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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Real Estate Adds

In a recent study in Canada by a Professor Paul Anglin, an analysis of the language used in real-estate ads shows that certain words are strongly correlated with the final sale price of a house. Surprisingly words like ‘charming’, ‘spacious’ and ‘fantastic’ do not equate to a higher sale price. The study dissected the wording…

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Property Observer

We’re on Property Observer today discussing Phase A Depreciation Estimates and how they can be used by developers and sales agents to help market a development. You can view the full article on our blog or via Property Observer here: http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/depreciation/understanding-phase-a-depreciation-estimates-and-how-they-can-save-you-money-mike-mortlock?utm_source=po&utm_medium=aida&utm_campaign=observers

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Depreciation Estimates

Proactive property developers and sales agents are using Phase A Depreciation Estimates, or ‘Phase A’s’, to help market developments to investors. What is a Phase A? A Phase A Depreciation Estimate is a report which shows the potential depreciation deductions available to a property investor, based on a specific property or development. Phase A’s are…

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Property Observer

Our article on the influence of real estate terms on sales prices has been featured on Property Observer today. You can take a look at the article here: http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/industry-news/the-five-words-that-help-sell-your-home-and-the-five-that-don-t-mike-mortlock/2012111557844

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Real Estate Prices

** This article appeared on Property Observer Today ** I’ve recently returned from some time in the United States, and I always find Americans’ service gratuity or ‘tipping’ an interesting contrast to life back in Australia. Tipping got me thinking of the book Freakonomics (which I’d recommend to anyone who’s interested in bizarre correlations and…

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Estimates for Insurance

Home insurance is a balance between minimising the cost of the insurance premiums paid, and maximising the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re adequately insured. Too often home owners focus only on the premium and are not even sure how a replacement cost estimate is calculated. A little knowledge goes a long way…

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Unit Depreciation

We’re pleased to be featured on property observer again, with our article on why depreciation deductions are higher in units rather than houses. You can read the full article here – http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/financing/tax-and-legal/16821-more-depreciation-deductions-available-for-units-than-houses-mike-mortlock.html

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