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Make your money work for you

Speak to a specialist   ph: 03­­­ 9002 0075

Buy or invest in property

Buying or investing in property is a big decision with plenty of important considerations to take into account.

How do I know when I’m ready to buy?

With all the things to consider, we help to reduce your stress

What should I consider?

Buying a home or investing in property takes serious commitment and plenty of research. Before you even begin you should find out whether you are thoroughly prepared for all the financial costs and commitments involved, and whether you are able to meet the ongoing commitments associated with purchasing your home or investment property?

Buying a property

Buying a property includes finding a suitable lender, loan and property itself. But how do you know what the “right” loan looks like? What are all the costs associated with buying property?

There are a several costs associated with buying a property which must be considered, such as:

  • The house’s purchase price
  • Stamp duty
  • Legal and conveyancing fees
  • Loan application fees
  • Home loan insurance
  • Home and contents insurance

Advantages of investing in property

Property investments offer a lot of variety – you can invest as an individual, company or trust taking advantage of your equity, or through a self-managed superannuation fund.

But how viable property investment? Here are just some of the advantages:

  • Moderate long-term returns
  • Secure, tangible investment
  • Negative gearing potential, which could result in tax benefits
  • Potential for ongoing capital growth
  • Rental income
  • Discounts on capital gains tax for investments held beyond 12 months

Risks of investing in property

But it’s also important you’re aware of any disadvantages associated with property investments, including:

  • Difficulty diversifying the investment
  • High transaction costs either end of your investment period
  • Fluctuating interest rates
  • Slow property resell
  • Capital or property loan
  • No potential income if vacant or no tenants
  • You also face ongoing costs, such as council rates, insurance and utilities charges, as well as management fees if you’re renting through a real estate agency.

We can help you at any stage of your life. Whether you’re navigating the world of the first home-buyer, or looking to add to your investment portfolio, we can provide expert guidance and knowledge.

Get in touch with us  today for more information on how we can help you buy or invest in property, and to book an appointment with one of our advisers.

Meet our Finance Solutions team

Steven Papanastasiou

Steven Papanastasiou

Managing Partner – Finance

Jyana Papanastasiou

Jyana Papanastasiou

Senior Lending Specialist

Philippa Caarels

Philippa Caarels

Senior Lending Analyst

Our story

At SCM, we believe our success is largely due to our people – their expertise, professionalism and their commitment to you – our clients. We build lifelong relationships with our clients that are based on a real understanding of your situation and your goals. We work hard to get to know our clients. We listen, explain and educate.
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