SMSFs and property

Mixing property and your self-managed super You may want to set up an SMSF primarily to invest in residential property. Here we explain when you can use your SMSF to invest in property and what you need to consider before you do. READ MORE

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What does Brexit mean for Australian property?

Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a shock referendum result that will see the UK break from the continent after more than 40 years. While the formal exit will take two years, the effects of the result are already being felt with financial markets falling across the globe. The impact of Brexit will likely have...

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The practice of taxing foreigner property holdings

In the latest post on propertyobserver.com.au, the practice of taxing foreigner property holdings at a higher rate than the locals is a world wide trend finally taken up by Australian legislators. It looks like it will become the norm too in Sydney any day now. Just like the Labor Government in Victoria in 2015, overseas...

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How Negative Gearing Affects You

In recent months, a policy to get rid of negative gearing on existing residential property and increase capital gains tax has been all over the media. This policy – if ever adopted – directly affects the millions of Australians who own any property, whether it’s an investment or their own home. See the full article...

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Compliance certificates required on tenancy agreements entered into after 29th April 2016

 Compliance certificates required on tenancy agreements entered into after 29th April 2016 Download the PDF...

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Rents continue to rise despite national building boom: Domain

Unit rents increased at record levels over the March quarter for the majority of capital cities despite a national apartment building boom, according to the March Quarter Rental Report from Domain.com.au. The report found unit rents increased in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Canberra over the March quarter, staying...

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