Sydney Property Investors - Must Read

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Discounted Properties: The Six Things You Need to Watch Out For

When trying to figure out how to invest in property with little money, many new investors look toward discounted properties. However, there are some risks you must keep in mind. Foreclosure is an ever-present risk for Australian homeowners. Failure to meet your mortgage repayments could result in your lender taking possession of your property. It’s […]

Discover the Benefits of Investing in New Homes

Your Investment Property in Australia Doesn’t Have to be Pre-Owned Whether you buy an old or new property is one of the key decisions you’ll have to make when buying an investment property in Australia. Both have their advantages. With an old property, you can often secure a great deal, plus there’s potential to renovate […]

Why Buying Off-The-Plan Will Make You Money

Don’t Be Put Off Because You Can’t Explore The Property There are many things you need to consider when buying an investment property in Australia. While the process may be exciting, it can also be confusing. One of the main choices you need to make relates to the type of property you buy. Do you […]

How Much Will Your Depreciation Schedule Cost?

The Price May Vary Depending on Several Factors The fee you’ll pay for a depreciation schedule will vary. For example, you may pay anywhere between $275 and $800 for the report. This is a fairly standard price for an established residential home. All these properties aren’t brand new. This usually means you’ve purchased it from […]

Should You Buy a Property With a Developer Incentive?

LATELY I’ve noticed a few news articles about developer incentives being offered in various markets around Australia. I’m sure many of you would have seen the headlines. In Brisbane, the developer behind a luxury apartment project in West End is offering buyers a car – a Toyota Yaris hatchback.  Another townhouse development in Corinda, in […]

Finally, Some Clarity

On Friday 14th July, the Treasury Office released a draft bill regarding how depreciation deductions on a second-hand property can be claimed moving forward. They also invited interested parties to make submissions. It’s complicated, to say the least, so I’ve tried to simplify this Bill and the key points. Here are my 9 Key Takeaways […]

Tips & Tricks of the Depreciation Trade

9 Ways to Cut Tax Bills Through Depreciation Firstly, what is property depreciation? Well, just like you claim the wear and tear of your car against your taxable income or the wear and tear of the desk in your office, you can claim the wear and tear of your property against your taxable income. But […]