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

To Call Australia Home

To Call Australia Home Once again we see Sydney’s housing market surging to new levels and prices are forecast to soar even further, where will it end and who is fueling this latest boom? It’s a common fact that both …Read More

Repairs or Maintenance, that is the question…?

You would have to live on Mars or at least own property there not to have read, heard or been informed about the Australian Taxation Office’s crackdown on investors claiming repairs and maintenance on additional expenditure incurred (spent) on their …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

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