A breakdown of the 2017 Federal Budget for home buyers

Whether you are a first home buyer or looking to purchase your next property, the 2017-18 Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on 9 May should, overall, give you reason to smile. The First Home Super Saver Scheme … Continued

You don’t have to spend the cash to get the tax deduction

Important – Strategies to Maximise Your Tax Return You have less than one month left to slash your tax bill. I have prepared a tax deduction checklist for property investors to have handy during the financial year. Depreciation is the … Continued

Market Wrap and Tax Tips.

With just two weeks left before the end of the financial year it is pertinent to incorporate some tax tips with this week’s market wrap. Market Wrap The Melbourne market rebounded last weekend with a surprisingly high auction clearance rate … Continued

Market Wrap & The Scourge of Land Tax

Market Wrap It was a very quiet on the auction front last weekend due to the Queen’s Birthday holiday. The REIV reported just 242 auctions of which 179 sold, for a clearance rate of 74%, a little down on last … Continued

Buying Investment Property – Top 10 Criteria

Top 10 Criteria for Buying a High Performance Investment Property Buying a high performance investment property requires very different skills to buying a home. Devoid of emotion, professional property investors’ selection criteria are focused entirely on returns for which they adopt a … Continued

The Secrets That The Banks Don’t Want You To Know About…

The sad truth is that many accountants and finance practitioners do not understand the devastating effects poorly structured finance can have on the property investor’s tax position, cashflow and security of key assets, especially the family home. It’s a disgrace. … Continued

Ten Tax Tips

TIP 1: A deduction rarely claimed Amazingly the most frequently overlooked tax deduction is interest!  Many advisors tell their clients to pay their rent directly into their home loan to eliminate it more quickly. However, the required loan structures and … Continued