The end of the financial year is the best time to take a look at your finances and make solid plans for the future. If you’re disappointed by the amount of tax you’ve just had to pay, investing could be a great option. Thanks to government incentives and tax break schemes, if you had earned $90K and invested in a $470,000 property through Calla Property, you would have net an annual cash gain of $705 for the year. In other words, the government would be giving you $705 to invest in the property!

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In past years, the Federal Budget’s focus has been on improving housing affordability but 2018 saw the biggest drop in house prices since 2015, it appears the government have slowed down their pursuit.

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The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has recently announced its plans to eliminate the 10 percent growth restriction on investor loan growth. APRA believes that the restriction’s purpose has been served, and that it is now time to abolish.

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Since early 2007, investors have had the ability to leverage their superannuation directly into property. Using an SMSF has been a popular and attractive tool to reduce risk and volatility, and improve returns. More investors are using their Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) as a vehicle for property investment, particularly Baby Boomers. The consistent wave of ageing Baby Boomers projects a change in focus for the superannuation industry, from wealth accumulation, to maximizing income in retirement. SMSFs currently account for approximately 32% of all superannuation funds, which is the largest individual segment; above industry, retail and other sectors.

In light of this, here are 5 areas to consider when using SMSF to invest in property.

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Gone are the days where investors believed ‘I can go out, buy a house somewhere, stick some tenants in it to pay the mortgage and make a killing!’.

As property markets across the country continue to display volatility and fluctuate in price, investors, more than ever, need to conduct extensive research before they invest. To ensure their property outpaces the market, and to safeguard against unpredicted fluctuations in price, investors should search within a location that displays strong local economic growth.

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At Calla Property, we believe that property investment is one of the best vehicles of wealth creation in Australia. We are passionate about education and want to share our knowledge and insights so investors get the best possible outcomes.

This year, Calla Property presents The Property Investor Series 2018 – a series of seminars held over the course of the year to support you in building a successful property portfolio.
On 28 February, we held our first seminar on ‘Growing Your Property Portfolio’ at The Grace Hotel, Sydney. Our Managing Director – Susan Farquhar, was joined by Will Li – Director of Sf Capital, to educate current and potential investors about the property market and the investment process.

Here are 5 reasons you should come along to our seminars:

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Serving as the primary gateway to the state of Queensland, Brisbane is known for its amazing, subtropical climate all year round, as well as its range of tourist attractions. The city enjoys around 280 days of sun per year; allowing locals and tourists to take advantage of outdoor attractions such as Kangaroo Point and the City Botanic Gardens. Queensland’s metropolitan jewel has hopes of stepping on to the international stage as Australia’s next ‘world city’; a new height in Brisbane’s development. The question is; how?

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Here’s to wishing all of you a very happy International Women’s Day, from the team here at Calla Property. We celebrate International Women’s Day each year to commemorate the achievements of women throughout history and across nations. This year, the theme of the day is #PressforProgress – focusing on accelerating gender parity and inclusiveness worldwide. With a strong global momentum striving for gender parity, and with more and more women across the globe; making gains day-by-day, the day’s theme highlights a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. Now let’s consider property investment for a moment, specifically; women in property investment…

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When investing in property, there are essentially two main types of tax that can have an impact on your profits. The first, and more familiar; is Income Tax – the tax applied to any money earned; whether it be derived through employment or investment. The second tax that directly impacts property investors is Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the tax applied to the amount of value the property has increased by, from the initial point of purchase, till it’s eventual sale – the capital gain. As we know, a good property investment will appreciate in value over time, so the amount it increases by, is what is being taxed.

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In August 2017, we saw Melbourne once again outrank Vienna and Vancouver and be named the world’s most liveable city; as per The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Liveability Index. It was a record seventh time in a row in the top spot for Melbourne, which scored 97.5 out of a possible 100; and achieved a perfect score for healthcare, education and infrastructure. It has now also been revealed, that as per a survey conducted by The Time Out City Life Index; Melbourne has been ranked No. 4, for the world’s most exciting cities. Within this survey, Melbourne achieved the highest score in the category of ‘happiness’ – projecting how satisfied locals are in their city. So, Melbourne is the clear winner among Australian cities, but let’s look into this…

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