Buying Your First Home in Perth

Friday, November 3, 2017 / Blog, Property Finance, Real Estate

If you read the news, it’s easy to assume that there is little possibility of you ever owning your own home. Although there are some steps you need to take to ensure you’re on the right path, buying a property in Perth doesn’t have to be as complex as you first thought.Many would think that…

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Buying Your First Home in Adelaide

Monday, October 16, 2017 / Real Estate

South Australian First Home Owners GrantGetting caught up in the excitement of purchasing your first home, you may not be aware of your state taxation obligations and entitlements. It is important to know what these are to ensure that you budget for any state taxation liabilities and don’t get caught out with any unexpected taxes…

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2017 Federal Budget & It’s Effect on Australian Property Investors

Friday, May 12, 2017 / Services

Digesting a new budget can be an arduous chore for the average Australian, luckily there is no shortage of outlets all wanting to tell you how you will be affected by this latest set of figures from the treasury.This years budget in particular has ​a few significant changes that directly relate to property investors, so we…

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Is Airbnb An Option for Generating a Return from Your Investment Property?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 / Property Management

What is Airbnb? Can it Help Your Investment Strategy?“A community built on trust”​ – Airbnb​ ​ Founded in 2008, Airbnb claims to be, “​a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world…”​ Working as an online marketplace and hospitality service, it enables people to lease or rent short-term…

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Developing a Property Investment Strategy [The Activate Way, part 1]

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Services

No two property investment strategies are the same. No matter how many times you hear people talk about property investment as though it is a one size fits all process. Or that “as long as x requirements are met, then go for it”. In order for us to make sure that the investment strategy actually aligns…

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Investing In New Property Vs Established

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 / Property Investment, Real Estate

You are likely to get some very strong, very passionate responses from both sides of this debate, depending on who you speak to. There are a lot of valid reasons for each decision, and ultimately it does all come down to your individual investment strategy and the goals that you have in place. As always,…

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Using a Buyer’s Agent for Owner Occupied vs for an Investment

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Services

Buyer’s agents are becoming more and more popular, and this trend does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. The idea of having a professional come in and negotiate on your behalf is a very appealing option for many people. When you think about the complexity of buying a property and the overall cost,…

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Why Australian Negative Gearing is More Fair Than Others

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 / Services

There has been widespread reporting on Negative Gearing lately, most likely due to the fact that is has been turned into an election issue.We just wanted to take some time, to outline some of what makes Australian negative gearing systems unique, and in our opinion more fair than in many other countries. Contents An Outline…

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