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Category Archives: Economics

Investment Property Taxation | A Solution To All The Empty Homes?

Investment Property Taxation Can It Solve The Housing Crisis?

Investment property taxation is being suggested as a way of prompting owners to let their properties. The lights are out on a million Australian homes every night.

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Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be done

Across Australia on census night, 11.2% of housing was recorded as unoccupied – a total of 1,089,165 dwellings. With housing affordability stress also intensifying, the moment for a push on empty property taxes looks to have arrived. The 2016 Census showed empty property numbers up by 19% in Melbourne and 15% in Sydney over the past five years alone. Taxing empty homes: a step towards affordable housing, but much more can be done

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Property Investment Travel Expenses | No More Tax Deductions For Inspecting Your Investment Property

Tax Deductions Have Changed Significantly In The Budget

Property investment travel expenses are out! Whether for purposes of inspection or maintenance you can no longer claim property investment travel expenses as a deduction. This makes your property manager even more important.

Travel expenses for investors no longer deductible – Mortgage Business

Individual investors with residential investment properties will no longer be able to deduct travel expenses, including travel costs associated with inspecting and maintaining properties, the government has confirmed.

However, Ms O’Dwyer emphasises that the change in law will not prevent investors from claiming a deduction for the expense of engaging third parties, such as real estate agents, to provide property management services for investment properties. mortgagebusiness.com.au

Property Investment Travel Expenses Don’t Need To Make Investment Property More Expensive For You

Shares Vs Property | What Have You Got To Worry About? | Hint One List Is Longer Than The Other

What Me Worry? Shares Vs Property

Shares Vs Property your financial planner will talk about the long term performance of shares. Of course because they don’t make anywhere near as much money selling you investment property. Here’s the graph of the last twelve months in the Australian share market.

Shares Vs Property

Look at all the things to worry about!

  • Cyclones
  • Oil Prices
  • BREXIT
  • Donald Trump
  • Iron Ore Prices

With a MAcH 10 long term leased property you know what you have to worry about?

Automation | Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | A Brave New World For Landlords And Tenants

Automation Will Bring Huge Changes In Our Economy

Automation is coming faster and harder than ever before. What will the automation brought by artificial intelligence do to your future. A new report pulls back the curtain.

Automation may not take the form of Mr Smith the elegant evil programme of the Matrix series but he may be every bit as dangerous in the short term.

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So how does this affect your investment property?

How Many People Live In Poverty In Australia ?

Poverty In Australia Is Getting Worse!

Poverty in Australia is getting out of hand. According to the New Daily Australian’s have $1.320 a year less to spend per family since December 2016. According to Alan Austin that is a drop of $20.4BILLION in the last six months. The less money in the economy the more poverty in Australia.

What does that mean for the average property investor ? Lots!!!

ACOSS poverty in australia report 2016

How To Win The Affordable Housing Argument | A Young Person’s Perspective | The Facts And Figures Of The Affordable Housing Argument

The Affordable Housing Argument

Affordable housing argument should be heard from the young person’s perspective. Eliza Owen is an economist, writer and comedian who believes economics should be accessible to everyone, not just economists. She currently works as a market analyst for onthehouse.com.au, and has a regular economics segment on FBI’s ‘Backchat’.

Alzheimer’s Australia Statistics | Specialist Rental Properties Needed

Alzheimer’s Australia Statistics Show A Growing Need For specialized Investment Property

Alzheimer’s Australia statistics show there are 413,106 Australians living with dementia and that number is expected to rise by over 20% by 2025. By the 2050s Australia needs around 525,540 carers in the community and 250,420 paid carers in residential aged care. Carers as well as sufferers need affordable and specialised housing, that is 1.2 million individuals a highly specialized market that no sane property investor or property developer can ignore.

Alzheimer's Australia Statistics

Long Term Affordable Housing Issues | First Jobs To Go

Are Your Tenants Jobs Among The First Jobs To Go?

Long term affordable housing issues abound. The major one is employment. Technology marches on and it is destroying jobs, eliminating jobs. Is your investment property futureproofed or is it a ticking time bomb ready to blow up your retirement?

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Peter Diamandis: It’s the low tech jobs that will be impacted first by long term affordable housing issues

Long Term Affordable Housing Will Be Determined By Employment Or The Lack Of It.