Tag: Investment Property

Lending & Finance

Treat your investment property like a business and your tenants like clients

It’s important to look after the tenants in your investment property – it encourages them to stay long term and take care of your property. So how can you keep your tenants happy? By treating your property like a business and your tenants like valued customers.

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Tax

TAX DEDUCTIONS IN DANGER

A recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Tax Deductions created some fairly sensational headlines about what and how deductions are being claimed – $22 billion worth to be exact. 

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Property

Subdividing your backyard

Subdividing your PPOR (principal place of residence) is a strategy we often get asked about. If you’re thinking about going down this path, there’s a lot to consider before making your decision.

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Property

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT TAX IN A NUTSHELL

Are you considering a development as your next venture within the world of property? Have you reviewed your potential income tax and GST liabilities?

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Lending & Finance

Why it’s so important to review your investment loans now!

As a result of the “slow down” in investment lending combined with significant losses in market share, major and non-major banks and lenders who imposed heavy restrictions on investment lending are now again open for investment business.

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Property

UPDATE – Withholding tax on property sales

Last year we wrote an article detailing the new withholding tax introduced for properties sold to foreign residents.  For any property sold for more than $2 million after 1 July 2016, the purchaser had an obligation to withhold 10% of the sale price.

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Property

Investment Properties – Pre & Post 30 June 2017

Anyone with investment property in Australia is probably feeling a little edgy with all the recent media attention on deductions, affordable housing, and negative gearing.  We take a look at some of the key tax issues for investors pre and post 30 June:

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Lending & Finance

ANZ Lending Update

Effective 16 June, ANZ Bank will increase their Variable Interest Only home loan rates for both investors and owner occupiers by 30 basis points. ANZ's Standard Variable Rate for investment lending with Interest Only repayments is now 6.26% p.a.

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Lending & Finance

Last of the Major 4 Banks to cap interest only loans at 80% LVR

Westpac Bank announced today the maximum LVR (loan to valuation ratio) for those seeking interest only repayments will be capped at 80%. This applies to both owner occupied and investment lending. They are last of the Major 4 Banks to cap LVRs for …

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Strategic Financial Advice, Tax

Have you made a capital gain this financial year?

If you find yourself with a capital gain this year because you sold an investment property or some shares, it is time to take stock of your other investments and determine if now might be the right time to realise a capital loss.

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Lending & Finance

Overcapitalising – what is it and how to avoid it

As a home owner or property investor, you may have heard the term ‘overcapitalising’. But what exactly is it and why is it considered bad?

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Property

Budget changes to depreciation for investment properties

The latest federal budget has seen changes to the way property investors can claim depreciation. This will potentially cost investors thousands, although it is yet to be legislated.

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