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covering all costs lending fees checklist

Covering all costs: Lending fees checklist

So you’ve finally found the perfect property. Everyone agrees; even the dog likes it! If you’ve done your homework, all you need to do now is finalise the details, because otherwise, your dream home may turn out to be for someone else. Before getting too entrenched in the house hunt, it pays to understand how …

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A pet subject: don’t assume in strata developments

With the rise of apartment living, it’s only natural that the issue of pet ownership in strata complexes surface. It’s estimated by the RSPCA that 61 per cent of households own pets so it’s important that strata management firms and owners’ corporations (or body corporates) are aware of their obligations.   Prominent legal cases have sought …

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apartments under the investment spotlight

Apartments under the investment spotlight

Not everyone can afford to spend a small fortune when buying their first home, which is why apartments will continue to be popular.  Factor in the often central location, low-maintenance lifestyle, other conveniences and resale potential, and their appeal is obvious.  Big issues of shared, smaller places But there are areas to consider before investing …

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in appreciation of depreciation

In appreciation of depreciation

Simply put, depreciation is the act of a fixed asset losing value over time. It occurs in all acquired entities. The nature of this ongoing prospect in terms of an investment property precludes depreciation solely for end-of-financial year prioritising. Rather, a concerted financial planning approach and effort ensures that your investment and deprecation remain a …

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real estate tax terms explained

Real estate tax terms explained

The end of a financial year prompts swift action for tax-related matters.  This includes relevant information for property owners, renters and potential buyers in their bid to streamline real estate and financial processes. With this in mind, our explanatory guide about tax terms and real estate phrases are designed to clarify, refresh knowledge, simplify selling-and-purchase …

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