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What is capital gains tax

Capital gain is the difference between what you paid for an asset (less any fees incurred during the purchase) and what you sold it for (less any fees incurred during the sale). Capital gains tax (CGT) is the levy you pay on the capital gain made from the sale of that asset. It applies to […]

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Is investing in property even worth it?

If the truth be told, I would be a little hesitant if I was starting out as a property investor today. The costs and considerations that come with compliance alone are almost enough to make you want to throw in the towel before you even begin. It’s much more expensive than it was when I […]

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Considering Refinancing?

Key things to consider when you refinance With interest rates at record lows, it may be a good time to think about refinancing your mortgage. There are several advantages to refinancing including the potential for lower repayments, special refinancing offers and additional loan features such as an offset account which you don’t have with your […]

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Emerging bedroom trends that real estate agents love right now

Just like other parts of the home, bedroom furnishing and decoration has evolved a lot over the years. From the sponged feature walls of decades past to neatly pressed valances to today’s houseplant-donned rooms, there’s a lot you can do to make sure your property reflects current trends to either attract buyers or your ideal […]

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Ways to Reduce Your Rental Vacancy Period

We have created a checklist of ways to minimise your properties vacancy periods. Make timely repairs and do regular maintenance. … When updating appliances, go with above 3 star energy ratings Advertise well in advance if possible Find a property manager with good communication skills, who is keeping up with the local rental demand information […]

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Estimating your Cash Flow Projection

Nearly all the investors I work with have the same question: How do I find an affordable and high-performing property? This is not as easy as it sounds, I’m sure more people would invest in property if it was as simple as finding an affordable property that still gives you excellent returns. I’m not going […]

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How colour in the home can affect your mood

While many of us are working from home again due to Coronavirus, now is the perfect time to take a look around at the colours in your home and consider the effect it might be having on your mood. You might be surprised at the changes a few small tweaks can bring. Colour gives your […]

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Termite infestations and how they affect your investment

While they might be small in size, Subterranean Termites are a large pest throughout Victoria. If steps aren’t taken to prevent termites, they can wreak havoc on wooden homes and other structures. To make matters worse, many insurance policies don’t cover costs incurred by termite infestation – and they’ve caused more damage to Australian homes […]

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Four property investment tips to strengthen your strategy

According to CoreLogic’s Profile of the Australian Residential Property Investor, the value of people’s wealth held in real estate assets is worth more than superannuation funds and listed stocks. While the economy and property market are in an uncertain place, now is a better time than ever to review your investment strategy to ensure you’re […]

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