Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

The HomeBuilder Grant

Is the new HomeBuilder grant scheme enough? IN THE AFTERMATH of COVID-19, things are changing all the time, including restrictions and the impact these are having on a range of industries, including property. So far the property market seems to be holding up pretty well, with minimal falls in values. But it’s a different story […]

Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

THE FEDERAL Government has made a very significant change to capital gains tax (CGT) affecting ex pats, but it’s likely there are many Australians living overseas who are still completely in the dark about it. Put simply, the change entails the CGT exemption for the Australian family home, which has been in existence for 35 […]

Construction Cost Estimating: A Case Study

Construction cost estimating examples Case Study Client: Commonwealth Bank/Ecove Group Project description: Site 3, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW This development comprised a 25-storey tower, housing two retail tenancies and 267 apartments over four basements. A two-storey commercial pod, consisting of six commercial tenancies, including associated site works, also formed part of the development. Washington Brown […]

Using a Construction Cost Estimator

Whether you’re building a block of residential units, a commercial or business centre, a high-rise tower or developing a subdivision, it is a must that you are in control of the project cost. We all know that effective cost management is critical to a project’s success. Washington Brown has extensive experience in all major sectors […]

The ATO is Wrong & we are going to Prove It!

< Why the ATO is wrong The other night in bed….I was reading an article on the ATO Website (yes I’m a bit weird), titled “Where do you get the construction cost information?”. I was a little shocked when I read the last paragraph that stated “Note: Remember to obtain your construction costs report as […]