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 … Read more »

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 … 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 … Read more »

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 … 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 … Read more »

Sydney’s next boom pocket

Gentrification is the process of improving an area to conform or be in line with middle-class taste. Traditionally occurring in low socioeconomic neighbourhoods, gentrification changes the face and landscape of suburbs from tired, worn and uninspiring to the modern market’s needs and wants.

Beneficial for buyers and investors, gentrified neighbourhoods … Read more »

What is deductible and what’s not for property investors?

Many expenses relating to investment properties are tax deductible. With the end of financial year in sight, property investors should be planning to maximise their property investment tax deductions. By claiming the available tax deductions, your rental profit can reduce and ultimately reduce your taxable income.

Deductions apply for any property you own that is available for … Read more »

6 tips to prepare for an open inspection

So you’ve found a quality real estate agent for your property and have started gaining interest from people, now the question comes down to whether you can leave a good taste in their mouth or not as they come to your open house. Many individuals and agents will encourage you to talk to a … Read more »

Tax Benefits for SMSF Lending

There are a number of advantages to holding property inside an SMSF, as opposed to owning it in your own name.

1. Concessional tax on rental income
Where you hold an investment property in your own name, tax will broadly be payable based on your personal rate of tax, which could be as high as 46.5%. Similarly, if … Read more »

First home buyer? Here’s what you need to know

The thought of buying your first house can be a daunting one, especially with all the complications involved. Despite this, some factors play a much more important role as opposed to others, and if you were to only focus on a few things, these would be it.

Rent or own?

Perhaps the first thing … Read more »