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How to calculate depreciation on your investment property

Step by Step Guide on how to calculate depreciation on your investment property. Before getting scared off by the following explanation, you need to know that a quantity surveyor can inspect your property and pre- pare a depreciation schedule for you. All you’ll need to do is hand it over to your accountant at tax […]

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 investors win by investing in Brisbane pre-the Olympic Games?

With the recent announcement that Brisbane has won the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, many property investors may wonder if they will find themselves on the winners’ podium if they buy in this city. Should you rush in and buy, with the idea of capitalising on future growth? The simple answer […]

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% […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is a Depreciation Schedule?

Property depreciation is a legal tax deduction related to the ‘wear and tear’ of an investment property over time. A tax depreciation schedule outlines the deductions you may be entitled to claim each year of ownership on the Building Allowance (the structure itself including bricks, concrete, etc.) and, if eligible, on the Plant and Equipment […]

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 […]