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ludwig

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Where to invest 12 000 ?
« on: July 27, 2012, 04:15:41 AM »
Hello everyone,

I currently have around 12 000 on a bank account at a 2.75% rate.

I'm looking to improve this rate so I would like to have your opinion on what is the best option.

1/ Wait another 2 month and buy a 14 000 garage that I can rent 80/month
2/ Anticipate payment on my mortgage (124 000 at 4.050% during 25y actually 120 823 left )
3/ Find a better rate, I've looking around but didn't found anything better than 2.75% available in France. Do you know if Vanguards as something for European people ?

Thanks a lot for your help !

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Re: Where to invest 12 000 ?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 04:24:09 AM »
Garage provides a 6.8 percent return presuming there are no ongoing costs, and you can rent it without vacancy. Nearly 7 percent return seems good in this market.

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Re: Where to invest 12 000 ?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 07:14:53 AM »
Garage provides a 6.8 percent return presuming there are no ongoing costs, and you can rent it without vacancy. Nearly 7 percent return seems good in this market.

Big assumptions, those.  Would that my rentals had no ongoing costs or vacancy. 

I'd get better returns than 1999 smedley!  ;)

(Now granted, a garage is different than a SFR, but the point remains: calculating return on inaccurate numbers gives you an inaccurate result. Garbage in, garbage out.)
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