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It’s time to vote….

What are the major parties offering on housing ahead of the Federal Election? WITH THE Federal Election on the weekend, the major parties have announced their housing policies. We know that negative gearing, which was a huge issue in the last election, will remain untouched, with both parties agreeing to keep the status quo, but […]

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proptech tools

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

Proptech, or property technology, is of ever-growing importance 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 […]

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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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Housing Affordability & The Year In Review

Is housing affordability the biggest issue in Australia’s housing market as we near the end of 2021? WHAT an exciting year 2021 has been for property, with ups and downs and roundabouts. While the downs included some cities suffering – including Melbourne, with no in-person inspections allowed during a lengthy lockdown – mostly we have […]

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Hotel Pub Depreciation

How to Claim Depreciation on Hotel or Pub

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

Learn These Investment Property Tax Depreciation Tips

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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