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How to be a property developer

Over the years, I have worked with all sorts of property developers and builders. From that, I have to say the smartest and the most successful ones are those who get their hands dirty. They do the work and they are smart. For me, good developers have foresight. They see potential in sites and suburbs well […]

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Holiday Home Tax Deductions

Holiday Home Tax Deductions – Complete Guide

Attention! If you have a holiday investment home, you will be interested in this. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun focusing on ‘holiday home’ investors to get you up to scratch on the current tax situation. Why the sudden shift in focus? This alteration in tactics is due to the ATO growing concerns with landlords and over-claiming […]

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Rental Expenses On Investment Properties

Rental expenses- Did you know? You can claim a deduction for certain expenses you incurred during the period your property is rented or available for rent! Types of rental expenses include There are three types of rental expenses available to investment owners; Cannot claim deductions Can claim immediate deductions in the income year you incur […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Units

Units offer an ideal pathway into property investment for beginners. Here’s your guide to getting the most out of investing in units. So you’re thinking of buying an investment property. Australia offers plenty of opportunities. From houses to units, you’re practically spoilt for choice in the current market. Many beginners choose units as their first […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Rental Property Tax Deductions

All property investors must consider tax deductions. Australia has clear rules in place. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) outlines the basics, but here’s what you really need to know. There’s one key question to ask yourself when you buy an investment property. What can I claim? It’s a simple question, but one that doesn’t have […]

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The Pros and Cons of Investing for Capital Growth

Having a plan is one of the real estate investment basics. You have a choice between creating a rental property investment strategy and investing for growth. Here are the pros and cons of the latter. You have a few choices to make when investing in rental property. For beginners, the main one lies in deciding […]

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Depreciation Facts

7 Crazy Depreciation Facts

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

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