Property investment in Australian and overseas, financing, buying, selling, insurance, etc

benefits of a buyers agent

Benefits of Using a Buyers Agent When Buying Property

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…
steps to buying a home in Australia while living abroad

6 Steps to Buying a Home in Australia While Living Abroad

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,…
renting out your property
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5 Things to Do Before Renting Out Your Property in Australia

Before renting out your property in Australia (whether you are moving out of the family home or you have bought an investment property), there are a number of things you should do to ensure you maximise your rental returns. 1. Attend to…
rental property depreciation
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Rental Property Depreciation - Are You Maximising Your Tax Deductions?

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…
aussie expat in dubai

Aussie Expat in Dubai Caught By New Australian Bank Lending Rules to Non Residents

Meet Nadia Diehl. An Aussie Expat in Dubai. Learn about how a sudden change by Australian banks in lending rules to non-residents of Australia caught Nadia by surprise when financing her house and land package in Australia. Tell Us About…
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Australian Banks Restrict Loans For Non Residents

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…
managing foreign currency risk

Managing Foreign Currency Risk When Investing in Property

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…
purchasing an australian investment property

Australian Expat Stories : Purchasing an Australian Investment Property while Living Abroad

In our series on Australian Expat stories, find out how professional photographer and Australian Expat, Sam Wordley, managed the process of finding and purchasing an Australian investment property while living abroad. Why Did You Want…
property in Australia

How Can Australian Expats Finance Property In Australia?

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…
buying property overseas

Australian Expat Stories : A Spanish Lesson in Buying Property Overseas

Have you thought about buying property overseas?  Perhaps as an investment or somewhere to live while living abroad?  Find out what professional photographer and Australian Expat, Sam Wordley, experienced when purchasing a property in Madrid,…