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Old or new, it’s up to you

Each housing type has its financial pros and cons and will attract its particular group of tenants. In this issue of Money Magazine, Ben Kingsley writes about whether you should buy old or new property. Here's a snippet of this article: "Whether you are drawn to heritage charm or slick modern edges, there are no right or wrong options when it co...

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How Do You Spot a Property Spruiker?

I've been in this Property Investment industry for over 16 years and I'm often asked this question, "How do you actually spot a Property Spruiker?". Lots of people talk about property spruikers but what actually is it? In my view, there's actually three, I guess, people that you can take your information from in this property investment industry. T...

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The 7 Biggest Property Investment Mistakes

If I were to ask you what do you feel more comfortable with, investing in shares or property? The majority of people would say property.  The reason for this is because property is something that we all have experienced in our lives, so naturally we automatically assume we understand it better than shares or managed funds.  Shares on the other...

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The ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy

There are many property investment strategies available to investors looking to create wealth through investing in residential property. This month I am going to share with you one of my strategies I call the ‘Piggybacking’ Strategy. Property values are made up of two components, the land value and the ‘improvements’ (more communally ref...

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Developing Property and GST

In a recent case at the Federal Commissioner of Taxation, Administrative Appeals Tribunal a taxpayer was fined over $160,000 for failing to disclose the sale of new townhouses in their business activity statement. If you are building a property with the intention of selling the property for a profit, then you are required to register and charge GST...

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