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New homeowners are reminded that under recent changes, they cannot claim the cost of inspecting and maintaining rental properties as tax deductible. As part of...

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You can claim the wear and tear of your property against your taxable income. Here's how (and where) to get started with your claims.

Should you invest in an ugly house?

A common mistake that many investors make is thinking that a beautiful house will ensure the greatest investment growth. However, it may be worth...

10 NSW suburbs with improved rental returns for investors

For high rental returns, it's not surprising that many investors are looking to the New South Wales capital of Sydney. The capital was the best...

How is property depreciation calculated?

With a new understanding of property depreciation, you may be wondering how you calculate depreciation on your investment property assets. Sponsored article courtesy of Washington...

5 common investor home loan mistakes

Deciding on a secure home loan requires you as the investor and as the home loan applicant to consider the type of plan you...

7 crucial things investors should do when apartment hunting

Apartment hunting can be a fun experience when you’re looking to start property investing. It’s a chance for you to not only find an...

Can ‘build to rent’ solve the affordable housing puzzle?

Australia’s state governments, as well as some ambitious local councils, community housing providers and forward-looking private developers, are finally taking note of the housing...

Minimise your risk of buying a property lemon

A property with 'issues' can be an investor’s nightmare, not to mention a money pit. Here’s how to minimise your risk of buying a...

Who is the typical investor in the Australian property market?

Contrary to the image a property investor might conjure up - a wealthy full-time property speculator - most residential investors in Australia don’t actually...

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