Archive for June, 2017

Renovating vs. Improving: What’s worth it?

As an investment property owner, it’s important to find the balance between maximising your property’s value and your cash flow. If you invest in the property through renovating you could potentially increase your equity, allowing you to reinvest or increase your rental capacity or capital growth. However, any money spent on your property will ultimately affect your cash flow. So, before you upgrade your investment property, understanding the … Read more »

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors

Impact of 2017 Budget for Property Investors
The 2017 budget had more inclusions for local property investors than previous years, however it’s the foreign investors who will be affected the most. Furthermore, the Government’s resolution for the housing affordability crisis involves providing incentives to investors and superannuation funds. This is via increasing the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) discount for investors.

 
What do I need to know?

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What to expect from a high-end apartment

What to expect from a high-end apartment
High-end apartment renters tend to have an image in their mind as to what they are going to get in return for their significant investment. Whether these expectations are realistic, it is never a bad idea to receive insight as to what the actual reality is whether it’s better or worse than your assumptions.

If there is one thing … Read more »

How to secure a mortgage

How to secure a mortgage
You hear about people getting mortgage loans all the time, in fact, it seems to be the most talked about subject when it comes to buying a house and is spoken about in very casual manner. Unfortunately, this perspective can lead us not to know the first thing about mortgage loans and leads us to assume that it just “happens”.

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First home buyer? Here are 4 mistakes to avoid

Although at first glance buying your first home may seem exciting, it is not always so easy and can lead to a lot of stress and mixed emotions. Besides the obvious financial hassle, your family and friends are all pulling you left and right in regards to what to do, much of which is uninformed and outdated advice.

The decision may be one of the biggest financial … Read more »

All you need to know about Sydney’s light rail

Construction on two new Sydney light rail lines servicing the CBD and south east suburbs of Sydney has commenced and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The lines will expand Sydney’s light rail network through the CBD and to Surry Hills, Moore Park, Randwick, Kensington and Kingsford. The line from Circular Quay to Moore Park will branch off at Anzac Parade near Dacey Road to form … Read more »