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Category Archives: Investment Property

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.

investment property taxation on empty homes

 

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?

Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

 Sustainable Affordable Housing Keeps Tenants

Sustainable affordable housing is where the future of investment property is at. Property investor that understands this is well ahead of the game.

Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life.
Sustainable Apartments – A New Model for the Future | Jeremy McLeod | TEDxStKilda – YouTube

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

energy bills

Energy Bills Will Determine If Your Investment Property Works Or Not l MaxiLife4U

Energy Bills Will Become A Key Factor In The Success Of Your Investment Property

Energy bills are set to become the key determinant of a successful investment property! That is right a tenant’s energy bills will have a big impact on your retirement.

Energy Australia is saying to expect increases in energy bills across the board next year of 19.6%

EnergyAustralia announces 19 per cent increase to electricity prices in NSW

EnergyAustralia has announced it will increase electricity prices in Sydney by 19.6 per cent – or $346 a year – from July 1…..

EnergyAustralia chief customer officer Kim Clarke described the hike as “bad news for families and business.”

“This is … absolutely not what they wanted to hear. In the past 12 months alone wholesale prices for both electricity and gas have surged, almost doubling in some states,” she said. Via smh.com.au

Put simply, as a landlord, you need to isolate your tenants from the shock of energy bills. If you don’t you put your whole retirement strategy at risk.

Luckily MaxiLife has the MAcH 10 long term lease product specifically designed to give you a minimum of ten years worry free investment performance.

long term rental

Long Term Rental Will Change The Australian Dream

The MAcH 10 Lease Paves The Way For Long Term Rental

Long term rental is a winner for property investors, tenants and first home buyers when the MAcH 10 Lease is used. Everyone benefits from long term rental. Property investors get peace of mind because they have a blue chip registered housing provider as a head lessee guaranteeing the rent. Zero vacancy for ten years with the MAcH 10 lease. Tenants get peace of mind because they can plan ahead. They have a home, not just a house for the long term. First home buyers benefit because their expenses are lower and they can save for a home faster.

  • WIN
  • WIN
  • WIN

Read more about the MAcH 10 lease changing the investment property landscape.

what causes low housing affordability

What Causes Low Housing Affordability – The Real Issues

What Causes Low Housing Affordability? Low Wages is a Big One!

What causes low housing affordability? This is a question people have been asking since this current property boom began.

Perhaps it isn’t the right question.

Perhaps it is not “what causes low housing affordability?”  but “why can’t people afford houses?” Why do we have cops that couch surf?

Housing Affordability – The Real Issue and What Can Be Done About It. DF Partners, May 2017

Only 8% of Australians aged between 18 and 35 (the millennials) believe they will be financially better off than their parents (Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017). Housing affordability is top of mind for many Australians in this age group resulting from national house prices accelerating ahead of national income.

In this article Development Finance Partners’ (DFP) Senior Credit Executive Stephen Turner discusses the dynamics behind the issue and assesses the potential solutions.

Investment Property – What Einstein can teach you

Property Investing? You don’t need to be a genius

Property investing doesn’t need to be complicated. It is the favourite investment choice of millions of Australians. When you’re thinking about investment property just remember there’s plenty of people to learn from.

As Michael Yardney says,

“Property investing is certainly not rocket science and while you don’t have to be a genius to succeed in real estate, it never hurts to learn from great minds when trying to achieve great things.”

Michael should know his newsletter, Property Update, has been going since 2001 and has nearly 100,000 subscribers interested in property investing of all sorts.

So let’s look at some quotes that have been attributed to Albert Einstein and see how we can turn these pearls of wisdom into profits from investment property.

Truck Driver or property investor

Property Investor l Nathan FIFO truck driver l 1st investment property costing $47per week

Investment property or What?

Property investor is not just a label, it describes an option. So I’ll ask you the question. If you’re not a property investor what will you be that achieves your retirement goals?

investment property, property investor, Camden, Spring Farm

Our Client, Nathan a time poor truck driver based in a mining town in Western Australia. Nathan realised he was not even close to achieving his retirement goals even though he was single and earning well over $100,000 a year. After a discussion with us he decided he wanted to be a property investor.