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Building Allowance Maximiser

 Let’s talk about bricks and mortar. Or what the Government calls the Building Allowance. Whilst you can no longer claim depreciation on plant and equipment in second-hand investment properties, that’s the things like ovens, dishwasher etc. You can still claim the structure of the building, that’s the bricks, concrete, windows, tiling, etc. provided the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Taking A Peek At The Prestige Top End

For many of us, living in a grand harbourside mansion with all the bells and whistles is a pipe dream. It’s a fairy tale world for the rich and famous. But it seems there are many wealthy buyers out there for luxurious properties. Consequently, Australia’s prestige property market is reportedly performing well. Recent sales back […]

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 […]

Should Investors Steer Clear of Units?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s inevitable that you’ve heard, read or watched a doom and gloom story about the unit market in the news recently. According to the headlines there’s an oversupply, prices will crash due to the glut of new apartments coming onto the market and buyers won’t be able 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Rear View from Your Investment Property Mag

I was recently asked 5 questions from Your Investment Property Magazine….this was my response: You run marathons all over the world and still run a solid business, how do you do it? Not sure how I do the marathons…42 Km’s is a long haul! But in terms of juggling the training and the work it […]