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Property Investment News | Residential Tenancy Support Package

There are new temporary measures in place to support both tenants and landlords who have been Covid-impacted. These measures aim to prevent financially impacted residential tenants from being evicted, and to assist landlords who agree to renegotiate rent.

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More details on the Residential Tenancy Support Package can be found here, and are summarised below:

60 day freeze on evictions:  Eligible … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Tax Depreciation

Tax Depreciation
Tax depreciation is a tax deduction claimed for the natural wear and tear of an income-producing building and its assets over time. It is generally the second biggest tax deduction for property investors, after interest.

Why Should You Claim?
Claiming tax depreciation reduces your taxable income, meaning you pay less tax. You may be eligible for thousands of dollars in depreciation deductions each year…. Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Common Mistakes

Avoid these common mistakes and maximise your investment

There’s lots of things to remember when you’re a Property Investor. From interest rate changes to the ups and downs of property prices, it’s important you remember a few key things to maximise the value you get from your investment  properties.

Not prioritising your debt
There are some types of debt you should pay off as quickly as possible, such as credit … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Investor Finance Hacks

3 Handy Finance Hacks every Investor could use
Whether you have other investment holdings or solely rely on your investment property, understanding how to manage your finance is critical.

The key principle that underpins the effective management of your money, is making sure that once you’ve worked hard to earn your money, that you put it to work for you.

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Here are three finance hacks … Read the full post »

Why is selling your house in Winter a good idea?

We’ll tell you why and how to sell your house this Winter
Are you sitting on the fence about whether you should be selling your house in Winter? You’ll find this article packed full of advice and tips. You’ll be climbing off that fence and pitching a for sale sign in your front yard ASAP.
Winter Vs Spring
Real estate folklore is that Spring is the season to sell. That if you want … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Land Tax

Land tax is payable each year; the amount you pay is usually based on the value, type and its use at the end of a set period.

You may have to pay land tax if you own, or jointly own:
– vacant land, including rural land
– land where a house, residential unit or flat has been built
– a holiday home
– an investment property or properties
– company title units
– residential, … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Budget Properties

Are budget properties a smart investment choice?
With the recent growth that occurred in many areas of Australia’s property market, a number of potential  investors may have been priced out of the best investment markets.

But what if you could find a bargain property somewhere just outside these markets to grow your portfolio? Not only would a budget property potentially increase your chances of securing finance, but you could … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Depreciation Schedules Explained

As we head into the last quarter of the financial year, we spotlight an area of taxation that is often overlooked when it comes to the deductions you make; depreciation. It’s very easy to do given it is a non-cash deduction. In the first financial year, on average, investors can expect to claim around $9,000 in depreciation deductions. Depreciation comes in two forms — capital works and plant and equipment … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Pest Control

Are tenants responsible for pest control?
Who is responsible for getting rid of pests in a rental property? This can be a common area of complaint from both landlords and tenants.

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This is understandable because the guidelines for ‘who is responsible for getting rid of pests within a rental property’ is not so black and white. It depends on certain details in a scenario … Read the full post »

Buying at Auction | Guardian Realty

Auction, Auction, Auction! That’s all we’re hearing at the moment. And whether you love them or hate them, they’re here to stay.

Here’s some important Auction information and the answers to some frequently asked questions:

How to Buy at Auction

In order to buy at Auction you must make a bid.

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If you bid is the highest bid taken by the Auctioneer and is above the … Read the full post »

Property Investment News | Tips to boost your rental yield in 2021

Securing strong rental yields from rental income should be the strategy of many property investors. Strengthening this further does not always have to wait until market conditions improve. Here are a few tips to consider:

Adding security
Ensuring that doors and windows have good key locks, and even adding a security alarm provides peace of mind and sense of wellbeing and safety. Tenants can also receive a discount on their tenant contents … Read the full post »

The Countdown to Moving Day | Guardian Realty

Moving to a new home is usually very exciting, but sometimes you wish you could just blink and have it all taken care of. So much to do! Here’s a few tips to make Moving Day a little less stressful, starting with the preparation a month out:

1 month before M-Day

1.  Book a removalist as soon as you can, so you don’t miss out. Make sure your removalist has the appropriate … Read the full post »

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