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Why ‘low-interest’ is causing high interest in property

Buying an investment property is a well-worn road to riches for many Australians. Despite a few ups and downs residential housing has delivered strong returns over many years, and experts predict property prices will continue to rise in the…
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Your guide to buying an investment property in 2021

Almost one in two Aussies say that property is their first choice when it comes to investing but many feel overwhelmed by the number of steps required to purchase a property. Once you have saved up your deposit, here is a step-by-step guide…
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Claiming interest expenses for rental properties

Interest is a common deduction claimed by taxpayers. Generally, interest is seen as being inherently deductible where it is incurred in gaining or producing assessable income. An established factor from court cases is that the deductibility…
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COVID-19 and SMSF rental relief

The Federal Government announced a six-month moratorium on evictions of commercial and residential tenants during the COVID-19 health pandemic. This moratorium (and its accompanying code of conduct leasing principles) will inevitably affect…

Rental property: Tax approach adjusts for COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed property owners, and tenants in many cases, in unfamiliar territory. Many tenants have been paying reduced rent or ceased paying because their income has been adversely affected. While rental income may be…

Entering the investment property market

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…
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The property versus shares debate

In times of boom and bust, it’s hard to have a rational discussion about different assets. Opinions tend to move to the extremes. We hear statements such as “shares are too risky but you can’t lose with property” or “the…
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6 tips for investing in property

We are often asked if it is a good time to invest in residential property. Quite simply there is no yes or no answer to this question. The real question you need to ask yourself is, “is this the right time to invest in property for me?” There…
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Renovating? Be careful not to over-capitalise.

Perhaps due to the popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) television programs, home renovations are big business. The rewards are there, but watch out for the hidden costs – and we’re not talking about fancy tap-wear! Australians in increasing…