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Here’s the hardest thing for real estate consumers doing research: who do you believe? It’s hard to know who’s worth listening to and who is not. There are so many people pumping out press releases, writing commentary pieces and pontificating on television about our housing markets –...

When an investor starts claiming depreciation, they can reduce their tax liability. This is because depreciation essentially lowers their taxable income, meaning they may be able to put more money back in their pocket at tax time. For many investors, the additional savings depreciation provides them can...

Changes were made in 2017 to legislation around the requirements for smoke alarms and it impacts every home owner.  For landlords these changes mean that that all QLD rental properties must meet these strict new guidelines by 2022. According to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services,...

It is an exciting time to be living or owning property on the Sunshine Coast.  And with last week’s announcement that Australia’s next subsea cable will land on the Sunshine Coast is news that will reshape this area like no other game changer project has...

The difference between ‘Joint Tenants’ and ‘Tenants in Common’ Buying a property is an exciting time for you and your partner and is often another milestone achieved on your journey together. When it comes to the transfer documents though, do you purchase it with your partner as...

Depreciation can be a rather complex area with specific rules, qualifying dates, depreciation rates, methods for claiming and pre-determined effective lives of assets. As such, claiming depreciation deductions can be a confusing task for many property investors. For this reason, it’s imperative that investors get a...

Everyone dreams of having the perfect home.  One where you don’t have to renovate, to get close to what you really wanted in the first place. Increasingly, people are looking to build or buy off the plan in order to get a home that is brand new...

With the end of financial year fast approaching, first home buyers have less than two weeks in which to take advantage of the first home owners grant which currently sits at $20,000. What has changed? At this week’s Queensland budget, handed down on Tuesday afternoon, the government...

Building wealth so we can live comfortably and enjoy life is something we all aspire to.  And investing strategically in property has long been proven to be a way to create such wealth. However, it’s knowing where to start, or understanding the risks that can sometime...

Something is happening in our regional towns and outer suburbs.  Perhaps it’s the inability to be able to afford a comfortable home for their family, or the tedious two hour drive each way to work in traffic that is becoming increasingly worse but many people are...