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4 things to know about commercial leases

More and more sophisticated investors are considering commercial real estate as a viable investment strategy. They have usually built a substantial asset base and are now looking for more cash flow in their investments. Often, they buy smaller properties – such as a shop, strata office or perhaps an industrial warehouse – because the entry level…

Ask the Tax Expert [video] — How can I avoid paying Capital Gains Tax?

Are there ways to avoid or reduce paying Capital Gains Tax (CGT)when selling a property? Yes, there are a few strategies that can help you minimise your CGT, and in this video tax expert Ken Raiis, director of Metropole Wealth Advisory, outlines some of them.   Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to avoiding Capital…

An investor’s guide to cross collaterisation

At the start of your property investment journey, it can be confusing. All your friends and family have well-intentioned opinions and “advice”, plus in today’s technological world there is a plethora of information available online. But so many difference sources of intel can make start spinning until you don’t know your property pros from your…

Here’s what property investors need to know about Land Tax | Ask The Tax Expert – Ken Raiss

What is land tax? Who should pay it? Does it apply to my home? And can I reduce this major property cost which seems to eat into my rental income disproportionally? These questions are often asked by serious property investors who already have or are in the process of building a significant property portfolio. So…

The ABCs of LVRs

Securing a mortgage requires a lot of things – preparation, patience, persistence … and a dictionary. At least that’s how it might feel for many when they’re confronted with all kinds of tricky lingo, complicated terms and acronyms. There’s one that a lot of people, especially first-time homebuyers, are confronted with but often don’t understand,…

Property development guide part 5 - Financing your project

In the fifth instalment of his series on property development Bryce Yardney, property development Specialist at Metropole Properties explains in detail how to secure funding for your real estate development project.  Before you commence any development project, it is obviously crucial to first establish how much you can borrow and how you will be able to manage all…

From beans and rice, to the finest spice – will there now be less scrutiny around living expenses?

Good news… before applying for your home or investment loan, you may no longer have to scrimp on beans and rice. In breaking news for home loan industry yesterday,  the Federal Court dismissed allegations against Westpac that it breached responsible lending laws more than 250,000 times between 2011 to 2015. In 2017, the corporate regulator…