Property Depreciation Schedules - The New reality

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 […]

The Impact of NSW Housing Affordability Measures

HOUSING affordability has been an issue for, well, what seems like forever, with Sydney a particular focus as prices have been skyrocketing. So what’s being done about it? Well, it was addressed in the Federal Budget, the Victorian State Government announced stamp duty concessions, and now it’s New South Wales’ turn, with the State Government […]

When’s The Right Time To Buy Property?

A lot of people buy property when interest rates go right down. For example, two years ago there were a lot of people buying property because interest rates were extremely low. And of course, it makes logical sense. Everyone goes out and buys when this happens, which generates a higher demand in the market. But […]

Calculate It! The Property Depreciation Calculator

Whenever I give a seminar about Property Depreciation, I always have a Question & Answer session at the end In the seminar, I discuss how I created the Property Depreciation Calculator and spoke about how it helps property investors make informed decisions about the type of rental property they want to buy. Then this guy […]

6 Reasons to Love Property

There are a myriad of reasons as to why I have been drawn to property Below are the six main reasons: 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 by […]

How is Property Depreciation Calculated?

The Process Before feeling intimidated by the following explanation, if you so choose, all you really need to know is that a quantity surveyor can inspect your property and prepare a depreciation schedule for you, without you having to understand how exactly depreciation is calculated. If that is the case, all you’ll need to do […]

When do you need a Quantity Surveyor?

Unless your property is very unusual, there would generally be no reason to speak to a quantity surveyor before purchasing a property. While you’re hunting for potential investments, you can work out the estimated depreciation for a property by using Washington Brown’s free online depreciation calculator. Once you have committed to purchasing the property, it […]

NSW On The Ball For Infrastructure

When Mike Baird announced he was resigning as Premier of New South Wales in January there was a lot of commentary around his legacy. Most of this focused on infrastructure in the state. Contrary to his predecessor, Bob Carr, who once said Sydney was full and couldn’t cater for any more growth. Baird believed building was very […]

2016 Review: What happened and what to expect?

What happened in property over 2016, and what we can expect in 2017 Like every year, 2016 seemed to go by in the blink of an eye for many of us. But, in the world of property quite a lot happened over the past 12 months. For starters, our love affair with property apparently reached a peak […]

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 […]