Dealer busts property investor delusion

A Melbourne mortgage dealer is busting the ‘delusion’ of being too outdated to spend money on property.

Dash Finance dealer Nathan Massie (pictured above) mentioned Australians are working longer and their life expectancy is rising, nevertheless the notion of lenders not keen to lend previous a sure age merely just isn’t true.

“The fact is for older Australians trying to spend money on property, banks are open to the concept supplied we, as brokers, can present how our shopper can exit the mortgage and supply a technique to take action,” Massie mentioned. “Banks have undoubtedly taken a extra lateral view on the subject of lending to older Australians.”

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Massie mentioned mortgage brokers work in a service-based business and so they may also help their purchasers by offering options to their finance points.

“I’ve more and more discovered folks eager to spend money on property because the Australian housing market has confirmed again and again to be sturdy and resilient,” he mentioned. “I imagine the power to spend money on belongings shouldn’t be restricted to folks simply because they’re over the age of fifty. Within the present market situations, if you happen to have been to purchase property you may not see the monetary progress this month or subsequent however have the power to look ahead 10 to fifteen years.”

Massie mentioned this notion may very well be holding potential traders again.

“I’ve discovered when having conversations with traders, they may come to me and say they imagine they need to have a look at a shorter mortgage time period, nevertheless it will convey a lot increased mortgage repayments,” he mentioned.

“Greater repayments impression a shopper’s money circulation and, because of this, they won’t be capable of service the mortgage. Individuals are on the lookout for extra methods to generate wealth and money circulation with the cost-of-living rising, and property can do each.”

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Massie mentioned within the final couple of years, he has been seeing a rise in purchasers eager to spend money on property in their very own identify, somewhat than an organization identify or superannuation fund.

“The willingness to buy at an older age is rising year-on-year and with folks realising their superannuation is commonly not sufficient,” he mentioned.

“Traditionally, when somebody had a median house that was priced at $1 million, that was seen as a tremendous achievement, nevertheless now in 2022 that value is beneath the median house value in Sydney and Melbourne.”

Massie mentioned older Australians trying to spend money on property ought to seek the advice of a mortgage dealer.

“My recommendation to older folks wanting to take a position is perceive the the explanation why – are you on the lookout for a further revenue stream, are you on the lookout for capital progress, how lengthy are you planning on holding on to this property. That you must know the solutions to those questions at the beginning,” he mentioned.

“It’s essential to do your individual analysis and be methodical about your choice. Buying an funding property must be a calculated choice and these fee rises are affecting everyone’s borrowing capability, so guarantee you might have your pre-approval and know precisely how a lot you’ll be able to borrow earlier than you go investment-property purchasing.”