Buying and selling property within 2 years (future serviceability)

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  1. Dishala

    Dishala Active Member

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    Hi all,

    My sister and I found an undervalued property that we're interested in to invest. I also have my own goal of getting an IP myself in 1-2 years.

    Initially I was reluctant to buy a property together as this would affect my serviceability. However, this opportunity looks great and we're both happy to sell this potential IP within 2 years for a quick profit.

    Question is, would this affect my serviceability if I buy and sell the joint IP before I venture off to my own IP?

    Thankyou
     
  2. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see a problem if you manage to sell it...

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  3. Morgs

    Morgs Well-Known Member Business Member

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    If there is no ongoing liability then no your servicing won't be impacted
     
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  4. Dishala

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    Thanks all I guess the only impact is that my credit history will have an additional enquiry which is a minimal impact right?
     
  5. The Y-man

    The Y-man Moderator Staff Member

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    No issue AFAIK

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  6. Tony Xia

    Tony Xia Structured Loan Advisor Business Member

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    If you find a bank that provides a common debt reducer policy where they take your portion of the debt into servicing only, you might not need to sell if you domt want to.
     
  7. Dishala

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    What about capital gains tax? How much % if sold after 12 months?
     
  8. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Well-Known Member Business Member

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    One credit enquiry over a 2 year period is a non issue. You probably make more enquiries between your phone and utilities bills.

    It's when you have a lot of enquiries over a short period of time that it shows a pattern and starts to raise concerns.
     
  9. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    100% of the gain added to your income, before 12 months
    50% if held longer than 12 months (and CGT applies)
     
  10. Dishala

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    Hi Terry what do you mean by "and CGT applies"? Isn't the 50% >12 months the CGT?

    So let's say buy
    Purchase price = 500k (March 21)
    Sell price = 600k (April 22)

    I would pay 50k in tax?
     
  11. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker in Sydney Business Plus Member

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    CGT doesn't always apply, especially if you are buying with the intention of reselling for a profit.

    If it does apply and if you did sell for a gain of $100k you would first take off buying and selling costs and then apply the 50% discount and then add that figure to your other income for the year.

    The CGT would likely be much less than $25k