Do you own a rental property? Off the back of finding that the vast majority of rental property owners are making mistakes on their tax returns, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is now scrutinising related deductions closer than ever. This has led to the announcement of increased audit activity, in order to ensure ongoing complianceread more
The dreams of a steady passive income, financial stability and a lavish retirement draw a lot of people to property investment and property development. Whether this comes in the form of subdividing the family block; purchasing an existing home and replacing it with units; or developing a multi-story apartment complex, property development can be lucrativeread more
Ever thought about investing in property using your super? Transferring commercial property into superannuation is commonplace – and has been for many years – and the benefits of owning property in superannuation can be significant. In order to understand the real-word application of owning property in your super, consider the following example. In this situation,read more
Keeping an eye on the median house prices of a city is a pretty common metric that prospective investors use to guide their property investment. As much as this can be a decent macro-level indicator of the market, it’s worth remembering to look at some of the finer details within different suburbs. Here are aread more
The affordability of housing is often a pretty good indicator of economic performance overall, particularly as it involves income, expenditure, employment and government initiatives/funding. Reports from the March quarter this year have shown an improvement in housing affordability nationally over the previous quarter, particularly with the proportion of household income required to meet loan repaymentsread more
Have you ever thought about subdividing your family property, rather than buying another piece of land to do the same? Make sure you’re aware of all of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) implications of taking this route. CGT can already be a complex area for the uninitiated, and this is certainly no different when itread more
Property investment is a popular strategy for those with a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF), and can provide a way into the market that one may struggle to get into using more traditional means. In amongst the hype surrounding SMSF property investment are a number of considerations to make, things to be wary of and howread more
We all want to get the most from the things we spend our hard-earned money on. Whether it’s looking good in a designer outfit you just bought; enjoying the expensive steak at a classy restaurant; or enjoying your brand-new car, it’s natural to want to know that our spending is not a mistake. In fewread more
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