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Can You Replace Your Income Through Property Investing?

Replacing earned income with passive income is a goal that many investors aspire to, whether it be through property, shares or operating a business. It all sounds good in theory – but if you want to create an ongoing income through real estate rents, how do you go about achieving this? Ian Hosking Richards, an experienced investor with more than 50 properties in his portfolio, is founder and director of Rocket Property Group. He says the first step to success in this regard is adopting the right mindset. “Over the past 20 years I have spoken with many hundreds of investors, and the most successful ones are often not the ones who started with the most, but those who were the most determined,”

Which investor type are you?

Find out if you are an observer, speculator, collector, or investor. It’s nice to believe we’re unique but, in truth, human patterns of behaviour are predictable. This isn’t always a bad thing – particularly for professional advisors like me who’ve operated in a specialist field for some years. It helps us identify what’s driving people to act in certain ways, so we can help guide them through their property investment journey. One of the most important steps in the process is to identify which of the four categories of investor types they fall into. This enables us to establish specific strategies that help them tackle their perceived limitations and move toward becoming sophisticated inves

House Prices Could Grow 5-10%

Economists at UBS have lifted their price expectations for Australia's housing market — from a muted recovery between 3% and 5%, their fresh projections are pointing to as much 10% increase by next year. The revision was due to the sharp lending growth witnessed in July. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that investor lending grew by 4.7% to $4.6bn, its fastest pace since September 2016. Owner-occupier loans also recorded substantial gains at 5.3% to $13.25bn. The overall value of financing commitments jumped by 5.1% in July, driven by the substantial growth in new lending. "We expect home loans to lift to 15% to 20% year-on-year over the next year, underpinning stronger

How to claim repairs, maintenance and improvements

One of the most common mistakes made by property investors when completing their annual tax return is confusing repairs, maintenance and improvements. It’s important to understand and distinguish each deduction in order to correctly lodge your claim and maximise your tax refund. According to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), repairs are considered work completed to fix damage or deterioration of a property, such as replacing part of a damaged fence. This occurs when an asset is already damaged or deteriorated and therefore requires repairing. Maintenance, on the other hand, is work completed to prevent damage or deterioration of an asset. For example, oiling a deck is considered maintena

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