Depreciation Calculator

Google is telling us that more and more people are searching for a ‘tax depreciation calculator’. Admittedly, this search ranked well below the top 2016 result of ‘US Election’ and even a few million short of number 6 ‘Pokemon Go’. Putting the self-deprecating Quantity Surveyor stuff to the side for a moment, searching for an…

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City Dwelling

Sydney and Melbourne continue to post strong results, showing a consistent 1% growth per month in dwelling values, with the sum of regional areas relatively flat. In Sydney and Melbourne, cumulative growth in dwelling values over the cycle (June 2012 to date) now stands at 64% in Sydney and 44% in Melbourne.This result highlights the…

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Scotland Property

Pardon the tongue-in-cheek title, but the whole hotspot thing can be a little tiresome. We are much more in favour of long term fundamentals than volatile pockets and mining towns. What do we here at MCG know about the Scottish property market? Absolutely nothing! However, when one of our clients asked us to complete a…

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Sydney Dwellings

Whilst month on month figures are a little haphazard, the last quarter has seen Sydney prices grow by 6.6% with Perth and Hobart the only capitals in negative territory. Our current property growth cycle comes to around 4 years now since May 2012 and values have risen 36.6% to May 2016. Sydney’s growth for this…

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Northern Beaches

There are certain pockets of Australia we find ourselves coming back to alot, and fortunately one of those places is Bynya Road, Palm Beach. We were engaged to prepare a capital allowance & tax depreciation schedule on this stunning holiday home. Estate agent Amethyst McKee described the property as a “charming timber and sandstone home…

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Budget

Negative gearing has thankfully been ruled out as an area the coalition will be attacking to provide budget savings. Any policy which creates a disincentive to self-fund your retirement is a ludicrous one in our view. Not to mention the net tax result of a diminishing property market.   So what has changed in the…

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FAQ

Navigating the world of property depreciation can be a daunting task for property investors. Our aim is to simplify the process, eliminate the B.S. and arm investors with the knowledge they need to get the most out of their property. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to answer some…

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Negative Gearing

Much has been posited about the typical Australian property investor, especially their salary. According to the ATO, 67% of investors claiming rental interest deductions take home under $80,000 per year. At least as far back as 2014, the data has been pulled apart and commentators have asserted that the data is flawed. Their argument is…

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Residential Deductions

Last month we looked at some depreciation deductions for a typical unit in Sydney. We chose a rather average unit and this month we’ll be doing the same with a house in Bonny Hills, which is near Port Macquarie. It’s easy to pick an eight million dollar unit and talk about how fantastic the deductions…

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