Property Investment Q&A

  • As the global credit crunch continues and suburban property values fall right around the country, mortgagee repossessions are on the rise. Are these properties really a goldmine for investors or is that just a myth? James Evans investigates read more

  • I bought a property in October 2003 and rented it out for 11 months before moving into it myself in September 2004. I am thinking of moving and renting it out again. What are the CGT implications when I do sell the property? read more

  • I’ve heard that you can get a partial refund on LMI from your lender, if you pay down the mortgage within the first few years – is this true? read more

  • Q: I own two apartments as investment properties. They are in the same block, which was constructed in 1989. Is it worthwhile getting a depreciation schedule done for these properties? They’ve never been renovated, but I’m planning on redoing the kitchen and bathroom in the next few years. read more

  • Do you think off-the-plan properties make a good investment? read more

  • A friend is talking about investing through an investment club, which apparently builds or sources properties, and provides the finance and ongoing property management. I just wonder whether these clubs are genuine? read more