Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

Australian expats lose capital gains tax exemptions

THE FEDERAL Government has made a very significant change to capital gains tax (CGT) affecting ex pats, but it’s likely there are many Australians living overseas who are still completely in the dark about it. Put simply, the change entails the CGT exemption for the Australian family home, which has been in existence for 35 […]

From then to now: How has the property market changed?

WHAT A rollercoaster the past year has been for property! We saw a lacklustre start to 2019 largely due to apprehension around last year’s Federal Election and particularly proposed housing-related tax policies from the ALP. Activity was also subdued due to the fallout from the Banking Royal Commission and tightened lending restrictions imposed by the […]

Will the Property Market Crash?

It’s tough being a property investor sometimes. Where is the best place to buy? Is now the right time to buy?  Will the property market crash? Has it peaked? These questions and many, many more like them can make investing in property seem a little overwhelming. This is certainly not helped by the media. Newspapers […]

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 […]

Buying Off Market Property in Australia

Shhh… Off-Market is the New Black! Recently we re-entered the property market looking to upgrade from our unit in Bondi to a house. We’ve been looking for a house around the Bondi area and I must say I am surprised that realestate.com.au and domain.com.au are still in business. You see, everything that looks half interesting […]

Buying an Investment Property?

Where should you buy property in 2016? AFTER a few years of strong growth Australia’s property market appears to be cooling. But this doesn’t mean investors should shy away from buying; in fact, it’s just the opposite. It’s an opportune time to buy due to slower price growth and a record low cash rate, and […]

Depreciation on Holiday Homes

Go on holidays and claim depreciation! The ATO has recently announced a crackdown on property investors over-claiming deductions on holiday homes, this includes depreciation. If you’ve been on holidays, it’s very easy to get caught up in the romance of owning your own holiday home. Purchase price, stamp duty and mortgages offset by the rental […]

The ATO is Wrong & we are going to Prove It!

< Why the ATO is wrong The other night in bed….I was reading an article on the ATO Website (yes I’m a bit weird), titled “Where do you get the construction cost information?”. I was a little shocked when I read the last paragraph that stated “Note: Remember to obtain your construction costs report as […]

6 reasons why I Love Property

There are a myriad reasons why I have been drawn to property. Here are the 6 main reasons why I love property: Reason # 1 – You can add value One of the principal advantages of investing in property is that you can buy a rundown old property and increase the value of your investment […]

How Washington Brown Got Its Name

I often get asked “How did you come up with the name Washington Brown?” It’s a good question and I wish I could take credit for the name (it’s memorable and has a touch of class about it – don’t you agree)? Well, meet the Brown in Washington Brown, Mr Antony Brown to be precise. […]