Find clarity in a sea of opinions
Everyone and their brother seems to have an opinion on property investment these days- where to buy, what type, when is best – and they may have succeeded in the past. But that doesn’t mean it’s the right strategy for you. We look at some key areas to advise our clients on property:
Positive vs Negative Gearing
We can help you understand the difference, along with the benefits and drawbacks.
NDIS / Co-living Properties
With typically high returns, they can provide great opportunities for wealth creation.
Good outcomes instead of gambles
We’ve all heard real estate horror stories, but also those that have worked out very well. With data, research and good advisors on your side, property produces less risk and more possibility.
Be ready to commit
When investing in property, you need to be investing for the long term. In most cases, we tell our clients to consider that the property purchase is for at least 10 years, so it has had time to appreciate based on the original purchase reasoning.
In this structure, properties generate positive cashflow, so when rental income and all property expenses including Principal Loan repayments are taken into consideration, you still achieve a positive cash balance. This might also happen after you factor in your tax refund.
These properties are ones that you are required to contribute money into the bills above that of what the tenant is paying you in rent, but may offer great savings on tax. The biggest concern here is that you need strong capital growth to ensure this becomes a good investment and that your income or way of supporting your negatively-geared property remains consistent.
Frequently asked questions when it comes to property investment.
- Capital growth or appreciation is the increase of value in your property investment over time. For example, if you bought an investment property for $700k and sold it for $780k, you would have achieved capital growth of $80k.
- Usually 100% of property management fees can be claimed as an expense as well as additional costs to promote and advertise your rental property.
- In most cases, you can claim mortgage registration and transfer charges, building inspections and conveyancer and solicitor fees, but only in tax year you purchased the property. Regulations change in this area, so check with your accountant to find out what is deductible.
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