6 Massive Tips From 32 Year Old Property Investor And Developer Chris Moscher!

Date Friday, 9 May 2014 12:00 AM

Chris Moscher is the type of guy you knew growing up.

You know that one that was modest, likeable and would do anything for anyone.

As a 32 year old property investor Chris owns two very successful G.J. Gardner Homes franchisees, has a beautiful family and a growing property portfolio.

1. How many properties do you own? How much did you buy them for? How much are they worth now?

I currently own 2 houses, 1 block of land and a 50% share in another block of land.

Property 1: (Principal Place of Residence)

Purchase Price: $465,000

Current Value: $850,000 – $1,000,000

Property 2: (Investment Property)

Purchase Price: $365,000

Current Value: $580,000 – $650,000

Next Investment Property (Land Purchased)

Purchase Price: $101,250

Current Value:$135,000

Looking to build and hold this property. (Building to start before September 2014)

Joint Venture Investment (Land Purchase)

Purchase Price: $90,000

Current Value: $125,000

Looking to build and sell this property.

2. What’s your personal investment strategy?

  • Always looking for the next opportunity to build a property and build equity.
  • To have as much equity in my principle residence as possible, and to use this equity to fund new properties.
  • I aim to own my principle residence in the next 5 years.
  • To build and hold properties.
  • Aim to build and sell as a joint venture, to increase cash flow.

3. What are your plans in the future?

  • To have as much equity in my principle place of residence as possible, and to also have this paid off in the next 5 years.
  • I would like to start to build and hold properties for here on inn.
  • Aim to build and sell 5 to 8 joint venture House & Land Package’s Per year from 2015 forward.
  • To build and hold 10 investment properties within the next 10 years.

4. How did you get into property investing, building and property development?

I have always had an eye for building and property development; however it has taken me 10 years to be in a position to have a real crack.

Throughout my 20′s I worked hard to get myself into a position to do what I do now.

Although I still work my arse off now, I really enjoy what I do, the people I work with and the opportunities it creates.

From a work perspective I started my carpentry apprenticeship at 14, then went on to complete a degree and post graduate degree.  After my degree I worked as a teacher for 3 years, before buying into the Albury G.J. Gardner Homes Franchise. I am now the majority share holder in this business and recently purchased the G.J. Gardner Homes Wagga franchise.

5. What do you know now that you wish you new sooner?

  • How important it is to have good people around you, that push you and thrive on your personal success.
  • The importance of a good broker and financial planner, despite the fact I still go against my planner’s advice at times.
  • Learnt how to ask the tough questions. The worst thing they can say is no.
  • I am massive on family and time with family. I recently brought a wake boarding boat, despite my financial planners advice, which has been the best investment in my family I have ever made.

6. If you were starting again what advice would you have for yourself?

  • I’ve made many mistakes in the past and I’m sure I’ll make more in the future. This said I still believe that your gut always knows the best opportunities.
  • I would have bought and held land earlier. When I was 16 I wanted to buy a block around our local lake which was going for around 30K, the land value of blocks in this particular area is now around 350K.
  • I recently bought and sold 5 blocks of land for $75,000, which were valued at $115,000. Looking back I wish I had built and held them myself. Opportunities like these are rare and I will never make that mistake again if it comes up.
  • Be carful who you take advice from and ask if the advice is in your best interest? Unfortunately many people just don’t want to see other people succeed.

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