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depreciation without an inspection

Statistics Don’t Lie

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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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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Property Investment

Should You Buy a Property as an Investment

When it comes to deciding what to do with your hard earned savings, the choice between investment opportunities can be difficult. There are a number of factors that might convince a potential investor to invest in one opportunity over another.  In particular, property as an investment is something that has been extremely profitable for a […]

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Stamp Duty NSW Reforms

Stamp Duty Changes for NSW?

AFTER MANY months of speculation, the New South Wales Government has revealed its plan to overhaul stamp duty in the state. What is it all about? The measure, announced as part of the 2020-21 NSW Budget handed down on Tuesday, will be open for public consultation until March so the community can have a say. […]

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Case Study – Second Hand House (Built After 1987)

Client Name and Unit Number have been altered for privacy.   Marie came to Washington Brown looking to maximise her tax depreciation deductions, having purchased a second-hand investment property in 2018. The house was originally built in 2000 and was purchased for $1,200,000 in 2018. The two storey house consisted of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms […]

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