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How is Property Depreciation Calculated?

The Process Before feeling intimidated by the following explanation, if you so choose, all you really need to know is that a quantity surveyor can inspect your property and prepare a depreciation schedule for you, without you having to understand how exactly depreciation is calculated. If that is the case, all you’ll need to do […]

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Depreciation Facts

7 Crazy Depreciation Facts

In 2017, the Australian Government significantly changed the way depreciation can be claimed on second-hand property… And if you ask me, the new legislation is sloppy, at best! In essence, you can no longer claim depreciation on “previously used” residential assets such as carpet, ovens, dishwashers, etc. You can learn more about the specific changes […]

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How to calculate depreciation on a investment property

How to calculate depreciation on your investment property

Step by Step Guide on how to calculate depreciation on your investment property. Before getting scared off by the following explanation, you need to know that a quantity surveyor can inspect your property and pre- pare a depreciation schedule for you. All you’ll need to do is hand it over to your accountant at tax […]

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depreciation without an inspection

Statistics Don’t Lie – Depreciation Schedule inspections

THE NUMBERS are in. There’s no denying it. It’s now a fact that not every property needs a physical inspection by a depreciation expert for the maximum tax deductions to be claimed. The truth is that the majority don’t need a physical inspection, saving you time and money. We’ve been saying this for a long […]

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Tax Depreciation Schdul

How is the commercial property market faring?

AUSTRALIA’S RESIDENTIAL property market is, by all accounts, booming. But can the same be said for the commercial property market? The commercial property market is so large and with so many subsectors that you can’t apply a broad brush when talking about its performance, says Steve Palise, Owner and Buyers’ agent at Palise Property. However, […]

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Will investors win by investing in Brisbane pre-the Olympic Games?

With the recent announcement that Brisbane has won the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, many property investors may wonder if they will find themselves on the winners’ podium if they buy in this city. Should you rush in and buy, with the idea of capitalising on future growth? The simple answer […]

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Property Prices World

World Property Prices

Are world property prices around the globe rising or falling since COVID-19? A FALL in property prices around Australia – and indeed the world – was expected by many due to COVID-19, but the doomsday predictions haven’t come to fruition. There have been some falls, but in many cases prices are actually rising, and in […]

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Property Boom

Will property boom in 2021?

AS WE reach the end of the year it seems Australia’s property market has been heating up, with greater sentiment, activity and price growth. The latest CoreLogic figures show the market continued its recovery in November, with prices rising for the second month in a row. Dwelling values rose by 0.8% over November and 0.4% […]

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