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Don’t forget to claim Depreciation

There’s nothing more exciting than buying your first investment property and getting that first slip from your property manager to show your rent coming in.   However, rental income is just the start.  Around tax time, there are even more ways to help you pay off your investment – and one of those is by getting a property depreciation schedule that you can claim on tax. Continue reading Don’t forget to claim Depreciation

Property Investment: Is It Time to Buy?

People investing in property or upgrading the family home are expected to bolster Australia’s property market into 2010.

But plenty of economists are still warning that Australians are paying the highest ever house prices relative to income.

Even finance gurus like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” author, Robert Kiyosaki, are saying the biggest-ever real estate bubble is about to burst. So how do people know if it’s the right time to dip their toe in and buy an investment property? Continue reading Property Investment: Is It Time to Buy?

Tax tips for savvy investors

It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to tax returns and receipts. But are you making the most of your tax benefits?

There can be numerous tax and other benefits associated with owning an investment property. The trick is to know what they are and how to make the most of them over the short and long term. But what are the key tax benefits available to investors? Continue reading Tax tips for savvy investors