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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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property forecast 2023

Will property rebound in 2023

AUSTRALIA’S property market started 2022 on high, with record property prices following a very strong run of price growth. But after April this year the tide turned. The boom was clearly over, and a correction set in. But it hasn’t all been bad news, with the forecast for 2023 already looking rosier. What factors have […]

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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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Construction Cost Increase – Builders Battling Price Hikes

THE BUILDING industry has been battling with the issue of rising costs for materials, labour and shipping for the past few years. The situation has put many businesses in financial peril is often referred to as a ‘perfect storm’ created by severe supply shortages coupled with strong demand. CoreLogic’s latest Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) […]

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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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