Sydney Property Investors - Must Read

Depreciation Schedules – The New Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses to reflect on “industry norms” and the way they operate. We are no exception. At Washington Brown we believe in researching each property and advising clients on the best way to approach achieving the maximum depreciation in the most cost-effective way. Since the pandemic we have individually assessed […]

How the depreciation changes affect buying brand new property versus second hand property.

The recent depreciation changes have the greatest impact on the types of property you may choose to invest in. Some people prefer to invest in brand-new properties, while others opt for older property that they can renovate and resell for profit. So, which is the better investment strategy? Let’s look at this in actual finite […]

Depreciation as it applies to Different Ownership Structures

An investor recently asked me, ‘Should I buy an investment property in my own name, my company name or via my super fund to maximise depreciation?’ While the tax implications are a very important part of your property investment strategy, I would never make taxation the number one reason for determining how I structure my […]

How the new depreciation laws affect depreciation on old property

There is a common misconception in the property market that you cannot claim depreciation on old properties. This is wrong, and I can prove it! The origin of this myth centres on the fact that you cannot claim building depreciation on residential properties where the construction commencement date is before 1987. This is a true […]

The Top 14 Depreciation Law Questions Arising from the Budget Changes

Well, the dust has finally settled on the new legislation regarding the Budget changes to depreciation that will apply to second-hand residential properties. In this article we will dig deep into some of the questions we have commonly been asked since the 9th of May 2017, when the changes were announced in the Federal Budget. […]

The Budget Change and How it Affects our Rental Property

Dealing with your rental property post-budget change Before the budget change investors were entitled to claim plant and equipment and building allowance, so long as the property was built post-1987 and the property had settled within 10 years of getting the depreciation report, even if they had lived in the property prior, post or during […]

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 […]

Five Secrets to Improving Investment Property Cashflow

Cashflow can become a major problem with yourproperty investment. For beginners, slow cashflow could prevent you from building your portfolio as quickly as you’d like. Happily, there are some tricks you can use to make improvements to your investment property cashflow. So, you’ve got what you think is a great investment property. You’ve followed all […]

The Five Things Your Tax Depreciation Schedule Must Contain

An investment property tax deductions calculator won’t always show you everything you can claim. Many leave out the assets that go into a typical depreciation schedule. Here are the things that your tax depreciation schedule must contain. When it comes to tax, there’s one question you must ask about your investment property: what can I […]

Things To Know Before Buying an Investment Property

Six Things To Know Before Buying an Investment Property: You may be thinking about buying an investment property. Australia has a strong property market, which attracts a lot of buyers. However, there are some property investment basics to keep in mind. The attractive Australian house market has many people investing in property. For beginners, this […]