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 you need a slew of cash to buy your first property in Perth, but there is help available for those taking the first steps into the world of homeownership due to some Government-aided programs.Two Ways the Government is Making It Easier to Get into Your…

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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 or levies. The First Home Owner Grant (FHOG) scheme was introduced on 1 July 2000 to offset the effect of the GST on home ownership. It is a national scheme funded by the states and territories and administered under their own legislation. Under the scheme, a…

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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, this information presented is intended to be a guide only, and we recommend that you speak to a professional investment strategist to help you to come up with the best options for your goals. Reasons to Purchase Investment Property New It’s generally easier to find…

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6 Reasons An Adelaide Property Belongs In Your Investment Portfolio

Monday, October 3, 2016 / Property Investment, Real Estate

Adelaide can quite often be the unsung hero for property investment. We don’t make headlines on major booms, and we don’t see record breaking market leaps in short time frames such as Melbourne and Sydney. Whilst rockstar ​suburbs will always look great in a chart, and can be incredibly enticing, there is something to be said for the more stable regions of Australia.  Whilst there are similarities and differences between property investment and the share market, some of the strategy and tactics will remain much the same.​A balanced portfolio will include speculative investments that stand to make a large amount of return,…

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When Should You Sell Your Investment Property?

Thursday, January 14, 2016 / Property Investment, Real Estate

There is the age old adage of many property investors that you should “always buy and never sell”, however this does not always make the most sense. Whilst it is true that consistently adding to your portfolio will help you generate better wealth in the future, the entire endeavour also requires that eventually some of these value increases are actually realised. We thought we would write up a comprehensive list of times in which you may decide to sell an investment property: When You Retire and Need to Free Up Your Cash Many property investors get into the game so that…

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