Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

Common Sense with Paul Clitheroe

With so many varying forecasts about the future direction of the property market, I thought I would ask Paul Clitheroe of Money Magazine fame for his view. Here’s his response below: Hi Tyron, It is indeed an unusual time. Hope you and family are well. My view is pretty common sense, in short form below: […]

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 […]

The Secrets to Investing Using an SMSF

You Could Use Your SMSF to Save on Your Tax Bill You can use a SMSF (self-managed superannuation fund) to buy an investment property in Australia. However, this has previously been quite difficult. Many lenders would not allow SMSFs to borrow money, which means they had to fund the full purchase themselves. However, that changed […]

The Ultimate Auction Guide to Getting Lower Prices

You Could Bag a Great Investment Property in Australia at Auction Trying to buy an investment property in Australia at an auction is something of a mixed bag. On one hand, you have the chance to snap up a bargain. A lot of sellers use auctions as their last resort. As a result, they may […]

Budget Changes to Depreciation

The 6 must-know takeaways from these budget changes: For residential property, you will only be able to claim depreciation on plant and equipment items (ovens, dishwashers etc.) when you buy a brand new property.  You will still be able to claim the building allowance (bricks, concrete etc.) on any residential property built after 1987. If […]

How will Donald Trump impact Australian property?

What does Trump’s election victory mean for Aussie real estate? Since the US election, there’s been endless speculation about what the win from Donald Trump will mean for not only the US, but other countries around the globe. Would you believe that the predictions for Australia’s property market range from doom and gloom through to […]

The 14 Property Must Haves For Every Property Investor

Every investor – whether expert or amateur – should be looking for the same things in a property investment to ensure its success. While there is no exact formula for buying a successful investment, it’s handy to have a checklist to consult to make sure you’re on the right track. Below are some of the […]

Is Housing in Australia Affordable?

Ahhhhhhhh, housing affordability. That old chestnut. It’s a topic that’s been hotly debated a million times over! And will no doubt continue to be for many years to come. The general consensus is that property in Australia is unaffordable. The results of a recent survey seemed to confirm this, with the proportion of adults who […]

Striking Property Gold After The Olympics

Will you strike property gold after the Olympics by investing in the cities? WITH the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having recently come to a close, it’s the perfect time to talk about whether there are opportunities for property investors in the host cities of sporting events such as the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. On face […]

Should You Buy For Capital Growth or Rental Yields?

When it comes to purchasing property there are a multitude of factors to consider. Where should you buy? What should you buy? How much should you pay? While these are the most common questions investors will ask, perhaps one of the most pertinent questions that needs to be answered before anything else is ‘Why should […]