Washington Brown Blog

Looking Beyond Residential Property

Australia’s rich list If you look at the rich list in Australia, most of those at the top have made their wealth from resources (mining) and property investment. And since we can’t all have access to huge mining sites, property investment may be our next best chance. Investment Property Tips Beginners Most property investors make […]

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Differences Between Commercial And Residential Property Depreciation

If you own your own business, are you currently leasing commercial space but thinking of buying your own premises? Or are you considering investing in your next property but can’t decide between a commercial or residential investment? Commercial property has fared far worse than residential property in the years since the GFC and beyond. The […]

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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

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

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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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Bagging a Property Bargain: Seven Easy Tips That Save Money

Are you wondering how to invest in property with little money? These property investment basics will help you to buy a property without spending too much. Everybody enjoys saving a little money. Unfortunately, doing that doesn’t always seem possible when buying an investment property. Australia has a strong investment market, but the cost of buying […]

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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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