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Property for $250 a week

Is it possible to own a property for $250 a week? In this Money Magazine's Special Edition 2016, Ben Kingsley said yes and will be briefly demonstrating how he come up with this figure, the loan structure to put in place and what investment formula you can use to ensure you purchase an investment grade asset that would work well with this strate...

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Who Do You Take Your Advice From? | Free vs Fee

So the question is, who do you take your advice from when you are buying an investment property? There's really two side of the equation in this industry; someone who is prepared to give you the information for free versus someone like a Buyers Agent who is prepared to charge you a fee for service but the difference is this person who is giving you...

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What do the Banks look for when Lending Money?

So you are thinking about actually getting a loan? What is it that the Banks are going to be looking for in terms of being able to lend you money for a mortgage? There's actually 5Cs that allow them to do that. Character, Capacity, Conditions, Collateral and Common Sense. So let's explore all five! The first one is Character. When they are talki...

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How much Money can you borrow?

So how much money can I borrow? It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time and it's a good question to ask and from a Lender's point of view it's a question around serviceability. So when they're talking about serviceability they're actually saying that here's the household income coming in, here's the expenditure that we've got associa...

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Property with $0 Deposit

Saving deposit to buy your first property is one of the hardest things for most of us to achieve, especially if we are paying hefty rents in the meantime. Take, for example, the Sydney property market, where the median dwelling price is $660,000 and you need a hefty $132,000 for a 20% deposit. By the time you save your deposit there's no predicting...

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Ben Kingsley on 10 Home Buyer Traps

Buying your home will undoubtedly be the biggest purchase you'll ever make, so you want to make sure you get it right. In the November 2012 Issue of the Money Magazine, Ben Kingsley is interviewed to provide the Top 10 Home Buyer Traps, identifying the most common Mistakes/Pitfalls that home buyers can make. Amongst the common mistakes that Ben lis...

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The Impact of Leverage

In earlier articles in this series, we have been discussing the “inputs” that will be required for an Investment Strategy talking about the different ways that money, time and knowledge will be required to plan, implement and manage an Investment Strategy and their impacts on the outcome of that strategy.  In the previous article, we discussed...

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Lenders doing what they do – Lending Money

With all the global economic uncertainty and the flow on effect to the cost of funds for lenders and the risk of possibly a softening Australian economy, one might be thinking the banks will be considering tightening up lending policy. Our read of home loan lending policy is a little bit more macro, driven by the banks’ need to continue to str...

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The Cost of Interest

What is the largest single amount of money you expect to part with in your life?  For most families, a family home will probably be the largest single purchase they will make in their lives.  But while the actual purchase price you pay for a house may be the biggest amount of money you spend in a single lump sum, there is likely to be another cos...

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