Jack Guthrie

Depreciation and Capital Gains

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Taxation can be a bland subject, but it’s something that makes a massive difference to investors when understood properly. This week I want explore capital gains tax and how it is impacted by your property’s depreciation. For those that aren’t familiar with either, I’ll cover off on both of these first, so we are on the same page.

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Buying in Your Suburb

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Property is such a unique investment and part of Australian culture. Holiday homes and Air BnB’s are so common in today’s society, and it can make property hard to treat the same as shares, gold, bonds or cash. Funnily enough, if you queried the majority of investors none would want to live nearby the headquarters of the company they had invested in, or close to the mine that the gold had come from. However, most of us want to buy in a market close by so we can feel in control.

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Goal Setting and Property

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Measuring success can be a difficult task without having goals. Essentially a goal is a dream with a deadline. A “good” goal takes your purpose and turns it into something concrete and specific. A dream is to “own ten investment properties” where a goal is “I want to own ten investment properties by the time I’m 40”.

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Property Sellers Reaping Strong Profits

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It’s often true that the squeakiest wheel gets the most oil, and those who make the most noise will often receive the most attention. The same can be said for investors. An unfortunate truth is that when one investor experiences a negative result, they more than likely will voice their negative opinion, leading others to expect that they are in the same boat. This effect is ringing true throughout our market at the moment. Media headlines about shonky building quality, subjective valuations from lenders and even generalised market commentary are all petrifying investors into the idea that they are holding onto ticking time bombs.

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Booms and Busts: Is This One Any Different?

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Exaggerated claims of detrimental market movements have been ringing through our airways for the last 24 months. Since our natural market correction in mid 2017, major household media influencers have rung the property bubble bell once again, urging many around the country to call for concern. I wanted to take a couple of minutes to look back and explain why recent housing performance is normal and a part of our nation’s natural economy. The reality is that recent results from our housing market are far from unique. Fundamentals remain strong opportunity for investment perpetuates.

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Why bank valuations have nothing to do with value

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Let me run you through a scenario. Imagine heading to a dealership to buy a new car. The dealer offers you a price on a car that you love of $50,000 and leaves to prepare paperwork. He is replaced by a new “automotive professional” who tell you that the same car is now worth $55,000. A third appears to tell you that the car has been oversold and is actually worth $45,000. All of them know the car well and seemingly have the same motivation to help you buy the car.

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How is Land Tax Restricting Your Cash Flow?

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Property investment is a common topic around the water cooler throughout Australia, but an important aspect often overlooked, or frequently misunderstood is the concept of land tax. Surprisingly, land tax can be a factor that ruins an investors cashflow if not accounted for properly. Although your investment strategy should not be based solely around tax, it should be understood before you pull the trigger on a major investment.

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Why 2019 has been the perfect year for rentvestors

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Declining property prices and shrinking investor demand over the last 24 months has seen the Sydney lose its mantle as the country’s Blue-Chip investment. Volatility has left Sydneysiders with a number of property related questions hanging over their heads. Doubts about finance and lending, and the general direction of the market have left locals marred with confusion about their next steps in the market.

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