decade, something the developer was unable (or unwilling) to provide.
He advised them of the rental yield, which differed from the developers' guarantee, and advised them on the floor plan.
In the meantime, the selling real estate agent was very aggressive in following Alan up, warning him he would miss this "bargain", that it was the "last one" available, that "others" wanted to buy it even at "higher prices"- the developer was going to "increase' price in just "days"- he MUST sign the contract or he will "miss out."
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Colin and Elaine, Hong Kong, 2020