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Utilising Redraw For Your Investment Property

Utilising Redraw For Your Investment Property

My client, let’s call her Rachel, is planning on moving into this property for one to two years and renovating it during that time, before moving on to her next property and renting this one out.  There are many things to think about when getting a mortgage but I am only going to look at the potential tax effects of different loan structures.

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Offset VS Redraw For Property Investors

Offset VS Redraw For Property Investors

It's a tricky decision for many, so our property expert has given some advice on what will be best for you. 

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

NAB Bucks The Trend

NAB Bucks The Trend

National Bank announced today that it will not change its Standard Variable home loan rate from 5.24% p.a.

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( Posted in: Lending & Finance )

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Can I Claim Travel Expenses For My Rental Property?

Travel expenses relating to inspecting, maintaining, or collecting rent for a residential rental property cannot be claimed as deductions by investors. The travel expenditure is also not recognised in the cost base of the property for CGT purposes.

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( Posted in: Allied Health )

What Do You Need to Know About Airbnb?

What Do You Need to Know About Airbnb?

So there are extra rooms that you don’t use and it’s just occurred to you that the extra cash that could come in from renting a room or two on Airbnb outweighs the negatives of having a complete stranger in your home... OK, what do you need to be aware of?

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( Posted in: Investment Property )

Estate Planning for Rental Property Investors

Estate Planning for Rental Property Investors

Good tax planning should involve the inclusion of a testamentary trust as part of the estate plan. There are some little known tax concessions which executors should be aware of when it comes to these trusts and your principle place of residence which I have explained below.

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( Posted in: Living Estate Planning )

CGT and the family home

CGT and the family home

Expats and foreign residents beware! The family home of foreign residents and expats may be taxed if legislation before Parliament is passed by the Senate.

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( Posted in: Lending & Finance )

Holiday House for Rent

Holiday House for Rent

You’ve purchased a holiday house and now you need to decide if you keep it for yourselves, or rent it out to help pay for it. There is a lot to consider…

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( Posted in: Investment Property )