Category: Property

Lending & Finance, Property

Towards 2019: What’s Next For The Housing Market?

Regional markets are booming, and apartments are gaining significant attention. The housing market will get interesting in the coming 12 months.

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Property, Property, Tax Champion

Our Property Expert, Bec Mackie

Bec Mackie is our property expert. Her knowledge of the current housing environment, combined with an all encompassing understanding of property tax requirements, ultimately ensures that you can achieve your financial potential.

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Property, Strategic Financial Advice

Utilising Redraw For Your Investment Property

With an offset account Rachel can claim interest on the full loan amount as she only withdrew the savings from a bank account (albeit linked to her mortgage).  As we can only claim interest on money used for investment purposes the interest on the amount Rachel ‘redrew’ for her new home is not tax deductible meaning difference in deductions against her new rental property of $9,000.

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Blog, Property

Changes To CGT Exemption For Inherited Property

When someone inherits a dwelling there are some special rules contained within the main residence exemption provisions that can provide a full exemption if certain conditions are met. If the conditions are not met, the beneficiary might face a nasty capital gains tax (CGT) bill for their good fortune.

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Blog, Property

Offset VS Redraw For Property Investors

Having the right loan structure when purchasing a property is imperative, whether you are purchasing a main residence or investment. Here is an explanation of the difference between an offset account and a loan redraw facility.

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Lending & Finance, Property

NAB Bucks The Trend

National Bank announced today that it will not change its Standard Variable home loan rate from 5.24% p.a.

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Community, Property, Tax

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential rental property cannot be claimed as deductions by investors. The travel expenditure is also not recognised in the cost base of the property for CGT purposes.

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Blog, Property

Online Accommodation Rentals To Be Targeted By ATO

Australia has seen a huge surge in property owners renting their house or rooms out via the likes of the hugely popular Airbnb app. As a result, the ATO are now going to gain access to data match these online platforms.

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Blog, Property

Rental Bond Data Matching By The ATO

The ATO is expanding its data matching program to include rental property bond data dating back to 20 September 1985 (the introduction of the CGT regime).

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Lending & Finance, Property

Separating With a Mortgage

When a couple breaks up, there are a lot of things to deliberate. Who gets to keep the slow cooker? How quickly can I get that ring up on Gumtree? Most importantly, what happens to the house…?

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Lending & Finance, Property

Interest Rates Remain At Record Lows

NOW is the time to take advantage of these market conditions and negotiate your next property purchase.

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Blog, Property

GST On Property – How Will It Affect You?

There have been some changes to how GST on new properties is accounted for.  These changes are now law, coming in as of 1 July 2018. We are now seeing a number of clients asking how this will actually work.

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