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#1 thecrashingisles

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

Project engineer Emma Challands would like to be in a position to retire before 40. That doesn't necessarily mean she will - she loves her job in building and is studying for a masters in construction management to further her career - but her financial goals are clear.

''In a nutshell, my plan over the next 10 years is to buy basically two properties every year,'' she says.

She already has one investment property and is looking at buying another in the middle of next year. Emma plans to sell half her portfolio of properties as she goes, to pay off debt and use the rent as a passive income stream. You can read about her progress here mypropertyjourney.com/about/.

''I think the main reason I got interested in property was my dad does development as a bit of a hobby,'' she says.

Developing might be on the cards but for now Emma wants to know if her income-based strategy will work.

''My main focus is the western suburbs of Melbourne - still in close proximity to the city but obviously a lot lower in price,'' she says.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:25 PM

http://smh.domain.com.au/real-estate-news/a-plan-to-climb-the-property-ladder-20120220-1tihy.html


So.. every household in Australia will own 10 properties.

They'll all be rich!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

What's the deal with selling half the properties as she goes? Why not just buy less of them? I can't work out how that benefits her in either a rising or falling market, but then I'm a bit thick...
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:41 PM

What's the deal with selling half the properties as she goes? Why not just buy less of them? I can't work out how that benefits her in either a rising or falling market, but then I'm a bit thick...


Perhaps she is thinking that she doesn't have to pay the free bank money back and will get to keep the cash from the sold properties?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

Maybe to minimise/avoid capital gains?? In the UK I think you can buy/move to a new home and providing you sell your old home within 2 years? you don't pay capital gains - or at least it used to be something like that.

So if she's buying 2 properties per year and selling 2 properties per year then over the years she'll always have one home and one "investment property"? In a falling market the idea seems chock full of risks and then there's all the fees.

Edited by billybong, 22 February 2012 - 03:48 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:00 PM

How nice for her tenants that she's already planning to sell from under them... :(

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

How nice for her tenants that she's already planning to sell from under them... :(


how ill she sell if everyone else is buying up and getting in on it?...she be selling up her ticket for the last boat to leave the harbour...and she certainly wouldnt want to miss the boat.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

So.. every household in Australia will own 10 properties.

They'll all be rich!


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

Project engineer...


That's where I stopped reading. What is it with project engineers? I've met so many I wouldn't trust to tie thier shoelaces let alone let them loose on an engineering project.

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No need to sell up, the next phase of the economics cycle is going to be very positive for anyone that owns property.

All I'm sayings is, don't listen to the property bears people, they are wrong.


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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

That's where I stopped reading. What is it with project engineers? I've met so many I wouldn't trust to tie thier shoelaces let alone let them loose on an engineering project.


all middle management layers seem to be about the same, irrespective of industry or sector

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:47 PM

What's the deal with selling half the properties as she goes? Why not just buy less of them? I can't work out how that benefits her in either a rising or falling market, but then I'm a bit thick...



She wants to buy 2 a year and sell 1 a year. As she will be such a canny investor and skilful developer she will be able to make money by buying houses that some people dont want. All she will have to to is buy one at an auction, give it a lick of paint and then the suckers will be lining up to buy or rent!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

It only works if Benny, Mervo, 'Chairman Who' et al. can exponentially leverage the debt-carrying capacity of the ChiCom economy.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:09 PM

Why doesn't she buy four a year and sell two?

It would double her passive income.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:31 PM

What's the deal with selling half the properties as she goes? Why not just buy less of them? I can't work out how that benefits her in either a rising or falling market, but then I'm a bit thick...

20 year mortgages. Sell half at the end of 10 years and use equity from those to pay off outstanding mortgages, leaving the other half that she kept free and clear of debt.

It works provided prices and rent dont drop and interest rates stay low.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:48 PM

just as well nobody else had this idea
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