Great opportunity or am I getting ripped off?

Today’s blog started with a message on my phone at about 8:15pm on a Tuesday from a friend via Facebook Messenger, “Hi Rohan, just wondering if you have heard of…”. After a quick Google I came up with the results of a Gold Coast based advisory business. Initial alarm bells went off and I fired […] Read More

Property Investment Traps for Investors to Avoid

There are always tips and traps to remember when property investing but here are some traps investors should avoid: 1) Lack of Property Maintenance Like any investment, your property and your tenants need to be treated with respect.  If your property falls into a state of disrepair this can result in a multitude of problems.  […] Read More

Top 10 tips to help rental property owners avoid common tax mistakes

The following are the ten common mistakes that the ATO have identified with rental property claims: 1. Keeping the right records You must have evidence of your income and expenses so you can claim everything you are entitled to. Capital gains tax may apply when you sell your rental property. So keep records over the […] Read More

Should you buy a holiday house?

A common topic we speak to clients about is about the merits of purchasing your own holiday house.  The start of these conversations are usually based on a recent holiday the clients have been on, where they absolutely love the coastal town they’ve just stayed in but have paid a fortune for holiday accommodation. Client: It […] Read More

Advice for buying or selling property

Are you buying or selling a house, farming land or commercial property? Talk to your accountant now! Recent changes to taxation laws mean that anyone purchasing or selling property may have an obligation to withhold tax, or find that they have tax withheld from their settlement proceeds! The ‘Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding’ regime has […] Read More

Buying or Selling a Property in Australia?

The foreign resident capital gains withholding tax rules have been in effect since 1st July 2016. As from this date, Australian residents selling real estate with a market value of more than $2m or more need to apply for a clearance certificate from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to ensure the purchaser does not withhold […] Read More

Why do Interest Rates matter for property owners?

This seems like a pretty simple question with a very obvious answer.  The higher interest rates are the higher the interest costs payable for borrowers.  End of story….or is it? Interest rates need to be looked at in a bit more detail to try and understand how they affect your own situation, whether it be […] Read More

Four investing myths

There is so much information available to investors at any time that it is now becoming difficult to determine if that information can be relied upon. I thought it was an opportune time to try and sift out some of that information we believe is a myth rather than a fact. Myth One All property […] Read More