Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

Budget Depreciation Changes

Peter: The attendance tonight is mind blowing. In the world of depreciation, this is very much the equivalent of playing to a packed stadium. So thank you all for your interest. Tyron Hyde: Peter, I’ve never been more popular. Peter: Yeah, well. That’s right. In the quantity surveying world, this is as good as it […]

Old vs New Properties to be Depreciated

Old vs New Some people 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. And depending on your investment strategy, […]

Should Investors Steer Clear of Units?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s inevitable that you’ve heard, read or watched a doom and gloom story about the unit market in the news recently. According to the headlines there’s an oversupply, prices will crash due to the glut of new apartments coming onto the market and buyers won’t be able to […]

The 14 Property Must Haves For Every Property Investor

Every investor – whether expert or amateur – should be looking for the same things in a property investment to ensure its success. While there is no exact formula for buying a successful investment, it’s handy to have a checklist to consult to make sure you’re on the right track. Below are some of the […]

Is Housing in Australia Affordable?

Ahhhhhhhh, housing affordability. That old chestnut. It’s a topic that’s been hotly debated a million times over! And will no doubt continue to be for many years to come. The general consensus is that property in Australia is unaffordable. The results of a recent survey seemed to confirm this, with the proportion of adults who […]

Negative Gearing Solution | Washington Brown

(UPDATE: Some changes to negative gearing were made in the 2017 Budget – Read about the Budget changes here). Now I’m not one to whinge about  a system without a solution…I think the current Negative Gearing model needs some repairs for two reasons. Reason 1 – The system was not designed so that someone could buy […]

What is Negative Gearing Investment Property?

What is Negative Gearing Investment Property? Put simply, negative gearing is a tax benefit offered to investors on their borrowing costs. If your borrowing costs exceed the revenue gained from your investment, you are entitled to claim those losses against your total income. The benefit of gearing is that it allows you to own investments […]