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investing in serviced apartments

Investing in Serviced Apartments: What You Need to Know

Every property investment carries a risk. In the case of speciality properties, the property investment basics won’t cut it. These are the pros and cons of investing in serviced apartments. If you’re a regular traveller, you may have stayed in a serviced apartment before. They occupy a strange middle ground between hotel and holiday home. […]

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Construction Cost Increase – Builders Battling Price Hikes

THE BUILDING industry has been battling with the issue of rising costs for materials, labour and shipping for the past few years. The situation has put many businesses in financial peril is often referred to as a ‘perfect storm’ created by severe supply shortages coupled with strong demand. CoreLogic’s latest Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) […]

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Off the plan rating system

A rating system for Off-The-Plan buyers

WE’VE ALL heard the horror stories about severe defects in apartment buildings in recent years, which have had disastrous consequences. Some of the most well-known examples in Sydney have been Mascot Towers and the Opal Tower. In both cases, residents were forced to evacuate after major structural defects were identified, with ongoing issues – and […]

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Partnership In A Rental Property Business

Investment properties are generally that, a form of investment. Thus, it does not usually equate to being any kind of ‘business’ perse. However, there are exceptions, as with everything. According to the partnership agreement, if you are in a joint partnership over a rental property, you are in a business partnership. The agreement states, “You […]

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Low Priced Property, High Depreciation Ratio

 Did you know? Did you know that lower-priced property often has a higher depreciation ratio in relation to the purchase price? During one of my recent media interviews, a journalist asked me to explain my comments on this issue. Most of us know that higher-priced property tends to rent on a yield far less than […]

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Residential Property Investing And First Home Buyers

First home buyers seem to be a popular topic of discussion in Australia. They’re either getting a lot of government incentives and grants on the one hand. Or, they are finding it tough to get into the property market due to rising house prices on the other. Over the years, I’ve been invited to talk at […]

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Looking Beyond Residential Property

Australia’s rich list If you look at the rich list in Australia, most of those at the top have made their wealth from resources (mining) and property investment. And since we can’t all have access to huge mining sites, property investment may be our next best chance. Investment Property Tips Beginners Most property investors make […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Investing in Units

Units offer an ideal pathway into property investment for beginners. Here’s your guide to getting the most out of investing in units. So you’re thinking of buying an investment property. Australia offers plenty of opportunities. From houses to units, you’re practically spoilt for choice in the current market. Many beginners choose units as their first […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Rental Property Tax Deductions

All property investors must consider tax deductions. Australia has clear rules in place. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) outlines the basics, but here’s what you really need to know. There’s one key question to ask yourself when you buy an investment property. What can I claim? It’s a simple question, but one that doesn’t have […]

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The Pros and Cons of Investing for Capital Growth

Having a plan is one of the real estate investment basics. You have a choice between creating a rental property investment strategy and investing for growth. Here are the pros and cons of the latter. You have a few choices to make when investing in rental property. For beginners, the main one lies in deciding […]

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