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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?

THE RECENT announcement that Brisbane has a real possibility of hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, being named as the preferred bidder by the International Olympic Committee, may have property investors wondering if they will find themselves on the winners’ podium if they buy in this city. Should you rush in and buy, with […]

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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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Case Study – Brand New Apartment

Client Name and Unit Number have been altered for privacy.   Having recently settled on an off-the-plan apartment in Clayton, Victoria, Paul’s accountant suggested he contact Washington Brown to maximise his tax deductions. The 74sqm, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment was purchased for $559,000 in 2020. As Paul was the first owner and had never […]

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