Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

Is The Block the world’s worst development?

Washington Brown has crunched the numbers on The Block’s latest development in Melbourne’s inner-city bayside suburb of Port Melbourne, and something just doesn’t add up.  From a financial point of view the development, which consisted of transforming a 1920s art deco building into a luxury apartment block, was one of the worst he has ever […]

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 […]

My Best Property Deal

Tyron Hyde was recently asked by Your Investment Property – “What was your best property deal?” How long have you been investing in property? Well about as long as I can remember! For me, the term “investing in property” means more than just buying an actual property. I’ve been “invested in property” ever since I […]

When is a Good Time to Buy an Investment Property?

A lot of people buy property when interest rates go right down. Like now, there are a lot of people buying because interest rates are low. Everyone goes out and buys and that creates more demand as well. And who would not want to buy if you can lock in interest rates and borrow at […]

Building Insurance Valuations Sydney

Building insurance valuations Sydney wide is not something to leave to speculation. As experts in the construction and building industry, we know there is a big difference between a market valuation and the actual costs of reconstruction. A comprehensive building insurance valuation report will ensure that in the event of an insurance claim you are […]

Why I Started in Property…

Today, I thought I would go into why I entered the property market to begin with You see, when I was 17 and while working at McDonald’s and doing my HSC, my future brother-in-law – a developer – said two things that changed my life: “You can only ever make real money working for yourself” […]

When Do I Sell My Investment Property?

One thing to remember with property investment is that your entry and exit costs are pretty high. You have to consider stamp duty, your advertising and marketing costs when you sell and the capital gains tax. Overall, you make your money in property when you’re buying. That is, if you buy right. If you think […]

What Drives You To Succeed?

 “What drives you to succeed?”, was a question I was recently asked at a seminar. It’s an interesting concept to ponder. Thinking back, I think I was motivated to succeed from an early age. I saw my father work hard all his life to support 5 kids and then lose all his superannuation in the […]