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What Is a Quantity Surveyor: What Do They Do and How Can They Help You? (2021 Guide)

17 April 2021
What Is a Quantity Surveyor: What Do They Do and How Can They Help You? (2021 Guide)

If you are a property investor, I’m sure that you’ve heard of quantity surveyors before. But what exactly is a quantity surveyor? The question, 'What is a Quantity Surveyor?' may seem simple enough to answer.  However, the truth of the matter is that there are many things that a quantity surveyor does, and they're all […]

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1 March 2021
The Ultimate Build to Rent Guide

Currently, at least one-third of Australians live in rental homes. The statistic continues to grow in our capital cities, with at least 70% of Sydney residents renting their homes.  Most rental houses are owned by individual investors. So, unfortunately, this means that rental contracts are generally short term and under most contracts, landlords have the […]

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26 February 2021
How Scrap Value Helps You Save on Your Investment Property

If you are looking to renovate your investment property, you will want to consider assessing the scrap value of any assets you plan on demolishing or throwing away.  Did you know that assets that are going to be thrown away or “scrapped” can be claimed for 100% of their current value as a loss?  What’s […]

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28 January 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Positive Gearing

When it comes to property investment strategies, positive gearing is considered one of the more conservative investment strategies, with most investors rather leaning towards negative gearing.  According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), around 30% of Australians own an investment property with 40% of those being neutrally or positively geared. That means that 60% of […]

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10 November 2020
The Ultimate Guide on Effective Life of Depreciating Assets in Property

You’ve just purchased your first investment property and are looking for ways in which you could reduce your taxable income through tax depreciation. One of the ways in which you can maximise the tax deductions on your investment property is through assessing the effective life of your assets. How do you assess the effective life […]

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4 November 2020
The Essential Guide to a Capital Works Deduction (Division 43)

As a first-time property investor, I’m sure you’ve heard that tax depreciation deductions are typically one of the largest tax deductions you can claim as a property investor in Australia. But it can be quite overwhelming navigating through the different claimable tax depreciation deductions. For example, you may know that there are two different depreciation […]

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27 October 2020
6 Property Investment Strategies Every Investor Should Know

Deciding on the best property investment strategies for you can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a first-time property investor. But give yourself credit! You’ve already accomplished a big part of the daunting task - making the actual decision to invest in the property market. If you can take one bold step towards a […]

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20 October 2020
3 Strategies on How To Avoid Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your Investment Property

Discovering how to avoid capital gains tax when selling your investment property can save you thousands of dollars. Yet so many first-time property investors continue to be overwhelmed at the thought of potentially paying capital gains tax on the hard-earned growth of their investment. But don’t be discouraged, we have some good news for all […]

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13 October 2020
What Are The Tax Consequences When Your Rental Property Becomes Main Residence?

You’re thinking about having your rental property become your main residence. But you aren’t sure if the decision comes with any tax consequences. Will the move affect the tax deductions you claim? Is it possible to turn my rental property into my main residence and still rent a part of it out? Will you still […]

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9 October 2020
Everything Property Investors Need to Know About The Federal Budget 2020 - 21

Property Investment & Construction Schemes Property investment in Australia is supported by government schemes such as HomeBuilder and First Home Loan Deposit. While the HomeBuilder scheme was not extended, ‘budget papers’ have stated that housing demand has increased as it’s supported by other housing policies and a low-interest environment. The HomeBuilder scheme allows cash grants […]

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