It’s that time of year again when many property managers email their landlords about the rental deductions available as tax time rolls around.
Our easy-to-follow guide for first-time landlords presents the realities of your newly acquired role in the best possible light.
The sea-changer/tree-changer rise is no surprise, but a recent report estimated the combined development value of Australia’s top 10 regional growth areas at more than $15 billion this year — with Greater Geelong, Victoria, representing $7.52 billion in value alone.
The Australian Federal Government’s May 2021 budget offers positive signs for first-time buyers in the real estate sector. In terms of a recap and brief overview, the budget makes allowance for an extra 10,000 places to be added to the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme. The scheme enables first-home buyers to purchase a property with a deposit of five per cent.
Research conducted by The Intelligence Lab and Knight Frank uncovered several key trends in global real estate investment that are gathering steam in Australia and New Zealand.
“Buyer beware” is one of the most commonly used phrases in property, and it’s just as important to heed if you’re considering purchasing an apartment or villa unit as it is for houses.
If you’re considering setting up a self-managed super fund (SMSF) to invest in residential property, it’s important to understand the rules, risks and costs involved.
The concept of strata or unit title is relatively new. Strata title came into being around 50 years ago and, according to the Strata Community Association (SCA), and other research, there are an estimated 270,000 such schemes encompassing more than 2 million land lots (with strata and community titles potentially closer to 3 million) in Australia and 2.2 million land titles in New Zealand.
Dreaming of a chateau in the south of France, coastal villa in Italy or even a hideaway in neighbouring New Zealand? Investing in foreign property often evokes dream-like scenarios, but the reality can vary markedly from idyllic visions.
Investing in property for the first time can feel daunting. If you make the right choice, your investment property can provide you with a second income stream for life. Poor decisions, on the other hand, might see you taking on overheads that you can’t manage without stress. Before you sign on the dotted line, here are four tips to help you make the right choice.