As the end of the financial year draws closer, many investors will be turning their thoughts to how they can make the most of their tax returns
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Ready to sink their teeth into the property market but not quite cashed up enough to do it alone, Gold Coast siblings David Christopher and Sascha Haddon decided to pool their resources and buy a property together. The duo wound up splitting their risk while their apartment doubled in value
Many young people on low incomes blow their savings on travel, cars and nightlife. Not Craig Merrett. Here’s how one smart investor triumphed through a difficult situation to kick-start his portfolio and set himself on a path to achieving financial independence. John Hilton tells his story
In less than 10 years, Michael Lezaja has gone from working as a security guard seven days a week to owning 15 properties collectively valued at more than $5m. He tells John Hilton how he maximises his profit using renovation and diversification strategies
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Most investors appreciate that there are two components to the returns from investing in property: capital growth – where the value of the property increases over time; and cash flow – from rental income. An investor’s age, earning capacity and asset base will determine whether they are more interested in long-term capital growth or cash flow returns.
Despina Priala explains what options a landlord has when they want to increase the rent
Our resident experts answer readers’ questions regarding borrowing when you’re over 50 and the recently implemented new credit reporting system in Australia
Shukri Barbara and Angelo Panagopoulos explain when and how your CGT applies to certain properties and how you can rent out your permanent residence.
Cherie Barber answers your questions about the best way to deal with asbestos, how to plan a renovation, and how to decide on what size decking you should use.
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