Blog and Media2019-06-27T17:49:03+11:00

Smart Investors Shun the McMansions

The recent comments from Matthew Quinn of Stockland, one of the largest home builders in the country about that need for future house sizes to be smaller, comes as no surprise to smart property investors. The larger new homes, or McMansions, as they have been referred to, have never suited the needs of investors and […]

September 9, 2011

Do Property Investors Make Money When They Buy or When They Sell?

Where and when is the greatest value realised for property investors? Is it when they buy or sell? Following the recent exposure of The Block TV show you could argue that the original owners made the greatest amount of money when they sold, yet the investors will argue that the best way to make money […]

August 26, 2011

Tax Tips – Adjacent Land and Main Residence Exemption

The main residence exemption includes land that is adjacent to the dwelling, if it is used for private or domestic purposes and the dwelling and surrounding land does not exceed two hectares. To be considered adjacent, the land need not be connected, but has to be close or near. Both the dwelling and adjacent land […]

August 25, 2011

Houses Versus Apartments – Which One?

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July 29, 2011

What is a Good Tenant Worth?

Buying an investment property without knowing the tenancy status can be a recipe for disaster. It is important that you have a solid understanding of the existing tenancy agreement and that you are happy with the tenant currently renting the property. Firstly, what makes a good tenant? Obviously, someone who pays the rent on time […]

July 1, 2011

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