September 2014

Property Investment Tips: Could it be worth buying off-the-plan?

By the resi financial blog team, 30 September 2014

Property Investment Tips: Could it be worth buying off-the-plan?

When it comes to buying investment property in Australia, the world is your oyster. From apartments to units, there's a lot to choose from, which can at times be intimidating for even the most seasoned buyer. However, one thing that could help you narrow down your search is to buy a brand new off-the-plan property.

Taking out a construction home loan and building your own piece of real estate for your portfolio may seem like a lot of effort. But there are also a number of benefits that co ...

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Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing September 22

By the resi financial blog team, 29 September 2014

Top 5: Finance & property quotes week commencing September 22

Spurred on by great financial conditions, more people are beginning to consider building or buying their own piece of Australian property across the nation. Here are some of the top comments from the sector over the last week: 

#1. Housing Industry Association Managing Director Shane Goodwin commenting on the benefits of negative gearing for the future development of the nation's market in a September 22 statement: "New housing is one of the most highly taxed sectors in the economy, and the removal of negative gearing would only make that situation worse ...

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Guest blog: Invest smarter, claim property depreciation

By the resi financial blog team, 26 September 2014

Brad Beer

Smart investors claim property depreciation. Here are a quick few points about depreciation investors should be aware of:

* Investors can claim an average of $5,000-$10,000 in deductions on properties in the first full financial year
* Tax returns for the previous two financial years can be adjusted if you have not been claiming depreciation
* Every investor shou ...

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