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Multiple owners increase depreciation claims

October

Depreciation

Split reports help accelerate deductions An increase in BMT Tax Depreciation Schedules for more than one owner suggests co-ownership is becoming an increasingly popular trend. Owning a property with others can provide improved purchasing power. This can be particularly useful in capital cities where it can be difficult to break into the property market. It […]

Brisbane remains top pick for investors as confidence in the market stays strong

September

investment

The national survey, conducted by Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), found investors are bullish about the long-term benefits of residential real estate and shrugging off concerns about stricter lending conditions, property price bubbles and oversupply.  More than 70 per cent of respondents think now is a good time to invest in property, with 61 per cent looking […]

Property expert Andrew Winter’s tips for buying and selling in spring

September

buying tips Selling

Despite a sluggish start to the spring  season, competition is heating up and that means more choice for home buyers and sellers. Mr Winter, the host of Selling Houses Australia on Foxtel, has shared his advice on how to buy and sell property successfully in spring. TIPS FOR SELLING IN SPRING 1. Spring clean  It might sound […]

They’re back! First home buyers jump back in to the market

September

First Home Buyers

The latest report from the Real Estate Institute of Australia and Adelaide Bank reveals the number of loans to first time buyers increased by 14 per cent during the June quarter, with increases in all states and territories except Tasmania. That’s despite government grants for first time buyers in some states not coming into effect […]

Buying at Auction

August

Auction

If you’re planning to bid at auction, the REIQ strongly recommends securing pre-approval for your finance and organising a building and pest inspection on the property beforehand. While the numbers of homes sold by auction in Queensland may only be relatively small when compared to Sydney and Melbourne, it is an increasingly popular method of […]

Top tips for listing your property

July

Property - Sales Selling Uncategorized

With potential buyers able to browse through property at the click of the button, getting your online listing right can be the difference between having a quick sale or a home that lingers on the market.  While a home inspection will ultimately convince a potential buyer that your property is for them, how it is sold online […]

Confidence in the potential of Queensland’s property market is on the rise

July

Economy Uncategorized

CONFIDENCE in Australia’s property market lifted in only one state this quarter – Queensland. New analysis released through the ANZ/Property Council industry sentiment survey found that confidence levels had lifted in Queensland for the third consecutive quarter. While it was the only state to experience a lift in the most recent quarter it was still behind other […]

Good Buyer Enquiry in 2017

July

buying tips First Home Buyers investment

We are seeing in the area in recent weeks, there is good buyer enquiry around the inner Brisbane suburbs within 10km of the City at the moment. There is a rise in competitiveness for  houses and the land they sit on as properties are becoming scarce.   Earlier this month  new properties being added to […]

Nine property changes you must know that start midnight July 1

June

Uncategorized

Of all the government changes kicking in from midnight that day, nine were specifically targeted at either homeowners, househunters or renters, according to a list compiled by Queensland Economic Advocacy Solutions. QEAS director Nick Behrens said “this year is unique in that many legislative changes commence at the same time as the usual suspects that […]

Claim property deductions this financial year

June

Depreciation Finance Property Tax

The Australian Taxation Office allows property owners to claim depreciation, or decline in value, as a deduction. Depreciation is considered a non-cash deduction, meaning an investor doesn’t need to spend any money to be eligible to make a claim. Therefore it is not unusual for these deductions to get missed. With tax time approaching, property […]

Brisbane median house price jumps as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar mark

June

Property - Sales

THE median house price in the Brisbane City Council region jumped 27.5 per cent in the last five years as 15 suburbs hit million-dollar medians, latest industry data found. The Real Estate Institute of Queensland Market Monitor found the Brisbane local government area’s annual median price hit $650,000, while the March quarter figure was $642,000. […]

Get the most out of presenting your property for sale in 5 ways

June

Property - Sales property-sales Selling

Presentation to get the most return: 5 ways you can get the most out of presenting your home for sale. An exterior wash of the house can really lift the first impression on your property. If it is too soon to paint your white eaves and soffits, sometimes a professional high-pressure gurney wash can be […]

Queensland First Home Owners Grant

May

buying tips First Home Buyers Lifestyle Property - Sales Uncategorized

There are two different incentives on offer from the QLD government, valued at $28,750 in total, and both are covered in detail this post. You could be eligible for one or both incentives. 1. First Home Buyers Grant (up to $20,000) – for those building or buying a new home; PLUS/or 2. First Home Buyers […]

Federal budget 2017: Five housing changes to know about

May

community blog Finance Property - Sales

  More supply is just one part of the housing push with a raft of initiatives rolled out in the 2017/2018 federal budget. Photo: Pat Scala Housing was a hot button topic for the 2017/2018 federal budget, so it’s no surprise there were a raft of changes for real estate. The new measures have impacted on a […]

Four ways an Australian housing bubble could burst

May

Finance investment Property - Sales Selling

There’s been quite a bit of speculation over whether Australia has a property market bubble – where house prices are over-inflated compared to a benchmark – and when it might burst. According to housing experts, there’s at least four scenarios where this could happen. Australia could see a property bubble burst due to: Lending tightening, […]

Brisbane’s supercharged suburbs tipped for future price growth

April

buying tips First Home Buyers Property - Sales property-sales Selling

BRISBANE has more “super charged’’ suburbs tipped for future price growth than even the southern property powerhouse, Sydney. More than 50 suburbs within greater Brisbane have been identified with transaction levels which are rising steadily — which is generally considered a precursor to price growth. The Sydney metropolitan area only has 39, according to the […]

Brisbane’s property market is growing hotter by the minute

April

Lifestyle Property - Sales property-sales Selling

  While Brisbane is sometimes derided for being the less glamorous sister of the more cosmopolitan southeastern capitals, its weather is sunnier and its property market is growing hotter by the minute. Brisbane’s high-end residential market saw a positive shift toward the end of last year, according to real estate agency Ray White, which brokered […]

‘Be a farmer, not a hunter’: The one secret to property wealth

March

buying tips investment

But the thing is, there is really only one simple trick to property wealth – buying well and holding for as long as possible. The question then becomes how do you actually do that? Bryce Holdaway said the first thing to remember was to “be a farmer, not a hunter”.  Empower Wealth partner and Location […]

Three reasons Sydneysiders are flocking to Brisbane homes

March

buying tips Lifestyle Property - Sales

SYDNEYSIDERS are ditching the confines of their overpriced smaller homes and heading to the sunny north for three main reasons, according to the latest data. Uno Home Loan’s latest market analysis shows that it would take a Marketing Manager on an average wage in Sydney almost seven years to save a deposit on a median-priced […]

Renovate for Profit

March

investment Property - Sales Renovation

Would you Renovate for the sole purposes of profiting from a properties resale. This can be a very viable source of income for many Australians. Or, flipping a property from run down to renovated can be a fulfilling hobby, both as a personal accomplishment and financially. Many small time property investors buy one or two […]