Articles by Tyron Hyde:

When Do I Sell My Investment Property?

One thing to remember with property investment is that your entry and exit costs are pretty high. You have to consider stamp duty, your advertising and marketing costs when you sell and the capital gains tax. Overall, you make your money in property when you’re buying. That is, if you buy right. If you think about the developers, they make […]

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Property Genuinely Available For Rent

Rent expenses are deductible to the price that they are incurred for the purpose of producing rental income. Sometimes, rental expenses can be deductible for periods even when the property is not being rented out. However, this is only the case provided the property is genuinely available for rent. This means, the property is being […]

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Claiming Plant and Equipment Assets

Depreciating assets When you purchase an investment property, you are able to claim deductions on the actual building structure. Plus, various separate items within that building referred to as ‘plant and equipment items’. Plant and equipment are depreciating assets within the property. Some examples of ‘plant and equipment’ items are stoves, air conditioners, cupboards and dishwashers. […]

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Partnership In A Rental Property Business

Investment properties are generally that, a form of investment. Thus, it does not usually equate to being any kind of ‘business’ perse. However, there are exceptions, as with everything. According to the partnership agreement, if you are in a joint partnership over a rental property, you are in a business partnership. The agreement states, “You […]

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Repairs And Maintenance On Rental Properties

Deductible tax for repairs and maintenance; Good news! All those pesky repairs and maintenance that need to be made on your rental property are probably deductible in your tax return. For this to be the case, the repairs and maintenance must be directly on the wear and tear of the property or other damage that only […]

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What If My SMSF Owns The Property ?

Should I be taking control of my depreciation report or should I leave it to my SMSF? Your depreciation report will vary, depending on the entity that owns the investment property. The self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) sector in Australia has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. This is not a surprise, given the […]

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Brand-New Versus Almost-New Properties

Some residential property investors prefer to invest in brand-new properties. While others opt for older ones that they can renovate and re-sell for profit. So, which is the better investment strategy? Let’s have a look at some of the pros and cons of buying brand-new and almost-new properties. Depending on your investment strategy, you may pick […]

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Low Priced Property, High Depreciation Ratio

 Did you know? Did you know that lower-priced property often has a higher depreciation ratio in relation to the purchase price? During one of my recent media interviews, a journalist asked me to explain my comments on this issue. Most of us know that higher-priced property tends to rent on a yield far less than […]

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Residential Property Investing And First Home Buyers

First home buyers seem to be a popular topic of discussion in Australia. They’re either getting a lot of government incentives and grants on the one hand. Or, they are finding it tough to get into the property market due to rising house prices on the other. Over the years, I’ve been invited to talk at […]

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Three Most Commonly Missed Items Property Investors Can Claim

Claiming depreciation on residential property is one of the most important steps in an investor’s journey. But those new to property investing often overlook some important key items of depreciation. The three most commonly missed items property investors can claim are: • Design and professional fees • Council costs • Builder’s profit Most people know […]

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