It all commenced whilst ken smith went seeking out a renovatorís unique for his eldest son, brady. The concrete truck driver from albany creek, near brisbane, wanted to borrow approximately $500,000 to offer his 24-yr-vintage byron bay-primarily based chippie son a task to paintings on and a place to stay.
ìthatís finally wherein weíre going to retire, down that way somewhere,î ken says. ìthe plan became in 3 yearsí time he could buy me out or weíd sell it and take the cash. Iíve got two different boys [lewis, 22, and darcy, 16] and i wanted to offer the same to all three.î
in addition to a loan on their very own place, the smiths had a enterprise loan and their credit playing cards and household and car insurance policies with the only lender. ì[my wife] shelley and that i went to look our financial institution,î ken says. ìweíd been with them for 19 years and we by no means had any troubles with them earlier than. However when we got here out of the interview i said to shelley: ëiím just now not satisfied. Some thingís no longer proper here.íî