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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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the pressures driving regional property growth

The pressures driving regional property growth

Affordability and remote accessibility are two main motivators for the exponential growth in regional real estate.  COVID-19 played a key role in the initial push towards urban fringe or regional lifestyles. This was enhanced by remote work opportunities that were emphasised by pandemic-led realities. Yet even prior to the pandemic, it’s a common misnomer to …

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your end of financial year property tax checklist

Your end-of-financial-year property tax checklist

It’s that time of year again when many property managers email their landlords about the rental deductions available as tax time rolls around. COVID-19 may have transformed the market, but little has changed in terms of how the Australian Taxation Office treats investors’ deductions. In New Zealand, there are no capital gains or land taxes, …

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your guide to becoming a landlord

Your guide to becoming a landlord

If you have purchased an investment property and intend to become a landlord for the first time, you should conduct research and know your obligations, responsibilities and rights. Landlords are generally derided for their money-making, unresponsive reputation.  But a thorough knowledge of the highlights and potential low points of property leasing is the basis for …

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buying into leading affordable growth regions

Buying into leading affordable growth regions

The sea-changer/tree-changer rise is no surprise, but a recent report estimated the combined development value of Australia’s top 10 regional growth areas at more than $15 billion this year — with Greater Geelong, Victoria, representing $7.52 billion in value alone.  This represents a wealth of opportunity for developers, with buyers looking to secure affordable options …

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budget encourages young buyers and single parents and rewards retirees

Budget encourages young buyers and single parents and rewards retirees

The Australian Federal Government’s May 2021 budget offers positive signs for first-time buyers in the real estate sector. In terms of a recap and brief overview, the budget makes allowance for an extra 10,000 places to be added to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme enables first-home buyers to purchase a property with …

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