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plc
plc
25 November 2012

Tax deductible if building an investment property to sell?

Tax deductible if building an investment property to sell?

Same as the rental answer. Need to prove to the ATO in case you get audited that the intention was to rent the place before you decided to sell it. The property history as…

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plc
Nov 25, 2012 12:36 am
leisadent
leisadent
17 November 2012

help! condition of property holding back loan approval

help! condition of property holding back loan approval

I got the unconditional approval anyway! The LMI people were satisfied that I have extra savings to cover essential repairs. I'm going ahead with the building inspection…

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leisadent
Nov 17, 2012 10:28 am
notremaison
notremaison
17 November 2012

We are stuck...bad valuation

We are stuck...bad valuation

We bought a property at a really good price a few years ago now. Full renovated 2 bedroom off street car park in a small block. Perfect investment, we went back to the…

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notremaison
Nov 17, 2012 6:07 am
bears-bub
bears-bub
1 November 2012

CS Legal

CS Legal

uh oh, Honeywood use CS Legal! Might have to look around while I can...

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bears-bub
Nov 01, 2012 9:28 pm
shape
shape
31 October 2012

Circle Credit Union

Circle Credit Union

They are mortgage mangers for a variety of credit unions, meaning they don't lend their "own" funds...they are just the middle man- which is fine... There Construction…

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shape
Oct 31, 2012 6:18 pm
shape
Marty McDonald
Marty McDonald
24 October 2012

HELP, Problem with Westpac

HELP, Problem with Westpac

Not a good situation but I agree wirth Ed. They signed off on it thier problem. I have had a few lenders try and pull their approvals on me / my clients but thankfully…

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Marty McDonald
Oct 24, 2012 5:46 pm
zahirarose
zahirarose
15 October 2012

Townsville property manager

Townsville property manager

Hi OP, something worth considering is talking to The Tenants Advocacy Group about their experiences with various agents. I know there are some agents in Townsville have a…

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zahirarose
Oct 15, 2012 11:51 pm
plc
plc
10 October 2012

Construction loan questions - urgent

Construction loan questions - urgent
1, 2

....most pre-approvals are so useless, it's just a marketing tool in my eyes. Seen so many people still get rejected, even after they have the so…

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plc
Oct 10, 2012 12:34 am
shape
shape
5 October 2012

Anyone self-employed and had trouble getting a home loan?

Anyone self-employed and had trouble getting a home loan?

What I'm worried about is that the brokers use the system generated ways to tell you if you can borrow a certain amount or not, but like…

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shape
Oct 05, 2012 4:15 pm
shape
gonecountry
gonecountry
2 October 2012

Current St George Loan Process Time - A JOKE!

Current St George Loan Process Time - A JOKE!

Just heard on Friday we received unconditional approval from Westpac! Can't believe what took St George 3 MONTHS took Westpac 9 days!! Sweet sweet relief :)

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gonecountry
Oct 02, 2012 9:26 am
gonecountry
gonecountry
gonecountry
2 October 2012

Our Construction Loan Nightmare

Our Construction Loan Nightmare

Just heard on Friday we received unconditional approval from Westpac! Can't believe what took St George 3 MONTHS took Westpac 9 days!! Sweet sweet relief :)

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gonecountry
Oct 02, 2012 9:26 am
gonecountry
MalinViktoria
MalinViktoria
29 September 2012

Paying rent while building

Paying rent while building

Just thought I should check in on this thread; a lot has changed! :lol: Thanks kitkat and juski for your recent replies! Here is an update on our situation and plans: Location…

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MalinViktoria
Sep 29, 2012 12:58 pm
MalinViktoria
akashra
akashra
26 September 2012

Homeside Processing Times

Homeside Processing Times

I originally had my loan with Homeside. I similarly had multiple issues where responses and outcomes were communicated to be occurring on particular days, and those…

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akashra
Sep 26, 2012 2:46 pm
andystar70
andystar70
21 September 2012

ANZ Processing Time?

ANZ Processing Time?

Congrats! Where are you buying / building? Yes indeed it was comforting to know we weren't alone!!! :-)

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andystar70
Sep 21, 2012 7:24 pm
andystar70
shape
shape
13 September 2012

Construction loan

Construction loan

Hi i am going to apply for a construction loan with homestart,we are borrowing $120,000 after we have put a dep of $30,000 down,is a…

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shape
Sep 13, 2012 6:08 pm
shape
crystarr
crystarr
10 September 2012

Builder Needing Proof of Finances

Builder Needing Proof of Finances

Seems like different people have had different experiences - thanks for your input guys. Was just wondering what everyone else had to do...

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crystarr
Sep 10, 2012 2:09 pm
plc
plc
9 September 2012

First house - mortgage questions

First house - mortgage questions

tompab, as mentioned by travelbug, if getting a variable rate, look at getting an offset account linked to your home loan instead of relying on redraw. An offset account…

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plc
Sep 09, 2012 4:58 pm
plc
plc
7 September 2012

Land Price Negotiations

Land Price Negotiations

It doesn't hurt to ask, and see what they say. As for demand, one way of telling is how long they have been on the market. If they're newly released, might be worthwhile…

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plc
Sep 07, 2012 7:33 pm
macmaz
macmaz
6 September 2012

Can we pay Holding Deposit through Credit Card?

Can we pay Holding Deposit through Credit Card?

Thanks for your replies guys. I have read else where bank doesn't really care how much balance you'd have on your credit cards. It will only check your limits. And…

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macmaz
Sep 06, 2012 6:17 pm
Konrad
Konrad
26 August 2012

Questions on construction valuation and stockland contracts

Questions on construction valuation and stockland contracts

Hi all, Been reading through alot of the valuable info available on this forum but thought i'd sign up so I could ask a couple of questions specific to my current…

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Konrad
Aug 26, 2012 10:14 pm
laser
laser
23 August 2012

sell/rent/build/move, advice?

sell/rent/build/move, advice?

We did your Option 2 (sorta) .... bridging finance to buy the land, sell our current house, rent between the sale and the completion of the build, then move in to the new…

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laser
Aug 23, 2012 11:33 am
Echo2k3
Echo2k3
22 August 2012

Confused-conditional approval

Confused-conditional approval

That makes much more sense. Thank you so much plc!

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Echo2k3
Aug 22, 2012 3:35 am
leighton
leighton
20 August 2012

are deposits to builders refundable?

are deposits to builders refundable?

you should definitely seek legal advice as it could be worse than not getting your deposit back . good luck leighton

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leighton
Aug 20, 2012 2:01 pm
leighton
Caz76
Caz76
19 August 2012

Bank evaluation problems? Anyone has been under-evaluated?

Bank evaluation problems? Anyone has been under-evaluated?
1, 2

Yeah I had trouble with BW who had the valuation done and it came back at 2k less than what I am paying for the house and there was a comment by the valuer that land…

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Caz76
Aug 19, 2012 3:19 pm
Ian Black
Ian Black
17 August 2012

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Paying 5% Deposit on land

Just be careful to make sure the bank has acknowledged funds paid to the builder so they can adjust the net amount available for your loan settlement. For example if you…

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Ian Black
Aug 17, 2012 2:05 pm
Ian Black
Ian Black
Ian Black
17 August 2012

Quotes required for mortgage on a new build?

Quotes required for mortgage on a new build?

Most banks will want more than just a tender price as it doesn't provide a fixed price nor does it provide the progress payment schedule that the banks must ensure is…

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Ian Black
Aug 17, 2012 2:02 pm
Ian Black
greenfish
greenfish
12 August 2012

interest only loan

interest only loan

We have interest only as well and have so far managed to keep an offset account going. I transfer money in and out as need be - figuring even if its only in there a few…

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greenfish
Aug 12, 2012 10:57 am
greenfish
smorgzzz
smorgzzz
10 August 2012

First home owners grant (NSW)

First home owners grant (NSW)

Or perhaps it's to stimulate the struggling construction industry in…

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smorgzzz
Aug 10, 2012 9:32 am
smorgzzz
shape
shape
7 August 2012

Best bank for a home loan?

Best bank for a home loan?
1, 2, 3

^ gonecountry - Spot on.

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shape
Aug 07, 2012 11:57 pm
shape
winglilian
winglilian
6 August 2012

Question about caveat title

Question about caveat title

Thanks so much for your reply, much appreciated!!!

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winglilian
Aug 06, 2012 11:03 am
plc
plc
31 July 2012

We're Building.. Do we sell our first home or rent it out???

We're Building.. Do we sell our first home or rent it out???

Thanks heaps for the input guys, much appreciated. I never considered an "interest Only Loan" that would be appealing as it would bring the…

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plc
Jul 31, 2012 2:15 am
Marcoola32
Marcoola32
30 July 2012

Home Budget

Home Budget

This is a pretty broad question but I'll attempt an answer, it also depends on your supplier and location too. We are a couple, going to be living in a 32sq home with…

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Marcoola32
Jul 30, 2012 5:39 pm
shape
shape
5 July 2012

Question about block/house loans?

Question about block/house loans?

Hi Kimmy! Ill try to answer your questions without writing a whole essay ....i'll try :) 1. The 2 loans are separate 2. You first get your land loan- and what ever deposit…

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shape
Jul 05, 2012 10:44 pm
shape
jonmardell
jonmardell
26 June 2012

Current loan question

Current loan question

Hi Westpac is the most expensive lender for most people even with their standard package discount of 0.70% At the moment you should be aiming to…

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jonmardell
Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
24 June 2012

First home buyers question

First home buyers question

If you're in Victoria, as bubblynutter says, you pay stamp duty on the land only. You will also get a reduction on the stamp duty if the house you…

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theanonyuser
Jun 24, 2012 10:54 am
plc
plc
22 June 2012

'subject to finance' clauses and OTP contracts

'subject to finance' clauses and OTP contracts

There's generally phases with them - for example, mine was subject to finance for the first 30 days, and the unconditional at which time there…

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plc
Jun 22, 2012 2:34 am
plc
plc
22 June 2012

Home and Contents insurance for a unit with a body corp.

Home and Contents insurance for a unit with a body corp.

Hi pj. Yes this is quite normal. The cost of the building insurance is covered within the body corporate fees so you only need to organize…

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plc
Jun 22, 2012 2:09 am
jonmardell
jonmardell
20 June 2012

Mortgage for house & renovation

Mortgage for house & renovation

Are you using any other property as security? Some lenders will lend you up to 95% of the purchase price plus the renovations. If you have equity in other property then…

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jonmardell
Jun 20, 2012 9:44 am
Team PD
Team PD
31 May 2012

Porter Davis and Choice home loan

Porter Davis and Choice home loan

I love PD designs but hate the process of all this. I will refuse to get choice to assess my situation when the time comes. We have a letter from…

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Team PD
May 31, 2012 12:35 pm
Team PD
stormjr
stormjr
27 May 2012

When FHOG will be paid to us?

When FHOG will be paid to us?

Ok, I have the answer from the horse's mouth! AKA the SRO! It depends how you applied for it, if it was direct to the SRO they will not consider your application until…

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stormjr
May 27, 2012 10:45 am
Marcoola32
Marcoola32
25 May 2012

First Home Owners Grant and Construction Loan

First Home Owners Grant and Construction Loan

NICOLE1983 - if you look on the Victorian State Revenue Office website it tells you - click on the link…

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Marcoola32
May 25, 2012 2:30 pm
mr.21
mr.21
24 May 2012

FHOG After Construction????

FHOG After Construction????

Not too worry. In my case, it was debited into my account couple of weeks after the first progress payment.

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mr.21
May 25, 2012 12:28 am
mr.21
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
24 May 2012

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

Only land loan no construction loan, how to apply for FHOG?

Hi All, My first Home owners grant and bonus been approved by SRO. First Progress payment paid to builder by bank yesterday, but i didn't got my first Home owners grant…

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Nicole1983
May 24, 2012 11:29 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
24 May 2012

First progress payment to builder

First progress payment to builder

Hi All, My first Home owners grant and bonus been approved by SRO. First Progress payment paid to builder by bank yesterday, but i didn't got my first Home owners grant…

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Nicole1983
May 24, 2012 11:29 pm
Nicole1983
Nicole1983
24 May 2012

first home buyers grant not counted as deposit?

first home buyers grant not counted as deposit?

Hi All, My first Home owners grant and bonus been approved by SRO. First Progress payment paid to builder by bank yesterday, but i didn't got my first Home owners grant…

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Nicole1983
May 24, 2012 11:26 pm
travelbug
travelbug
23 May 2012

any know anything about this loan company

any know anything about this loan company

Ok I thought you just spelled advantage wrong. Sorry.

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travelbug
May 23, 2012 9:31 pm
RayEthell
RayEthell
22 May 2012

First home buyers with low deposit

First home buyers with low deposit

You can find Low Deposit Home Loans really very helpful.A traditional home loan with competitive interest rates to suit first home buyers and owner occupiers Standard…

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RayEthell
May 22, 2012 5:04 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
20 May 2012

ease my mind! finance has fallen through

ease my mind! finance has fallen through

I had similar issues but had to put more money forward. I did however find a large difference (over 3K) in LMI…

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theanonyuser
May 20, 2012 9:13 pm
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
14 May 2012

what bank to go with

what bank to go with

i thought there would be a catch, im just trying to find a bank with no fine prints lol

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d3vil_nik
May 14, 2012 9:17 pm
monkeypantz
monkeypantz
10 May 2012

Stamp duty discount

Stamp duty discount

When I was conveyancing the FHB discount didn't exist, but we would only do the PPR concession (and FHOG) forms if there was no mortgagee involved, otherwise the bank would do it.

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monkeypantz
May 10, 2012 10:11 am


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