Superannuation or Negative Gearing, which one, or Both?

Superannuation Great article in the Australian by Judith Sloan April 13th, where Judith comments on the words of the Superannuation industry reps about accessing super for housing deposits and paying down their loans. “Ask a 30-year old whether they would …Read More

Negative Gearing on Residential Properties RIP?

Is Negative Gearing Finished? Why are escalating property prices in Sydney and Melbourne being blamed on negative gearing. Negative gearing on residential property was introduced in 1985 to stimulate the economy (building Industry) and assist in alleviating the rental market. …Read More

RIP Negative Gearing for the Mum and Dad investors

RIP Negative Gearing Speculation is rife at present about the future of negative gearing on rental investment properties. The media reports of Malcolm Turnbull and Scott Morrison looking at ways to reap the benefits of a buoyant property market to …Read More

Corporate Letting Wanes

At a property conference last week a property expert stated that at present Brisbane had an oversupply of units (27,000) coming on to the rental market and although rental returns had softened slightly the main area of concern was corporate …Read More

Labor Looses Election Over Negative Gearing

It was obvious that Bill Shortens biggest mistake was his announcement that he was going to wipe out negative gearing, tax depreciation on investment property. A big mistake say most of his avid supporters, “its a well known fact in …Read More

$20,000 Immediate Tax Deduction, Confusing

Karl Stefanovic of the Today Show is not alone in the confusion surrounding the proposed $20,000 immediate tax write off announcement. Under changes introduced in the Federal Budget earlier this month, small businesses will receive an immediate tax deduction for any …Read More

Rental yield explained

The rental yield is used to compare properties and ascertain which one is better. Currently in most parts of Australia the rental yields are on the rise. Lets start at the definition of a rental yield and then move into …Read More

Claim Depreciation?

This year alone property investors will miss out on hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property-related entitlements simply because they never made a depreciation claim. This could make the difference between having a good or bad year in property. …Read More

Jackhammer the drive

I arrived at a client’s premises to meet him standing there with a jackhammer in his hand ready to replace the drive, it was his first investment property and he thought that replacing the drive would induce tenants. Inside they …Read More

Old or New? Tax Depreciation benefits

          Which property is best for you…Old or New? I have lost count of the times I’ve been asked by property investors as to which properties offer the greatest amount of Tax Depreciation. As more first …Read More

A Sea Change

Buying a sea change (actual case study) About six months ago, a client came to us wanting to take advantage of the property market and purchase a small 2 bedroom unit, at the coast (South Tweed Heads), for retirement in 3 years’ …Read More