News & Views

The Sunshine Coast continues to defy the rental market trends being witnessed by other areas, with the Real Estate Institute of Qld classifying the region as “tight”. According to their December quarterly report, the Gold Coast rose from 1.7 per cent to 4.38 per cent and...

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 –...

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...

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...

Popping up in laneways and newly rejuvenated streets and laneways in towns and cities all over Australia is a whole new culture – the café culture.   Once these groovy little hubs were only in the cities but now, driven by the demand of our our changing...

The owners of any investment property that generates an income are eligible to claim significant taxation benefits. Of all the tax deductions available to property investors, depreciation is the most often missed. According to Bradley Beer, the Chief Executive Officer of BMT Tax Depreciation, a staggering 80...