property development

Refinancing your Home Loan: A Step-by-Step Guide

Refinancing your home loan can save you thousands of dollars in mortgage repayments and will give you the opportunity to create instant equity for the purpose of: Property Investment Consolidating existing debts Funding renovations Access to better deals and rates This blog will demonstrate in a step-by-step guide how to refinance your home loan in order to take advantage …

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How to identify a property with capital growth potential

There are all kinds of reasons why people may invest in property; rental returns, being able to own a physical asset, and the benefits of positive and negative gearing are just a few. But for investors, perhaps the most important factor is capital growth. After all, rental income and tax deductions will prove to be …

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7 CGT and depreciation questions asked by property investors

It can be difficult to navigate the minefield of tax laws that apply to property investors, and many might ask what the point is in claiming depreciation on a rental property if it will later affect the amount of capital gains tax (CGT) due. Let’s look at some of the key questions that you might …

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Understanding how zoning affects you

Many real estate purchasers will barely scratch the surface when it comes to the complexities of zoning. It can be tempting to look only as far as the very basics relating to your purchase, glossing over terms like ‘approved land use’, ‘transition zones’, ‘residential amenity’, ‘flood overlays’ and ‘minimum lot sizes’; however, understanding these can …

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Why SMSFs must be operated with vigilance

There are two main types of transaction when it comes to a self-managed super fund (SMSF): a contribution, where a member deposits money into their fund’s bank account; and a superannuation benefit, where cash is paid from an SMSF’s bank account to a member. It seems clear-cut, but there are legal grey areas where contributions …

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The obstacles faced by modern investors

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the biggest threats to investment savings today were volatile markets and anaemic growth rates. Although these factors can’t be overlooked, there is still a healthy market out there for the right investor. But it seems to be investors themselves who, through lack of planning and understanding, are letting their …

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