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As an Expat How do I Benefit from the Depreciation Allowance that we get at Home.. the Division 40 and 43 Non-Cash Deductions?

By |2022-06-06T09:14:37+00:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Depreciation Allowance, Finance Tips, Interest Rates|Tags: , , , , , , |

As an Expat How do I Benefit from the Depreciation Allowance that we get at Home.. the Division 40 and 43 Non-Cash Deductions?

How are Landlords Being Impacted by COVID-19?

By |2022-06-06T11:06:07+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Australian Property Market, COVID-19, Rental return|Tags: , , , , , , |

How are Landlords Being Impacted by COVID-19? With the economic shutdown across the country still putting the brakes on many industries, there has been a flow-on effect through many different industries. For investors, one of the problems they’ve been facing is whether or not their tenants are going to be able to pay the rent [...]

The Pro’s and Con’s of AirBnB in Australia

By |2022-06-06T09:18:32+00:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Housing Market, Property Investing, Rental, Young Investor|Tags: , , , , |

The Pro’s and Con’s of Airbnb in Australia The share economy has changed the way many of us operate from how we get around (Uber), to how we get our food delivered (Deliveroo) and even where we choose to stay when we travel (AirBnB). For investment purposes, using a platform like AirBnB can also be [...]

Looking For A Good Rental Investment? Try Near Supermarkets

By |2022-06-08T02:26:08+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Investor Tips, Rental, Rental return|

Looking For A Good Rental Investment? Try Near Supermarkets Are you looking for an investment property? Buying a property to rent out is a significant investment that will put extra cash into your pocket every month. You might have narrowed down the suburb you’d like to invest in, but where exactly in this suburb should [...]

Learn From The Habits Of Successful Property Investors

By |2022-06-08T03:49:44+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Investor Tips|

Learn From The Habits Of Successful Property Investors The fact that property is an unpredictable market to invest in is nothing new. How then do property investors take calculated risks that yield success? Is it all just a guessing game? While there are formulae to calculate a possible outcome at any given moment, property investment [...]

15 common myths that are killing the wealth potential of the average Australian property investor

By |2022-06-10T04:26:46+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Think Different|Tags: |

15 Common Myths that are Killing the Wealth Potential of the Average Australian Property Investor There are many myths and false beliefs that you may be feeding yourself, that may be hindering your progress as a property investor. We are here to debunk some of these myths and help you make progress in seeing the [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Australia’s Property Market Cycles

By |2022-06-08T06:27:18+00:00January 10th, 2018|Categories: Property Investing|Tags: |

Everything You Need To Know About Australia’s Property Market Cycles Most markets in the world consistently go through periods of growth and contraction, and the property market is no different. While some might feel that this constant shift means that getting the most out of their property investments will be difficult, it is the opposite. [...]

Why You Should Invest In Brisbane’s Property Market

By |2022-06-10T04:54:05+00:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Investor Tips|Tags: |

Why You Should Invest In Brisbane’s Property Market To many, it might feel like the Sydney property market is difficult to penetrate in terms of property investments. Seeing as most suburbs within 50km of the city’s central business district have a median house price higher than $500 000, this sentiment is understandable. However, if you [...]

You Can Cancel Your Home Loan Contract Before Settlement – Here’s How

By |2022-06-08T03:49:47+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Investment strategy|Tags: , , |

You Can Cancel Your Home Loan Contract Before Settlement - Here’s How Buying a house is seen by many as one of the most important purchases you can make in your life. This means that the decision to go through the time consuming and costly process of getting the property you want can be intimidating, [...]

What You Need To Know About NSW Swimming Pool Regulations

By |2022-06-08T05:21:51+00:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment|Tags: |

What You Need To Know About NSW Swimming Pool Regulations Summer is definitely in full swing, and what better way to enjoy the New South Wales sun than a trip to the beach, or a dip in your pool? However, if you own and or rent out your property investment in NSW, you have to [...]

Factors to Consider When Assisting Your Children With Home Ownership

By |2022-06-08T04:13:55+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Investment strategy|Tags: , , |

Factors to Consider When Assisting Your Children With Home Ownership In the past, buying a home was viewed as a marker of adulthood, often preceding marriage and having children. Times have changed, and currently housing affordability is at an all-time low in Australia. As a parent, it’s normal to want to give your children a hand with [...]

Getting Your First Home Loan Does Not Have To Be The Hassle Everyone says! Learn How You Can Make Your First Home Loan Application A Breeze.

By |2022-06-08T06:01:11+00:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Investment strategy|Tags: , |

Getting Your First Home Loan Does Not Have To Be The Hassle Everyone says! Learn How You Can Make Your First Home Loan Application A Breeze. You’ve saved up, despite the low-interest rates making it more than a challenge, and now you are ready to take the next step in getting your dream house. Many [...]

Everything You Needed To Know About The Upcoming Off-The-Plan Stamp Duty Concession Changes

By |2022-06-10T05:03:28+00:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Stamp Duty|Tags: , |

Everything You Needed To Know About The Upcoming Off-The-Plan Stamp Duty Concession Changes Whether you’re purchasing an Australian property for personal use or investment, you’ll no doubt have resigned yourself to the reality of having to pay a costly Stamp Duty. Thankfully, there are concessions, but in a few months, there will be a change [...]

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017

By |2022-06-08T07:11:26+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Real Estate, Interest Rates, Property Investing, Retirement, Taxes|

Wishing you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2017 I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2017 ahead and let’s enjoy the festive season before we start afresh again. I think we should all be grateful that we have come through a year that had some nasty surprise [...]

The New RBA 1.5% Rate: What This means for Australian Property Investors

By |2022-06-10T05:24:46+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Interest Rates, Newsletter|Tags: |

The New RBA 1.5% Rate: What This means for Australian Property Investors As I speculated last Monday, the June quarter CPI report gave the Governor enough ammunition to act. The Reserve Bank said a rate cut will create “room for even stronger growth” as the inflation rate is set to remain below its target range [...]

Rate Cut or Not ?

By |2022-06-10T05:35:44+00:00August 1st, 2016|Categories: Australian Real Estate, Interest Rates, Property Investing|Tags: |

Rate Cut or Not? Commentators are divided as to the likelihood of the Reserve Bank of Australia announcing another interest rate cut in August, especially in light of the June Quarter CPI report that has just been released. The uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s decision is reflected in the market, where pricing for a rate cut is [...]

Negative Gearing – Should it Be Abolished?

By |2022-06-10T05:09:33+00:00May 5th, 2016|Categories: Negative gearing, Newsletter|

Negative Gearing - Should it Be Abolished? SHOULD NEGATIVE GEARING BE ABOLISHED? by Dr Andrew Unterweger | 5th May 2016 With the release of the Australian Budget earlier this week, we have seen much of the negative gearing discussion put to bed…for now. Should negative gearing be abolished? Should it be changed and only allowed [...]

The Negative Gearing Debate and the Pre-Budget News

By |2022-06-10T06:22:24+00:00March 30th, 2016|Categories: Budget, Negative gearing, Newsletter, Property Investing|Tags: |

The Negative Gearing Debate and the Pre-Budget News We have come to the annual pre-budget season once again where the usual rhetoric in relation to the removal of Negative Gearing and other unpopular outcomes make their way out of the closet to give the media some new doom and gloom scenarios to throw at us. [...]

2016 Investment Outlook and Australia’s property market implications

By |2022-06-10T07:02:03+00:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Australian Property Market, Newsletter|Tags: , |

2016 Investment Outlook and Australia's property market implications I would like to wish everyone a wonderful 2016 and every success in navigating what should be another challenging year ahead in terms of making some prudent investment decisions given the somewhat uncertain global macro-economic backdrop that we are faced with. If I look at the newsletter [...]

The New Normal – is this another illusion?

By |2022-06-08T02:28:06+00:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market, Interest Rates, Newsletter|

The New Normal - is this another illusion? I thought it would be relevant to share my thoughts about this concept that I keep hearing over and over from Fund Managers ( especially in the Fixed Income markets ) that we have entered a “New Age” of lower rates for longer. My experience in the [...]

Next Capital City to Boom

By |2022-06-10T03:14:56+00:00September 19th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Investor Tips|Tags: , |

Next Capital City to Boom Just a brief note for the end of the week to share a couple of stories which resonate with me in relation to information we have been compiling over the course of 2013. “Brisbane will be the next Australian capital city to take off, according to a panel of property [...]

Australian Home Prices and Interest Rates – April 2015 – Check

By |2022-06-10T04:01:46+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

Australian Home Prices and Interest Rates The case for the RBA resuming interest rate cuts this year has been fairly clear: commodity prices have fallen more than expected; the $AUD has remained relatively high; while residential construction and consumer spending are okay the outlook for business investment has deteriorated pointing to overall growth remaining sub-par; [...]

January Property Snapshot – Median Values and Growth rates

By |2022-06-09T02:09:07+00:00February 11th, 2015|Categories: Interest Rates, Newsletter|Tags: |

January Property Snapshot - Median Values and Growth rates We are constantly being bombarded by a huge number of often quite contradictory news items and predictions and forecasts from a plethora of experts in economic, property and investment professions. I want to share a few just to highlight how difficult it is to try to [...]

Property Market Outlook 2015

By |2022-06-09T02:40:17+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Property Market Outlook 2015 It’s this time of year when all the reviews for the year just passed and the year to come make their annual appearances. I won’t dwell on 2014 as we now all know what has happened, but instead lets’ have a look at what 2015 may bring us as global political [...]

The Outlook for 2015 and Property Market Implications

By |2022-06-10T06:21:02+00:00December 30th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Real Estate|

The Outlook for 2015 and Property Market Implications It's this time of year when all the reviews for the year just passed and the year to come make their annual appearances. I won't dwell on 2014 as we now all know what has happened, but instead lets' have a look at what 2015 may bring [...]

Brisbane Prices Attracting Sydney and Melbourne Investors

By |2022-06-09T03:48:46+00:00August 3rd, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Prices|

Brisbane Prices Attracting Sydney and Melbourne Investors There have been some interesting reports coming out in the last few weeks, and the Reserve Bank of Australia once again kept rates on hold which was widely anticipated by the market in general. This report from BIS Shrapnel should be of interest to all property investors : [...]

Singaporean investors hungry for a piece of the Australian housing market

By |2022-06-09T04:24:25+00:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Singaporean investors hungry for a piece of the Australian housing market In glamorous five star hotels across Singapore every weekend, property investors are lining up to buy a slice of the Australian dream. Cashed up investors are piling into packed presentations at venues such as the famous St Regis hotel about shiny apartments being built [...]

Inner City predicted to Outperform

By |2022-06-10T07:01:59+00:00June 9th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Inner City predicted to Outperform On Tuesday the Reserve Bank of Australia and the outcome of its fifth board meeting of the year. As widely predicted, the RBA announced it will be keeping the cash rate on hold at 2.5 per cent. A survey conducted by loan comparison website finder.com.au prior to the board meeting [...]

2014 Federal Budget – Short Term Positive but negative in the Medium Term

By |2022-06-09T06:49:48+00:00May 21st, 2014|Categories: Budget, Newsletter|Tags: |

2014 Federal Budget - Short Term Positive but negative in the Medium Term This has been a topic for speculation for some weeks which finally ended on Tuesday night, thankfully !! I would like to point out that these are proposed changes which need to be passed in parliament to become effective, and we have [...]

NAB’s View of Residential House Prices – Brisbane & Sydney to outperform

By |2022-06-09T07:04:29+00:00April 6th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

NAB’s View of Residential House Prices - Brisbane & Sydney to outperform I thought the interview with John Edwards from Residex is worth looking at to get a bit of an overview of the Australian market, and he thinks that Sydney and Melbourne may have peaked for this cycle, However, if we look at the [...]

Aussie homes: as affordable as a decade ago

By |2022-06-09T07:37:57+00:00March 27th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Prices|Tags: |

Aussie homes: as affordable as a decade ago I thought it would be appropriate to include these news items as I am often asked the question “ Isn’t Australian property overpriced ?”. This brings out a number of interesting insights and whilst statistics can sometimes be somewhat misleading, it is reasonable to use the rule [...]

RBA untroubled by home price rise

By |2022-06-09T08:02:41+00:00March 8th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

RBA Untroubled by Home Price Rise I continue to have people ask me about current property prices in the Australian market, and yes, newspapers still continue to talk of a property boom. I think this comment from Craig James at Commonwealth Bank sums up the real situation; “One issue exercising minds at present is the solid [...]

National Housing Market Update

By |2022-06-09T08:29:04+00:00March 2nd, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Market|

National Housing Market Update Here are some updates and insights into what is happening in the residential property market and some predictions for the medium term. I listened to Tim Lawless from RP Data at the recent Self-Managed Superannuation Conference and it would be worthwhile having a look at the short video that we have [...]

RBA upgrades Domestic Economic Growth

By |2022-06-09T08:54:44+00:00February 16th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment|

RBA Upgrades Domestic Economic Growth Here are some articles of interest to anyone looking at investments in Australia. As an aside I’ve included a snippet from Tim Farrelly who emphasizes that “ Buy high, sell low still seems to be the preferred strategy for many financial advisors “ and I think this is also true [...]

National property clock points to Brisbane boom

By |2022-06-09T08:58:26+00:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

National property clock points to Brisbane boom Here are a few interesting articles that came up during the week. Paul Bennion from Depro said “While Brisbane has been an underperforming property market for several years, there is every indication that property prices in the city will boom during 2014” I take a more conservative view [...]

Brisbane to overtake Sydney and Melbourne & What to expect in 2014

By |2022-06-09T09:24:30+00:00January 25th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Brisbane to overtake Sydney and Melbourne & What to expect in 2014 Here are some recent items which largely support what we have been saying in relation to what is likely to happen in the residential property market over the course of 2014. We saw some very strong gains over 2013, particularly in Sydney and [...]

RBA UNCONSTRAINED BY HOUSING BOOM

By |2022-06-09T09:38:40+00:00January 4th, 2014|Categories: Australian Property Investment|

RBA Unconstrained By Housing Boom Happy New Year and may 2014 prove to be a prosperous one for you! There have been many forecasts for the year ahead, and reviews about the year just passed so I thought it best just to share a few that I think we should all bear in mind so [...]

Markets set for a strong 2014 – RP Data

By |2022-06-09T10:50:05+00:00December 26th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Prices|

Markets set for a strong 2014 - RP Data It’s interesting reflecting on a lot of the market predictions that we saw at this time last year …………………………. and it makes you aware that consensus opinions are not often correct! Something we can all be confident about is that we have seen the peak of [...]

“Where to the Aussie dollar”

By |2022-06-09T11:03:24+00:00December 8th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment|Tags: |

"Where to the Aussie dollar" This is still a quandary for most observers as it is both a volatile and highly traded currency. It is also important for investors in the Australian property market as the strength of the currency will have a significant bearing on the course the Reserve Bank of Australia takes with [...]

Good News on Housing Affordability & Some Top Regional picks for 2014

By |2022-06-09T11:46:24+00:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Good News on Housing Affordability & Some Top Regional picks for 2014 Here are some news articles that should be of interest to our readers. One of the issues that all property investors consider is that of affordability, although we all know some markets like Hong Kong seem to defy the usual trends. The good [...]

Population Boom Leading to Housing Crisis / 2014 Outlook / Brisbane

By |2022-06-09T12:00:50+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Investment, Australian Property Market|

Population Boom Leading to Housing Crisis | 2014 Outlook | Brisbane I wanted to share a few stories that contain some pretty pertinent information for everyone who is looking at what to expect in the property market in 2014 and beyond. “AMP chief economist Shane Oliver said policymakers should take note of the predictions and [...]

Hype & Bubbles – Journalistic Froth

By |2022-06-09T12:40:39+00:00November 15th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market, Australian Property Prices|

Hype & Bubbles - Journalistic Froth I thought it would be useful to add a little commentary to all the journalism relating a bubble in the Australian property market. The AFR article below says prices could increase by up to 20% ………………………….. over the next years. Now if prices overall were to increase by 20% [...]

Market prediction

By |2022-06-09T13:08:38+00:00November 6th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Market Prediction I thought it would be useful to pass on these two articles from John McGrath and Craig James, who fundamentally tend to look at quite different asset classes in greater detail. We have been quite positive about Brisbane for the past few months due to the fact that it has lagged Sydney and [...]

Sydney’s recovery is well underway…

By |2022-06-09T13:22:13+00:00July 6th, 2013|Categories: Australian Property Market|

Sydney’s recovery is well underway... Sydney’s recovery is well underway, with increasing buyer demand and strong prices being achieved across all property types under $2 million. see link : 5 TOP TIPS for International Investors in Australian Property

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