Calculate It! The Property Depreciation Calculator

Whenever I give a seminar about Property Depreciation, I always have a Question & Answer session at the end

In the seminar, I discuss how I created the Property Depreciation Calculator and spoke about how it helps property investors make informed decisions about the type of rental property they want to buy.

Then this guy up the back puts his hand up the back and asks, “What’s so special about your Property Depreciation Calculator?”

“Well”, I say, “Let me tell you…”

“I’m pretty proud of our property depreciation calculator. It took me 4 years to build and is the only one of it’s kind. In fact, it’s the only property depreciation calculator that lets you work out the depreciation of a property based upon a proposed purchase price.”

“You see, I believe you can’t really work out the depreciation of a property by entering an area. And, let’s face it, how many of us know the internal unit area of our property. Do we include balconies, garages, common areas etc… That’s why I think the other calculators on the market that use an area are flawed.”

I’m pretty excited by now, and I go on…

“I’ve got to be honest, when I first started creating this, well, I had more hair!! It was a long and arduous task.”

“I think no two houses are the same. So, basing the depreciation of a property on it’s area is flawed. I wanted to create a property depreciation calculator where people could enter a proposed purchase price and easily get a result.”

Depreciation Quote Schedule“Now, in order to do that we needed to come up with a way where the calculator would grab lots of similar property types, add them up and average them out.”

“That’s why it took 4 years to build. We needed enough data in the calculator to make it a calculator that property investors could use. And today, I’m proud to say, day in – day out… It remains the most used part of our website.”

“We’ve actually got a patent pending on it… Again, a reason why I’m proud.”

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About Tyron Hyde

Tyron Hyde is a director of quantity surveying firm Washington Brown. He is regarded as one of the industry's leading experts in property tax depreciation, is regularly quoted in the media & asked to speak at conferences. -