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Serious property investors who have already devised an investment strategy will already understand the differences between high cash flow and high capital growth properties. For first time buyers however, it might not be so clear. According to Smart Property Investment magazine, cash flow properties generally return a high rental yield of around 6-10%. In contrast, […]

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Looking for your dream home or investment property can be an exciting time, but it also represents a significant and ongoing financial commitment. Be sure to prepare yourself and keep a level head. Here are some tips on what to consider: Finance Research what government assistance may be available to you. Talk to your bank […]

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The new financial year is the monetary equivalent of January 1 – a time to take stock, a time for plans and resolutions, a time for changes. The financial review that inevitably accompanies the approach of June 30 and tax time is a great opportunity to also review property holdings and plan any changes. In […]

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It’s tax time, and every dollar you can claim on an investment property will benefit your financial position. The Australian Tax Office has recently introduced a series of helpful online videos aimed at helping investment property owners understand their tax obligations and provides information on possible tax deductions. Here are five examples of ways to […]

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Ready to take the plunge and purchase an investment property? Data collected by the REIV shows that the Melbourne property market has been provided investors with solid capital growth – doubling in value roughly every 10 years. Where and what you buy will affect your return on investment. The following tips provided by the Australian […]

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Melbourne’s auction market has had a strong start to the year with both volumes and clearance rates well up on the same period last year. To start with, the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) reported 3,000 auctions held over the month of February 2015. This is 13 per cent higher than the number of […]

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Victorian first home buyers now receive a 50 per cent discount on stamp duty thanks to the final reduction in a series of stamp duty rate cuts introduced in phases by the state government since July 1, 2011. The duty reduction applies to the purchase of principal place of residence valued at not more than […]

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Houses offered for private sale are selling faster in popular middle and outer Melbourne suburbs. While attention has been focused on the city’s stronger auction market in 2014, almost 70 per cent of home sales are private sales, REIV Chief Executive Officer Enzo Raimondo said. “While clearance rates indicate how well houses are selling at […]

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The value of your home

As council rate notices are delivered to property owners it’s not only the size of the bill that interests us but also the value of the property. However it’s important to understand the value given to your home by council is not always the price you would get if you were to sell your home […]

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Reality renovating

Much as ‘Master Chef’ has taught a nation of fans about verjus and how to “plate up”, the combination of home renovation and reality television in The Block has created a country of armchair experts in screeding, concrete polishing and interior design. When considering the mysteriously helpful army of tradesmen scurrying away in the background, […]

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