Property Finance Made Simple

Finance for renovation; Property Finance Made Simple www.propertyfinancemadesimple.net.au   Ever wanted to know what is required from a finance perspective to renovate a property, structurally or non-structurally?   Firstly, obtain quotes, understand all costs involved from materials, labour, perhaps cost of accomodation if you need to move out temporarily. Any permissions needed, so if you […]

The Block, Tv illusions and make believe?

I came across this article, from Tyron Hyde, Washington Brown. I considered attending the auction, but no point. Tyron, arguably makes some good points below. I’d love to see the TV network try to prove otherwise.   Is The Block the world’s worst development? Washington Brown has crunched the numbers on The Block’s latest development […]

Realestate.com.au article

This is an article published this week from Kate  Jones. Kate contacted me to contribute to the article. Happy reading http://www.realestate.com.au/advice/landlord-gives-notice/     Getting notice to vacate can come as a nasty surprise for tenants, but it doesn’t have to be all bad news. Landlords can ask tenants to leave before a lease ends if […]

Negative Gearing

Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax (CGT) discount Is negative gearing and the CGT discount the problem? It is fair to say that many firms and commentators and polarized on this issue. Everyone has an opinion, many come from a position of the ill-informed. There are so many considerations here it is remiss of anyone […]

Moving toward no aged pension in the future

Nationally, the problem that needs to be solved is inequity, so more people can have a dignified life, rather than working until the age of 80 then preparing to die. We have all heard and begun to believe that there may not be a pension in 20 years time. I believe there will be, but […]

Interest only loans: what you must know

Interest only (I/O) For a period of time, usually 5 years, the borrower only has to make interest repayments on the mortgage, and does not need to pay back any of the money borrowed during that time. Many if not most investors do this for all their investment properties to aid them in building a […]