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CPI continues to provide good news for buyers and renters

The September 2019 quarter CPI figure continues to be good news for home buyers and renters, according to the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA). “The All Groups CPI increased by 0.5 per cent in the December quarter giving an annual increase of 1.7 per cent,” said REIA President of Adrian Kelly. “The annual changes for the analytical series of trimmed mean and for the weighted median were 1.6 per cent and 1.2 per cent respectively. At a glance: All Groups CPI increased by 0.5 per cent Housing Group increased by 0.3 per cent for the quarter Rents increased by 0.1 per cent for the quarter "The annual change in the trimmed mean has been below 2 per cent since December 2015 and for the we

Become depreciation wise

Maximise the depreciation benefits of an investment property While many property investors consider location, purchase price and vacancy rates when contemplating an investment property, depreciation is often overlooked. Depreciation can help unlock the cash flow potential within an investment property, often resulting in thousands of additional dollars for the investor each financial year. The following factors will help property investors understand how property depreciation can change their cash flow position: The age of the property While new and old residential investment properties have substantial depreciable value, it’s important to be aware of current depreciation legislation. Accord

The ins and outs of a property settlement - What you need to know, prepare, and do

Buying a property, whether you’re a first home buyer or seasoned investor, may feel like a long and complicated process. ​ Buying a property is a big life moment, so be patient; the prize is just around the corner. A buyer’s first and most important job, long before the day of settlement arrives, is to engage a competent team of advisors to support them in their journey to settlement. That step will help ensure that all the others fall into place. So, what do buyers need to know about settlement? What is settlement? To refresh the basics, settlement is when the ownership of the property legally passes from the seller to the buyer. A well-advised buyer must then be prepared to complete

Research reveals top ten suburbs primed for future capital growth

New research has revealed the top 10 suburbs around the nation with forecast median house price growth of up to 30 per cent over the next three years. Each of the major regions in Australia include suburbs with price potential, according to a new analysis. Research from Select Residential Property Research Group (SRP) has identified the top 10 suburbs within major markets, with one location potentially achieving more than $385,000 in capital growth across the next three years. The group used 17 market variables to determine the locations with the best chance of superior price growth over the period. According to the data, the top 10 predicted price performers are in Victoria, New South Wales

How investors can save thousands this October 31

Investors who self-assess or estimate costs based on their own judgement when lodging their tax return are potentially missing out on thousands of dollars, according to BMT Tax Depreciation. With the October 31 tax deadline fast approaching, It’s common for investors to self-assess or estimate costs based on their own judgement when lodging their tax return. However, investors who do so are potentially missing out on significant depreciation deductions by incorrectly evaluating their claims. Depreciation is one of the most lucrative tax deductions because it’s a non-cash deduction, meaning investors don’t have to spend money to be eligible to claim it. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) al

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