Finance

There are many issues you need to be aware of when buying a property, not the least of which will be easements. What are they? How you identify them? And should you be concerned about their existence? Andrew Mirams helps us with answers to all...

Although 40 per cent of Australian real estate agents are concerned about fraudulent activity, only 2.17 per cent use a verification app to confirm they are dealing with the true owner despite tough Verification of Identity regulations that can lead to heavy fines, licence cancellation...

There is no doubt the Internet has made it easier for buyers of property – or has it? Where do you start and what are the best tools to use?  How do you read the information?  Enzo Raimondo from VIEW throws some light on that. Transcript: Kevin: ...

Ivan poses a question for Brad Beer about how long 20 year depreciation schedules last. Transcript: Kevin:  I’d like to answer a question of the show now that came in from Ivan Lim. Thank you for your question, Ivan. We’re directing this one as you requested to Brad...

It doesn’t seem that long ago that borrowers held the upper hand. Lenders were scrambling over each other to get their business. Times for borrowers were good, with competition aplenty in the banking marketplace. Alas, times have changed – but that doesn’t mean that the banks don’t want to lend...

One question often asked by investors who are considering purchasing an existing second-hand property is whether or not they can claim deductions for work that has been completed to the property by a previous owner. The rules have always been complicated for investors and for this reason...

We ask a solicitor “What sellers have to tell you when buying a property”.  Solicitor Jeremy Streten says buyer beware.  Agents and sellers do not have to tell you as much as you might think or would like. Transcript : Kevin:  Probably one of the most common...

Australian investors are shrugging off concerns about stricter lending conditions, property price bubbles and oversupply according to the third annual Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA) Property Investor Sentiment Survey. Ben Kingsley - PIPA Chair - discusses the outcomes with Kevin Transcript :  Kevin:  Every year or thereabouts, PIPA...

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