For many years the word Canberra has been followed by a yawn, then associated with bureaucracy and stuffy politicians. However, those times, they are a changing! Would you believe Lonely Planet rated Canberra the third best global city to visit in 2018? The unemployment rate is the lowest in the country and the average weekly wage the […]
The Victorian government has introduced a vacant residential land tax on homes that are left vacant for more than 6 months of the year, and its a lot! Leave your Melbourne home empty when moving overseas and it could cost you a lot of money!
Hot on the heals of capital gains withholding, removal of the CGT exemption on the primary residence, Australian expats are now being hit with substantial increases in land tax. We investigate who is impacted and how much it could cost you. For an $800,000 property portfolio you could be up for an additional $12,000 in land […]
If you currently own an investment or are thinking of becoming a landlord, it is important to take note of potential risks present in the industry and how to best protect both yourself and your property against these risks. One of the key considerations to make is whether or not to take out landlords insurance. […]
If you want to maximise your property investment returns, then having a good property manager is as important as finding the right loan for your home. After twenty years investing in Australian property, here are my tips for choosing a good property manager.
One of my biggest concerns when I first started investing in residential property was that the tenants would trash my house. And if the first time you rent out your own home is when you move overseas, then the stress could be amplified. In this article, I share what I have learned after almost twenty […]
If you’re an Australian expat thinking about selling property in Australia, you’ve probably already got a million things to think about (choosing an agent, agent fees, preparing a house for sale – the list goes on!) let alone the cost of capital gains withholding. But the reality is, without some careful planning, your returns could […]
Australians are increasingly attracted to living in Bali or retiring in Bali due to its incredible lifestyle and low cost of living. If you have decided to live or retire in Bali, or decide to invest overseas or invest in overseas property, then the next decision to make is whether or not you should be […]
Moving abroad is stressful enough, and then many of us need to make a decision on whether to rent out or sell your home when moving overseas. What you should do will depend on your personal circumstances, however we take a look at some factors you may not be aware of.
Property (yet again) has been a huge topic in Australia this past year, we are obsessed with it – from the floors of state and federal parliament, to the nightly news and backyard barbecues. Lets look closer at the performance of the Australian property market in 2017.
Rising property prices, poor wage growth and huge competition for the few homes that are on the market. Is this a sign that Australian property prices have peaked?
Becoming a landlord for the first time can be a daunting experience – whether you are moving out of the family home and renting it, or purchasing a property as an investment. Here are some tips to help get you through the process and maximise your returns.
If you want to build a property portfolio but are not sure how to get it off the ground, or if you have already bought one house and you now want to start building a property portfolio, then here are some strategies to take the next step.
After living in Europe for over four years, we recently returned to live in Australia. As our old home was never going to accommodate our enlarged family, our intention was always to rent initially whilst looking for a home to purchase. It didn’t take long for us to realise we should have sought to buy […]
We reported in May, that as a result of the 2017 Australian federal budget, there would be some pending changes to capital gains tax on the main residence for foreign residents and Australian expats (Australians living abroad). At the time, it wasn’t quite clear from the budget papers exactly how it would work, and who […]