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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

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July can be a busy time for property investors as they sort through end-of-financial-year deductions and paperwork. Around this time many investors are looking for opportunities and talking with their real estate agents about prospects in the market. Quality advice starts with encouraging investors to do their research. This gives them the confidence to make […]

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June quarter figures released by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria reveal positive and sustainable results across Melbourne and regional Victoria’s residential property market. The median price of a house in Melbourne has increased by 5.4% to $590,000 from $560,000 in the March quarter and by 5.7% in the last 12 months. The top performing […]

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Last year, changes were made to the rules governing self managed super funds (SMSFs), effectively allowing funds to borrow to buy an asset. Previously, SMSFs were forbidden to gear their funds. So if you wanted to buy property, the fund had to buy it outright without a loan. All that changed with amendments to superannuation […]

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Winter window dressing

Winter may be all about adding accessories to create a sense of comfort and warmth, but there is an exception: windows. While a thick curtain or drape can insulate against plunging temperatures, heavy fabric also prohibits precious daylight from entering your home, potentially making rooms seem dark, or worse, dingy. When it comes to dressing […]

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Relevant tax deductions are one of the most important things to consider when trying to maximise your investment’s profit potential. As a landlord, you can claim the following rental property expenses as an immediate deduction: · Office Supplies – pens, stationery, envelopes, computer equipment etc that is directly used for the administration side of the […]

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