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  • Renters warned about online real estate scam

    Article from news.com.au AUSTRALIAN renters have been warned about an elaborate scam involving fake property listings posted on a major real estate website. The scam, which has been reported to authorities, targets prospective tenants of a luxury rental in the up-market Melbourne suburb of Albert Park. It is understood the … Read more

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  • Kiss your home loan goodbye, sooner

    Article written by Sarah Thomas from Loan Market Anyone who has ever had a mortgage will most likely tell you that they wish to have it paid off before the end of the loan term. For many of us it can be easy ‘to fall asleep’ on our home loan … Read more

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  • Investors flock to regional Vic for highest rental returns

    Article from REIV accessed 13/06/17 Regional Victoria is delivering dividends for investors with every property type in regional Victoria recording a higher rental return than metropolitan Melbourne. New data from the REIV shows two and three-bedroom homes in regional Victoria were some of the best performing for investors with rental … Read more

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  • 7 rookie errors to avoid when selling your home

    Article written by Carly Jacobs from Realestate.com Selling a property isn’t easy. Unless you’re a real estate agent, it’s probably not something you do very often which makes it difficult to hone your skills and get good at the real estate game. The industry is constantly changing, which can make … Read more

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  • Top 5: Why most people fail at property investment

    Article written by Lisa Herbertson and retrieved courtesy of Realestate.com OF THE 2 million property investors in Australia only 18 per cent manage to invest in two or more properties, and one per cent in five or more properties. Here’s five reasons we fail as investors. Australians who seem to … Read more

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  • What is Capital Gains Tax?

    LIKE MOST TAX AND ACCOUNTING RELATED MATTERS, CAPITAL GAINS TAX CAN BE COMPLEX AND DAUNTING FOR SOME Capital gains tax is tax on the profit made on the sale of any capital item. Capital gains tax applies in the financial year a capital asset is sold. It is important to … Read more

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  • How to keep your home inspection ready

    Article written by Adrian Ballantyne from Realestate.com Your home is on the market, you’ve had it styled within an inch of its life and every surface is gleaming and immaculately presented. Now for the real challenge: How on earth do you keep it that way? Keeping your home inspection-ready throughout … Read more

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  • Should you use a real estate agent or sell your house yourself?

    Article written by realestate.com Selling a property is a big financial transaction, so it’s worth considering using an expert. Even if you have the experience and the resources to ‘go it alone’, doing so can be expensive and extremely time-consuming. Real estate agents sell properties for a living and their … Read more

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  • Tips for valuing your property

    Article from realestate.com As a vendor, you want to get the highest possible price for your property. However, setting an unrealistic price will deter buyers. The value of your property can depend on factors such as: • The state of the market • Current interest rates • The type of … Read more

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  • Tax depreciation helps investment property owners claim more

    As a building gets older and items within it wear out, they depreciate in value. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) governs legislation that allows owners of income producing property to claim a tax deduction for this wear and tear. Capital works deductions can be claimed on the building’s structure and … Read more

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