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  1. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hi all, new to the forum and forgot to introduce myself.

    Have been reading about property investing for a few years (Yardney, Birch, McKnight, Somers etc) but due to circumstances have only recently just put the deposit down on my first IP. Very excited!

    Over the next 7 years the plan is to buy 4-6 IP's for capital growth and add value but also buy CF+ IP's to cover any shortfall, help get deposits quicker and weather the potential of GFC 2: Redux. Medium risk approach but in no rush to get rich quick :)

    Can already tell I'll enjoy my time here as it seems quite interactive and full of very knowledgeable likeminded investors. Very well designed website too.

    Cheers!
     
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  2. chylld

    chylld Well-Known Member

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    welcome and congrats on taking the leap! did you buy in sydney?
     
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    Redom Mortgage Broker Business Member

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    Welcome AlexH - you'd be well positioned with knowledge if you've already got onto those names. Both old and new, great stories and successes. Sounds like you've got a strong appreciation of potential risks too.

    Any plans on how to add value (development, reno's, etc?).
     
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    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    6 growth ips in a 7 year plan and no rush to get rich quick? :D

    I say go all out, get kick ass rich asap, but just don't take stupid risks ;)

    Good on you mate and congrats on your first ip!
     
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    larrylarry Well-Known Member

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    Aggressive. I like.

    Welcome @AlexH we're in the same boat.
     
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  6. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes :)

    @chylld Don't judge but bought OTP in Brisbane CBD... :rolleyes: Currently a jobless non-resident so didn't have much choice and a three year build time suits me fine. Just needed to put the cash somewhere as I kept spending it!

    @Redom I like to think so now just need the practical knowledge, best way to learn. Do want to do development down the line (Build 4 townhouses, sell 3 and keep 1 kind of thing) but want to build the asset base first so can afford to take on those riskier projects. Until then, aesthetic reno's all the way.

    @Leo2413 Any advice on how to do so I'm all ears!

    @larrylarry Might see you at one of the Syd meetups soon :)
     
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  7. chylld

    chylld Well-Known Member

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    no judging here mate :) hope the deal works out well for you.

    seems like you'll have plenty of time to read up on correct loan structure too :)
     
  8. House

    House Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    For sure. What's your recommendation on that? I've bought Trust Magic and found this free eBook gem this morning http://www.propertytaxsolutions.com.au/ (Many thanks @Terry_w ). Thinking Discretionary or Chan & Naylor's PIT but will have to talk to a solicitor first to see what's best.
     
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    chylld Well-Known Member

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    haha trusts are beyond my skill level, you'll have to ask the pros on here for advice on that!

    at a basic level, just get your lenders lined up in the right order, interest only, single owner. give yourself lots of headroom so that you don't hit a serviceability wall in the middle of your strat.

    when the time comes, would definitely be worth asking one of the many expert brokers on here
     
  10. Leo2413

    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    @AlexH If your talking about get rich quick no advice here. Only advice is if you want to get rich the quickest that's possible for you - become obsessed. Know the basics inside out, learn about adding value techniques, become a skilled negotiator, build a great team and develop a sophisticated mindset.

    That's the only way I know how people can become rich as soon as what is possible for them. ;)