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ATO Tax Rulings may be challenged

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Interpretations of ATO Tax Rulings may be challenged.  Here is an article by Max Newnham about a case study on the future intentions of a client and how the capital gains tax treatment would apply. The details in this case study are that the client’s intention was to buy, develop and sell properties for a […]

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Changes in Investment Lending

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As lenders are changing their policies around investment lending, it is a very good time to look at your current loan structures and make sure you take advantage of the rules while you can. Some lenders are looking at increasing rates for investment loans and phase out their interest-only products, however we have options for your […]

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Tax Checklist for Landlords

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The new financial year has just begun.  To help ease the pain of preparing your tax return at the end of the year, it makes sense to plan ahead. Usually a landlord is assessable for income tax on residential rental income received. However, there are some deductions for expenses and outgoings incurred in earning that […]

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Australian Housing Market Report – Winter 2015

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National Australia Bank (NAB) and CoreLogic RP Data have released their Australian Housing Market Report – Winter 2015. The report covers the 12 month period up to April 2015, providing market data on the national, state and regional level. It also has a summary of the most affordable and expensive suburbs, together with performance for […]

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Raise Your Rent

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Letting your property can be a bit like running a business.  To be a profitable landlord you need the right combination of a well-priced property and responsible long-term tenants.  So how can you foster favourable landlord-tenant relationships when it’s time to increase the rent? Know the market Research the rental property market in your area […]

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Tips for smart investment property choices

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Got an investment property in your sights?  Before you pound the pavement, or consider signing anything, consider these handy tips from buyer’s agent, Josh Masters from Empire Property. Tip # 1: Get confirmation of the strata fees. When buying a unit or an apartment, it’s important to understand the property’s ongoing costs, including strata fees, […]