Finance

Lower interest rates, the 2016 Budget and a Federal Election – what does all that mean for property?  Michael Yardney gives us an insight and a warning as well.   Transcript   Kevin:  With more and more lower interest rates on the landscape, and of course, the recent budget,...

It's tax time! So, what is tax deductible ? As tax time isn't too far away I thought I'd do a quick google search to uncover some of the more outrageous attempts to claim what can only be described as an “exotic” mix of expenses. Only in the USA! According...

Andrew Mirams from Intuitive Finance answers the often asked question - to lock in or not? Transcript: Kevin:  This question comes in from many, many, people – no one specifically, but we are regularly asked this question and more so right now with the movement in rates....

  Bernard Hickey from Hive News New Zealand has a waning for Australian investors looking to cash in on the hot market there.  He gives us detail about a new tax on foreign investment that has been mooted by the NZ Prime Minister. Transcript - Kevin:  Just like...

Brad Beer from BMT Tax Depreciation explains how you can get the maximum deductions available from your investment properties.   Handy advice in the lead up to the end of financial year. Transcripts - Kevin:  In the lead-up to the end of the financial year, investors will be...

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property. Most investors are aware of some of the deductions they are entitled to; for example they know they can claim their Property Manager’s fees, council...

Dr Dallas Rogers from the University of Western Sydney explains why he is so concerned about proposed high-speed train lines and what it will do for affordability.   Transcript:   Kevin:  A high-speed rail network joining all the capital cities and linking up all the regions might not necessarily help...

AMP Capital Chief Economist Dr Shane Oliver says Australian house prices have been overvalued for more than a decade and we continue to hear predictions of a price crash – so why hasn’t it happened.  We ask Dr Oliver that question today.   Transcript:   Kevin:  The long-predicted crash...

Property investors are often unaware that there are two different methods available to calculate the depreciation deductions for the plant and equipment items contained within their investment properties. Brad Beer tells us what they are.   Transcript:   Kevin:  Property investors are often unaware that there are two different...

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