Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

The Depreciation Party Is Over

The depreciation party is over… Well, kind of! In an attempt to “reduce pressure on housing affordability” the Government has announced dramatic changes to the way depreciation is claimed on property. Let’s start with the good news: 1.  Any existing investment properties purchased (contract exchange date) prior to May 9 2017 are not affected (unless they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Negative Gearing Solution | Washington Brown

(UPDATE: Some changes to negative gearing were made in the 2017 Budget – Read about the Budget changes here). Now I’m not one to whinge about  a system without a solution…I think the current Negative Gearing model needs some repairs for two reasons. Reason 1 – The system was not designed so that someone could buy […]

6 Reasons Why Negative Gearing Stinks

(UPDATE: – Read about the 2017 Budget changes to depreciation here). Dear Fellow Investors, I get it. I get what Bill Shorten and the Labor Party are trying to achieve by cutting negative gearing…but it stinks for 6 reasons. First, for those of you who might not know…Labor proposes to: Eliminate negative gearing to all […]

What is Negative Gearing Investment Property?

What is Negative Gearing Investment Property? Put simply, negative gearing is a tax benefit offered to investors on their borrowing costs. If your borrowing costs exceed the revenue gained from your investment, you are entitled to claim those losses against your total income. The benefit of gearing is that it allows you to own investments […]

The Difference between Positive & Negative Gearing

What is Negative Gearing? Negative gearing is a tax benefit you can claim if your borrowing costs are higher than the money you’ve made from an investment property. These losses can be claimed against your total income and increase your tax return and therefore, your income on your investment. For example, Jenny had a $50,000 […]