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How to calculate property depreciation

How To Calculate Depreciation on Investment Property

Step by Step Guide on How to Calculate Depreciation on a House for Tax purposes Before getting scared off by the following explanation of calculating depreciation expenses, you need to know that tax depreciation quantity surveyors can prepare a custom depreciation schedule for you. All you’ll need to do is hand it over to your […]

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depreciation without an inspection

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 depreciation schedule inspection 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 time, but you […]

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Tax Depreciation Schdul

How is the commercial property market faring?

AUSTRALIA’S RESIDENTIAL property market is, by all accounts, booming. But can the same be said for the commercial property market? The commercial property market is so large and with so many subsectors that you can’t apply a broad brush when talking about its performance, says Steve Palise, Owner and Buyers’ agent at Palise Property. However, […]

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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 […]

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Property Prices World

World Property Prices

Are world property prices around the globe rising or falling since COVID-19? A FALL in property prices around Australia – and indeed the world – was expected by many due to COVID-19, but the doomsday predictions haven’t come to fruition. There have been some falls, but in many cases, prices are actually rising, and in […]

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Property Investment

Should You Buy a Property as an Investment

When it comes to deciding what to do with your hard earned savings, the choice between investment opportunities can be difficult. There are a number of factors that might convince a potential investor to invest in one opportunity over another.  In particular, property as an investment is something that has been extremely profitable for a […]

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Case Study – Old House Depreciation (Built After 1987)

Client Name and Unit Number have been altered for privacy. Marie came to Washington Brown looking to maximise her tax depreciation deductions, having purchased a second-hand investment property in 2018. The house was originally built in 2000 and was purchased for $1,200,000 in 2018. The two storey house consisted of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and […]

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Case Study – Brand New Apartment

Client Name and Unit Number have been altered for privacy. Having recently settled on an off-the-plan apartment in Clayton, Victoria, Paul’s accountant suggested he contact Washington Brown to maximise his tax deductions. The 74sqm, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment was purchased for $559,000 in 2020. As Paul was the first owner and had never occupied […]

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