PAYG and Depreciation

22 Oct
A PAYG withholding variation makes a difference to a property investor’s regular cash flow. A specialist Quantity Surveyor can add to this by providing a property depreciation report before you submit a PAYG variation request
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AirBNB Secrets

9 Oct
AirBNB Secrets
AirBn B is the latest buzz word  - everyone is either staying at one or changing a property into one.  So whats the good and bad points?
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Virtual styling - Yes or No?

11 Sep
It's ll about the first impression - You want to make your property attract attention - but does it work ?
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What Makes a Property Flippable?

5 Sep
What Makes a Property Flippable?
Most  properties can be renovated but only a select few will make you money as a flippable project
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Budget Changes to Depreciation

27 Aug
Budget Changes to Depreciation
Proposed budget changes: some key points for Property Investors

 
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End of the Year Tax Depreciation

11 Jun
Order a Tax Depreciation Schedule Before June 30
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12 Day Reno

29 May
12 Day Reno
Renovated and Styled in 12 Days for AIRBNB  and how HomeX Helped
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Is Your Property Manager Working for You

7 Dec '16
Is Your Property Manager Working for You
To help you find out if your property manager is protecting your property the way they should we have put together some very easy criteria for deciding if they have been doing a good job or letting your investment plunge into disaster.
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It Doesn't look like a Laundry?!

23 Nov '16
It Doesn't look like a Laundry?!
The new house had quite an acceptable Laundry - But we wanted more than just a Laundry

A Quick reno was performed and look what resulted
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Buying PPR with a Reno Eye

14 Jul '16
Buying PPR with a Reno Eye
What's the difference to buying an investment vs a PPoR  


Quite a bit as I was to find out  -

This is the story so far
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Can I Claim Previous Renovations

16 May '16

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Three Tips you should know about Property Depreciation

16 May '16





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FREE STUFF FOR RENOVATORS

15 May '16
WHO WOULD LIKE SOME FREE STUFF - WE ALL DO DON'T WE - WELL I'VE COLLECTED A LIST OF PROPERTY INFO THAT CAN BE HAD FOR FREE!!!

YOU MAY HAVE TO GIVE AWAY AN EMAIL BUT ESSENTIALLY ITS FOR FREE AND SOME GREAT INFO TOO
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Energy on the Job Site

30 Mar '16
Energy on the Job Site
Need more Energy?  



Don't have time to Make Breakfast or Lunch?  Need to loose wieght?


What works for me
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Blindsmarter

30 Mar '16
How to get blinds direct from the wholesaler

Don't pay expensive store prices

They will even cut to size
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Quick Reno Savings Tips

30 Mar '16
Some Quick and Easy Renovation Savings Tips
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Rebates - Money Back

29 Mar '16
How to access some free money fromt he Government
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Plan your kitchen to save

16 Sep '15
Plan your kitchen to save
Savings Tips for Kitchen Planning

It's all very well to pick out that wonderful looking kitchen and say I'll have one like that please but there's a cost involved

There are lots of items that can add lots to your final price and it pays to watch out for them
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Termite worries

9 Jul '15
Termite worries
Tricky little money eating bugs - let us show you some real termite damage
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Quick Reno Tips

1 Jul '15
Quick Reno Tips
A few Quick Tips to save you money on your Renovation



Polished Floor Boards on the cheap
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Depreciation for Renovations Made Easy

27 May '14
Depreciation for Renovations Made Easy
Depreciation for renovations made easy

Investment property owners often miss out on thousands of dollars when renovating due to two main reasons:
  1. They don’t know what depreciation entitlements they can claim for renovations or refurbishments to their investment property
  2. They don’t use a qualified Quantity Surveyor to prepare a tax depreciation schedule

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Buying on the Net

25 Mar '14
Buying on the Net
Well it was before Christmas

I knew I had this big reno coming up

so was looking on line for some better priced options

Wish I had had Harvey Norman back then !!

 
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Buying From Unusual Places

24 Mar '14
Buy from a local compay that has a working service team set up - everything looked good on the net it was only when you went to phone that alarm bells rang - loudly.


Pink Basins and more

6 Apr '13
Doing a renovation the other day  - old house you know how it is once you touch one thing you find a million more.  Well I came across a great little resource.  The Demolition Yard.  It has the largest range of windows and doors I have ever seen  and of course the normal bits like timber and VJ's.  The guys that run the show are characters as well which makes the visit even more fun.  I loved that they even have the quirky thinks like pink Basins and yoyo's.  



I guess the moral of the story is not to forget the small out of the way demolition yards for that bit of molding, or door or casement.  When you are dealing with an old house you will find most things there and at a cheaper price than the generic hardware.  (I paid $5 for my 3m piece of scotia!)

The retro look has really made a come back and you can get away with keeping some old fittings and modernising everything around it.

If you are in Brisbane I can highly recommend The Demolishion Yard at Coorparoo - call Peter or John on 3397 0166


Tall Trees Close to Homes

9 Nov '11

Most of us would be aware that a very tall tree growing close to a house is not a good thing.  There’s the potential damage to the foundations of houses to consider and the danger of trees dropping large limbs into yards and onto houses posing a danger to people and property, not to mention the risk of the trees being blown over in bad storms – particularly if they’re older trees or trees with rot or weaknesses in the structure.  Some people might be relaxed about leaves in the gutters, but if leaves are allowed to build up in gutters, gutters fill and overflow in downpours, potentially causing damage to ceilings and interior walls.  And of course dampness leads to attractive conditions for termites and then there’s a termite risk... oh the joys of being a home owner! 
I was researching businesses to fell and lop large trees and clear overgrown residential blocks recently and came across this video.  It has to be seen to be believed!  Do play it with the sound ‘on’ for added effect – although not too loudly if the children are asleep! 
http://youtu.be/MdyfJpTif5w
Can you see the tree wobble as he drops the heavy limbs to the ground?  Shudder!  I’ll keep my feet firmly on the ground thank you very much!