5 Things you need to know about depreciation this tax season

Tax Season

It’s that time of year again when accountant’s offices are a hive of activity with shoeboxes of receipts being dumped on desks and excel sheets being deciphered and dutifully turned into tax deductions. For property investors, the tax season should be a time where a little bit of knowledge and planning results in some significant…

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Consumer House Price Expectations Index Moderates in January 2013

Consumer House Price

The Westpac-Melbourne Institute Consumer House Price Expectations Index moderated in January, all but reversing a spike in October. The Index indicated that 26.7% of respondents expect house prices to rise over the year ahead. This is a fall of 7.7pts from October, following a rise of 9.1pts between July and October. This reversal of consumer’s…

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MCG on Australian Property Investor

Australian Property Investor

Our Director Mike Mortlock is featured on the Australian Property Investor Blog today discussing real estate sales contracts and agency incentives. Take a look here: http://www.apimagazine.com.au/blog/2012/11/are-real-estate-sale-commissions-flawed-and-ineffective/#more-3178

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Lessons from Freakonomics – Are real estate incentives aligned with the goal of achieving the highest price?

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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