Real Estate Investors & Rent-vesting

As house prices continue to rise, many Australians are barely able to afford one property, let alone two. This has led to an increase in rent-vesting among real estate investors. Rather than owning a home, 4% of Australians have discovered the benefit of purchasing an investment property while continuing to rent in their preferred location….


Property in Australia – Explaining the Market

Property in Australia Economy Property is a huge force in Australia’s economy. Residential property makes up $6.9 trillion of the Australian economy. For comparison, Superannuation comprises $2.2 trillion and Australian listed stocks comprises $1.7 trillion. There are 9.7 million residential properties in Australia and another 220,000 properties are built each year. There are 456,840 property…


Guide for Foreigners Buying Property

Foreigners buying property in Australia need to receive foreign investment approval before they can buy property. Whether they will receive this approval depends on the exact legal status of the foreigner and the type of property they are looking to buy. Foreign Non-Residents Buying Property Any non-resident of Australia (including people on limited period visas)…


Claiming Property Depreciation for Tax

What is Depreciation? Over time, things break. They wear out, they lose their lustre, and sometimes they just plain stop working. A ten-year-old car is generally going to have more problems than a brand new car. This is why older or second-hand things are cheaper than brand new things. An older thing is less useful…


Save Money by Buying Property Off the Plan

What does Property Off the Plan Mean? An off the plan property is a property that doesn’t exist yet. There are plans to build a certain property on a plot of land, but construction hasn’t started yet. When you are buying off the plan, you are buying based off the plan alone (hence the name)….


Why You Should Invest In Property

If you’re wondering whether you should invest in property, the answer is simple: Yes. This line graph shows the performance of different investment options over time. The results speak for themselves. The figures in the comparison are assuming an initial investment of AU$30,000 and that any profits are immediately reinvested. When historical data is available…


What’s the Best Investment Property Type?

One of the biggest questions surrounding property investment is: ‘What’s the best investment property type for me to buy?’ This article breaks down the different types of property that are available to buy. We also list the pros and cons of using each type as an investment vehicle. Best Investment Property Type? Houses A house…


Best Capital Growth in Melbourne (2017)

Depending on how strongly you feel about the exact definitions of a suburb, Melbourne has anywhere from 300 to 400 suburbs. That’s a lot of information for a would-be property investor to keep track of. We’ve done the research to identify the areas with the best capital growth in Melbourne. We list more affordable options…


Understanding Capital Gains

What are Capital Gains? If you own a capital asset (such as real estate or an investment) which grows to be worth more than you initially purchased it for, the increase in value is referred to as a capital gain. For example, a property purchased for $500,000 that was sold for $750,000 would have a…


Property Development Process Explained

Building a property is a time-consuming process, and for the uninitiated, incredibly confusing. The purpose of this article is to break down each stage of the property development process, from site location to handover. Before construction can even commence, the design, planning, and approval stages must be completed. These phases will affect the end result,…