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Appreciating Bamboo

As an expert on the financial side of property investment, I’ve been depreciating bricks and concrete for most of my adult life. But it wasn’t until I arrived at Green School in Bali that I learned to appreciate bamboo as a building material. Green School is a progressive international school from pre-kindy to Grade 12, […]

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The Secret Life of Washington Brown..

I’ve got a secret. For two years I ran Washington Brown – a medium-sized, Australian-based Quantity Surveying firm – from a jungle school in Bali.  There was the occasional scramble to return. Like when billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff summonsed me to a meeting in his Sydney office. Some clients require face-to-face contact and with […]

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proptech tools

Proptech tools – 9 movers & shakers to keep an eye on.

Proptech, or property technology, is increasingly important in the real estate sector, despite a slow start. It refers to the use of technology, including software and services, to allow people to engage with businesses, customers, and real estate professionals digitally. It also improves how we buy, rent, sell, design, construct and manage residential and commercial […]

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investing in serviced apartments

Investing in Serviced Apartments: What You Need to Know

Every property investment carries a risk. In the case of speciality properties, the property investment basics won’t cut it. These are the pros and cons of investing in serviced apartments. If you’re a regular traveller, you may have stayed in a serviced apartment before. They occupy a strange middle ground between hotel and holiday home. […]

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Hotel Pub Depreciation

Hotel Pub Depreciation Schedules – A Complete Guide

Tax depreciation is one way a business can maximise its returns. Once utilised, it becomes a tool for success, but few know how to take advantage of it. In this pub and hotel depreciation guide, you’ll learn what you need to ensure you maximise Australian tax laws. What is a Pub or Hotel Depreciation Schedule? […]

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Investment Property Tax Depreciation Tips

Investment Property Tax Depreciation Tips – Save Money

Claiming depreciation on your property is one of the most critical steps in an investor’s journey. And it’s the only deduction that can be subjective. All other expenses – such as interest, strata fees etc. must equal the amount you have precisely paid out. But, having an expert prepare, your tax depreciation report can enhance […]

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Off the plan rating system

A rating system for Off-The-Plan buyers

WE’VE ALL heard the horror stories about severe defects in apartment buildings in recent years, which have had disastrous consequences. Some of the most well-known examples in Sydney have been Mascot Towers and the Opal Tower. In both cases, residents were forced to evacuate after major structural defects were identified, with ongoing issues – and […]

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