Blog and Media 2017-11-22T22:43:23+00:00

Do You Want to Make Superior Property Decisions?

Our Managing Director, David Johnston, has featured on the latest podcast from The Mentor List. The Mentor List is a leading business and personal development podcast, interviewing the top business minds of Australia where you can gather sound advice for your career and life. David shares his insights on how you can be making better property decisions to create your ideal lifestyle.

November 20, 2017

Development Is Sexy – But Looks Can Be Deceiving!

Let’s face it, development is sexy. Everyone loves property and the idea of making ‘fast money’ is appealing to most. Unfortunately, often the proverbial lure has a jagged hook on the end of it if you are not careful! Before embarking on any project, it is important to have a thorough plan and accurately calculate the time, cost and importantly, the return, each with a contingency allowed for a blow-out. You don’t need to be a developer to know that building rarely goes according to plan.

December 22, 2017

Do You Own Property In A ‘Superstar’ City?

Question – Why has property price growth in Sydney and Melbourne significantly outstripped that of the rest of the country?

Answer – Sydney and Melbourne are ‘Superstar’ cities, at least that is the view of the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Phillip Lowe.

December 8, 2017

Stay Infront of the Property Market

Welcome to Infront – Our newsletter dedicated to time-poor professionals looking for a low risk approach to property investment In this edition: Chiselling Away at Negative Gearing High Rises, Another Reason to Stay Away Biggest Population Surge Since 1960 What Property Investors Should Seek Across Cities Plus more… Read our latest newsletter here  

November 9, 2017

High Rise Towers – Yet Another Reason to Stay Away (no. 2)

Lenders have blacklisted more than 100 suburbs, due to the glut of new apartments in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. What does this say to investors?

Do not buy high density apartments in any of those locations. Simple.

October 27, 2017

Chiselling Away at Negative Gearing – How do the Changes to Property Deductions Impact You?

Until recently, you were able to claim depreciation on the value of all fixtures and fittings (also known as ‘plant and equipment’) in a property. This includes ovens, dishwashers, heaters, floor coverings, window furnishings and the like.
This loop hole has been slammed shut by the government for property owners who cannot meet certain criteria

October 19, 2017

I have worked closely with David Johnston and the expert team at Property Planning Australia for a decade. Their desire to place consumers’ needs first and provide holistic advice sets them apart. I highly recommend working with them to develop your Mortgage Strategy and tailored Property Plan. You will be pleased with the outcome.

Peter ‘The Property Professor’ Koulizos
Australia’s leading property university and Tafe lecturer