Are you just beginning your property investment journey? Our property investment articles are designed to act as beginner’s guides for new investors. They contain information about everything from where to buy an investment property, how to select the right investment property, and the insurance and taxation issues you should be aware of before starting your journey.

Making Your Principal Place of Residence an Investment

By Bradley Beer on 30 May 2013 1 Comment

Turning a principal place of residence (PPR) into an income producing property has an impact on the owner's tax situation. Investment property expenses such as interest costs, rates, and management fees become tax deductible ...

Selecting the Right Property

By Greville Pabst on 23 May 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Whether buying as an investor or an owner-occupier, selecting the right property is a tricky business. Here are four top tips to point you in the right direction. Adhering to these simple steps will benefit you in the long-term ...

Property Red Flags

By Greville Pabst on 16 May 2013 1 Comment

Differentiating between properties that will perform and those that won't remains a tricky business. When it comes to identifying poor performing properties there are some easily recognised, and yet commonly ignored, red flags ...

Are You Really Insured?

By Greville Pabst on 29 Apr 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Unforeseen events can leave home owners and investors faced with the significant financial burden of an underinsured or uninsured property.But why do so many property owners fail to protect their most valued assets? For the majority, it is simply a case of not knowing what to insure their property for ...

Claiming Property Deduction

By Bradley Beer on 13 Apr 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

As tax time approaches, property owners should make sure they understand which deductions they are entitled to claim - and which they are not. Owners of income-producing properties can claim depreciation deductions related to the building's structure via the capital works allowance. As a general rule, homes built after ...

Claiming Tax Deductions

By Bradley Beer on 11 Apr 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

It is so important for property investors to claim all the relevant deductions available to them, especially with tax time just around the corner. Unfortunately, depreciation is the most commonly missed deduction because it is a non-cash deduction. The ATO allows property investors to claim a deduction back at tax time to compensate for the property getting older ...

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