Smart property investors use $ millions of dollars of Other People’s Money [OPM] to build their investment portfolios!
And the best source of OPM… the Banks of course.
In fact, as a property investor your most important and valued investment partner is your Bank or Lender!
After all Banks want to lend you money; they don’t ask too many questions; and they don’t want a slice of your profits – they’re just a after a [small] guaranteed return on the money they lend you.
Without OPM it would be virtually impossible to build a property portfolio!
Don’t agree with us – try saving $400,000…
Even with 95% home loans, people today still find it difficult to buy property – often requiring the First Home Owners Grant [FHOG] and/or their parent’s equity [or pledge/guarantee] to get them over the line.
Your ability to borrow money is determined by two main factors; Serviceability & Equity
Serviceability is your capacity to borrow money and pay it back with interest – it’s mostly dependent on your net income.
Equity is the amount of available cash [or equity] you have to put towards a purchase.
You can improve your net income simply by increasing your income and decreasing your expenses.
Here’s a few ideas;
Increasing your income
Decreasing your expenses
You can improve your equity position by increasing your assets and decreasing your liabilities.
Here’s a few tips;
The less money you contribute the better your return on investment [ROI] will be.
Plus you can do more deals with the same amount of money which means you’ll get growth on multiple properties.
What would you choose – a 60% loan with no LMI or a 95% loan with LMI costs?
Let’s take a look how the numbers stack up;
The more money you borrow the less cash/equity you require for the deal.
By leveraging higher you can buy more property with the same amount of equity.
Mortgage/Finance brokers have access to an array of lenders and products including those from banks, non-banks, wholesale lenders, non-conforming lenders and even private funders and short term financiers.
As they intimately know the policy of many lenders they can help you find the loan that is just right for your financial situation.
Being loyal to your bank doesn’t pay – after all your bank won’t recommend you go to another bank or lender with a better rate. Worse, they often give new customers better deals than their ‘loyal’ existing customers!
Don’t be fooled, ‘Private Bankers’ & ‘Relationship Managers’ are still just bank sales people with quotas to reach each month!
In contrast, a good mortgage broker is a ‘finance strategist’, NOT a sales person for one set of bank products.
If you’re trying build a property portfolio you should always try and work with a broker who themselves are an experienced and active investor. [you’ll be hard pressed to find one at the bank!]
Good brokers also facilitate a ‘holistic’ approach to finance and wealth creation rather than just arrange a loan. When purchasing an investment property you should always consider the following;
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Sam & Matt
Adelaide Mortgage Broker +plus more…