We are thrilled to introduce the first of of three recent hires, Kat, who has joined our fast growing Build Support team. She’s bringing four years of experience in the administrative field that has instilled in her a passion for delivering exceptional support and fostering seamless communication. Yup, we can attest to that!
ADF HOUSING INVESTMENT PROPERTY: SUCCESS STORY #12
There is a regular saying in the Axon office, “The tail doesn’t wag the dog!” For us that means that your ADF Housing Entitlements (HPAS and DHOAS) aren’t the strategy drivers, rather they are just the supporting element that needs to be synchronised to deliver the maximum effect.
Take the subject of today’s success story as an example… at the time of introduction to Axon he was a 25yo Telecommunications Technician based in SE-QLD.
He’d been saving very diligently (supported by deployments) for a few years now and was in a very strong position to get started buying his own home. Given his location, he was a perfect example of how to use some of his entitlements to best effect.
Investment Property Success Story Details:
- Purchase price: $554,000 (Secured July 2020)
- Deposit contributed: 20% deposit (~$110K) + stamp duty ($2.8K) + loan establishment fee ($500) + solicitor fees ($2,000) = $116K
- Entitlements gained: HPAS (~$11K) + QLD FHOG ($15K) + HomeBuilder Grant ($25K) = $51K
*Note: There is no DHOAS used here. Why?
Because at the time our plan told us that we needed the full panel of lenders that a mortgage broker can provide, not be restricted to one or two DHOAS provider options only. Remember that we were all still learning to deal with Covid-19 lockdowns when this was all happening, so flexibility was a necessity!
- Settlement: 12 November 2020
- Construction start: 25 November 2020
- Handover date: 2 June 2021
- Bank valuation at completion: $610,000 ($56,000 growth in less than 12 months)
- Mortgage repayments: $382 per week in P&I repayments with a optimised blend of variable and fixed rates loans.
This client has now made a successful transition out of the ADF (CONGRATULATIONS!!) so they have 5 years from their discharge date to transfer across to a DHOAS loan. This refinance will all be facilitated by the Axon team or he will soon be able to use the equity in this property to go and buy property #2.
What do you think his next move will be – stay in this home and invest, or turn this into an investment property and move onto his next PPOR?
Back in March ‘21, Amy was introduced to us by another client. (The constant referrals within our community are humbling to be involved in!). She was a Learning Development Coordinator, not in the ADF. She was coachable and definitely needed some assistance in the whole process.
She had been diligent with her money habits and mindset, with a good amount of savings under her belt. However, we needed to put a plan in place for her to keep saving so the acquisition of her first property was done in a sensible way. This happens all the time. The fact she had financial milestones to reach helped her immensely in getting there!
We first met R&K in Aug 2020. They wanted to secure their financial future using property. Posted to Wagga (R was an RI at Kapooka and K was a civvie Dental Assistant), after a series of coaching sessions, we implemented a plan and strategy for them to acquire IP#1. That $457K property was built without any issues in 2021. Happy days, a good start for R&K.
M&V are a double-defence couple posted to RAAF AMB in Brisbane. After watching our educational videos, they came to us in March 2021. They needed guidance on all things money management and proven strategies to follow.
In their own words, 𝘈𝘹𝘰𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘺 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺 𝘣𝘶𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨/𝘪𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘈𝘋𝘍 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘭𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. Yep, that sums up what we specialise in!
This inspirational young lady came to us way back in June 2021 at age 20! 20! Already possessing great money habits and a desire for success, she had an openness to learn how to invest the right way. Ella was remarkably clear about what she wanted to achieve and knew that she needed to seek guidance from professionals to ‘force multiply’ her well-established position. With the deposit and cost already saved and a yearning to move with a sense of purpose towards her goals, it was time to put a plan and a strategy in place to set her on an even greater path to success.
This is a success story that everyone should be inspired by!
After being referred to us through a mate who had built a house with 🙌 Axon, we first met Phil in March 2022. He is a single RAAF Pilot posted to Newcastle, loving life with his mates and regularly flying high-end platforms.
Phil had been brought up in a family that values education around money and wealth. (Yep, that’s also something that you should all be inspired by: “intergenerational wealth”). To his credit, Phil applied himself and came to us in a 💪 strong position (cash and shares). But, having this is never enough to be successful.