ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO BUY YOUR FIRST HOME?
Do you want to live in your preferred location whilst getting your foot onto the property ladder?
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BUYING YOUR FIRST HOME AS AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY?
Rentvesting could the be solution you have been look for……
WHAT IS ‘RENTVESTING’?
Buying your first home in Australia is no easy thing to do. It is very difficult to save a deposit and enter the housing market in an area you want to (and need to) live in due to employment, study, family and lifestyle factors.
A growing trend in Australia is younger Aussies buying their first home as an investment property (and renting it out) while renting (or staying at home with the parents) in an area that you need to live in. This is rentvesting.
But why would you buy a home to invest in rather than live in??
- It could mean you are able to buy a property sooner by buying in a market that is more affordable than where you want to actually live
- Current tax system is generous to property investors, you could receive various tax deductions on the property acquisition and property maintenance costs
- Greater potential to grow equity and overall wealth (by buying a property based on investment potential rather than lifestyle and emotional factors)
- Greater flexbility to pick a budget and plan that suits you.
Quick example of Rentvesting
Say you want to buy a three-bedroom home in Melbourne’s inner ring, but the house prices in the area mean these homes are out of your reach (budget). You could try and save more. You could give up and live in an outer ring area. Or…..by Rentvesting you may be able to rent in an ideal property you want to live in right now (i.e. inner ring), while you also buy a property in a outer ring area where prices are more affordable and rent this out (as an investment property).
HOW CAN FHBA HELP ME RENTVEST?
THE RENTVESTING PROCESS
First we connect you with an FHBA Broker who can help you determine your borrowing capacity, funding options and budget.
Once your budget is known we will assist you in deciding what property type of property you want to invest in as well as the location you want your property investment in.
Once you found a home you like, your FHBA Coach will guide you through the settlement process from start to end, because we know it’s your first time. Your FHBA Broker will also be there to assist you finalise your home loan.
Once you have purchased your rentvest property you will need to find a property manager or lease out the property yourself . Your FHBA Coach can also help with this step.
FHBA (including our FHBA Services Community) can also help you get protected (e.g. landlord insurance, building insurance, income protection) and assist you organise other services you may need such as utilities and connections. Now it is time to start earning rent!
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
SPEAK TO AN FHBA COACH
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