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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 ...

FHOG a Double Edged Sword

By Peter Sarmas on 23 Apr 2013 No Comments yet, your thoughts are very welcome

Ahead of their state budget, the Victorian Government announced changes to the First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) as well as further concessions to stamp duty. According to the government, first home owners purchasing a newly constructed house or apartment will receive a $10,000 cash grant, effective July 1 ...

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 ...

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