I've been told I can use a deposit bond instead of cashing in some investments to buy a property, is that possible?
In short yes this is true. Some real estates may not accept them as some vendors don't like them. If it's a brand new Propety that you are purchasing you would need to find out of the developer will accept this instead of actual cash.
Bear in mind that when the Propety is due to settle you will need to have those funds available to pay back the deposit bond issuer.
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A deposit bond is a form of guarantee issued by an insurance company and takes the place of cash at the time of exchanging contracts.
At settlement the purchaser is required to pay over the full purchase price and the bond ceases to have any value.
Any purchaser who uses a bond to exchange a contract and who then subsequently fails to complete the purchase will still forfeit an amount of 10% of the purchase price.
The only difference is that the purchaser would pay that forfeited amount to the insurance company as the vendor would receive the value of the bond from the insurance company.
You need to determine if the income from your investment exceeds the cost of the bond.
Hope this provides a brief overview of a deposit bond.
A deposit Bond is a form of guarantee to the vendor. The bond is used to exchange contracts in lieu of you handing over a cheque for your 10% deposit.
You will still need to eventually pay the 10% deposit either before or at settlement.
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