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State by State Housing Market & Economic Update | Chart Pack April 2017

Time for our monthly whip around the Australian property markets. And it’s good news for  investors and home owners according to the latest CoreLogic chart pack which gives us a good overview of what’s happening in property as well as some of the economic factors impacting our markets. Here are some of their key findings: Dwelling...
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Understand the difference between repairs, maintenance & capital improvements

Property investors often worry about ongoing repairs and maintenance costs however these concerns can often be reduced by claiming back these costs when completing a tax return. Before claiming deductions, it is necessary for investors to understand the difference between claiming repairs and maintenance vs. capital improvements. Repairs The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) defines repairs...

Fixtures and Fittings or Goods and Chattels – what stays and what goes when you buy a property?

You’ve just made an offer on your next investment property and it’s been accepted.  That’s great news, but what actually comes with the property when you settle?  Is it everything in that you saw when you inspected the property? Clearly not – some of the items in the property belonged to the vendor. You didn’t...

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