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7 Crazy Depreciation Facts

In 2017, the Australian Government significantly changed the way depreciation can be claimed on second-hand property… And if you ask me, the new legislation is sloppy, at best! In essence, you can no longer claim depreciation on “previously used” residential assets such as carpet, ovens, dishwashers, etc. You can learn more about the specific changes […]

Statistics Don’t Lie – Depreciation Schedule inspections

THE NUMBERS are in. There’s no denying it. It’s now a fact that not every property needs a physical inspection by a depreciation expert for the maximum tax deductions to be claimed. The truth is that the majority don’t need a physical inspection, saving you time and money. We’ve been saying this for a long […]

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% […]

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 […]

Common Sense with Paul Clitheroe

With so many varying forecasts about the future direction of the property market, I thought I would ask Paul Clitheroe of Money Magazine fame for his view. Here’s his response below: Hi Tyron, It is indeed an unusual time. Hope you and family are well. My view is pretty common sense, in short form below: […]

Will the Doomsayers be right….this time?

Could property fall by 40%? AS during any crisis – and even in the absence of one – the doomsayers come out in the property market. And COVID-19 is no different. Following the pandemic we’ve seen numerous predictions about Australian property prices, including that they could fall by up to 40%. Will it come true? […]

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 […]

From then to now: How has the property market changed?

WHAT A rollercoaster the past year has been for property! We saw a lacklustre start to 2019 largely due to apprehension around last year’s Federal Election and particularly proposed housing-related tax policies from the ALP. Activity was also subdued due to the fallout from the Banking Royal Commission and tightened lending restrictions imposed by the […]

Your Guide to Commercial Property Investment

If you’re looking to invest in real estate, commercial properties present plenty of opportunities. However, you need to consider the risks and market drivers. This commercial property investment guide will help you. You must think about more than the property investment basics when investing in commercial real estate. There are many complex market issues at […]