Property Investment

Developing Your Property Investment Strategy

You want to buy an investment property, so where do you begin? If we had a dollar for every time someone asked us how to start, we would be billionaires and not just millionaires by now. So the intention here is to give you a starting point to help you on your way. Because everyone’s circumstances are different, it’s important to develop your own personal investment strategy. Developing your own investment strategy will set a direction for you to move forward in creating wealth and will also help you focus your searches on properties that fit your investment strategy. When […]

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5 Ways To Climb Your Way To Owning Multiple Properties

Investing in property is one of the top ways Australians choose to build their wealth. Residential investments in Australia account for 35% of all housing finance. However, building a sizable property investment portfolio does not happen overnight. If your aim is to own more than one property, then these five tips will get you started on climbing the property ladder.  1. One property at a time Investing in property costs a lot of money. After doing your market on a property that is situated in a good growth area that has promising projectiles for your properties value, you focus on […]

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Why pay the ATO $10,000 when you don’t have to!

Here’s how to Reduce Tax!! Case Study: A wage earner on $87,000/yr will pay $19,822 in tax according to the ATO tax scales for 2017/18. If this wage earner releases the equity to buy an investment and claims all the allowable tax deductions including depreciation on buildings and plant & equipment, then they may be able to reduce their tax in excess of $10,000/yr. Obviously, every situation is different & you are advised to seek professional financial guidance. If you own a home worth $450,000 and owe $250,000 at present, you could release $110,000 to purchase an investment property worth […]

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Highest Property Confidence ever Recorded

Highest Property Confidence ever Recorded According to a recent survey conducted by the Property Council of Australia, industry professionals have high hopes for the June 2018 Qtr. The ANZ/Property Council survey, which consults to over 1,000 property professionals nationwide, registered a confidence index of 143, which the Property council of Australia stated is the highest ever recorded. The results of this survey are cause for optimism and has strong economic significance for the Australian property industry. Confidence across the industry is being led by Queensland & South Australia. The outlook for the housing sector is improving, construction activity is picking […]

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Rental property tax deductions you can and can’t claim

Rental property tax deductions you can and can’t claim The end of financial year is a busy time for property investors to review their investments and put together their receipts ready to lodge tax returns.             Take a look at the list below and seek legal and financial advice from qualified professionals, to ensure you claim exactly what you are entitled to.   What you can’t claim Expenses you cannot claim include: Those relating to your personal use of the rental property Utility bills paid by the tenant Borrowing costs where you have borrowed against the equity in the investment […]

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