Property Market

The January CoreLogic figures have shown that capital city dwelling values have posted their first quarterly fall since April 2016. The peak of the market was called as far back as 2016, but now we’re seeing the evidence some two years later. On a positive note, the combined regionals edged slightly higher over the Dec-17…

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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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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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International Property

Whilst it’s certainly not the sort of reports we target, a number of our clients own investment properties overseas. If you’re claiming the rental income in Australia, then you’re entitled to minimise your tax via having a depreciation schedule completed. To date we’ve completed many reports for overseas investors in places like the United States,…

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Unit Renovtion

Our latest case study is a cracker. It showcases what can be done within a small space and smashes a commonly held myth that a property built before 1987 will never have any depreciation deductions. The unit was in Mona Vale, in Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches. It is a two bedroom, one-bathroom unit in a…

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Commercial Offices

According to the Australian Tax Office, close to 600,000 self-managed super funds are now in operation. Hardly surprising given the fairly ordinary results of retail super funds, the fallout from the GFC and the relaxation of SMSF rules in Australia. Clients purchasing property within their super fund are entitled to claim depreciation deductions, and we’re…

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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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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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Construction Activity

The RBA’s March 2013 meeting minutes were issued today and with respect to the property market, the minutes stated “non-residential building approvals remained low and office vacancy rates had risen over recent quarters, reflecting softening demand for office space.” Members also observed that “dwelling construction activity had picked up further in the December quarter. Forward-looking indicators…

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