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Investor Property Management News - Brisbane


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June

2015

Corelogic housing data

As a subscriber to RP data, we regularly receive a wealth of property data to peruse. I have reproduced their current newsletter for you as well as their report which you are welcome to download.  Welcome to the latest quarterly report by CoreLogic RP Data. Incl [...]

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May

2015

The Budget and the property market

Joe Hockey delivered his second budget as Federal Treasurer last week. For the many investors who were worried about the changes to negative gearing, capital gains tax and superannuation changes, there was a sigh of relief as no changes were announced. With the federal [...]

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May

2015

Low interest rates

The current housing market has interest rates at historic low levels. As an investor in this market, it would be prudent to take advantage as much as possible from these low rates. Below are some ideas that may benefit the current property investor and or the first time [...]

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May

2015

National Rental Data from RP Data

Stronger rental growth over the past quarter however, annual rental growth remains low Buoyant property market conditions do not always mean that all sectors of the property market are performing well according to quarterly rental data released today by CoreLogic RP [...]

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April

2015

What about negative gearing?

What the market perceives is that housing prices are rising due to property investors buying stock due to the many negative gearing tax benefits which in turn is limiting the first home buyer choices. It would not be rocket science though to guess what would [...]

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April

2015

What is fair wear and tear?

Unfortunately, fair wear and tear is not defined in the Act and becomes open for interpretation by many tenants as well as owners/property managers when a tenant is vacating a rental property.  The legislation only states that a tenant must leave the property and [...]

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March

2015

What is Capital Gains Tax?

A capital gain, or capital loss, is the difference between what it cost you to obtain, maintain and improve the property (the cost base), and what you receive when you sell it. These costs include the purchase price, stamp duty, agent's commissions and any legal fees [...]

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March

2015

The difference between maintenance and building costs

This is an important issue when owing a rental property. As a general rule, any repairs or maintenance or other damage suffered whilst the property is being rented out is tax deductible in the financial year the cost was incurred. Repairs generally involve replacement or [...]

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February

2015

Where is the property market headed

There are many overseas sceptics predicting the crash and burn of the Australian property markets. In fact, they have been doing so for many years since the GFC. Our property markets continue to survive the naysayers who believe our property prices are too high and there [...]

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February

2015

5 tips to improve rental income

There are many ways to improve your rental yield on your investment property. Remember, this is about achieving the maximum return in relation to the location, type and demographics of the area where your property is located. 1. First impressions make a big differenc [...]