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  • Capital Gains Tax withholding regime – changes from 1 July, 2017

    From 1 July 2016, new requirements were imposed on property buyers (including some buying an option) under the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No. 6) Act 2016 (Cth). These requirements are changing on 1 July, 2017. The requirement means that unless a vendor demonstrates it is not a … Read more

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  • The Federal Budget and depreciation changes – what do they mean for you?

    It’s been a couple of weeks since the federal budget announcement and since then we’ve had some time to review how the proposed changes relating to plant and equipment deductions will affect property investors. Although we are not expecting the legislation to be finalised anytime soon, we have been talking … Read more

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  • 5 Tips for Staying Warm this Winter

    Winter is here, whispered Sansa Stark to Jon Snow and they might as well have been talking directly to us when she muttered those three famous words. While our winter probably won’t feature White Walkers or thousand-foot-tall ice walls, we can all attest to the fact that it’s cold. As the air cools … Read more

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  • Top 5 Tips for Landlords

    Property investment is a long-term game. Finding and financing a good property are just the initial steps. To succeed, you need to plan for all possible contingencies. Here are five tips on how to protect and grow your investments: 1. Appoint an expert property manager If you don’t have time … Read more

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  • Easter Competition Winners

    Congratulations to our two winners of the Ray White Easter Colouring Competition, Tahlia and Fynn. It was very hard to chose from all of the amazing entries. We hope that you both enjoy your new scooters!

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  • What is a condition report?

    When a bond is paid, a landlord or owner must prepare a condition report which notes the general condition of the property, room or caravan, including fittings and fixtures. The landlord must complete this report before you move in and give the tenant or resident two copies. The condition report … Read more

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  • RENTVESTMENT: The Ultimate Alternative First Home Buying Strategy

    There’s an established way of doing things for the average Australian first home buyer. It usually involves saving for years to put together a deposit, before paying down a mortgage over a decade or so – but it doesn’t have to be this way. Rentvestment, or renting the property you live … Read more

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  • 9 Must Do Autumn Jobs

    Autumn is one of my favourite seasons in Melbourne – it’s not too hot, not too cold, the colours of our surroundings are changing and there’s something about the dappled afternoon light that brings a sense of tranquillity. I’m already looking forward to hot hearty meals, red wines by the … Read more

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  • This months WEIRD and INTERESTING Real Estate facts….

    . Mukesh Ambani is the richest man in India – with a net worth of over 1.28 billion AUS dollars! He is the owner of one of the most expensive homes in the world “Antilia”. Located in Mumbai, India – the home spans over 27 floors. Built to withstand an … Read more

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