Gone are the days where property investment is dominated by men. Now nearly half (47%) of Australians who own investment property are women, according to an analysis of data from the ATO by the Property Council of Australia. The rise of female property investors can be attributed to their increasing interest in taking control of their finances, with their main concern being security in retirement.Read More
Investing in property is one of the best ways to achieve financial freedom.
By purchasing a property and renting it out, investors can attain a source of passive income, and work towards their own idea of financial freedom. Statistics tell us, however; that most investors don’t actually make it past their second property, which limits their ability to achieve what they want. By avoiding some of the typical mistakes made, investors can keep on the right track and build high performing portfolios.
Since early 2007, the ability to borrow in super has allowed many investors to leverage their superannuation directly into property. This is widely seen as an attractive tool to reduce risk and volatility, as well as improve returns. This ability to leverage is best achieved through a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)...
There are quite a number of crucial factors that need to be considered to avoid making essential and costly mistakes. It is essential, that the right questions are asked, and the right issues are addressed when it comes to operating an SMSF, and using it to invest in property.
Land tax is a tax applied to the value of any property you own, each year. All of your investment properties are subject to land tax in the state they are located in, whereas your principal place of residence (your home) is exempt from this. It is important to identify whether you are liable to register and pay this tax as early as possible.Read More
Melbourne’s property market outperformed that of all other capital cities, for a third quarter in a row. Prices within real estate in Melbourne rose 3 per cent over the three months to June, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data, outpacing a national average of 1.9 per cent.Read More