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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Essential Research Tips When Purchasing an Investment Property

Whether you are looking to buy your first investment property or adding to your existing property portfolio it can be easy to rush into things and overlook the finer and possibly more important details. There is more to buying an investment property than just the price; this blog will teach you the importance of research. When …

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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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Investing in someone else’s property development

If you’re interested in making money through property development, you don’t have to jump straight in with your own project; another option is to use your capital to finance a development as an investor. As Peter Hutchinson, Founder of Master Capital Group explains, this is a route taken by many who have the equity but …

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