The Federal Budget’s fumbled opportunity 

The argy-bargy of political wrangling always seems to include collateral damage. A party will come out swinging with a host of policies that they say are designed to help some group or another. They want to appear to be doing the right things – or, at least, the most popular thing. It’s important for the…

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MCG’s 2024 Australian Property Market Predictions

What is your overall view on how markets will perform in 2024? The pace of construction cost growth will slow since supply chain pressures we saw during COVID have returned to normal. However, there is still a significant shortage of construction labour, exacerbated by the pipeline of government infrastructure projects. The target of building 1.2…

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Unit Investment Swell Leaves Housing in its Wake

Australian property has the normal ebb and flow of all market-driven sectors where the relative popularity of different locations and property types will wax and wane over time. A range of drivers come into play helping push one property sector over another. The trick is spotting which type is on the up early enough to…

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Perth Property Market: Navigating the Boom with Insight and Data

Australia’s property market is witnessing a remarkable surge, and Perth, in particular, stands at the forefront of this growth. In this comprehensive exploration, we dive deep into the vibrant Perth property market, dissecting the trends, statistics, and historical factors that shape this burgeoning real estate landscape. Perth: A Tapestry of History and Growth Nestled on…

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Maximizing Tax Benefits: The Importance of a Depreciation Schedule and Inspection for Your Investment Property 

Maximizing Tax Benefits

I’ve just recently presented the new Tax Depreciation Guidelines to depreciation specialists across Australia on behalf of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. This new industry guide sets out the best practice for Quantity Surveyors and what clients should expect.  There’s been a rise in companies suggesting that depreciation reports can be completed adequately without…

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A Tax Guide for Property Investors

A Tax Guide for Property Investors

Well, the end of the 2023 financial year has clocked over and we are now in the heartland of tax return preparations. Advisors across the country, their heads stuffed full of numbers, are attempting to minimise your burden and/or maximise your refund. I’ve met plenty of accountants and they’re a very special breed. Some genuinely…

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Five essential investment resolutions for 2023

It’s that time of year when we do a personal shakedown of all our faults and failings. A period where we make promises to ourselves to become the best darn fixer-upper we can be. There are entire industries built around this concept of evolution and improvement. Diet programs, meal delivery plans and new gym membership…

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Investment Property Depreciation: How Property Depreciation Consultants Can Help

Investment Property Depreciation: How Property Depreciation Consultants Can Help

Investment property depreciation is a complex topic that can be difficult for property owners to fully understand. Many property owners turn to property depreciation consultants for help in maximising their investment property depreciation. But what exactly does a property depreciation consultant do, and how can they help property owners? First, it’s important to understand what…

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My 2022 Hot Tips

While the provocative title of this blog may have some readers intrigued, I want to put your mind at ease. My hairstyle isn’t changing. I won’t be peroxiding my crewcut in some vain attempt to start an 80s synth cover band. No… the tips I want to show you relate to the property market, so…

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