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Aspiring property tycoons find growth solution in SMSF … and invest with as little as $10,000

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By Michael Fuller, founder hotspotcentral.com.au

The BRW Rich List Top 200 published in the Australian Financial Review in 2016 revealed that 50 of the wealthiest people made their fortune through bricks and mortar … mostly through developing and selling property – rather than investing IN (keeping) property like average investors.

Average investors believe that purchasing properties and growing a large property investment portfolio is the way to build wealth. Subsequently, many leave all of their equity in their home and investments and wait for market forces to grow its value.

Wealthy investors, however, actively build their wealth in 5 ways … and now aspiring investors can get started with as little as $10,000.

  1. They always buy under market value.
  2. They look for cash-flow positive investments.
  3. They constantly monitor the market to buy and sell at the right time to take up better growth opportunities.
  4. They use experts and partner with successful property developers to leverage their contacts, time, experience and expertise to make more money, faster.
  5. They develop property … and here’s the crunch – they don’t always keep it.

 

Does it surprise you that many wealthy investors don’t actually keep property?

It’s true. The most successful investors are the ones who partner with reputable developers, providing them with seed funding to get developments off the ground.

In return, these developers are happy to pass on their Developer’s Profit (remember this is not the only place a developer makes money!)… allowing the Armchair (investor) Developer to buy property at 15-25% below market value (cost price), or passing on profits in the form of good cash returns to investors who choose not to keep property. Find out more about our Armchair Developer program and how you can buy property at 15-25% below market value or invest in property development with as little as $10,000.

Sound too good to be true? Then watch this case study video on how Tracy Smith, an ordinary SMSF investor, got her townhouse at 21.7% discount to bank valuation with instant equity and positive cash flows, and after having retrieved her original investment.

Many people believe that you have to have money, and significant money, to make money. It’s true to some degree, as most investors who purchase (and keep) property at cost price have to have a very large initial investment to do so.

 

But, as innovative crowd-funding opportunities open up in Australia, through platforms such as Hotspotcentral.com.au, anyone can partner with developers and trade in property for as little as $10,000.

But most of us mere mortals aren’t aware about two things:

  1. We need as little as $10,000 cash to partner with a developer and make around 20%+ cash returns, without keeping a property.
  2. We can access this cash from our self-managed Super funds.

With 72% of investors stuck just owning one investment property … so says the ATO … this is exciting news for all aspiring investors. You can build up your Super or cash deposit funds by trading in property development (investing for cash returns), until such time as you can afford a much larger deposit to partner with developers and purchase cost price property to build your portfolio … if keeping property appeals to you. Of course, not everyone wants to have to deal with tenants and property management issues.

 

There are a few key considerations investors need to be aware of to make money in property development through SMSF.

  1. Buy in suburbs BEFORE prices go up

By choosing the right locations, you could see your investment money work harder for you. Free research tools like Boomtown (at boomapp.com.au) can help you pinpoint these suburbs with scientific accuracy. This web app collates and analyses the 8 known supply and demand statistics for over 15,000 suburbs, spitting out its predictions for the best growth locations according to your budget and strategy. Its predictions have consistently outperformed the market average growth as well as the expert predictions quoted in the media.

  1. Buy under market value

Successful investors make their money buying property at wholesale (cost) price. This means they never buy off-the-plan or pay retail prices. They provide seed funding to developers in exchange for property at cost price – 15-25% under bank/market value – or in exchange for healthy (20%+) cash returns on cash-only investments. By buying under market value, they ensure they have a safety buffer against changes in market conditions during development or in the future.

  1. Establish the set-up costs

Choosing where to invest wisely and controlling the set-up costs are paramount now the days of double-digit growth are over. Be weary of spruikers or financial planners who are set to pocket handsomely from referral commissions, eating into your profits. They may not have your best interests at heart.

  1. Choose the investment approach that suits your budget and strategy

Don't rely solely on market forces to deliver capital growth. You really can manufacture your own capital growth in two ways:

  • Partnering with successful developers to get cash-flow positive property at cost price and significantly below bank valuation
  • Investing cash with successful property developers for around 20%+ cash on cash returns (sharing in the profit), and not keeping a property on completion

Why not mirror what Australia’s wealthy and successful investors have done. You would be foolish not to. In fact, here’s a FREE Infographic on the 5 Ways Wealth People Make Money In Any Property Cycle, to get you started.

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Luke’s first property investment included what he now looks back on as “learning experiences”.  He chose it only because it was close to where he lived, he bought it at the peak of the market and he elected to manage his (unreliable, damage-prone) tenants alone. Now, 16 years on Luke has 30 properties and a much better idea about how to approach the investment game.

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In this episode of the Smart Property Investment Show Luke joins host Tim Neary to unpack how he went about educating himself, how his investment style has changed over time and why patience is the name of the game.

Luke will also share how his initial mistakes discouraged him and had him doubting the wisdom of being an investor, and how his realisation of the importance of active management bought him back into line.  He will discuss the importance of having a strong support team and why it’s smart to put a proper value on your personal time.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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Promoted by Blue Ink Finance.

Budgeting tips when your Personal Debt is High.

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Credit card debts and personal loans are the greatest obstacle between everyday people and their potential to live in financial freedom.

Of course, I understand that sometimes getting a small personal loan is absolutely necessary. Unexpected costs like medical expenses can make personal loans the only option.

However, the majority of us have debt simply because we spend more than we earn.

In either case, your number one priority is unlocking those chains of debt that are holding you back.

I’m going to give you some tips for budgeting with hefty personal debt, but first I want to talk about the impact those loans are having on your life.

How much is your debt really costing you?

Over the years that you’re paying off your loans at the minimum repayment, the interest on those items will end up costing you multiple times more than the original borrowed amount - and those endless due dates will haunt you. There’s no freedom in that!

Let me give you an example. You’ll be shocked, I guarantee it!

Let’s say you have around $4,000 of credit card debt, charged at 19.99% p.a. If you paid only the minimum monthly amount, it would take 37 years to pay off the total debt.

How much will that $4,000 debt cost you? $19,200. Depressing, isn’t it?

You might feel like you need a full-blown money explosion to get out of debt, but don’t despair just yet.

What you need to do is arm yourself with a strategic budget, and I’ve got some tips to help you.

Budgeting while you have hefty personal debt is tough, but possible – and it’s essential for eliminating that debt forever. Let’s have a quick look at how you can start to tackle that mountain of borrowed money.

It’s time to take charge and break some chains!

There’s a method for reducing debt that has an excellent success rate, if you’re committed:

  1. Make a realistic budget (and stick to it)
  2. Reduce your expenses and/or increase your income until you are in the black
  3. Save an emergency fund first
  4. Pay off your personal loans and credit cards, starting with the either the smallest debt first or the debt with the highest interest rate
  5. Revise your budget as you go along.

Why an emergency fund is paramount to success

You’ll see I’ve put saving an emergency fund before paying off your loans. Even a small amount initially, like $500, is enough to stop the cycle of borrowing to pay bills, then paying out even more in interest each month, which leaves less in the bank to pay the next bill.

Once you have a buffer saved, then you can start aiming some serious firepower on your debt, and that’s when it gets exciting!

Think back to my credit card example. If you upped the payments each month from $84 per month to $212, you would have the card paid off in two years and save $14,285 in interest. That’s worth a little bit of effort, wouldn’t you agree?

Tips for a budget that works

You may need to cut back drastically on your expenses to clear your debt, but here’s some other ways to make the most of your budget:

  • Find micro-ways to reduce your expenses every day. Make work lunches at home, cancel a pay TV subscription, find a better phone deal, or pass on your afternoon chocolate bar from the vending machine. Instead of spending $40 on a takeaway dinner, have a bowl of cereal!

  • Find a friend who will keep you accountable. Having someone else who shuns a pricey outing to the day spa for a walk along the beach instead will make you feel better about saying ‘no’ to expensive events that will blow the budget.

  • Refinance your home loan to release some funds. If you have a mortgage, talk to us at Blue Ink Finance about the possibility of refinancing your home loan to allow you to release some equity to help clear your high interest, personal debt. It’s not always the best strategy, but it’s worth investigating, especially if you can consolidate it into a home loan that has a significantly lower interest rate.

  • If your income increases, leverage it! The only place that extra money should go is into paying off more debt. Enough said!

  • Refine and polish your budget as your circumstances change. Your budget shouldn’t stay the same. As you find more ways to decrease your expenditure and become adept at sticking to your financial plan, fine-tune your budget to reflect your savvy saving. Any spare change goes directly onto your debt.

  • Automate payments of bills, so you don’t spend the money first. This saves you from late fees if you forget, too.

The reality is that you won’t have a profitable budget until you get rid of that high-interest debt. The beauty of a budget is that it can get you there! Knock the debt, stay away from borrowing except for assets like property, and you’ll have a well-oiled financial plan that kicks goals instead of paying lenders!

At Blue Ink Finance, we have a team of expert brokers as well as a panel of industry experts that understand all the nuances of positioning your personal finances to kick real goals with Property Assets and can support you in achieving your goals.

Give the team at Blue Ink Finance a call on 1300 888 796 or click here to request your Complimentary Finance Review with one of our experienced Finance Coaches now.

And see how having a panel of industry experts on your side, can fast track your property goals.

About The Author

David Wegener
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Ink Finance

Who I am, and why I want to help you succeed.

As an award-winning Mortgage Broker with nearly 20 years’ experience in the finance industry, I’ve seen it all.

I’ve gone through constant industry changes and yet I still successfully help my customers borrow the money they need to get ahead.

As a Finance Coach, my goal is to help you understand your financial potential so that you can borrow with confidence.

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With the softening market impacting property values in many parts of Australia, Sally Dale, Opteon state director for NSW, ACT and Qld joins us to discuss the importance of valuations in the current property market

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Joining host Phil Tarrant, Sally will draw on her 25 years of experience in valuation and discuss the processes involved in arriving at a value for a particular property. She will also share how that process differs between commercial and residential properties and the difficulties which regional property valuations can present.

Sally will unpack the importance and cost of regular valuations on your properties, discuss whether presentation and owner input can sway a valuation and share what you should look for when seeking a reputable property valuer.

If you like this episode, show your support by rating us or leaving a review on iTunes (The Smart Property Investment Show) and by following Smart Property Investment on social media: FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about what you heard today, any topics of interest you have in mind, or if you’d like to lend your voice to the show, email [email protected] for more insights!

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