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Making money from property in 1-2 years

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Magic, 9th Aug, 2016.

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  1. Magic

    Magic Active Member

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    Hello everyone,

    If you were given a challenge to make a profit investing in property with a tiny 1-2 year time frame, can it be done?
    If so, what's your strategy?

    Goal is to achieve a 10% profit after all buy in/sales costs.
    You have 500k to spend on your strategy.
    Walk away with 50k minimum.

    What would you do?
     
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    This is speculative type investing, but some like to do it. I don't think its worth the risk, but you can do this via:
    1. Land purchases in new estates, and on sell
    2. OTP - i'm not sure where you can find the returns.

    In Sydney there's a bunch of foreigners who can't settle at the moment. Their still comfortably making 50k+ profits from contract value on their investments inside 2 years.
     
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    greater risk = greater rewards but also greater losses.

    As you are after a greater reward you will need to take on greater risk.

    Buy in a regional town before it booms and you will easily get your 50k, however it nothing happens you get nothing.

    If it was that easy to make 50k (after costs) from 100k investment (or less), everyone would be doing it....

    I find the quicker you get rich the quicker you go broke :)
     
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    subdivision?
     
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    This is not what people on this forum do. Property investors enter the market for a long run building their asset base and that is what they advise others to do. They exit when they see right / better returns else where.

    If you have to exit in 1-2 years time, property asset trading is not for you.
     
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    Buy shares in REA Group (realestate.com.au)
     
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    Start with 100k, lose 50k

    Walk away with 50k

    Much easier
     
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    I would agree, property is suited to a significantly longer timeframe than 1-2 years. The shorter its held, the higher likelihood its seen as speculation.
    If the timeframe is 1-2 years time, I would suggest shares maybe.
     
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    Buy in Sydney in 2012. Sell in 2014.

    Buy/reno/sell?
     
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    Do you think the process could be repeated today, and still make a profit?
     
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    maybe, good idea
     
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    Anyone that bought in Sydney would have made profit just holding. Did this method work for you?
     
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    Didn't think of this. Thanks
     
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    Buy WBC stock. 8.6% grossed up yield and a little growth. Perhaps. Roll the dice.
     
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    Rezone...
     
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    Its not my kinda thing but its actually not that hard, if you were obsessed to achieve it.

    I would choose the strategy of big time BMV + cosmetic reno and sell. Maybe 2 deals in the 24 months. Not impossible at all. You'd probably end up with more than 50k profit imo if you were obsessed with it.
     
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  18. Redom

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    Sure, somewhere in Australia. Not sure where though. I don't think so in most parts of Sydney.
     
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    Interesting. Happy to put time into a strategy that works. How difficult would this be, where do you start?
     
  20. Magic

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    Surely people here buy and profit in shorter time frames than just buying and holding.