All posts in "Property"

Benefits of Using a Buyers Agent When Buying Property

By Craig / October 15, 2016

Are you earning good money overseas and want to invest in Australian property, but keep putting the decision off? Is it because you : don’t have enough time to research the market; are worried that you may pay too much money for the house; don’t know how you will manage the process (or bid at […]


6 Steps to Buying a Home in Australia While Living Abroad

By Craig / October 1, 2016

As we have reviewed in our Australian property market update, while some property markets in Australia seem to be reaching their peaks, other markets are just getting started.  Buying a home in Australia while living abroad has many benefits, but it can be difficult when being overseas.  It does not need to be.  Here are […]


Rental Property Depreciation – Are You Maximising Your Tax Deductions?

By Craig / August 23, 2016

Are you maximising your tax deductions in Australia by claiming rental property depreciation on your investment properties?  Thousands of Australians are missing out on legitimate tax deductions because they are unaware of their entitlement to rental property depreciation.


Australian Banks Restrict Loans For Non Residents

By Craig / June 14, 2016

There have been a number of news articles in the last couple of months on the topic suggesting that Australian banks are restricting loans for non residents. While the changes primarily target foreign citizens they also impact Australians living overseas. How are you impacted?


Managing Foreign Currency Risk When Investing in Property

By Craig / June 8, 2016

Managing foreign currency risk is a key area of concern for expats when investing in property, whether in Australia or overseas.  Foreign currency fluctuations can have a significant impact on the returns from your investment and so it is important to carefully consider how you want to manage the risks of fluctuations between two currencies.


How Can Australian Expats Finance Property In Australia?

By Craig / June 8, 2016

Depending on the outcome of the July 2 election, time may be running out for negative gearing property in Australia.  If you want to invest in property in Australia before any tax benefits are reduced, then this article will help address one of the most important aspects of property investment – finance.  So how can Australian […]


How does negative gearing work for Australian Expats?

By Craig / March 10, 2016

We constantly hear the term negative gearing being thrown around in Australian politics.  The Labor party have said they plan to make changes to negative gearing if they return to government, and after a period of uncertainty, the Liberal and National parties have expressed their ongoing support for retaining current negative gearing arrangements. But how […]


8 benefits of investing in Australian property while living abroad

By Craig / January 4, 2016

It is always hard to know when it is a good time to be investing in Australian property. It seems that you just need to open the newspaper and there will be two conflicting articles on whether the timing is right for a property purchase. The reality is that in some areas of Australia property might […]


Why Australian Expats Should Use a Mortgage Broker When Buying a Property in Australia

By Craig / November 23, 2015

I have been investing in property for almost twenty years, and for the last ten years I have used a mortgage broker to assist with new loan applications, refinancing my existing loans, and reviewing my ongoing financing strategies and structures.  In hindsight, I wished I had used a mortgage broker from the beginning as they […]


3 Ways to Boost The Rental Returns on Your Home While Living Abroad That Don’t Cost Anything

By Craig / September 8, 2015

Are you getting the rental income you deserve?  There are a number of simple things you can do to boost the rental income from your home or investment property in Australia.  With nearly twenty years experience in investing in property in Australia, I share some of my experiences.


Should I Buy or Rent a Property While Living Overseas?

By Craig / March 25, 2015

Are you thinking about buying a house in your host country while on an expat assignment?  Have you arrived in a new country and been shocked at the cost of renting a house, or found that the quality of the rental accommodation is not up to the standard you were expecting?  Maybe you’ve been living […]

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