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Property Investor Newsletter May-June 2018

In this newsletter we cover important property management topics to keep you informed and maximising your rental income and optimising your capital growth.

Maximising your rental return!

With an ever-increasing competitive property market, investors are seeking ways to maximise their rental returns to balance out any negative effects from increased expenses. One consideration to maximise returns of an existing property is to look at the possibility for further development with a Secondary Dwelling commonly known as “a Granny Flat “....

The Henry Tax Review found that stamp duty was an inefficient tax

38% of the total taxation revenue in Queensland comes from property-related taxes or the equivalent to about $5 billion in FY2017.
The full abolition of stamp duty would serve to increase housing affordability for all Qlder’s & result in
a dramatic boost to property transactions....

ATO Tax Time - 30th June is fast approaching

More than one million Australians claim deductions on rental properties each year. There are many possible expenses that property investors can potentially claim against income generated from leasing out the property. It is important to remember that deductions can only be claimed for times when the property is rented or genuinely available for rent (otherwise expenses may need to be apportioned)....

Bundaberg region's real estate market continues to grow

Bundaberg ended the year on a tight vacancy rate of around 1.7%. This is usually an encouraging sign that stronger sales figures will follow, but in the early part of this year we are seeing a weakening of the rental market. This is not unusual, with the traditional transfer season often leaving properties vacant in parts of the first quarter, which later fill as residents move to town....

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