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  • Three pieces of good news for small businesses!

    Article written by West Carr & Harvey accountants Geelong, used with permission Click here for full article Good news 1. Grant program available for local Geelong businesses The State Government of Victoria has recently announced a grant program to help grow local businesses in Geelong. Up to $2 million Government … Read more

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  • Senate rejects move to muzzle building watchdog

    Article written by DENITA WAWN from The Real Estate Conversation Published AUG 10, 2017. Click here for full article Master Builders Australia welcomes the Senate’s decision to stop moves to weaken the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia thanked senators for standing up … Read more

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  • What the rising cost of energy means for our homes

    Article written by Luke Menzel published on The Real Estate Conversation AUG 14, 2017 Click here for full article Energy prices are rising, and buildings, homes, and industries must adapt For many years, Australians have been the beneficiaries of very low electricity prices. The low cost of supply meant that … Read more

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  • All About NBN

    The following information is obtained from NBN Website here nbn is building and constructing the broadband access network • For most people, it will replace your current broadband technology: dial-up, ADSL2 or cable. • The nbn™ broadband access network is replacing parts of the existing phone & internet infrastructure. Most … Read more

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  • So, you want to become a property investor?

    Here are some tips to consider before taking the plunge, from financial products and services provider, Liberty Making the decision to buy your first investment property is an exciting yet daunting venture, says financial products and services provider, Liberty. According to RP Data and Census Data only 7.9 per cent … Read more

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  • Property investors play the long game

    Article written by Kieran Clair, published by Realestate.com 11 AUG 2017 Click here for full article TIME in the market, not timing the market, looked to be the approach for almost half of our nation’s real estate investors according to a recent survey by mortgage broker, Mortgage Choice. Mortgage Choice’s … Read more

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  • Urgent Repairs for Rental Properties

    It is the landlord or owner’s responsibility to ensure a rented property is maintained in good repair. The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 distinguishes between urgent and non-urgent repairs. Under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997, urgent repairs in a rental properties are: • burst water service • blocked or broken toilet … Read more

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  • Tips for choosing an investment property

    Every property investor would love to have a crystal ball and be able to buy in an area before it becomes ‘up and coming’, in order to buy cheaply and reap the benefits of a subsequent increase in property prices. There are certain indications that a suburb may boom, but … Read more

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  • ATO Guide for rental property owners

    The ATO has a great publication guide that explains how to manage and understand rental income and expenses, including how to treat more than 230 residential rental property items; depreciation of items such as building, fixtures and fittings, capital gains tax; general value shifting regime, goods and services tax (GST); … Read more

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  • Proposed changes could impact investors

    Article published with permission from BMT Tax Depreciation. Click here for full article New rules on claiming plant and equipment may affect you On Tuesday the 9th of May 2017 the government proposed changes to the depreciation of plant and equipment assets in the federal budget. This prompted a number … Read more

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