Archive for the ‘Property’ Category

Claiming deductions for vacant land

By admin • March 11th, 2019

If you’ve bought a block of land to build a rental property on, you may be entitled to claim a tax deduction. If you’re able to show that you’ve taken active and genuine steps to build a rental property and make it available for rent as soon as it’s completed, then you can claim a […]

Entering the investment property market

By admin • December 4th, 2018

Purchasing a property for investment purposes can involve a different set of considerations compared to purchasing a home to live in. Here are some tips to get you started. Which rental market? First, decide if your property will cater for the budget rental market, mid-level rentals or the executive market. While the “executive” end of […]

Downsize your home, upsize your super

By admin • December 4th, 2018

Over 65? Thinking of selling your home? From 1 July 2018 you may be able to contribute up to $300,000 ($600,000 for a couple) from the proceeds of the sale of your home to your superannuation fund. This incentive, known as the ‘downsizer contribution’, is part of a federal government program to improve housing affordability. […]

Rentvesting: the not-so-new phenomenon

By admin • November 28th, 2018

At first glance it seems like a strange thing to do: rent out a property that you own while paying rent to live in somebody else’s place. Yet this phenomenon of ‘rentvesting’ is proving popular, driven by a mix of lifestyle and financial factors. Why do it? A prime reason to rentvest is to get […]

Are falls in interest rates good or bad for homebuyers?

By admin • May 30th, 2017
Are falls in interest rates good or bad for homebuyers?

A fall in interest rates is usually greeted with delight by homebuyers. The lower the interest rate the less the mortgage repayments on a particular house, right? Well, maybe. However, lower interest rates also mean borrowers can service a bigger loan. In a competitive housing market that can push up prices. So, what’s really going […]

Millennials and finance – your unique needs

By admin • May 30th, 2017

If you entered the world between 1980 and 1996, you’re part of the “millennial generation”. You’ve grown up in an age of unprecedented abundance and incredible technical innovation, and as a group, enjoy a greater wealth of opportunity – professionally, socially and recreationally – than any previous generation. Many goods and services have never been […]

The power of “average”

By admin • November 29th, 2016

When financial markets experience volatility, many investors obviously worry; but what are the real effects of a “volatile market”? If you are a long-term investor, with a timeframe of five years or more, you cannot afford to overlook the benefits of growth investments such as shares or property. As an astute investor you will be […]

The 9 golden rules of investing

By admin • June 2nd, 2016

While markets are performing well it’s easy to sit back and watch investments rise in value. However what happens when the markets are not performing so well and uncertainty abounds? In such periods, it’s easy to lose your nerve – so how do experienced investors handle this? Here are nine tips: 1. RECOGNISE THE CYCLE: […]

Australian shares or residential property?

By admin • August 1st, 2014

A great article on the performance comparison of shares versus property: 2 Jul 2014 – CHRIS WALKER (INVESTSMART) Which is the best investment – shares or residential property? It’s a question that enthrals most Australian investors, with many vehemently liking one, but not the other, and lots of people putting most if not all their investment eggs […]

Residential Property Update

By admin • July 3rd, 2013

Thanks to BIS Shrapnel for this article: Property Update July 2013    

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