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    how much is too much for an IP?

    thanks! that's partly why we're considering to use it as an IP instead of PPOR.
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    how much is too much for an IP?

    yes, we're eligible for FHOG. one of the things why we say we don't mind negatively geared is we're aware it would allow us to reduce our taxable income. not sure yet about all the computations since we haven't discussed with an accountant yet, but in the past few years, we've always ended up...
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    how much is too much for an IP?

    thanks graeme!!! newbies like us appreciate well-meant inputs. based on this, what would you say is a good yield to have? 7%? that means the rental rates would really have to be high. also, why do you say if others are in the same yield rate or less that it would be a good idea?
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    how much is too much for an IP?

    as we mentioned: "...really new to this..." in other words, we're trying to learn thus our decision to join this forum. so unfortunately, we can't do our own maths yet at this point. appreciate you doing it for us though;)
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    how much is too much for an IP?

    thanks for all the responses! the rental rates are somewhere around 300-400/wk range for a house similar in size to the one we're planning to build. need to get an accountant to do actual computations for us, but at the end of the day we really don't mind if it becomes negatively geared...
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    how much is too much for an IP?

    hi. first of all been 'advised' to only post 'focused' questions on this forum so we've decided to break up my previous long posting into several short ones starting with this. my partner and i are now undecided about whether the first property that we've decided to get should be our PPOR or...
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    what to do with 1st property? --- need help!

    thanks boomtown! sounds like a good idea. in fact, we've already started reading...just haven't gone to the bottle shop:rolleyes:
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    what to do with 1st property? --- need help!

    my partner and i are hoping we can get some ideas from the forum around what to do with our first property. things we need opinion on are whether to make it residential or investment or both, and a few other things. i'll start by saying that the property is a land that we're planning to build...
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    Is negative-gearing really worth it?

    Thanks! Your reply gave me a different perspective. I agree that people tend to forget about the capital growth component, but maybe some are just less of a risk-taker than others.
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    Is negative-gearing really worth it?

    hi, i'm new to this forum as well as to the world of IP so pls bear with me...in other words, 'be gentle':D actually wanted to start posting about something more basic, but this is one of those that i've been really curious about for some time so thought i might as well jump into it. in...
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